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Washington offers Tehran its own nuclear deal

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 3, 2019
The United States is ready to conclude a new agreement with Iran to guarantee that it will never produce nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his interview to German newspaper Rheinische Post.
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"We guarantee that Iran will never possess nuclear weapons," he noted. The U.S. Secretary of State indicated that the United States is ready to make a deal with Iran if it is ready to guarantee that it will not develop "any possibilities for producing nuclear weapons posing a threat to the world."

Speaking about the 2015 deal with Iran, Pompeo said that, according to U.S. President Donald Trump, it "directly" allows Iran to possess nuclear weapons.

"I think exactly the same. This can not be accepted, so we came out of the deal," Pompeo stressed.

In addition, the U.S. "cannot turn a blind eye" to the fact that other threats emanate from Iran, "directly in Germany, in the center of Europe", he stressed. "The Iranian missile program is developing, Iran places members of the Hezbollah movement everywhere in the world, carries out attacks in Europe," the US Secretary of state listed. According to him, "the nuclear deal has not changed anything."