On December 12, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo participated in a United Nations Security Council meeting on Iran. During the Security Council meeting, Secretary Pompeo underscored the Administration’s unyielding resolve to address the Iranian regime’s threats to international peace and security through their continued development and proliferation of ballistic missiles in defiance of United Nations Security Council Resolutions.
Here are a few highlights from the Secretary's statement:
#Iran’s regime has exploited the goodwill of nations and defied multiple #UNSC Resolutions in pursuit of a ballistic missile force. The United States will never stand for this. No nation that seeks peace and prosperity in the Middle East should either. pic.twitter.com/oqlDg6VELu— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) December 12, 2018
.@SecPompeo: Our goodwill gestures have been futile correctives to the Iranian regime’s reckless missile activity – and all other destructive behaviors. No nation can dispute that #Iran is in open defiance of UNSCR 2231. pic.twitter.com/hxhp1wjde1— Department of State (@StateDept) December 12, 2018
Thanks to France, Germany, and the UK for joining the U.S. in raising concerns about the Iranian regime’s reckless missile activity. #Iran is in open defiance of #UNSCR 2231. That’s indisputable. pic.twitter.com/QYl16MpCp2— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) December 12, 2018
.@SecPompeo: #Iran is harboring al-Qaida, supporting Taliban militants in Afghanistan, arming terrorists in Lebanon, facilitating illicit trade in Somali charcoal benefiting al-Shabaab & training & equipping Shia militias in Iraq. The Council must address these malign activities. pic.twitter.com/UUHsTRU4Ta— Department of State (@StateDept) December 12, 2018
The U.S. will be relentless in building a coalition to confront the Iranian regime’s ballistic missile activity—and other malign behavior, including the abuse of its own people. We will keep standing with ordinary Iranians, who are the regime’s longest-suffering victims. pic.twitter.com/aO4oiWdNTz— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) December 12, 2018
.@SecPompeo: The United States will keep standing side by side with the people of #Iran, who have been the worst victims of the regime for nearly forty years. They have the unwavering support of the United States. pic.twitter.com/gYYmxWlofi— Department of State (@StateDept) December 12, 2018
Following the UN Security Council's meeting on Iran, the Secretary delivered remarks to the press.
.@SecPompeo: #Iran has been on a testing spree and a proliferation spree and this must come to an end. We want to work with all members of the Security Council to reimpose tougher restrictions on the Iranian ballistic missiles. pic.twitter.com/xF6IIWDLZ7— Department of State (@StateDept) December 12, 2018
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