Foreign minister: Pompeo has made 'all the wrong moves against Iran'

Foreign minister: Pompeo has made 'all the wrong moves against Iran'
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview aired Sunday that Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoGrassley: White House 'failed to address' if there was a 'good reason' for IG firings Overnight Defense: Pentagon watchdog sidelined by Trump resigns | Plan would reportedly bring troops in Afghanistan back by Election Day | Third service member dies from COVID-19 Ex-Pompeo staffers asked to sign letter against 'smear campaign' MORE has made "all the wrong moves against Iran."

“What should I make of him?" Zarif asked on CBS's "Face the Nation" when asked what he thinks of Pompeo. "He’s made all the wrong moves against Iran and I believe he has made major mistakes about our region."

"I mean, seriously, I believe the United States needs to review its policies with regard to our region," he added.

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The U.S. and Iran have seen their relationship deteriorate since President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice says it will recommend Trump veto FISA bill Fauci: Nominating conventions may be able to go on as planned Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally MORE in May pulled the U.S. out of the Obama-era nuclear deal, which lifted sanctions on the nation in exchange for limits on Tehran's nuclear program. Trump has since reimposed sanctions that had been lifted when the deal was reached.

Zarif said during his interview on "Face the Nation" that it is "still a possibility" that Iran will resume its nuclear program. He said that hasn't yet happened because European nations have been working to help Iran enjoy "the economic dividends" of the agreement in the months since the U.S. pulled out. 

Trump last week took aim at Iran during an address to the United Nations General Assembly, calling on world leaders to join the U.S. in isolating Tehran over its "aggression."

"We ask all nations to isolate Iran's regime as long as its aggression continues," he said.