US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will have “a rude awakening” when he discovers that European countries will not bow to his pressure campaign against Iran, says American author and political commentator Kevin Barrett.
Pompeo will use his first foreign policy speech on Monday to “attack” the Europeans for refusing to go along with President Donald Trump’s decision to unilaterally walk away from the Iran nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, Barrett told Press TV on Saturday.
On May 8, Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from nuclear deal despite efforts by the European allies to convince him to stay in the 2015 agreement.
Trump also signed a presidential memorandum to impose the “highest level of sanctions” against Iran and said the US would punish companies and countries that violate those sanctions.
The State Department’s top policy adviser, Brian Hook, said Friday that Pompeo will lay out the…