Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. will continue monitoring Iranian threats amid ongoing tensions between Washington and Tehran.
In an interview Thursday, Pompeo spoke about the congressional briefing he had with lawmakers and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. He said Republicans and Democrats alike walked away from that meeting understanding the moves made by President Trump to pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal and enforce the maximum pressure sanctions campaign were totally justified.
In this May 21, 2019, photo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, left, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speak to members of the media after a classified briefing for members of Congress on Iran on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
“This threat from Iran remains,” stated Pompeo. “We’ve had some luck in disrupting the tactical things that were in front of us, I think it’s fair to say, but we’re still on high alert, we’re still making sure we have the right resources in play.”
The comments come as Iran’s supreme leader threatened the United States and Israel in a public forum Thursday.