May 13, 2018 / 2:37 PM / 4 months ago

Secretary of State says 'hopeful' U.S., Europe can strike deal over Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he is hopeful that the United States and Europe can come to an agreement over how to deal with Iran, after President Donald Trump threatened to sanction European companies that continue doing business there.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint press availability with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha after their meeting at the State Department in Washington, U.S., May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Pompeo said that the United States was not aiming at Europe when it withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal last week.

“I’m hopeful in the days and weeks ahead we can come up with a deal that really works, that really protects the world from Iranian bad behaviour, not just their nuclear programme, but their missiles and their malign behaviour as well.”

Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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