US Secretary of State Pompeo to travel to Saudi Arabia, UAE

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference. (File photo: Reuters)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Sunday he will travel to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates for talks, and repeated his offer for negotiations with Iran “with no preconditions” to de-escalate tensions.

“We’re prepared to negotiate with no preconditions. They know precisely where to find us,” Pompeo told reporters before boarding his plane. “I am confident that at the very moment they are ready to engage with us we will be able to begin these conversations.”

Tensions remain high after Trump said on Friday that he called off a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of an unmanned US drone because it could have killed 150 people.

 

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