According to the Secretary of state, Washington will not help Damascus, as long as Iranian forces remain in the country.
The United States will work through diplomacy to ensure that all Iranians leave Syria. This was stated on Thursday by the US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. His speech at the American University in Cairo was broadcast on the state Department website.
“In Syria, the United States will act diplomatically to all the Iranians left the country, and with the support of the UN to work to end the suffering of the Syrian people and bring stability and security to the country,” he said.
According to Pompeo, the United States is working on the formation of a new strategic Middle East Alliance, which will allow to counter threats in the region and promote economic and energy cooperation of States.
“The Trump’s administration is also working on the formation of a strategic middle East Alliance to counter the most serious threats in the region and enhance economic and energy cooperation. This step is aimed at bringing together the members of the cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf, Egypt and Jordan. Today we ask each of these countries to think about the next step [in this direction],” he said.
According to him, the United States is a liberation force in the Middle East and has never sought to dominate the region, unlike Iran. “America has always been and will always be a liberating force, not an occupying force. We have never sought domination in the Middle East, can you say the same about Iran?”- said the diplomat.
In addition, according to Pompeo, the US for 24 months under President Donald Trump “managed to confirm its traditional role as a force for good” in the Middle East, as well as “learned from their mistakes.” “We have restored our voice and our relationship, we have rejected the false advances of our enemies,” Pompeo assured.