January 10, 2019
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reinforced a fundamental pillar of US foreign policy going back to FDR - America’s engagement in the Middle East is critical to US and global security and prosperity. Secretary Pompeo clearly highlighted the most pressing threats to regional and global order – Iranian aggression and extremism. For decades, the UAE has been and will remain a reliable and consistent regional partner. We will continue to work together to advance shared security interests like preventing the proliferation of nuclear arms and ballistic missiles, fighting terrorism, and protecting freedom of navigation while advancing common values like religious freedom, economic opportunity, and women’s empowerment.
- Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba