There are other Arab countries that will join peace agreements with Israel, and Washington will continue its efforts to create peace in the region, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Al Arabiya on Sunday.
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He added that this would not have been possible without the US’ leadership and engagement, and Washington’s role in “laying down the risks in the Middle East from the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Thanks to Crown Prince @MohamedbinZayed for his hospitality. With the Abraham Accords, the U.S.-UAE Strategic Dialogue, and the upcoming opportunity to showcase American innovation at the @expo2020dubai, our journey to advance peace and prosperity will continue to succeed. pic.twitter.com/ONwOevak9Z
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) November 21, 2020
Pompeo added that while the US seeks to achieve peace in the region, it takes into consideration the danger posed by Iran, which countries in the region recognize as a common threat.
“The reality is that now the Gulf states and Israel recognized they have a common threat from Iran,” the Secretary of State said, adding that the US “would love for the Palestinians to engage with Israel [but] their leadership has rejected President Trump’s vision for peace.”
“Every country that wants a better situation for their own people will come along to recognize Israel,” Pompeo said.
US policy on Iran
“We’ve delivered on every commitment we’ve made to countries in the Middle East, we’ve protected Americans, we’ve built up partners who want to partner with the United States of America,” Pompeo said during the interview, adding, “there’s no reason that’ll change while President Trump is in office.”
He also confirmed that policies and duties will not change during the transitional period.
“My responsibilities don’t change. I still have a responsibility every hour, every minute, to defend the American people… and we’ll do that till the very last minute,” Pompeo said.
Last Update: Sunday, 22 November 2020 KSA 12:52 – GMT 09:52