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Taliban reaffirm commitment to U.S. deal in Pompeo call

Jun 30, 2020 - 3:48 PM

The discussion comes as US President Donald Trump faces mounting pressure to explain why he did nothing after being reportedly told that Russian spies had offered and paid cash to Taliban-linked militants for killing US soldiers

MIKE POMPEO. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press briefing at the State Department in Washington, DC, on April 22, 2020. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Pompeo compares ex-security advisor John Bolton to Edward Snowden

Jun 23, 2020 - 3:43 PM

Mike Pompeo's comments come the night before the release of Bolton's book 'The Room Where It Happened,' which contains many damning allegations against President Donald Trump

BOLTON'S BOOK. In this file photo US President Donald Trump speaks alongside National Security Adviser John Bolton (L) during a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, May 9, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Pompeo says U.N. vote on race, policing in U.S. is 'hypocrisy'

Jun 20, 2020 - 9:46 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says UN should look at racial disparities in Cuba, China, and Iran instead of US

PROTEST. A protester holds up a sign on the recently rename Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House as the sun sets during continued demonstrations on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images/AFP

Trump warns of 'complete decoupling' from China despite talks

Jun 19, 2020 - 11:26 AM

Besides trade, the United States sharply criticizes China over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, an upcoming security law in Hong Kong, and its mass detention of Uighurs

VISIT. An official delegation from the United States will be visiting China. File photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images/AFP

Pompeo talks to EU ministers as rifts fester

Jun 15, 2020 - 1:08 PM

The meeting between EU foreign ministers with US counterpart Mike Pompeo kicks off a crunch week for US-Europe ties

MIKE POMPEO. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press briefing at the State Department in Washington, DC, on April 22, 2020. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Pompeo says Trump to act on alleged spying by Chinese students

May 29, 2020 - 12:50 PM

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Chinese students 'shouldn't be here in our schools spying'

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before the House Appropriations Committee's State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee about his departments FY2020 budget request March 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. With Pompeo at the helm, the State Department has requested budget cuts of more than 11-percent over FY2019 and both Republicans and Democrats were critical of the request. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Iran dismisses 'desperate' U.S. move to end nuclear waivers

May 28, 2020 - 11:47 PM

Iran's ambassador to the United Nations says that with the move, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pulling the 'final plug' on the nuclear deal after President Donald Trump withdrew the US from it in 2018

'FINAL PLUG.' In this file photo, Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi speaks to the media before a meeting with other UN members on the escalating situation with the United States at United Nation headquarters on June 24, 2019 in New York City. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. revokes Hong Kong's special status as anger grows over China law

May 28, 2020 - 12:23 AM

(UPDATED) 'No reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from China, given facts on the ground,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

PROTESTS. Pedestrians walk past a group of riot police standing guard in a front of a shop in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on May 27, 2020, as the city's legislature debates over a law that bans insulting China's national anthem. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Trump defends firing watchdog said to probe Pompeo, Saudi arms

May 19, 2020 - 11:34 AM

The sacked inspector general, Steve Linick, was investigating in part whether Pompeo ordered a government employee to walk his dog, pick up dry-cleaning and make dinner reservations

FIRED. Former US State Department Inspector General Steve Linick departs the US Capitol October 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/AFP

U.S. tells China not to interfere with its journalists in Hong Kong

May 18, 2020 - 10:47 AM

'These journalists are members of a free press, not propaganda cadres,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Trump fires State Dept watchdog said to be probing Pompeo

May 16, 2020 - 5:52 PM

US President Donald Trump removes State Department Inspector General Steve Linick in his latest abrupt dismissal of an official tasked with monitoring wrongdoing inside a government agency

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 02: U.S. State Department Inspector General Steve Linick departs the U.S. Capitol October 02, 2019 in Washington, DC. Linick reportedly met with congressional officials to brief them on information related to the impeachment inquiry centered around U.S. President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP WIN MCNAMEE / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Pompeo in Israel for West Bank annexation talks amid new bloodshed

May 13, 2020 - 7:37 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also voice fresh condemnation of their common foe Iran, accusing the country of promoting terrorism during the coronavirus pandemic

POMPEO IN ISRAEL. In this file photo taken on October 18, 2019, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes the hand of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo following their meeting in Jerusalem. File photo by Sebastian Scheiner/Pool/AFP

Israel soldier killed in West Bank ahead of annexation talks

May 12, 2020 - 6:53 PM

The US-Israel meeting, a day before a new Israeli government is due to be sworn in, will focus partly on President Donald Trump's controversial Middle East peace plan

WEST BANK. Israeli soldiers are pictured in the village of Yabad near the West Bank city of Jenin on May 12, 2020, after the reported death of an Israeli soldier. Photo by Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP

