Pence: 'No More Pallets of Cash to the Mullahs in Iran'

Vice President Mike Pence spoke to Christians United for Israel Conference on Monday

July 8, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence declared during remarks to the Christians United for Israel Conference on Monday that there will be no more "pallets of cash" for the Iranian regime.

"There will be no more pallets of cash to the mullahs in Iran," Pence said.

Last year, President Donald Trump announced the United States withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and imposed sanctions on the country. Since then, the Trump administration has reimposed crippling sanctions against Iran. The sanctions have targeted Iran's ballistic missile program to its business deals with Europe. Iran responded by threatening retaliation against the U.S.

"The previous administration's so-called deal didn't prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, it simply delayed it for roughly a decade. In exchange, the deal gave away billions of dollars in cash sanctions really Iran has used the phone more terrorist attacks on innocence across the region," Pence said.

Pence added that the Trump administration reimposed every sanction the Obama administration lifted.

"President Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and we have reimposed every last section that was lifted. And under this president, we implemented a maximum campaign to change brands more line behavior and hold the regime accountable for its destructive actions," Pence said. "The Iranian economy is reeling under unprecedented us sanctions. Now Iran must choose between caring for his people and continuing to fund its proxies who spread violence and terrorism throughout the region and breathe out murderous hatred against Israel."

In recent weeks, Iran has attacked oil tankers, downed an American drone, and surpassed limits on enriched uranium.

"Last month Iran attacked tankers passing near the Strait of Hormuz and they down an unmanned American drone. And last week Iran exceeded the amount of low enriched uranium. Today it actually proclaimed it was going to start enriching uranium beyond the levels permitted by the agreement," Pence said. "So let me be clear. Iran should not confuse American restraint with a lack of American resolve."

Pence vowed that under the Trump administration, Iran will never obtain nuclear weapons.