State Secretary Mike Pompeo said on Saturday that "there are no indications" that Iran is willing to change its "malicious behavior," as the Iranian regime continues to act aggressively on the world stage.
Iranians, the regime, must decide that they want to behave as a normal nation, "Pompeo told reporters at a press conference with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno. And if they do, we are ready to negotiate in a wide range of countries. I hope they will do that "
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Pompey added that the United States tried to defuse the situation and created a space for negotiations, but added that" no we have seen no signs that the Iranians are willing to change the radical direction of their nation, to do the things we have asked them to do with their nuclear program, their missions. The program, their malicious behavior around the world. "
The Secretary of State's remarks came a day after Iran confiscated an oil tanker under the flag of Britain in the Strait of Hormuz. Supreme Iranian officials said the seizure of Stena Impero and the brief detention of a second British flag were a "reciprocal" measure for the seizure of an Iranian tanker by British Royal Marines from Gibraltar. 1
Hunt said , that the Iranian Grace1 tanker violated the EU sanctions by transporting oil to Syria by making it lawfully detained in British waters
"Stena Impero is detained in Oman waters in clear contradiction with international law," said Hunt. "It was then forced to sail to Iran, which is totally and completely unacceptable …"
"Our priority remains to find a way to de-escalate the situation," the Foreign Secretary continued. But we must see that there is also a proper process in Iran. We must see that the illegal seizure of a British-flagged vessel is reversed, we need this ship, and we continue to be very concerned about the safety and well-being of the 23 crew members. "
Maritime security in the Strait of Hormuz in recent weeks after six attacks on oil tankers accused of Iran, a statement by the Tehran government, the United States withdrew Iran's 2015 nuclear war and imposed waves of economic sanctions against Tehran as part of an effort to curb Iran's aggression in the region
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On Friday, the United States said one of the warships dropped an Iranian unmanned airplane around the Persian A Merican officials said they had used electronic silencing to bring down the unmanned aircraft while Iran said it just did not happen
President Trump said on Friday that Iran was "nothing but problems" the news broke of the confiscated tankers, although he remains hopeful that the opposition would be "very good."
He added that the regime "shows its colors" by seizing the tankers and that it is currently a "big problem" because of the overwhelming sanctions , imposed by the United States
Pom singing on Saturday that the administration hopes Tehran will come to the negotiating table. "These are not acts of a country that seems to be at the head, but we hope, as President Trump said, that they will sit down and discuss each of these issues with us," he said.
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