WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the US will not allow Iran to become a nuclear power.
“It was the right decision. We got it right,” Pompeo told reporters during a briefing at the State Department. He added that the strike “fit perfectly within our strategy in how to counter the threat of malign activity from Iran more broadly.”
Pompeo’s remarks come days after President Trump ordered the attack that killed Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the top commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, in Baghdad Friday.