UPDATED 9:54 AM PT — Thursday, March 21, 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is continuing his diplomatic visit to the Middle East. On Thursday, he and his wife Susan made a visit to the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem.
While at the center, the secretary took time to lay a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance and sign the guest book.
The secretary also visited the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, and held a working meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
“You talked about Hamas, Hezbollah, the Houthis, all of these entities that present risks to Middle East stability and to Israel,” said Pompeo. “They are determined to wipe this country off the face of the planet and we have a moral obligation and a political one to prevent that from happening — you should know that the United States is prepared to do that.”
Pompeo is scheduled to travel to Beirut on Friday.