UPDATED 12:59 PM PT — Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently met with British lawmakers to discuss the status of the relationship between the U.S. and U.K.
Pompeo and U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt held a meeting Wednesday, where they discussed ways to improve U.S.-U.K. ties after Brexit and amid heightened tensions with Iran.
Hunt said both countries are working closely in Iran to destabilize its activity in the Middle East, adding, they both agree Iran should never obtain a nuclear weapon. This comes after Iran announced it will withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal unless the EU lifts sanctions it had been promised.
“I think it was intentionally ambiguous, we’ll have to wait to see what Iran’s actions actually are. They’ve made a number of statements about actions they’ve threatened to do in order to get the world to jump. We’ll see what they actually do. The United States will wait to observe that, and when we do we’ll make a good decisions.”
— Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State – U.S.
Pompeo said the two nations will continue to have a strong relationship regardless of the outcome of Brexit, and said President Trump is eager to sign a free trade agreement with the U.K.