Pompeo meets Netanyahu on Middle East tour

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ISRAEL-US-DIPLOMACYUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of a press conference at the Ministry of Defence in Tel Aviv on April 29, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / Thomas COEX)

The U.S. Secretary of State is in the Middle East, looking to gather international support against Tehran. He met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to muster support for new Iranian sanctions.

He is now in Jordan to consult King Abdullah.

CGTN’S Staphanie Freid reports from Tel Aviv.

Geoffrey Aronson on Gaza protests; Pompeo Middle East trip

As Mike Pompeo embarks on his madian voyage to the Middle East as U.S. Secretary of State, the tour comes amid a shifting diplomatic landscape in the region.

Weeks of protests have turned deadly along the Gaza-Israel border. While the fate of the Iran deal is uncertain. Geoffrey Aronson who writes about Middle East affairs, and is chairman of The Mortons Group, spoke with CGTN’s Wang Guan about the high stakes facing America’s newest top diplomat.