Pompeo: “Confront Iran” to resolve Middle East crises

Feb 14, 2019, 4:52 AM EST
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed a meeting of foreign ministers and officials from more than 60 countries in the Polish capital, Warsaw.
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Addressing a U.S.-sponsored meeting of foreign ministers and officials from more than 60 countries in the Polish capital, Warsaw, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a “new era of cooperation” for resolving conflicts in the Middle East.

Spelling out the range of security challenges that plague the Middle East, including the crisis in Syria, the Yemen civil war, the Palestinian-Israeli dispute and Iran’s nuclear activity, Pompeo said, “No country can afford to remain on the sidelines,” writes Reuters.

Pompeo stressed on confronting Iran to rid the region of its security challenges, a remark that flies in the face of the Trump administration’s repeated assertions that it doesn’t want a change of regime in Tehran, notes USA Today.