U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
January 3, 2020
The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today to French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss President Trump’s recent decision to take defensive action by killing Qassem Soleimani in response to imminent threats to American lives. The Secretary reiterated the shared interests with our European allies in countering the Iranian regime’s destabilizing activities in the region, and he underscored the Trump Administration’s resolve in protecting American interests, personnel, facilities and partners.