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New CIA head wants to end ‘disastrous deal’ with Iran

Mike Pompeo tweeted to his official account: “I look forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism”

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Donald Trump’s pick for new CIA director, Mike Pompeo, took to twitter on Thursday to state his indication to undo the United States’ nuclear deal with Iran.

Pompeo tweeted to his official account: “I look forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.”

The Republican pick for CIA head has been the US representative for Kansas’ fourth conventional district. He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Pompeo was a member of the Select Committee on Benghazi and was critical of Hillary Clinton’s handling of the situation at the US diplomatic mission on September 11, 2012.

He has vowed to overturn the deal, and suggested in a 2014 roundtable with journalists that the United States should bomb Iran's nuclear facilities.

The House on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved bipartisan bills to crack down on supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and renew a decades-old Iran sanctions law.

Swift passage underscored broad support on Capitol Hill for punishing financial backers of the Syrian government and maintaining economic pressure on Tehran. Both bills had the firm backing of Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, the panel’s top Democrat.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said his country will remain committed to a landmark nuclear deal with world powers regardless of the US presidential election result.

(With AP, Reuters)