Pompeo claims: US to counter Iran influence
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US will redouble its diplomatic and commercial efforts against Iran.
Iran Press/America: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking in the Jordanian capital Amman on Tuesday said: "The United States is redoubling its diplomatic and commercial efforts to counter Tehran's influence in the region."
Any US troop pullout from Syria would not undermine the battle against ISIS terrorist group, Pompeo said at the joint press conference with Jordanian foreign minister Ayman Safadi in Amman, according to Iran Press.
US Secretary of State pointed to Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria and claimed that the move would not jeopardize Washington's efforts to counter threats in the region.
Pompeo claimed: "The most significant threats to the region are ISIS and the Islamic revolution."
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif swiftly hit back at the latest US broadsides on Tuesday, tweeting that the "pure obsession" with Iran which is very much like the attitude of "persistently failing psychotic stalkers."
While ordinarily it might be flattering, @SecPompeo’s and @AmbJohnBolton’s pure obsession with Iran is more and more like the behavior of persistently failing psychotic stalkers.
In effect, US is substituting a real foreign policy with Iran- obsession and -phobia.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) 8 January 2019
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized that the US is "substituting a real foreign policy with Iran- obsession and -phobia."
On Jan. 08, Iranian foreign minister described more than a decade of US policies in the Middle East as blind.
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