US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to the Middle East next week, with a stop in Israel, as the Trump administration prepares to unveil its highly anticipated Israeli-Palestinian peace plan in April.
America’s top diplomat told students in Iowa on Monday that he would travel to Lebanon, Israel and Kuwait “next week.” The State Department has yet to give exact dates for the trip but confirmed it will take place before Israel’s general election.
State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said Pompeo’s trip was not intended to send any message. “Israel is an ally,” Palladino said. “We’re not going to get involved in the domestic politics of another country.”
Read more at Times of Israel.