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15 April 2019

Secretary Pompeo met with members of the Iranian-American diaspora community in Texas. "We talked mostly about what's going... on inside of Iran", Pompeo subsequently indicated. "It's one of those difficult things, is to get a sense of what's going on in different parts outside of Tehran, and I got some true insights into that, albeit anecdotal... and then we talked about how our U.S. policy is moving forward there, whether it's pushing back against Iran in Lebanon or pushing back against Iran in Iraq, helping to build an independent, free, sovereign country". "The mission set", he added, "is to help the Iranian people deliver change so that this Islamic Republic of Iran won't be the world's largest state sponsor of terror. It's really that straightforward". 

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