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Pompeo Pushes Back on House Democrats, Hard

October 1, 2019 |

On Friday, the House panels conducting the impeachment inquiry requested that five current and former State Department officials appear this week and next for depositions. On Tuesday, Mike Pompeo made clear that won’t happen, the Washington Post reports. The secretary of state sent a letter to House Foreign Affairs Committee…
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Pompeo: Saudi Oil Attack an ‘Act of War’ by Iran

September 18, 2019 |

President Trump may have hedged on officially naming Iran as the party responsible for the weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities, but he lowered the financial kibosh on Tehran on Wednesday morning, Bloomberg reports. “I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country…
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Pompeo: It’s Iran’s Fault

September 15, 2019 |

Forget Yemen. This was all Iran. That was the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s take Saturday after drone attacks struck Saudi Arabian oil facilities and choked half the country’s crude production, the Wall Street Journal reports. Pompeo tweeted that it was “an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply. There…
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Pompeo Addresses Controversy Over Taliban, Camp David

September 8, 2019 |

Mike Pompeo says he supported President Trump’s invitation to Taliban leaders to attend peace talks at Camp David. “If you’re going to negotiate peace, you often have to deal with some pretty bad actors,” the secretary of state said on ABC’s This Week , per the Washington Post . “I know the…
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North Korea berates ‘thoughtless’ Mike Pompeo, warns hopes for talks fading

August 31, 2019 |

 A senior North Korean diplomat on Saturday berated U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his comments describing North Korean behavior as “rogue” and warned that Pyongyang’s hopes for talks with Washington are fading.
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North Korea calls Mike Pompeo ‘poisonous plant of American diplomacy’

August 23, 2019 |

North Korea’s foreign minister on Friday called U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “poisonous plant of American diplomacy” and vowed to “shutter the absurd dream” that sanctions will force a change in Pyongyang.
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Trump calls Ivanka, Pompeo ‘Beauty and the Beast’

July 1, 2019 |

President Trump on Sunday compared his daughter Ivanka and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “Beauty and the Beast.”
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Iran Allies Hit Saudis Ahead of Pompeo Visit

June 23, 2019 |

One person was killed and seven others were wounded in an attack by Iranian-allied Yemeni rebels on an airport in Saudi Arabia Sunday evening, the Saudi military said, as the US secretary of state was on his way to the country for talks on Iran. The Sunday attack by the…
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Pompeo Sees Ways to Handle Climate Change, Including Moving

June 9, 2019 |

“The climate’s been changing a long time,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in expressing optimism that the challenges of climate change will be met. “We will do the things necessary as the climate changes,” he told the Washington Times . Among the steps that were necessary in the past: “Societies…
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Amid U.S. fears over Huawei, Pompeo warns Swiss about close ties to China

June 4, 2019 |

Amid U.S. fears over Huawei, Pompeo warns Swiss about close ties to ChinaU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Switzerland about its close business ties with China, telling a newspaper the neutral European country was exposing itself to privacy breaches if it let Chinese companies help build its infrastructure. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has told allies not to use Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s next-generation mobile technology and equipment because of concerns it could allow China to spy on sensitive communications and data.



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