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Pompeo talks tough on Iran while visiting the Emirates

AP  |  Abu Dhabi 

US says the US wants to show its actions have "a real high cost" while on a visit to the

Speaking to Arabia, today said that a focus remains on denying "the financial capacity to continue this bad behaviour". said that included a "series of sanctions aimed not at the Iranian people, but rather aimed at the single mission of convincing the Iranian regime that its malign behavior is unacceptable".

Pompeo met Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, while on his short trip to the UAE.

The US under has taken a much-harder line on Tehran, including pulling out of the nuclear deal with world powers.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 17:05 IST