Pompeo calls for a ‘Middle East’ alliance to stop Iran’s malicious activity

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In a meeting with his counterparts in the Gulf Cooperation Council, Egypt, and Jordan, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for an end to Iran’s malicious activity in the region, stressing the importance of defeating ISIS and other terrorist organizations and achieving peace and stability in Syria and Yemen.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Neuert said on Friday that the meeting discussed the establishment of a "Middle East strategic alliance” to promote security and stability in the region.

The US State Department said Pompeo stressed the need to defeat ISIS and other terrorist organizations, end the conflicts in Syria and Yemen and secure Iraq and “stop the malicious Iranian activity in the region.”

“All the participants agreed on the need to confront threats from Iran to the region and the United States,” the ministry said in a statement.

The ministers held “fruitful discussions” on the establishment of the so-called “Middle East Strategic Alliance” to promote security and stability in the region, the statement said.

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