US lobbies in Gulf region to mount pressure on Iran

Washington, July 11: US officials have toured countries in the Gulf region in a campaign for coordinated moves against Iran, the US State Department has said. A delegation of senior US State Department officials had made a three-day trip to Saudi Arabia, where they met with Saudi officials to “coordinate stronger pressure on Iran”, including new ways to end Tehran’s revenues to “terrorize” other countries, according to the transcript of a senior State Department official’s briefing to reporters released on Tuesday, Xinhua reported. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that the US and Saudi officials also discussed how to avoid oil market’s volatility considering pending US oil sanctions on Iran. (IANS)