Secretary Pompeo argued that "the previous administration had decided that the world's largest state sponsor of terror was the partner in the Middle East, Iran. We have fundamentally flipped that. We know that that is a real threat to the world and to America, and so we have developed relationships with Arab countries and Israel. We've brought them together to develop a coalition to keep Americans safe from things going on in the Middle East". He went on to say that "we're still going to be able to effectively with those partners counter the threat from ISIS in the region, and we'll do it without those 2,000 soldiers on the ground [in Syria].
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