"The reality is the Iran nuclear deal was so ill founded because… by only being a ten-year agreement, it virtually guaranteed that they would develop a nuclear weapon after that ten year period of time," Pence told the Voice of America on Wednesday.
Pence said that US President Donald Trump will again refuse to certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement later this month, as the president did in October.
Pence said the Trump administration and Congress are developing legislation that would immediately re-impose all nuclear- and missile-related sanctions if Iran resumes attempts to develop an atomic bomb and missiles to deliver a bomb.
In VOA interview, @VP Mike Pence sees Iran protests as "a very hopeful moment." https://t.co/Nqk5Xg4A6G pic.twitter.com/PbOo7ej7oI— The Voice of America (@VOANews) 3 января 2018 г.
When asked how tougher US sanctions would affect a wave of anti-government protests in Iran, Pence said present penalties against the Islamist regime were emboldening the people with courage to step forward.