Tag: Mike Pompeo


Pompeo Hints at Trump-Putin Summit in the ‘Not-too-distant Future’

Saturday on MSNBC’s “The Hugh Hewitt Show,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked about the possibilities of a meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Pompeo said there were some efforts underway for in-person communication between


Pompeo: I Think China Poses ‘The Most Serious Threat’

During an interview with Hugh Hewitt broadcast on MSNBC on Saturday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated he thinks China poses “the most serious threat, and frankly, an opportunity for America if we can get it right.” Hewitt asked, “Is

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that Moscow must stop interfering in US domestic politics

Pompeo May Return to North Korea as Soon as This Weekend

Reports in South Korean media, citing a Korean lawmaker speaking on national radio, reported Thursday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo could be visiting North Korea again as soon as this weekend.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R), South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (C) and Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono (L) attend a joint news conference at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on June 14, 2018. - North Korea's Kim Jong Un understands that denuclearisation must happen 'quickly', US Secretary …

Pompeo Insists: No Sanctions Relief for North Korea Despite Pyongyang Claims

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured reporters in a joint press conference with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Seoul Thursday that the United States is not considering removing sanctions on North Korea until its nuclear program verifiably ceases to exist.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (R) toast during the official summit dinner

Photos: North Korea’s Diplomats Live the Good Life Through Diplomacy

As North Korea engages in rapprochement efforts with the United States and South Korea, many of the country’s top diplomats, including communist dictator Kim Jong-un, are enjoying the diplomatic high life as the regime ponders giving up its nuclear weapons.

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John Bolton Will Be in Singapore for North Korea Summit

The South Korean news service Yonhap confirmed on Wednesday that U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is going to Singapore next week when President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

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Pompeo: ‘Process’ Towards North Korea Summit ‘Will Take Days and Weeks’ 

U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo indicated on Thursday that it remains uncertain when American President Donald Trump will meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to discuss a deal towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in exchange for sanctions relief, stressing that “real progress” has been made towards an agreement.


Pompeo Dines with U.S.-Sanctioned North Korean Terrorist in NYC

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo enjoyed a 90-minute “working dinner” Wednesday in New York City with Kim Yong-chol, a U.S. Treasury-sanctioned “Specially Designated Person,” intended to get the diplomats to know each other better and to discuss the preliminaries of denuclearization.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo releases the annual U.S. assessment of religious freedom around the world, at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mike Pompeo Invites ‘Like-Minded’ Countries to Religious Freedom Summit

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday at a press briefing to unveil the 2017 International Religious Freedom Report that the United States will host a ministerial summit to bring together “like-minded” countries to discuss action against religious persecution.

Markets were subdued despite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday calling a halt to nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches

State Dept.: North Korea Using Executions, Torture Against ‘Serious Threat’ of Christianity

The U.S. State Department affirms in its annual International Religious Freedom Report, published Tuesday, that the communist regime controlling North Korea “considered Christianity a serious threat, as it challenged the official cult of personality and provided a platform for social and political organization and interaction outside the government.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo answers questions from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee just after President Donald Trump canceled the June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement from North Korea, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May …

Pompeo on Trump’s Readiness to Denuclearize North Korea: ‘We’re Rocking’

U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo blasted a top Democrat senator during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Thursday for suggesting a lack of preparation led to the Trump administration’s canceling the Kim Jong-un summit, noting that North Korea failed to hold up its end of the bargain in planning for the event.

China's foreign minister Wang Yi (L) laughs as he shakes hands with North Korea's vice foreign minister Ri Kil Song at Pyongyang airport

China: Don’t ‘Politicize’ U.S. Diplomat Brain Damage in Consulate

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned Americans Wednesday not to “politicize” the revelation that a U.S. diplomat had suffered a mild traumatic brain injury after hearing shrill noises in Guangzhou, China – an incident that recalled the injury of two dozen diplomats in Havana, Cuba, after hearing shrill noises.

Mike Pompeo met Kim Jong Un on his last visit to Pyongyang, before he was confirmed as secretary of state

Pompeo ‘Still Optimistic That We Will Reach’ North Korea Deal

WASHINGTON, DC — The Trump administration remains “optimistic” that it will be able to convince North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to take steps towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in exchange for sanctions relief, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told lawmakers Thursday.

President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

State Department: North Korea Not Getting U.S. Tax Dollars to Rebuild

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters Thursday that the Trump administration has no plans to use taxpayers’ dollars to rehabilitate the communist North Korean economy, a concern arising from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s comments that the United States is willing to help that economy grow.

CIA nominee Gina Haspel testifies during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Senate Intelligence Panel Approves Gina Haspel as CIA Director

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday voted 10-5 to advance the nomination of Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s pick for Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director, to the Senate floor in a bipartisan vote celebrated by both leaders of the committee.


McCaul: Trump Is ‘Standing Firm’ While North Korea Tries to Play Us

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Happening Now,” House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said the Trump administration was “standing firm that we aren’t going to make concessions just to get to the negotiating table.” When asked about North