In Emirates, Pompeo knocks Iran’s ‘bad behavior’
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ramped up his warnings to Iran on Tuesday, saying that the U.S. and its Gulf Arab allies would pay a “real high cost” for Tehran’s “malign behavior” in the Middle East and elsewhere.
“The one that we are most focused on today is…that we deny Iran the financial capacity to continue this bad behavior,” Pompeo told Sky News Arabia during a brief stop in the United Arab Emirates. A translation of Pompeo’s comments were reported by The Associated Press.
“So it’s a broad range, a series of sanctions aimed not at the Iranian people, but rather aimed at the single mission of convincing the Iranian regime that its malign behavior is unacceptable and has a real high cost for them,” he continued.