The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed his desire to address the Iranian people.
Pompeo said he would be willing to travel to Tehran to address the Iranian people on US foreign policy, while the Trump administration was exerting maximum pressure on Iran to renegotiate the nuclear deal.
“Certainly, if this is an invitation, I am happy – I will go there, I want to go to the country, not for the publicity, but to talk to the Iranian people about the fact of his leadership, What did it do and how it harmed Iran.” Pompeo said in an interview Thursday on Bloomberg Television.
Mike Pompeo compared the trip with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to US public opinion during his visit to the United Nations in New York.
US Secretary of State denied having a role for his Iranian counterpart in defining the government’s policy in Tehran, which he said was driven by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the country’s Revolutionary Guard.
“Foreign Minister Zarif is not responsible for what is happening in Iran, just like a man on the moon,” US state secretary Mike Pompeo said, adding that in the end, it is the Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei who, according to him, is the ultimate decision maker of the country.
Earlier, the United States President Donald Trump has said he is open to talks with Iran, adding that the United States is ready to negotiate at any time to reach a new agreement that would strengthen restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program and replace the multinational agreement endorsed by President Barack Obama in Trump left him last year.