Pompeo threatens Iran over attacks on US in Iraq

Pompeo threatens Iran over attacks on US in Iraq

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that Washington will take direct action against Tehran for any attacks, even those using proxy forces, against US interests, CNN reported.

"We have told the Islamic Republic of Iran that using a proxy force to attack an American interest will not prevent us from responding against the prime actor," Pompeo told CNN in an interview with Elise Labott. "We will not let Iran get away with using a proxy force to attack an American interest; Iran will be held accountable for those incidents."

Asked if that meant militarily, Pompeo said, "they're going to be held accountable."

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