Israel gov't swearing-in delayed a day by Pompeo visit

May 11, 2020 - 11:58 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet both Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz for talks on 'regional security issues related to Iran's malign influence'

Pompeo says 'enormous evidence' coronavirus came from Wuhan lab

May 03, 2020 - 10:46 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declines to say whether he thought the virus had been intentionally released

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press briefing at the State Department in Washington, DC, on April 22, 2020. - A controversial decision on whether to annex much of the West Bank is the prerogative of Israel's new unity government, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said April 22, 2020. "As for the annexation of the West Bank, the Israelis will ultimately make those decisions," Pompeo told reporters. "That's an Israeli decision." (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / POOL / AFP)

In twist to press arms ban, U.S. asserts role in Iran deal

Apr 28, 2020 - 1:49 PM

The push to extend an arms embargo draws skepticism from Western allies and leads critics to question if the ultimate aim is to kill the deal entirely, potentially in the final stretch of Trump's re-election campaign

MIKE POMPEO. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press briefing at the State Department in Washington, DC, on April 22, 2020. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Pompeo says China may have known of virus in November

Apr 24, 2020 - 5:56 PM

China hits back, saying US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's remarks are 'totally groundless and entirely for the purpose of blaming others'

ON CHINA. In this file photo, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press briefing at the State Department in Washington, DC, on April 22, 2020. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/Pool/AFP

Virus-hit Iran urges IMF to approve $5-billion loan

Apr 08, 2020 - 6:55 PM

(UPDATED) Iran is asking the International Monetary Fund for a $5-billion emergency loan, but the United States is reportedly set to block it

HELP. People queue in line to receive packages for precautions against COVID-19 coronavirus disease provided by the Basij, a militia loyal to Iran's Islamic republic establishment, from a booth outside Meydane Valiasr metro station in the capital Tehran on March 15, 2020. Photo from AFP

In Venezuela shift, U.S. asks Guaido to renounce power – for now

Apr 01, 2020 - 12:09 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido should set up a transitional government to arrange elections in 6 to 12 months.

SHIFT. In this file photo, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guiado (L) during a meeting at the Department of State on February 6, 2020 in Washington,DC. File photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

North Korea slams Pompeo and says will 'walk our way'

Mar 31, 2020 - 11:26 AM

Pompeo has 'unleashed insult at a country with which his president was willing to forge a good relationship', says one North Korean official

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G7 videoconference: Pompeo hits Chinese virus 'disinformation campaign'

Mar 26, 2020 - 12:57 PM

The US secretary of state says, the countries that attended the G7 meeting were 'deeply aware of the disinformation campaign that the Chinese Communist Party is engaged in to try and deflect from what has really taken place'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press conference at the State Department in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2020. Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrial powers agreed in talks Wednesday that China is waging a "disinformation" campaign about the coronavirus pandemic, Pompeo said.  ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP

Pompeo in Kabul to try to break political deadlock

Mar 23, 2020 - 8:12 PM

The visit comes just a day after the Afghan government and Taliban held their first discussion on prisoner exchanges – a key step in a broader push for peace

BREAK DEADLOCK. In this handout photograph taken and released by Press Office of President of Afghanistan on March 23, 2020, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) during their meeting in Kabul. AFP PHOTO/Press Office of President of Afghanistan

China says Pompeo 'lying' in new coronavirus clash

Mar 20, 2020 - 11:53 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized Beijing, saying it 'wasted valuable days' after identifying the novel coronavirus by letting 'hundreds of thousands' leave the epicenter of Wuhan to places including Italy

PROTECTION. A security guard wearing a face mask amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19, watches over the entrance to a residential community in Beijing on March 20, 2020. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Pompeo says Iran must 'tell the truth' on coronavirus

Feb 26, 2020 - 7:46 AM

Pompeo says that both China and Iran could have better contained coronavirus if they allowed free expression

POMPEO. File photo of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from May 2019. Photo by Pavel Golovkin/AFP

U.S. prepares to sign withdrawal deal with Taliban on February 29

Feb 21, 2020 - 9:36 PM

Both US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Taliban issue statements saying they have agreed to sign the accord on February 29 in Doha, following the one-week partial truce

US-TALIBAN TALKS. In this file photo taken on August 27, 2017 US Marines and Afghan Commandos stand together as an Afghan Air Force helicopter flies past during a combat training exercise at Shorab Military Camp in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. File photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

Pompeo closes Africa tour with warning about China's 'empty promises'

Feb 19, 2020 - 7:43 PM

'Countries should be wary of authoritarian regimes with empty promises. They breed corruption, dependency,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

AFRICA TOUR. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo enters the plane before departing from the Addis Ababa Bole international Airport in Addis Ababa on February 19, 2020, as he travels to Saudi Arabia. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool/AFP

Pompeo says settlement report shows U.N.'s 'unrelenting anti-Israel bias'

Feb 14, 2020 - 11:01 AM

This is in response to the UN's list of 112 companies with activities in Israeli settlements, including major US firms Airbnb, Expedia, and TripAdvisor

SETTLED. Israeli soldiers walk along the buildings of the Jewish settlement of Modiin Illit on January 31, 2020. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

U.S. accuses Iran of building missiles through satellite bid

Feb 12, 2020 - 9:46 AM

Iran, which is enemy number one for President Donald Trump's administration, says it had successfully launched a satellite but that it failed to reach orbit

WEAPONS. An image grab from footage obtained from the state-run Iran Press news agency on February 9, 2020 shows the unveiling Raad-500 missile, a short-range ballistic missile by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) that they say can be powered by a "new generation" of engines designed to put satellites into orbit. Photo by Iran press/AFP

Pompeo urges U.S. governors to resist China pressure on Taiwan

Feb 09, 2020 - 9:23 AM

'Don't make separate individual deals and agreements with China that undermine our national policy,' says United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

WARNING. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautions against dealing with China. File photo by Pavel Golovkin/AFP

Pompeo condemns China's Xinjiang crackdown during Central Asia tour

Feb 02, 2020 - 3:24 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets top officials in Kazakhstan as he rounds off a 5-nation tour in two countries where Russia and China enjoy privileged interests

POMPEO IN KAZAKHSTAN. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) reacts after holding a joint news conference with Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi (L) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, February 2, 2020. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/AFP

Pompeo urges end to 'tyranny' of Venezuela's Maduro

Jan 20, 2020 - 11:59 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to meet with Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido in Colombia

MADURO. In this file photo taken on September 30, 2019, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference in Caracas. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Pompeo sees 'real likelihood' Iran will try to hit U.S. troops

Jan 06, 2020 - 11:10 AM

The US has about 60,000 troops in the region, including around 5,200 in Iraq. Washington orders thousands more soldiers to the Middle East on January 3, after Qasem Soleimani's killing.

An Iranian man walks past a mural painted on the walls of the former US embassy in the capital Tehran on January 4, 2020, one day after Soleimani and other members of Iraq's pro-Iranian paramilitary group Al-Hashed Al-Shaabi were killed in a US air strike near Baghdad international airport. - Soleimani, the 62-year-old deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guards, will be laid to rest next week in his hometown of Kerman as part of three days of ceremonies across the country, the Revolutionary Guards said. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Pompeo says U.S. will act 'lawfully' after Trump Iran threat

Jan 05, 2020 - 11:40 PM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US will 'behave inside the system'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a meeting with Russian President at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi on May 14, 2019. (Photo by Pavel Golovkin / POOL / AFP)

Pompeo to travel to Ukraine in January

Dec 30, 2019 - 10:56 PM

The trip will make Pompeo the most senior US official to visit Ukraine since the scandal at the heart of the ongoing impeachment process against President Donald Trump erupted

STATE SECRETARY. In this file photo, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on during a discussion on the major foreign policy priorities of the State Department in Washington, DC, on April 29, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Pompeo accuses Iran of suppressing protest memorials

Dec 28, 2019 - 8:40 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo directly accuses Iran supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of stopping the public from mourning the killed protesters

US-IRAN RELATIONS. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slams Iran for attempting to stop the memorials for the killed protesters. File photo by Pavel Golovkin/POOL/AFP

Pompeo insists Trump raised election meddling with Russia

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Sergey Lavrov says that Donald Trump never raised election meddling and that the topic had only come up in the context of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raising it at the news conference

ON RUSSIA. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a press conference at the US State Department in Washington, DC on December 10, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

U.S. confirms Washington visit by Russian foreign minister

Dec 09, 2019 - 10:30 AM

A brief statement about the meeting, to be held at the State Department, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov would 'discuss a broad range of regional and bilateral issues'

SERGEI LAVROV. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrives for the beginning of the 26th OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Ministerial Council in Bratislava on December 5, 2019. Photo by Vladimir Simicek/AFP

U.S. calls back ambassador from South Sudan

Nov 26, 2019 - 2:51 AM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US will "re-evaluate our relationship with the government of South Sudan"

Giuliani-Pompeo contacts chronicled in newly released papers

Nov 23, 2019 - 11:26 PM

A non-partisan watchdog claims the documents provide 'a clear paper trail' between the two key figures in the circle of President Donald Trump

