[Reuters on the 22nd]-US Secretary of State Pompeo explained on the 22nd that the US is aiming to avoid the war with Iran, and that the US military expansion plan to the Persian Gulf region is aimed at "deterrence and defense". I spoke in an interview with FOX News Sunday.
He said he was convinced that President Trump would take “necessary” measures if this measure failed, noting that the Iranian leadership fully understood this.
“Our goal is to avoid war,” said Mr. Pompeo, “As the Secretary of Defense Esper announced on the 20th, we will increase the US military to the region for deterrence and defense purposes.”
The United States and Saudi Arabia have accused Iran of an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities that took place on the 14th, and tensions are growing.
The Secretary of Defense Esper said that President Trump had approved the increase in the number of US soldiers to strengthen Saudi air defense and missile defense on the 20th. [nL3N26E02T]