WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran. On Sunday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed the United States’ “interventionist military presence” for fanning the flames. Shortly thereafter, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen launched an attack against an airport in southern Saudi Arabia, killing one person and wounding seven others, according to the Saudi military. The downing of the unmanned aircraft marked a new high in the rising tensions between the United States and Iran. U.S. military cyber forces on Thursday launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems, according to U.S. officials.
Source: thestar June 23, 2019 22:22 UTC