Pompeo meets Abu Dhabi crown prince, discusses Iran

 Pompeo meets Abu Dhabi crown prince, discusses Iran

CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday discussed countering the threat from Iran in the region with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the U.S. Mission in the UAE said.

Pompeo arrived in the UAE capital after a visit to Saudi Arabia. A senior U.S. State Department official earlier said the United States is building a coalition with its allies to protect Gulf shipping lanes by having "eyes on all shipping", following attacks on oil tankers that Washington has blamed on Iran.

(Reporting by Mohamed El-Sherif, Editing by William Maclean)

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Updated Date: Jun 25, 2019 02:09:46 IST