US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States is building alliances with certain countries in the Middle East in order to confront a wide range of threats Iran is presenting.
Tillerson made the remarks in an opinion piece published in The New York Times on Thursday where he defended the foreign policy record of President Donald Trump’s administration.
“The flawed nuclear deal is no longer the focal point of our policy toward Iran,” he said. “We are now confronting the totality of Iranian threats.”
“Part of this strategy entails rebuilding alliances with our partners in the Middle East, and in November we helped re-establish diplomatic ties between Iraq and Saudi Arabia,” he added.
“We will continue to work with our allies and with Congress to explore options for addressing the nuclear deal’s many flaws, while building a like-minded effort to punish Iran for its violations of ballistic missile commitments and its…