US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent threat to “starve” Iranian people through economic pressure was a rare instance of truthfulness in America’s foreign policy, prominent American thinker Ron Paul says.
Last week, the US secretary of state told BBC Persian that Iranian officials must listen to Washington “if they want their people to eat.”
The administration of US President Donald Trump announced on November 5 the re-imposition of the “toughest” sanctions ever against Iran’s banking and energy sectors with the aim of cutting off its oil sales and crucial exports. The bans had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The first round of the anti-Iran bans — which had been lifted under the accord — was re-imposed in August.
Pompeo also said in his interview that since the re-introduction of the sanctions, there was no sign yet that Iranian officials…