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U.S.' Pompeo says 'redoubling' efforts to put pressure on Iran

U.S.' Pompeo says 'redoubling' efforts to put pressure on Iran
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks with the press as he flies to the Middle East on January 7, 2019. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS -
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AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that the United States was "redoubling not only our diplomatic but our commercial efforts to put real pressure on Iran".

He said the U.S. decision to withdraw troops from Syria did not jeopardise efforts to counter threats in the region, which he characterised as coming from Islamic State and Iran.

(Reporting By Suleiman al-Khalidi; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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