Opening Remarks by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
2020-03-02 | By admin13339
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MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE
RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
FEBRUARY 28, 2020
“Iran is the world’s number one state sponsor of terror – and the world’s largest state sponsor of anti-Semitism, wanting to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth. You just have to listen to them. Iran and its proxies are responsible for the death of hundreds of Americans in Iraq, including an American contractor who was killed on December 27th of 2019. Its forces, Iran’s forces, and the militias it supports to prop up Bashar Assad undermine democracy in Lebanon and Iraq, and steal humanitarian aid in Yemen.”
“The Iranian regime slaughtered at least several hundred of its own people, with reports of as many as 1,500, during the protests last November. Many millions more have suffered since the Revolution began more than 40 years ago.