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Pompeo accuses Iran of 'violence' after Iran shoots down US spy drone

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused Iran of “violence and disinformation” after Iran shoots down an American state-of-the-art spy drone over its territorial waters, repeating claims without evidence that the aircraft was targeted over international waters.

In a statement released Saturday evening, Pompeo accused Iranian authorities of lying about Washington’s efforts to bring Tehran to the negotiating table using the government of Oman as an intermediary, claiming that the US would only engage with Iran “when the time is right.”

“President Trump did not pass a message through Oman calling for talks with Iran,” the top US diplomat claimed in the statement, adding: “We have made our position abundantly clear. We are willing to engage when the time is right."

Pompeo’s claim came just over a week after Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in Iran, publicly revealing that he carried a message from US President Donald Trump for renewed talks between Washington and Tehran.