US ‘very confident’ to build maritime coalition in Gulf: Pompeo

Published: August 04, 2019 12:40:05 | Updated: August 06, 2019 12:14:28

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo - Reuters photo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he was “very confident” the United States would be able to build a maritime coalition in the Gulf, despite a lukewarm response from European and Asian allies.

Pompeo and US Defense Secretary Mark Esper were speaking alongside their Australian counterparts in Sydney, Reuters reported.

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