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Pompeo: Regime change not U.S. objective in dealings with Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens to China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a joint news conference after their meeting at the State Department in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that regime change is not a U.S. objective in dealings with Iran.

He responded, “No,” when asked at a U.S. Senate hearing whether Washington was seeking regime change in the country.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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