The media is furious over Donald Trump’s Tweet warning Iran’s leaders not to threaten America.
But the Trump administration isn’t retreating from Trump’s position.
In fact, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just doubled-down when he slammed Iran’s leaders with this comparison.
The mainstream media still hasn’t gotten over President Trump withdrawing from Barack Obama’s flawed “nuclear” deal with Iran.
Nevertheless, President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal was likely the only way to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.
Now when President Trump responded to harsh Iranian rhetoric with a stern warning of his own, the media thought they could get Trump’s administration to back off with public pressure.
Pompeo’s recent comment proved that’s not happening.
Pompeo, in a California speech to a largely Iranian-American audience, dismissed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who negotiated a nuclear deal with the United States and five other countries, as “merely polished front men for the ayatollahs’ international con artistry.”
Iran “is run by something that resembles the mafia more than a government,” Pompeo said, citing what he called Iranian leaders’ vast wealth and corruption.
Pompeo said senior Iranian leaders had benefited from embezzlement, sweetheart deals and other ill-gotten gains.
Iran’s ayatollahs, he said, were “hypocritical holy men” who “seem more concerned with riches than religion.”
Pompeo’s doubling-down on Trump’s comments with his comparison wasn’t the only sign the administration wasn’t backing down.
Defense Secretary James Mattis said he believes “the president was making very clear they’re on the wrong track.”
He added, “[Iran] cannot continue to show irresponsibility as some revolutionary organization that is intent on exporting terrorism, exporting disruption across the region.”
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