Mr Pompeo was interviewed on TV about President Donald Trump’s actions over the assassination of the Iranian General. During the televised hearing, he was asked a question on it and replied with a laugh. He answered: “Does anybody believe he was a ‘kind diplomat’?”
Mr Pompeo also said that he was confident that if Iran made another bad choice, Presided Trump will respond as he did last week in a major hint to World War 3 starting.
He went on to accuse Iran of working to thwart efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan.
He said: “Iran has refused to join the regional and international consensus for peace, and is, in fact, actively working to undermine the peace process by continuing its long global effort to support militant groups there.”
According to a report by the Iranian Tasnim news agency, Tehran has worked up 13 sets of plans for revenge for General Soleimani’s killing.
The report quoted Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, as saying that even the weakest among them would be a “historic nightmare” for the US.
Mr Shamkhani said: ”If the US troops do not leave our region voluntarily and upright, we will do something to carry their bodies horizontally out.”
The British forces are located across three main bases – Camp Taji near Baghdad, Union III in Baghdad, and Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The service personnel are not currently in a combat role in Iraq and are on the ground providing training to Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Kurdish Security Forces (KSF).
The US has more than 10 times the amount of troops in the region, with an estimated 5,200 personnel.