Speaking during a visit to Iran's arch-rival and key USA ally Saudi Arabia just days after he took office, Pompeo accused Tehran of destabilising the Middle East through its support for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and for rebels in Yemen.
The audience was attended by Minister of State and Cabinet member Dr. Musaed Al-Aiban, Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir, and a number of officials of the World Health Organization.
Ghassemi also reiterated previous government statements denying Saudi and U.S. accusations that Iran is supplying weapons to Yemen's Huthi rebels, backed politically by Tehran.
The visit to Riyadh comes just days after Pompeo was sworn-in, with President Donald Trump set to decide whether to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that is still supported by European powers.
He stated that since the signing of the deal, Iran has been behaving worse.
The House chaplain had a prayer and then he didn't
A senior Democratic leadership aide told Shareblue Media Conroy was "pushed out because he was praying for justice and fairness". Meanwhile, Conroy's last day as chaplain is not until May 24, so he is still leading the House in a daily opening prayer.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran's advisory role in the two neighbouring countries comes at the request of their legitimate governments and is in line with fighting terrorism in the region, and this support will continue as long as the two governments need such help to combat terror", Qassemi underlined.
Pompeo added that the political solution is the only way to resolve the conflict in Yemen.
However, increased tensions between Riyadh and Tehran has fueled speculation that shared interests may push Saudi Arabia and Israel to work together against what they regard as a common Iranian threat.
He called for adopting stricter sanctions, saying: "We believe that the Iranian problem should be dealt with by imposing more sanctions over its violations of worldwide resolutions related to ballistic missiles, its support for terrorism and meddling in regional affairs".
He also hailed Saudi Vision 2030, describing its as "inspiring" and saying that it encourages tolerance, economic development and the empowerment of women.