The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎

During its June 18 policy lunch, Under Secretary Hale discussed Iranian threats in the Middle East with the Senate Republican Conference.  The Under Secretary briefed the Conference on the Administration’s economic and political pressure campaign against Iran’s destabilizing behavior, including our diplomatic engagement with partners around the world to protect freedom of international navigation. These efforts will help deter Iran from escalating its irresponsible and dangerous actions.

U.S. Department of State

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