US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged European powers to get behind American measures to cut Iran off from world energy markets Thursday, during talks in Brussels, AFP reported.
While debate at the nearby NATO summit was marked by President Donald Trump’s attacks on Germany’s close energy ties with Russia, his top diplomat had another target.
Pompeo peeled off from Trump’s summit entourage and joined US Energy Secretary Rick Perry and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini at the EU-US energy council.
Pompeo made no statement going into the talks, but his Twitter account showed what was on his mind.
“Iran continues to send weapons across the Middle East, in blatant violation of UN Security Council resolutions,” he wrote.
“Iran’s regime wants to start trouble wherever it can. It’s our responsibility to stop it.”