Middle East

Secretary Pompeo: “Age of Self-Inflicted American Shame” in Middle East is Over

Secretary of State Pompeo gave a powerful speech in Cairo on January 10 that repudiated President Barack Obama’s disastrous Middle East policies – often referred to as “leading from behind” – that undermined security in the region and America’s reputation worldwide.  Pompeo also tried to mobilize regional states against Iran and reassured them about the Trump administration’s policies.