Iran now ‘takes US seriously’ – Trump administration

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, on Friday, disclosed to Congress that Iran presently now takes America seriously.

The senior Trump administration official, nonetheless, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the U.S nation isn’t presently engaged in hostilities against Iran.

On the killing of a top Iranian General, Qassem Soleimani, Pompeo said the death made U.S. personnel abroad safer.

“Expelling him from the battlefield was a de-escalatory measure The killing made Iran take U.S. deterrence more seriously.

“They perceived the earnestness with which America acted,” Dpa cited Pompeo as saying.

Pompeo insisted that Soleimani was planning additional attacks on U.S. citizens.

He unveiled that the U.S. will sustain its pressure campaign on Iran.