The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. The Secretary discussed President Trump’s recent decision to take decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qassem Soleimani in response to imminent threats to American lives. The Secretary thanked the Crown Prince for his partnership and for recognizing the continuing aggressive threats posed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force. He made clear that the United States remains committed to de-escalation.