US to host Iran-focused global summit next month
The United States plans to host a global summit focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, next month in Poland, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News in an interview to air on Friday (Jan. 11), Reuters reported.
Pompeo told Fox the international gathering would be held Feb. 13 to Feb. 14 in Poland to "focus on Middle East stability and peace and freedom and security here in this region, and that includes an important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence."
US President Donald Trump's top diplomat is visiting a number of Middle Eastern countries this week in an effort to shore up support in the region amid a number of ongoing fronts, from the US troop withdrawal from Syria.
Pompeo told Fox News the summit would include representatives from countries around the world to address Iranian regime's regional influence as the Trump administration has sought to pressure Tehran.
Pompeo, in the midst of his eight-day trip through the region, has said that the United States is "redoubling" its efforts to put pressure on the Iranian regime and sought to convince allies in the region that it was committed to fighting ISIS despite Trump's recent decision to pull US troops out of Syria.