Pompeo Warns Iran Against Attacking U.S. Interests

FILE PHOTO: Mike Pompeo. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that threats from Iran had escalated in recent weeks and he warned Tehran that any attacks on U.S. interests would prompt a quick response from Washington.

“The regime in Tehran should understand that any attacks by them or their proxies of any identity against U.S. interests or citizens will be answered with a swift and decisive U.S. response,” he said in a statement.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by David Alexander)