FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a news conference at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday falsely claimed the Obama administration made Iran its “primary security partner in the Middle East.”
Iran has been an adversary of the US for decades, including under former President Barack Obama.
Pompeo made these remarks after a speech at the University of Louisville as he sought to defend President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday falsely claimed the Obama administration “chose Iran to be its primary security partner in the Middle East.”

After delivering a speech at the University of Louisville, which was attended by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the secretary of state and Republican leader held a discussion on various foreign policy issues.

At one point, McConnell touted the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was orchestrated by the Obama administration.

“The administration made an important decision, in my view that I supported, to withdraw from the previous administration’s Iran nuclear deal,” McConnell said. He went on to ask …read more


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