In a fiery speech, the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo lambasted former President Obama, describing his foreign policy as "misguided" and "wishful" thinking that diminished America's role in the region, harmed its longtime friends and emboldened its arch enemy the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Speaking at American University in Cairo, Egypt, Pompeo insisted that “the age of self-inflicted American shame is over, and so are the policies that produced so much needless suffering," adding, "Now comes the real 'new beginning.' In just 24 months, the United States under President Trump has reasserted its traditional role as a force for good in this region, because we’ve learned from our mistakes."

"The nations of the Middle East will never enjoy security, achieve economic stability, or advance the dreams of its peoples if Iran's revolutionary regime persists on its current course," Pompeo said.

The secretary was in Egypt on the third leg of a nine-country tour through the Middle East, promoting the President Trump administration's counter-Tehran strategy.

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