Bannon, the former chairman of Breitbart News, is the latest Trump administration adviser to call for a complete overthrow for the Islamic Republic of Iran.
In a series of tweets Monday, Bannon, who has been a Trump White House strategist since February, said that the “ultimate objective of the current US policy towards Iran is to destroy the Islamic republic.”
“Our goal is to have the total collapse of the Islamic regime, the complete overthrow and total destruction of the entire Iranian regime,” Bannon wrote.
“The Iran Project, led by former CIA director James Woolsey, has identified the Iran Project as the single greatest danger to world peace.
Its goal is the complete elimination of the Republic of Tehran, including the Islamic state.
The ultimate objective of this policy is to end the existence of Iran.”
Trump has repeatedly said that Iran is the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism and that he is committed to defeating the Islamic State.
The President has called for a “red line” to be crossed with regard to Iran, which the U.S. and Israel consider a terrorist organization.
He has said that he would be willing to “put a bullet” in Iran’s head.
“Iran has been working for a nuclear weapon for the last 20 years.
It’s a state-sponsoring state.
It has been supporting terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq,” Bannon told The Washington Times in March.
“If they’re serious about wanting to get rid of the regime, then they should do it with the complete destruction of Iran and the complete dismantlement of the nuclear deal.”
He said that while “there’s a lot of blame to go around,” the U,S.
is not “making things easy” by keeping the U to the “redline” that the Iranians want to cross.
“But if we don’t do this, Iran will have a nuclear bomb,” Bannon said.
We’ve been working with them on that for years. “
And I’m not just talking about the Iran-Pakistan deal, which was a huge deal and it’s the only one that we know of that has been actually implemented.
We’ve been working with them on that for years.
We know what they want.
We’re going to make it happen.
And I’m sure that President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and their team will do what they can to get it done.”
The Trump administration has been under fire for its handling of the Iran deal, the largest U.N. arms-for-hostages swap in history.
It also has struggled to enforce sanctions against Iran and to contain the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Last week, the Senate voted to approve a bill that requires the White House to certify that Iran has not made significant progress on dismantling its nuclear program.
The bill would also prevent the U “from taking any action to terminate, remove or delay any U.