The United States has targeted Iran since the Islamic revolution because Tehran is surpassing Washington’s dominance in the Middle East and increasing its influence in the region, an American political activist says.
“That Iran is a target of this administration is no surprise. It has earned the US’s enmity for as long as it has remained an independent voice and force in the Middle East,” said Myles Hoenig, who ran for the US Congress in 2016 as a Green Party candidate.
“It has its own foreign policy and will possibly in the future rid itself of its ties to the US dollar,” Hoenig said in an interview with Press TV.
On Monday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington will increase the financial pressure on Iran by imposing the “strongest sanctions in history” on the Islamic Republic if Tehran refuses to change the course of its foreign and domestic policy.
“We will apply unprecedented financial pressure on the Iranian…