Pompeo Says Willing to Engage with Iran When Time Is Right

WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – The United States will intensify its economic pressure on Iran until Tehran forgoes violence and engages with U.S. diplomatic efforts, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday.

“We are willing to engage when the time is right,” Pompeo said in a statement. He said when Tehran decides “to forgo violence and meet our diplomacy with diplomacy, it knows how to reach us.”

(Reporting by Jason Lange, editing by G Crosse)