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Thursday, March 21, 2019

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to rebuke the Middle East agenda of former President Barack Obama, which U.S. President Donald Trump has largely done by withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and treating Israel as an ally instead of an adversary, as well as forming a strategic alliance with Saudi Arabia.

In his speech in Cairo this week, the U.S. top diplomat is expected to blast Iran and, despite confusion, reassure Middle Eastern allies that the Trump administration is committed to them, according to Politico.

Pompeo also reassured that Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria will not change the administration’s approach to Iran and ISIS.