September 18, 2021

Pompeo says U.S. wants peaceful resolution after attacks on Aramco facilities


U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. special representative on Iran Brian Hook arrive at al-Bateen Air Base in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates September 19, 2019. Mandel Ngan/Pool via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the United States was building a coalition to deter Iran after an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities but it wanted a peaceful resolution.

“We are still striving to build out a coalition in an act of diplomacy while the foreign minister of Iran is threatening all out war and to fight to the last American, were here to build up a coalition aimed at achieving peace,” Pompeo told reporters after meeting Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.

Reporting By Maher Chmaytelli, writing by Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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