WASHINGTON 

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Friday with Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates to discuss Russian military presence in Libya.

“Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Al Nahyan discussed the need to counter the Iranian regime’s destabilizing behavior,” said State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus in a statement about the meeting in Washington.

The two men also discussed the situation in Libya, including “Russian presence and the urgent need for de-escalation, a ceasefire, and a political solution.”

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