US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, announced wanting to build ‘a global coalition against Iran.’
To accomplish this- discussions will take place, and Pompeo tweeted about his first two stops being Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
I’m heading out today. Our first stops will be in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & the UAE, two great allies in the challenge that Iran presents, and we’ll be talking with them about how to make sure that we are all strategically aligned and how we can build out a global coalition. pic.twitter.com/txu0pA2xr4
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 24, 2019
Pompeo wants to ensure that all are ‘strategically aligned’
The tweet, shared on Monday, shows the Secretary of State detailing his travel before leaving Washington DC- adding that he would first head to Jeddah to meet with Saudi’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz and follow with a trip to Abu Dhabi, to ensure that all three nations “are all strategically aligned”.
In the statement released, Pompeo added that new sanctions will be placed so that Iran is denied resources for its missile program and nuclear weapons.
Pompeo will meet with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
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.