The US State Department: Soon .. A major progress in the security alliance in the Middle East to increase the isolation of Iran
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington looked forward to making significant progress on the Middle East security alliance in the next few months.
According to two sources, Pompeo's discussions will focus on Trump's plans for a strategic Middle East alliance that will include Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt and Jordan, making the alliance a giant entity and further isolating Iran.
The United States has imposed tough sanctions on both Iran and Venezuela, both members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), reducing daily world oil supplies by 2 million barrels. After imposing sanctions on Iran in November, the United States granted exemptions to eight countries buying Iranian oil to avoid rising world crude oil prices.
Pompeo's efforts are aimed at convincing oil and gas executives to implement Trump's plan to control energy trade routes to meet US and geopolitical policy objectives, particularly with regard to the rapid expansion of US oil and gas exports. The United States produces more than 12 million barrels a day of oil to rank as the world's largest oil producer, and is the world's largest exporter of refined products such as diesel and gasoline.