Trump's Iran sanctions are affecting the country's economy, and recent events are exposing Tehran's strategy to address the issue, as General Jack Keane claimed.
In the time since President Trump stepped out of the nuclear deal and reintroduced sanctions, Iran is growing increasingly "desperate," Keane said in "Fox News @ Night"
. "I think the Trump government is fundamentally trying to change Iran's behavior, not just with nuclear weapons, but with its aggressive behavior in the Middle East," said the retired general.
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"I think it works because the sanctions cripple them." They obviously have a little more despair here. "
" I think Iran's strategy It is to use the international community, Europeans and even Japan, to put pressure on the United States to withdraw, and that's what's up to the disruption of the world's major oilers in the Middle East, "he added, referring apparently on the Iranian bombardments on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for what he did In a press conference, Pompeo said: "This assessment is based on information, the weapons used, the expertise required to carry out the operation and the recent Iranian attacks on shipping and shipping the fact that no proxy group operating in the region has the resources and capabilities to handle such a high level of sophistication. "
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Iran has been working to disrupt the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz, and this is a deliberate part of a campaign to escalate tensions , He added that the US would defend its forces and interests in the region, although he did not elaborate.
Fox News & # 39; Lukas Mikelionis has contributed to this report .