Mike Pompeo speech: What are the 12 demands given to Iran?

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In a speech on Monday, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has listed 12 tough demands that he said must be included in any new nuclear deal with Iran.

The conditions, delivered by Pompeo during a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, were as follows:

  • Declare to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) full account of the prior military dimensions of its nuclear programme and permanently and verifiably abandon such work in perpetuity

  • Stop enrichment and never pursue plutonium reprocessing, including closing its heavy water reactor

  • Provide the IAEA with unqualified access to all sites throughout the entire country

  • End its proliferation of ballistic missiles and halt further launching or development of nuclear-capable missile systems

  • Release all US citizens, as well as citizens of US partners and allies

  • End support to Middle East “terrorist” groups, including Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad

  • Respect the sovereignty of the Iraqi government and permit the disarming, demobilisation and reintegration of Shia militias 

  • End its military support for the Houthi militia and work towards a peaceful, political settlement in Yemen 

  • Withdraw all forces under Iranian command throughout the entirety of Syria 

  • End support for the Taliban and other “terrorists” in Afghanistan and the region and cease harbouring senior al-Qaeda leaders

  • End IRG Quds forces’ support for “terrorists” and “militant” partners around the world 

  • End its threatening behaviour against its neighbours, many of whom are US allies, this includes its threats to destroy Israel and its firing of missiles in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and threats to international shipping and destructive cyber attacks 

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