Pompeo discusses Middle East developments with NATO secretary general

Pompeo discusses Middle East developments with NATO secretary general
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US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has held telephone talks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday, Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement, APA reports citing TASS.

"Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg regarding the Iranian regime's dangerous attacks against Ayn al-Asad and Erbil Air Bases, and the continued threat Iran poses to the region," Ortagus said. "Secretary Pompeo reiterated President Trump's call for NATO to become more involved in the Middle East, and the two agreed NATO could contribute more to regional security and the fight against international terrorism," she added.

"The Secretary and the Secretary General jointly condemned Iran's destabilizing violence and remain committed to countering international terrorism, including through NATO's participation in the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS [Islamic State terrorist organization banned in Russia] and training missions in Iraq and Afghanistan," he noted.

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