Many surprises were contained in the new memoirs issued by former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in his book “Don’t Give Any Inch – Fighting for the America I Love.”
Pompeo during his meeting with the Crown Prince – archive
The book attracted the interest of American political circles and the media inside and outside the United States, in light of the information it contained on many issues.
One of the most important 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 important 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 made the media crazier than a vegetarian in a meat slaughterhouse is our relationship with Saudi Arabia.”
And about Trump assigning him to go to Saudi Arabia, he added, “In a way, I think the president (Trump) felt envious because I was the one who (teased) (the Washington Post) and (the New York Times) and other cowards who had no connection 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.” He 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 important.”
Pompeo also indicated that the CIA helped Mossad agents flee Iran in February 2018, 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”.