U.S. to host Iran-focused global meeting in Poland February 13-14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States plans to collectively host a global convention targeted at the Middle East, specifically Iran, subsequent month in Poland, the U.S. State Department mentioned on Friday.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is greeted through Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa after arriving at Manama International Airport in Manama, Bahrain, Jan. 11, 2019. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool by means of REUTERS/File Photo
The meeting will happen in Warsaw on Feb. 13-14, it mentioned in a observation.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo informed Fox News in an interview to air on Friday that the meeting would “focus on Middle East stability and peace and freedom and security here in this region, and that includes an important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence.”
Pompeo, who’s on an eight-day seek advice from to the Middle East, mentioned the meeting would “bring together dozens of countries from all around the world, from Asia, from Africa, from Western Hemisphere countries, Europe too, the Middle East of course.”
Pompeo has mentioned all through the excursion that the United States is “redoubling” its efforts to put drive on Iran and sought to persuade allies that it’s dedicated to preventing Islamic State in spite of President Donald Trump’s determination to pull U.S. troops out of Syria.
Trump closing 12 months withdrew the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord and moved to reimpose sanctions on Tehran. Other companions in the deal – together with Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China – have sought to stay the settlement from unraveling, even if in a shift previous this week, the European Union moved to impose some sanctions on Iran.
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz mentioned in a observation that whilst his nation supported the EU’s efforts to care for the nuclear deal, the settlement “does not stop Iran from activities destabilizing the region” and he was hoping the convention would convey nearer the EU and U.S. positions.
He mentioned greater than 70 nations have been invited to the convention, together with all EU participants.
The U.S. State Department mentioned in a observation there have been robust shared pursuits in Middle East steadiness.
“The ministerial will address a range of critical issues including terrorism and extremism, missile development and proliferation, maritime trade and security, and threats posed by proxy groups across the region,” it mentioned.
On his Middle East excursion, Pompeo is attempting to shore up reinforce in the area on various fronts, from the U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria to the rift between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to the killing of U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Reporting through Susan Heavey and David Brunnstrom in Washington, Lesley Wroughton in Cairo and Marcin Goclowski in Warsaw; Editing through Jonathan Oatis and James Dalgleish