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Pompeo Arrives in Middle East to Build ‘Global Coalition’ Against Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the Middle East this week to build a “global coalition” against Iran amid intensified tensions between Washington and Tehran. The likelihood of a military confrontation between Iran and the United States has increased in recent days, notably after Iranian troops shot down an American drone last week. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has also accused Iran of sabotaging oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. In response, President Trump has slapped additional punishing economic restrictions on Iran as part of his administration’s maximum…

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Seeking Partners: Pompeo Lands in Saudi Arabia for Iran Crisis Talks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Saudi Arabia early Monday morning for talks with the close ally amid mounting tensions with Iran. In Jeddah, Mr. Pompeo will meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss regional problems in general and Iran in particular. In the UAE, the secretary of state will discuss maritime security and heightened tensions with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. His trip was only announced late last week…

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Bolton Tells Iran: Do Not Mistake U.S. ‘Prudence’ for Weakness

Iran should not “mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness” U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Sunday. He was speaking alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem during a press conference, adding no one has granted Iran a “hunting license in the Middle East.” Bolton’s words of advice for the Islamic republic come days after President Donald Trump called off military strikes on Iran after learning approximately 150 Iranians would be killed, saying it would’ve been out of proportion to the downing of an unmanned American surveillance drone…

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