Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday that there were "no indications" that Iran wanted to change his "malign behavior" as the Iranian regime continued to act aggressively on the world stage.
"In the end, the Iranians, the regime, have to make a decision they want to act like a normal country," Pompeo said at a press conference with Ecuador president Lenín Moreno. "And if they do that, we're ready to negotiate on a broad spectrum of issues without preconditions and I hope they will do that,"
NEW IRIAN WORKERS Showing COMMANDOS ordering at UK-FLAGGED OIL TANKER
Pompeo added that the US tried to eliminate the situation and create space for negotiations, but added that "we find no indications that Iranians are ready to fundamentally change direction of their country, to do the things we asked them to do in their nuclear programs, their mission and program, their malign behavior around the world. "
My secretary's state policy came one day after Iran acquired a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Senior Iranian officials said that the seizure of Stena Impero as well as the short detainment of a second UK flagged ship was a "measure" measure for the July 4th battle of an Iranian tanker of the British Royal Marines from the island of Gibraltar. [1
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Saturday he was used to his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif, and "clearly talking to him and the statements made by Iran that they see it as a situation for dad .. There is nothing more than the truth. "
Hunt said the Iranian tanker Grace1 violated European Union sanctions by implementing oil in Syria, which legally restricts the waters of a British territory.
"Stena Impero was conquered by Omani waters in clear violations of international law," Hunt says. "It is forced to sail to Iran, it is completely and totally unacceptable …"
"Our priority is to continue to find a way to prevent the situation," the foreign secretary continued. " … But, we need to see the appropriate process going on in Iran. We need to see the illegal seizure of a British flag ship that is reversible, we need the ship to be released, and we are constantly concerned about the safety and well-being of 23 crew members. "
Maritime security in the Strait of Hormuz has worsened in recent weeks after six attacks on oil tanks that the US injected in Iran – an allegation rejected by the Tehran government. Iran's nuclear deal last year and imposed waves of economic sanctions in Tehran as part of an effort to curb the Iranian invasion of the region.
THE REVOLUTIONARY GUARD OF IRAN SURROUNDING A COUNTRY OF COUNTRIES IN THE COUNTRY OF HORMUZ RULES, CAREFULLY IN AN ISSUE
On Friday, the US said one of its warships dropped an Iranian drone near Persian Persons told Americans they used electronic traffic to overthrow the unmanned aircraft, while Iran says it will not just happen.
President Trump said on Friday that Iran was "no problem but" the news broke out the spoils nker, although he still hoped that the standoff would perform "very well."
He added that the regime was "demonstrating their colors" by seizing the tankers and that was "a big problem now" Cutting penalties imposed by the US
Pompeo on Saturday, the administration said Tehran was expecting Tehran to come to the negotiation table.
"It is not the actions of a nation that looks like it is on the right but we expect, as President Trump said, that they sit and talk about each of these things with us," said he is. Contributed this report.