Mike Pence: New Era of Eliminating Radical Islam Has Begun
On the second day of the “Peace and Security for the Middle East” summit in Warsaw, Mike Pence, the vice president of the United States called Iran the biggest threat to the region and said that in the past 40 years, the Islamic Republic has brought “terror, threat, failure, and destruction for Iranians.”
He talked about the Holocaust and the genocide of Jews in Nazi Germany and added that Iran’s goal is to “create another holocaust”. He went on to say: “As Khomeini after the 1979 revolution had announced the Islamic Republic’s mission to be the annihilation of Israel, Iran is now creating a new corridor in the Mediterranean.”
The vice president emphasized on terrorism and its supporters who threaten Israel, U.S, and the rest of the world, and said that a new era has begun, and its goal is to eliminate radical Islam.
He referred to Iran’s support of Houthis, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Assad, and pointed out that the actions of Iran’s leaders are causing chaos in the region and must be stopped.
Pence also criticized the previous U.S administration’s behavior regarding the 2009 uprisings in Iran and asked free countries to support the uprising of Iranian people.
He stressed that Iran has increased its destabilizing activities since the JCPOA (Nuclear deal) and added: “All the leaders of the region last night concluded that the Islamic Republic of Iran is the greatest threat to peace and stability of the region.”
Pence continued that by exiting the “disastrous nuclear deal”, President Trump showed that “he is fighting the regime of Iran in support of Iranian people.”
The vice president thanked Emirates and Bahrain for supporting the U.S efforts against the Islamic Republic and criticized the European countries absent from the summit. He continued: “Not only the Europeans did not help in this area, but they have tried to undermine the U.S sanctions by creating a trade mechanism.” He warned that such decisions will create a divide between America and Europe and called on them to exit JCPOA and join the U.S in pressuring Iran’s regime.