U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has verbally attacked Iran, accusing it of provocations and comparing it to North Korea.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: “Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and is responsible for intensifying multiple conflicts and undermining U.S. interests in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon and continuing to support attacks against Israel. An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea and take the world along with it. … A comprehensive Iran policy requires that we address all of the threats posed by Iran. And it is clear there are many. Iran continues to support the brutal Assad regime in Syria, prolonging a conflict that has killed approximately half a million Syrians and displaced millions more.”
Tillerson’s comments come as the Trump administration launches a review of its policy toward Iran, although the administration has not said it will renege on the 2015 landmark Iran nuclear deal.