BAGHDAD,The New US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Brussels on Friday for European talks to strengthen cooperation within NATO, a day after he was sworn in.
US officials said that Pompeo would urge members of the NATO to increase their military budgets to meet the target of spending two percent of economic output on defense annually by 2024, as well as discuss Iran's nuclear deal, which is opposed to the conclusion.
The new US Secretary of State is due to visit Saudi Arabia and Israel next week.
Pompio worked as an officer in the US military, was a Republican member of the US House of Representatives, and a loyal to President Donald Trump.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency