Listen: Iran, Islamic Republic Of Iran, Donald Trump discussed on Hugh Hewitt
"Stuck in traffic I know some of you got a, late start and you're listening? To the podcast have you tried. To get an early start and you're listening to the broadcast live but welcome I got a special show for you on Labor Day, and, it revolves around the. Turn in American Paul's that occurred when, Donald Trump became president vis-a-vis the, Islamic Republic. Of Iran and in particular the turn taken under secretary of state Mike Pompeo and his previous, director policy now, special envoy, for Ron Brian hook and I want to, focus on what the Islamic Republic of Iran. Means to us as you're driving as you're thinking about why am I, doing that it's because of a threat assessment, and because, I, sat, down with secretary of state Pompeo early in the summer of two thousand eighteen and, had this exchange about Iran boy I sure. Hope not I hope the. Ayatollah and. Solo Monte the prime drivers of Iranian Threat posture I hope they. Recognize that whatever decision other countries make about staying in the JCP away or however they proceed I hope they understand that if they, begin, to ramp up their. Nuclear program the wrath of the entire, world will fall upon them And. So it is not in their practical best interest to begin that whatever happens, to the JCP away I think the Iranians understand that It would be wholly separate from whether they, spent a couple of extra centrifuges if they began to move towards a weapons program this would be something the entire world would find unacceptable and. We'd end up down a path That I don't think is in the, best interests of Iran, other actors in the Middle. East or indeed the world you. When you say the wrath of the entire world I think. Of the new entente and I'm talking then for the benefit of the audience not just of Israel but? Of, Bahrain of Egypt Jordan, of Iraq of Saudi Arabia the. United Arab Emirates are great friends in, the Middle East would they support that wrath descending on Iran in the form of American military action if. They move this yeah when I say. Rat don't confuse that for military action those are when when I say wrath. I mean the the moral opprobrium and economic power. That fell upon them that that's what I'm speaking to, I'm not talking to military action here I just I truly hope that's never the case is not in anyone's best interest, for that but make no mistake frozen Trump's have. Been very clear Iran will not get a nuclear weapon or start its weapons program on this president's watch and I've heard some say that we've we've separated from our allies on this issue of Iran I, don't think that's the case when I talked to my my Arab friends the Israelis all, of those in the, region they are right alongside. Us and even when I speak. To the Europeans with whom we have a difference about the. JCP away they to understand the threat that Iran presents whether it's malign activity with with Hezbollah or in? Yemen, when Syria or an, Iraq or its missile program that. Is launching missiles into airports that westerners, travel through there is a unified understanding of Iran's malevolent behaviour and it will be will be incredibly United. World should Iran choose to head down On a nuclear weapons path, you mentioned Jerusalem army they. Only understand force sometimes they are trying to move into Syria where they put the revolutionary guard that, could force again but you're saying well just understand if necessary the United States is prepared to do, whatever it has to do to stop them from having a nuclear weapon President Trump's been unambiguous about in his statements that says that Iran will not be, able to obtain a nuclear weapon remember to Hugh. It's important to remind your viewers The previous agreement permitted them to continue to enrich uranium right we cut a tougher deal on our allies the Emirati than we did on the Iranians with respect to nuclear power laid down a dozen items that were asking around. To do if, your viewers go look at them They're all, simple things there is simply saying become a member of the community of nations right stop launching missiles into not hostile nations cease support. Of terrorism around the world don't don't go down the, path? Of a nuclear weapon system the asks from the United States in order for Iran to return to the community of nations are all we ask of other countries around the world to be part of the international system I do I, brought together to experts to follow up on this conversation because, I want to know whether they think. Iran is actually coming back, into the, community of nations to the smartest guys I've been inside the. Beltway about this law Republic are Kareem, Sajjad poor, he, is the senior, fellow at the Carnegie. Endowment for international peace he focuses on Iran and US foreign policy towards the Middle East he, unfortunately undergraduate from university of Michigan but we forgive that because got his masters from John Hopkins, and, he, knows what he's. Talking about he joined by norm rule. Norman role known to. Everyone who has dealt with Iran for thirty years he was in, the? Shah director operations including roles division chief, deputy division chief chief of station he has served as the senior adviser to counter extremism problem project. And United against nuclear Iran I can't stress to you, how he is sort of Mr. Iran for everyone inside of Washington DC Kareem and norm welcome thank you for spending a couple of Hours with, me this morning cream let me start with you house Iran changed its behavior at all since, Mike, Pompeo, became secretary. Of. State and began to turn the screws Thanks for having us I think that there isn't evidence that On."