Pompeo: We hope Iran will return to the negotiating table

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed his country’s desire to return the Iranian regime to the negotiating table and participate in “peace”.

Pompeo tweeted, “We do not know how the Iranian regime will react while we continue to reshape the deterrence (policy).”

He added: “We hope that they will make the right choice and return to the negotiating table. We hope that they share our desire for peace.”

But he added, “But regardless of what happens, we will put the security of the American people in the first place.”

On Monday, Pompeo announced that President Donald Trump and members of his national security team were “re-establishing a true deterrent policy against Iran.”

“Strategically, this deterrence policy means convincing the other side that the costs of a particular behavior outweigh its benefits,” he added in a speech to Stanford University students in California.

The tension between the two countries reached a new peak, days before, after Iran launched, on Wednesday, missiles at Iraqi bases hosting American forces in Anbar and Erbil provinces in Iraq, in response to the assassination of the commander of the “Quds Force” Qassem Soleimani.

And deploy about 5 thousand American soldiers in military bases throughout Iraq, as part of the international coalition to fight the terrorist organization “ISIS”.

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