Tillerson Warns Iran Could Follow Path Of North Korea

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‘Unchecked Iran’ could follow the path of North Korea, says US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, accusing Iran of sponsoring terrorism and destabilizing the Middle East.

He says Iran is a threat to America and the world.

The new U.S. administration is reviewing its policy towards the Islamic Republic and “has no intention of passing the buck to a future administration on Iran,” Mattis told reporters on Wednesday.

Russia Today reports:

Whether it be assassination attempts, support of weapons of mass destruction, deploying destabilizing militias, Iran spends its treasure and time disrupting peace,” Tillerson said, adding, “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea ‒ and take the world along with it.

Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, and is responsible for intensifying multiple conflicts and undermining US interests in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon, and continuing to support attacks against Israel,” Tillerson told reporters at the State Department on Wednesday.

An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea ‒ and take the world along with it,” Tillerson added.

He accused Iran of continuing to support the “brutal Assad regime” in Syria with weapons and money, as well as Revolutionary Guard troops. Tehran also supports the Houthis in Yemen, threatening the southern border of Saudi Arabia, while the Iranian-sponsored Quds force has been “undermining security in Iraq for years,” Tillerson said.

Iran also “maintains a long-standing hostility towards Israel, providing weapons, training and funding to Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist organizations,” said the secretary of state, citing reports that Iran displayed a missile inscribed “death to Israel” during a military parade on Tuesday.

A comprehensive Iran policy requires that we address all of the threats posed by Iran, and it is clear there are many,” Tillerson said.

The 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the six world powers “fails to achieve the objective of a non-nuclear Iran ‒ it only delays their goal of becoming a nuclear state,” according to Tillerson. “This deal represents the same failed approach of the past that brought us to the current imminent threat that we face from North Korea.

The Trump administration has no intention of passing the buck to a future administration on Iran. The evidence is clear: Iran’s provocative actions threaten the United States, the region and the world,” the secretary of state added, vowing to “meet the challenges Iran poses with clarity and conviction” once the policy review is done

Earlier on Wednesday, Defense Secretary James Mattis also accused Iran of seeking to destabilize the Middle East.

Everywhere you look if there is trouble in the region, you find Iran,” Mattis told reporters in Riyadh, after meeting senior Saudi officials.

We will have to overcome Iran’s efforts to destabilize yet another country and create another militia in their image of Lebanese Hezbollah,” he added, “but the bottom line is, we are on the right path for it.

Mattis is visiting Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Qatar and Djibouti as part of a week-long Middle East tour.

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  • John C Carleton

    Total BS. Last time Iran, (Persia), attacked someone who did not first attack them, was about three hundred year ago. Last time the USAA attacked someone who did not first attack them, today, yesterday, the day before that.

    • WeatherbyMarkV

      Will this affect my USAA auto insurance rates? I didn’t know insurance companies attacked anyone.

      • John C Carleton

        As USAA is probably owned by the CIA, it might cause your insurance rate to change, i mean if the CIA looses some of their drug running money, they might have to up those rates.
        Trolls are despicable slime balls, especially the Zionist baby raper supporter trolls who back stab humanity for thirty shekels.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt5Dmpobmsg

  • Patrick

    To borrow the famous line from Star Wars:

    “I’ve got a bad feeling about this…”

  • whatagrub

    TillersonExxon is a fucking grub..what a pompous evil fukka..somebody slay him with a shovel……………..fucking evil grub

  • Black Swan

    ” The U.S. government is a Parliament of Whore’s and that the three branches of government is Money, Television and Bullshit.” J. O’Rourke