Pompeo visits Bahrain as part of anti-Iran Middle East tour
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Bahrain on Friday as part of his ongoing anti-Iran tour to the Middle East.
In his meeting with Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Pompeo highlighted the development of cooperation at all levels, especially in the political, economic and defense areas.
"Bahrain is steadily moving forward on the right path to maintain its stability and the continuity of development and progress," said Pompeo.
Meanwhile, the U.S. official also announced that the U.S. and Poland "will jointly host the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East in Warsaw on February 13-14."
"It will be a forum for countries to address a range of critical issues toward a more peaceful Middle East," he said.
Pompeo is on an eight-day trip to the Middle East and has already visited Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. The regional tour came after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw all troops from Syria last December.
(Cover: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed by Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa after arriving at Manama International Airport in Manama, Bahrain, January 11, 2019. /VCG Photo)