Pom­peo’s 12 Im­pos­si­ble De­mands of Iran

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• De­clare to the In­ter­na­tional Atomic En­ergy Agency (IAEA) a full ac­count of the prior military di­men­sions of its nu­clear pro­gram 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 nu­cle­arca­pable mis­sile sys­tems.

• Re­lease all US cit­i­zens and 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, de­mo­bi­liz­sa­tion and rein­te­gra­tion of Shia mili­tias.

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

• With­draw all forces un­der Iran’s com­mand through­out Syria.

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

• End the Is­lamic Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Guard corp­slinked Quds Force’s sup­port for “ter­ror­ists” and “mil­i­tant” part­ners around the world.

• End its threat­en­ing be­hav­iour against its neigh­bors, many of whom are US al­lies, in­clud­ing its threats to de­stroy Is­rael and its fir­ing of mis­siles at Saudi Ara­bia and the United Arab Emi­rates, and threats to in­ter­na­tional ship­ping and de­struc­tive cy­ber­at­tacks.

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