In Jerusalem, Pompeo Talks With Israeli Leaders About Joint Efforts to ‘Counter Iran’s Destabilizing Influence’ in Middle East

Categories: Iran

08/24/2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in Jerusalem on Monday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top Israeli officials.

A State Department spokesperson said Pompeo and Netanyahu talked about “our nations’ ongoing efforts to counter Iran’s destabilizing influence in the region and the success of the Abraham Accords agreement, establishing diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.”

“Secretary Pompeo reiterated that America’s commitment to Israel’s security is unwavering,” the spokesperson added.

The secretary of state also sat down with Israeli Defense Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi.

“We will continue deepening our bilateral partnership, while leading an uncompromising line vis-à-vis Iran, never allowing a nuclear Iran,” Gantz tweeted afterward.

After his Israel visit, Pompeo will continue on to Sudan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in the coming days.

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