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister following their talks in Sochi on May 14, 2019. (Photo by Pavel Golovkin / POOL / AFP)

Trump gives blessing for Pompeo exit

Nov 23, 2019 - 12:18 PM

This is the first public confirmation that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is considering running for Senate in 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives on September 3, 2019 at the European Parliament in Brussels for a meeting with European Parliament President. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

Israelis celebrate, Palestinians rail against U.S. settlement move

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:09 PM

The decision is the latest in a series of pro-Israeli moves by Donald Trump's administration

ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS. A picture taken on November 19, 2019 from the Palestinian village of Kifl Hares shows the Israeli Jewish settlement of Revava. Photo by Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP

In new pro-Israel shift, U.S. no longer calls settlements illegal

Nov 19, 2019 - 9:24 AM

US State secretary Mike Pompeo tells reporters, the US has concluded that 'the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not, per se, inconsistent with international law'

Israeli soldiers stand guard next to the site where the body of an Israeli soldier was found with multiple stabs near the settlement of Migdal Oz in the occupied West Bank on August 8, 2019. - An Israeli soldier's body was found with multiple stab wounds near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank in what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a "terrorist" attack. The incident sparked a manhunt by security forces and risked boosting Israeli-Palestinian tensions weeks ahead of September 17 Israeli polls. (Photo by Menahem KAHANA / AFP)

U.S. recognizes Jeanine Anez as Bolivia's interim president

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:31 AM

'The United States applauds Bolivian Senator Jeanine Anez for stepping up as Interim President of State to lead her nation through this democratic transition, under the constitution of Bolivia,' says US Secretary of State statement

Bolivia's interim president, Jeanine Anez speaks during a press conference during her first day in power, at the Quemado presidential palace in La Paz, on November 13, 2019. Anez, who declared herself interim president before her claim was endorsed by the constitutional court, arguing that her succession was necessitated by the resignations of those above her in the government hierarchy, will try to fill the power vacuum left by Evo Morales's abrupt resignation, as the former leader denounced what he described as a "sneaky coup." Jorge Bernal / AFP

Pompeo warns against China, Russia on eve of Berlin Wall anniversary

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:27 PM

'Western, free nations have a responsibility to deter threats to our people' from governments like China, Russia, and Iran, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

WARNING. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses a joint press conference with his German counterpart in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on November 7, 2019. Photo by John MacDougall/AFP

Turkey, U.S. agree on Syria ceasefire to force Kurdish fighters' withdrawal

Oct 18, 2019 - 7:48 AM

The agreement for the 120-hour pause eases what escalated into an unprecedented crisis between the United States and Turkey, but critics quickly accused President Donald Trump of again abandoning Kurdish allies

AGREED. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (center-left) and US Vice President Mike Pence (center-right) meet at the presidential complex in Ankara, Turkey, on October 17, 2019. Photo by Shaun Tandon/Pool/AFP

Erdogan says Turkey 'can never declare ceasefire' in north Syria

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:53 AM

US President Donald Trump says, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Ankara to press Turkey to halt its offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters

Syrian government forces arrive in the town of Tal Tamr, not far from the flashpoint Kurdish Syrian town of Ras al-Ain on the border with Turkey, which has been a key target of Turkish forces and their proxies since they launched their military assault, on October 15, 2019. Syrian regime troops arrived after Damascus deployed troops to the country's north to contain a days-long Turkish offensive.  Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

U.S. curbs China officials' visas, demands end to Uighur 'repression'

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:21 AM

(UPDATED) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweets: 'China must end its draconian surveillance and repression, release all those arbitrarily detained and cease its coercion of Chinese Muslims abroad'

CHINA MUST STOP. File photo of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Pompeo blasts 'harassment' by Congress over impeachment probe

Oct 05, 2019 - 9:33 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo complains about requests made by Congress members in relation to the impeachment complaint against US President Donald Trump

IMPEACHMENT. US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Hispanic Heritage Month Reception at the White House in Washington, DC on September 27, 2019. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Pompeo accuses Democrats of bullying in impeachment probe

Oct 01, 2019 - 11:37 PM

In a letter to Congress, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the subpoenas 'can only be understood as an attempt to intimidate, bully and treat improperly the distinguished professionals of the Department of State'

POMPEO. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a meeting in Sochi on May 14, 2019. File photo by Pavel Golovkin/Pool/AFP

Pompeo subpoenaed as Democrats press Trump impeachment

Sep 28, 2019 - 1:27 PM

Three House committees are giving US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo one week to turn over Ukraine-related documents

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Hispanic Heritage Month Reception at the White House in Washington, DC, September 27, 2019. (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP