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Pompeo Arrives at UN to Deliver Trump’s Demand on Iran Sanctions

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Mike Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington on July 30, 2020. 

Mike Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington on July 30, 2020. 

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Michael Pompeo traveled to the United Nations Thursday to deliver President Donald Trump’s demand that the Security Council restore all international sanctions on Iran.

“Mark it down, Iran will never have a nuclear weapon,” Trump said at a White House news conference on Wednesday. “We paid a fortune for a failed concept, a failed policy that would have made it impossible to have peace in the Middle East.”