Well Iran can choose to fight the US on its own... of course it will lose and eventually the US will get its wish of regime change and you will be converted to an LGBT friendly oasis in the Middle East... or you can look at the alternatives and currently they are Russia and China... BECAUSE THE US IS MAKING THEM ALTERNATIVES.
The US could just as easily say... Look Russia you don't have our best interests at heart but why should you... we have never given you a good reason to have our back and we never even consider your views or position so why would you pander to our demands... and the same with China... welcome back into the international community we are dropping all sanctions and all trade issues will be sorted under WTO rules which we all agreed upon.
Then Iran is in trouble because there is no alternative to the west.
There is a lot of money and power in the west and the western market is a great way to make money, but you are deluded if you think it is the only market and the only way to make money. China is investing a lot of its enormous wealth in countries in Africa... now I agree there is not a huge amount of money in Africa, but there are lots of untapped resources where money can be made... very good money and I would say the same about Russia but Russia also has technology and educated literate workers, which is a great foundation to produce.
What I am saying is that you can make money working with poor people helping them out of poverty and improving their situation... you can also make money making things for rich people but in my experience rich people are rich because they are tight
so you are never going to be accepted by them and they are probably screwing you over on the price anyway.
The reality is that if you only want to go west then you need to factor in that their culture will poison your young which will directly effect the future of your country... there will be no respect for your culture or your history... it will be just me and what are my rights... and I can do anything I like...
Russia and China and other countries rejected by the west for not conforming to western values and rules can be part of the rest of the world and therefore a much bigger market than the west will ever allow itself to be... most western europeans still don't see eastern europeans as equals... they are stuck in the second world... no matter how much their politicians yap like little dogs at anything Russian or Soviet... they will always be ex commies... the west sees black and white and they are black... but they are happy to use them against threats to their comfort and hegemony over the world like Russia or China.
A western saying is that you can kill more flies with honey, but they have forgotten that and are pushing away countries that could have been very good allies because of the interests of a small minority who will benefit from the tension and conflict it creates.
Iran can say no it does not want to trade with Russia or China... but that kinda paints Iran into the corner that the US and UK and Israel and Saudi Arabia have been trying to paint you into...
Pompeo is an ass, and if this doesn't get done before the next US election in 2020 it all might be reversed by the next president...
The key is that that
is a liar so if his lips are moving then you should not trust what he is saying. If he is saying they have plenty of time then they clearly don't.