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Pompeo uses Mideast tour to accuse Iran of 'destabilizing and malign activity' in the region

Pompeo uses Mideast tour to accuse Iran of 'destabilizing and malign activity' in the region

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on his first trip to the Middle East as America’s top diplomat, sought to muster international support Sunday for a more robust response to what U.S. officials see as growing threats emanating from Iran.

On stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel, Pompeo said the deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear program does not do enough to counter the country’s “destabilizing and malign activity” in the region and repeated President Trump’s threats to pull out of the pact unless it is strengthened.

“It is indeed the greatest sponsor of terrorism in the world, and we are determined to make sure it never possesses a nuclear weapon,” Pompeo told reporters in brief remarks...

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