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15 September 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo indicated that a factor in striking the Abraham Accords “was the deep recognition that the primary destabilising force in the Middle East was not the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, but was rather the threat posed by the extraterritorial ambitions of the clerical regime in Iran… We identified Iran as the strategic threat to the U.S. and began to lay out a set of policies that would deliver security for the American people related to that”. Pompeo also posited that the Iranians “think this fundamentally is a detriment to their security”.

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