US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will use his first foreign policy speech on Monday to call on European and other allies to pressure Iran, according to a senior official.
The State Department’s top policy adviser, Brian Hook, said Friday that the address would be Pompeo’s roadmap to force Iran to negotiate on what he called “the totality of” its threats.
“The goal of our effort is to bring all necessary pressure to bear on Iran to change its behavior and to pursue a new framework that can resolve our concerns,” Hook told reporters.
“We very much want to be, to have a kind of up-tempo diplomacy, one that’s very focused and very determined to achieve our national security objectives,” he said, adding, “We need a new … framework that’s going to address the totality of Iran threats.”
On May 8, President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from Iran’s nuclear deal despite massive efforts by the European…