Secretary of State Mike Pompeo argued that “Iran uses its terrorist proxy Palestinian Islamic Jihad to strike our great ally Israel. Iran does not want peace in the region. It does not want the Palestinian people to prosper. It wants more conflict”. “Until we address Iran’s threats”, he added, “the cycle of violence will continue”. Pompeo further suggested that “the way forward is clear: continued pressure until Iran negotiates a comprehensive agreement that includes halting its support to terror groups like PIJ”. “Nations around the world can no longer claim to want peace in the region yet allow Iran’s threats to go unchallenged”, he emphasised.
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