Gulf must unite against Iran: Pompeo

US secretary of state arrives in Riyadh for official visit

US secretary of state arrives in Riyadh for official visit

"They will find a solution, and I think they will all agree that it is in the interest of all that the Gulf States find a way to be together", he said.

The two countries have been cooperating in various sectors, including trade and business deals, and they are mainly focusing on fighting terrorism and extremism in the world and the Middle East in particular. "Iran destabilises this entire region", Pompeo said at a joint press conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir.

The current nuclear deal, continued Pompeo, does not offer enough guarantees that Iran will not acquire nuclear arms.

According to the New York Times, Pompeo was somewhat more blunt with the Saudis in private about the dispute with Qatar.

Pompeo succeeded Rex Tillerson, a former chairman of Exxon Mobil who was leading USA efforts to end Qatar's isolation.

He also touched upon the allegation that Iran is meddling in Yemen.

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Iran, of course, was not pleased with the outcome of Pompeo's mission to Saudi Arabia.

Iran's presence in Syria and Iraq is in response to requests from the two countries' governments and is part of "the fight against terrorism in the region", he said.

He pointed to its actions in Yemen and its support of the Houthi militias.

Such charges are "a false problem, created exclusively for the goal of diverting the attention of global public opinion from the atrocities committed by Saudi Arabia in its daily attacks" in Yemen, he said.

Ghasemi also addressed the claim on Iran's intervention in Yemen, saying "the claim aims to deviate the global public opinion from the crimes committed daily by Saudi Arabia in the course of their invasion of Yemen".

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