U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press conference on the sidelines of the 51st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Ministerial Meeting in Singapore, Aug. 4, 2018. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran will be rigorously enforced and remain in place until the Iranian government radically changes course.Speaking to reporters en route from a three-nation trip to Southeast Asia, Pompeo said Monday's reimposition of some sanctions is an important pillar in U.S. policy toward Iran. A first set of U.S. sanctions that had been eased by former President Barack Obama administration under the terms of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal takes effect on Monday, following Trump's May decision to withdraw from the accord.
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