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1 January 2019

Secretary Pompeo asserted that "the decision the President made on Syria in no way changes anything that this administration is working on alongside Israel. The counter-ISIS campaign continues, our efforts to counter Iranian aggression continue, and our commitment to Middle East stability and the protection of Israel continues in the same way it did before that decision was made". Praising Israel's operation "Northern Shield", Pompeo added that "we understand the threat that that violation of Israeli sovereignty presents to the region and to the country - the threat from Iranian Hizbollah - and we'll work closely together to make sure that we get this right". 

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