Washington seeks to create an International Coalition against Iran

BAGHDAD, The United States is seeking to build an "International Coalition against Iran and its destabilizing activities," the State Department said.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will explain the idea on Monday in his first speech on foreign policy...

BAGHDAD, The United States is seeking to build an "International Coalition against Iran and its destabilizing activities," the State Department said.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will explain the idea on Monday in his first speech on foreign policy since he took office at the end of last month and will speak in particular about Iran and how to move forward with the Coalition against Tehran.

"The United States will work hard to build a Coalition," US State Department Spokeswoman Heather Naort told reporters in Washington. "We will bring together many countries around the world with the specific goal of monitoring the Iranian regime through a more realistic perspective, not only through the perspective of the nuclear agreement, but through all its destabilizing activities that pose a threat not only to the region but to the entire world. "

"This is not a coalition hostile to Iran, we clearly distinguish between the Iranian people" and "the Iranian regime," explaining that "it is about the Iranian regime and its bad deeds."

Naort gave an example of this, "The International Coalition against the Terrorist Organization in Iraq and Syria," which was established in 2014 and currently has 75 states and institutions, and this coalition is led by the United States.

It did not say whether the coalition against Iran would also have a military division.

She said the State Department had received about 200 Foreign Ambassadors on Monday to explain to them the decision of US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the nuclear agreement signed in 2015 with Iran and discuss the next steps.

In response to a question about the willingness of Europeans to participate in this new Coalition despite their disappointment with the policy of Washington, the State Department Spokeswoman said that many of the partners of the United States to "fully understand the US concerns and do not overlook the Iranian position."/ End

Source: National Iraqi News Agency