RNA - “I was a CIA director, we lied, we cheated we stole… like, we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment,” Pompeo recently told an audience in College Station, Texas.
Pompeo’s stunning admission comes as he and US National Security Advisor John Bolton have vowed to strangle Iran and cut off all oil exports, accusing the Islamic Republic of trying to develop nuclear weapons and missiles.
Commenting on this, former US congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul said, “This tell me that something is seriously wrong. Already people are annoyed with the CIA and Justice Department over this 2016 election.
He added that the “astounding thing is he is sort of bragging about it. I think it’s a big joke.”
“I just hope that there are few more Americans besides us who are little bit annoyed with us at this type of thing,” Dr. Paul said while his co-host Daniel Mcadams nodded “yes”.
The veteran analyst said “this whole policy of putting these sanctions on Iran, I think this is a lot of arrogance and [Pompeo’s] statement, his quote demonstrates the arrogance which is so unnecessary and so damaging to our position in this country.”
“It is very sad to hear the clapping [from the audience] and it is also really disgusting for a leader, someone that young people look up to,” Mcadams added.
Last November, the US enforced sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s banking and energy sector. However, it agreed to grant waivers to China, India, Japan, Turkey, Italy, Greece, South Korea and Taiwan, allowing them to continue buying Iranian oil.
Earlier this week, the US government targeted Iran’s oil sector, ending six months of waivers.
The White House and Pompeo said the decision is meant to “bring Iran’s oil exports to zero” and deny the government “its principal source of revenue.”
“With the announcement today, we’ve made clear our seriousness of purpose,” Pompeo said during a press conference on April 22. “We are going to zero. How long we remain there, at zero, depends solely on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s senior leaders.
Washington threatened the buyers of Iranian oil with sanctions if they fail to stop their purchases by May 1, in a move that quickly sent global crude prices to their highest levels since last November.