Secretary of state Pompeo on Tuesday made comments about the situation with Iran amid escalating tensions between the two countries after last Friday’s us-led airstrike killed Iranian General Qasem Suleimani.
At the beginning of his speech, Pompeo touched on the issue of human rights violations in China, in particular, the oppression of ethnic Uighurs and Kazakhs.
In connection with the situation in Afghanistan, the Secretary of state stated that the Afghan conflict deserves more attention than it is given.
Pompeo stressed that Iran has refused to support the consensus of the region’s peace-minded countries.
The Secretary of state, in particular, pointed to Iran’s ties with the Taliban.
Earlier on Tuesday, it became known that the United States refused to issue a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was going to take part in a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on Thursday.
A meeting of the Security Council on Iran would allow Zarif to be in the center of world attention and subject the US to public criticism for the murder of Suleimani.
Meanwhile, US European allies are calling on all sides to de-escalate.