Iran's Zarif calls Iran-focused summit in Poland a 'desperate circus'

12 January, 2019, 22:09 | Author: Carlos George
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The United States and Poland will hold an worldwide meeting on the Middle East that will seek to build pressure on Iran next month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.

The conference will take place on February 13 and 14.

"I am pleased to announce that the US and Poland will jointly host the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East in Warsaw", US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted on Friday evening.

Fox News said on its website that the meeting would bring together top officials from "Asia, Africa, the Western Hemisphere, Europe and the Middle East". Its statement said there were strong shared interests in Middle East stability. He added that the testing of Iranian missiles are a threat and contrary to the requirements of the UN Security Council.

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Trump's hardline stance on Iran has been cheered by regional USA allies Saudi Arabia and Israel.

The TV broadcaster said the summit was another step in a USA "pressure campaign against Iran". Relations between Tehran and Washington are once more highly fraught following the decision in May by President Donald Trump to pull the USA out of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers and to reimpose sanctions.

Pompeo told Fox News the summit would include representatives from countries around the world to address Iran's regional influence as the Trump administration has sought to pressure Tehran.

In a shift earlier this week, the European Union moved to impose some sanctions on Iran.

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