On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Qatar Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrahman al-Thani and, according to the State Department, discussed ways to counter the “malignant effect” of Iran.
Senior diplomats have also addressed other regional problems, including Afghanistan, Libya, and Sudan, spokesman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.
“He thanked the foreign minister for his efforts to establish a solid partnership between the US and Qatar, including the follow-up to Qatar’s commitments to commit to fair competition in civil aviation,” he said.
The meeting pressured the United States to put pressure on Tehran, along with its Sunni Arab Gulf allies and Israel.
The Trump administration at the beginning of this week decided to stop renouncing seven countries and Taiwan to import oil to Iran; The latest effort to eliminate the 2015 nuclear deal with world forces, including the US.