Pompeo guarantees free Hormuz passage

 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference.- AP
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference.- AP

Pompeo reiterated that President Donald Trump is not seeking war with Iran.

By AFP

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Published: Sun 16 Jun 2019, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 17 Jun 2019, 1:18 AM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed on Sunday that the US will guarantee free passage through the vital Strait of Hormuz, as he accused Iran of recent attacks on oil tankers and the downing of a US drone. Pompeo confirmed in an interview with CBS that a US MQ-9 'Reaper' drone was shot down on June 6 with a missile fired from Yemen "that we assess had Iranian assistance".
Pompeo reiterated that President Donald Trump is not seeking war with Iran. "What you should assume is we are going to guarantee freedom of navigation throughout the strait," he said in an interview.


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