Mike Pompeo speaks at a joint news conference in The Hague. File / Reuters
On a day trip scheduled after Iran shot down a US drone, Pompeo flew into the Red Sea city of Jeddah and met with King Salman at his palace.
The sanctions, announced at the White House, marked the latest salvo in a US-Iranian confrontation that risked sliding into war a week ago with the deadly US drone attack on general Qasem Soleimani, who was by some measures the second most influential person in Iran.
Pakistan said that the United States must remain engaged in Afghanistan’s reconstruction even if it succeeds in withdrawing troops and ending its longest war.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced 1,548 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 685,462.
Japan is shifting to home care for most people with COVID-19 to ensure it has enough hospital beds for severe cases as infection rates in the country's capital and other regions spike to record levels, the government's spokesman said on Tuesday.
Local police said on Tuesday that Vitaly Shishov, leader of the Kiev-based Belarusian House in Ukraine, was found hanged in one of the city's parks not far from his home, police said in a statement.