In an opinion piece, Secretary Pompeo argued that Saudi Arabia "is a powerful force for stability in the Middle East", and, "like the U.S... recognises the immense threat the Islamic Republic of Iran pose to the world". Iran's goals, articulated Pompeo, "are to spread the Islamic revolution from Tehran to Damascus, to destroy Israel and to subjugate anyone who refuses to submit, starting with the Iranian people". In Yemen, "Tehran is establishing a Hizbollah-like entity" by supporting the Huthis, and "has shown no genuine interest in a diplomatic solution", asserted Pompeo, adding that "Saudi Arabia has invested billions to relieve suffering in Yemen. Iran has invested zero".
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