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Former US Secretary of State describes Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a historic figure

Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo‘s latest memoir, “Never Give Any Inch – Fighting for the America I Love,” holds a lot of surprises.


Due to the material, it featured on a variety of topics, the book attracted interest from American political circles as well as the domestic and international media.


One of the most prominent leaders of his time


In his memoirs, Pompeo strongly defended Saudi Arabia, noting that his diplomatic relationship with the kingdom was irritating the American media.


Pompeo stressed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a reformer who “will prove to be one of the most influential leaders of his time and a truly historical figure on the world stage.”


Pompeo referred to his visit to Riyadh in October 2018, and said in his book that “what makes the media crazy than a vegetarian in a meat slaughterhouse is our relationship with Saudi Arabia.”


In response to the president’s decision to send him to Saudi Arabia, he continued, “In a way, I suppose the president (Trump) felt envious since I was the one who (teased) (the Washington Post) and (the New York Times) and other cowards who had no relationship with reality.”


He confirmed that Khashoggi’s murder was “outrageous and unacceptable,” but he did not agree that Khashoggi was a “journalist,” criticizing the media that turned him into a “Saudi Bob Woodward.”


Pompeo believed that Khashoggi was an “activist”.


Iran’s nuclear archive theft


He recalled that the Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 Saudi citizens, in connection with the Khashoggi case, stressing that “the security relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia is very significant.”


Pompeo also indicated that the CIA helped Mossad agents flee Iran in January. This is after these agents succeeded in stealing Iran’s secret nuclear archive from the heart of Tehran, according to the Jerusalem Post.


Pompeo also revealed in his book that India and Pakistan are close to a “nuclear war”.


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