He said, “Iran’s role [in the Middle East] is principally destructive.” and that the Iranian regime is trying “to strengthen its own hand”, while it “contributes to the genocide of the Syrian people and funds terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah.”

Mukasey thanked the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) for their role in exposing the Iranian regime’s clandestine nuclear weapons projects, and he congratulated the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its President-elect Maryam Rajavi for the ten-point plan for a future free and democratic Iran. He criticized the attempts by the regime to smear the Iranian Resistance as violent terrorists.

He said, “The [nuclear] treaty itself was a huge mistake and if its worst effects can be undone, they should be undone.”

He said: “If you deal with an absolute tyranny, you strengthen it. If you tighten the screws, which may be harmful to the Iranian population, but in the long run it will do more to benefit them.”