Bolton, Pompeo, Pence Address Armageddonist Conference on Iran
July 9, 2109 (EIRNS)—The neo-conservative faction of the Trump Administration was well represented at the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) conference yesterday. Vice President Mike Pence, National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo all addressed the conference and all practically cheered for regime change in Tehran. “We will continue to increase the pressure on the Iranian regime until it abandons its nuclear weapons program and ends its violent activities across the Middle East, including conducting and supporting terrorism around the world,” Bolton said. “As we pressure the Iranian regime, we will also continue to stand with the long-suffering Iranian people, who as President Trump has said, are the ‘rightful heirs to a rich culture and an ancient land,’ ” he ranted further. Pompeo similarly bragged that “We’ve implemented the strongest pressure campaign in history against the Iranian regime and we are not done,” and that U.S. sanctions have deprived Iran of funds it would have used “to destroy the state of Israel.”
Pence claimed that the JCPOA simply delayed Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon by “roughly a decade” and gave away billions in economic relief that Iran could then use to wage terrorist attacks. “Iran must choose between caring for its people and continuing to fund its proxies who spread violence and terrorism throughout the region and breathe out murderous hatred against Israel,” Pence went on. He claimed that the U.S. actions have succeeded in “cutting off” Iran’s ability to support terrorism in the Middle East, but he also charged that the Islamic Republic had increased its “malign activity and violence in the region” over the past several months.
Christians United for Israel was founded and is led by evangelist pastor John Hagee, who once preached, according to numerous reports, that the Holocaust actually helped bring about the state of Israel. Hagee, as reported in EIR in February 2005, has also preached that the end times are near, but urged his followers not to worry because all that matters is personal salvation.