>> US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Monday outlined a hard line stance toward Iran. One that would begin with what he's calling the strongest sanctions in history.>> After our sanctions, come in force, it will be battling to keep it's economy alive.>> Speaking in front of the Conservative Heritage Foundation Think Tank, Pompeo issued 12 demands on Tehran.
They included that Iran stop testing ballistic missiles, release Americans held in Iranian jails and end its support for militant groups across the Middle East.>> Iran must withdraw all forces under Iranian command throughout the entirety of Syria.>> Pompeo said that if Iran changed its behavior, the US would be ready to end sanctions and restore commercial relationships.
The US administration's new policy comes after President Donald Trump pulled the country out of a multilateral nuclear deal reached in 2015 between Iran and six world powers. That deal puts limits on Iran's ability to reach nuclear material and in exchange, lifted international sanctions.>> We will apply unprecedented financial pressure on Iranian regime.
>> The Trump administration reversal on Iran has spurred the other signatories to the deal to try and maintain the agreement even without without Washington.