Mike Pompeo held a meeting with Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
The United States is determined to form a coalition to oppose Iran, and not to war with it. This was announced on Thursday by journalists in Abu Dhabi following talks with the UAE leadership, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“While the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarift hreatens a large-scale war until the last American, we are here to build a coalition aimed at achieving peace and a peaceful settlement of what is happening. This is the task set for me, President Trump, of course , wants me to work towards this. And I hope the Islamic Republic of Iran views it the same way, “said Pompeo. A transcript of his remarks was circulated in Washington by the US State Department press office.
At the same time, the head of the foreign ministry again directly accused Iran of assaulting the oil industry in Saudi Arabia. “It seems to me that this is completely clear. There is a strong consensus in the region that we know exactly who carried out these attacks. It was Iran. I have not heard anyone in the region question this for even a second,” Pompeo claimed .
He also confirmed that the US authorities will tighten the regime of unilateral sanctions against Iran, as Trump announced. “There will be more sanctions,” the chief of American diplomacy emphasized, without specifying what kind of punitive measures in question.
In addition, Pompeo assured that his current negotiations in Jeddah and Abu Dhabi were useful. I will be able to convey to the president some important information about how we should think about moving forward,” said the US Secretary of State, without going into details.