U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
January 3, 2020
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. The Secretary discussed President Trump’s recent decision to take defensive action to eliminate Qassem Soleimani in response to imminent threats to American lives. The Secretary thanked Raab for his recent statements recognizing the continuing aggressive threats posed by the Iranian Quds Force and made clear that the United States remains committed to de-escalation.