The US Mission in the United Arab Emirates said on Monday that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed countering the threat from Iran in the region with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.
Chargé d'Affaires Steve Bondy welcomes @SecPompeo to the #UAE to speak with our close Emirati allies about building a global coalition to counter the world's largest state sponsor of terror.@StateDept#USAinUSA pic.twitter.com/SKLWJrSnih
— US Mission to UAE (@USAinUAE) June 24, 2019
A senior US State Department official earlier said the United States is building a coalition with its allies to protect Gulf shipping lanes by having “eyes on all shipping”, following attacks on oil tankers that Washington has blamed on Iran.