US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo had a phone call with Abu Dhabi’s HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Tuesday, discussing the situation in the Middle East.
In a recent tweet, Pompeo revealed the conversation, adding that the “US does not seek war” and wants to de-escalate the situation as much as possible. He also thanked the UAE for its partnership and recognition throughout the threat of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Al Quds Force.
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“We appreciate the UAE’s partnership and recognition of the serious threat..”
What had happened?
On Wednesday, Iran fired missiles on Iraqi US-used airbases as retaliation to the US drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian commander. The UAE condemns the attack on the US embassy in Baghdad.