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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (left) met US US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier this week ahead of a deal for the withdrawal of a US-backed Kurdish militia from a flashpoint Syrian town

Pompeo, Turkish FM Agree to ‘Resolve Issues’ Following U.S. Sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with his Turkish counterpart, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, on Friday and left the meeting agreeing to “resolve” the unspecified “issues” between them, paramount among them the sanctions Washington imposed on Ankara this week.

French navy frigate Vendemiaire prepares to dock while a Philippine flag flutters at the international port in Manila on March 12, 2018. FNS Vendemiaire, a Floreal class light surveillance frigate, commissioned in 1993, is here for a five-day goodwill visit. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Southeast Asia Accepts Joint South China Sea Exercises with Beijing

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has accepted an invitation to conduct a “joint maritime exercises” with the communist government of China, likely in the South China Sea waters between China and their nations, Singapore confirmed on Friday.

File photo taken in October 2015 shows a KN-14 intercontinental ballistic missile in a military parade at Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square. North Korea appears to have built two new ICBMs and mounted them on mobile launchers for test-firing in the near future, Yonhap News Agency reported on Jan. 19, …

Reports: North Korea Revamps ICBM Building Factory

Satellite photos published on Monday appear to show North Korea revamping a facility outside of Pyongyang used to build intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), the Washington Post reported.

Repatriating the remains of US soldiers was part of an agreement signed by Kim and Trump during their landmark summit

Reports: North Korea to Return Korean War Remains This Week

Unidentified American and South Korean sources told various outlets on Thursday that North Korea will hand over the remains of at least 55 American soldiers killed during the active period of the Korean War, possibly by the end of the week.

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Mike Pompeo: North Korea Is Still Producing ‘Fissile Material’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that the U.S. government had reason to believe North Korea was still producing fissile material despite vowing the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Sunday, July 22, 2018, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Mike Pompeo: Iranians Tired of ‘Mafia’ Regime’s ‘Fake News’

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed some of the most powerful members of Iran’s expatriate community on Sunday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, during which he said, “Iranians should not have to flee their homeland to find a better life” and countered the “fake news” narrative of Iran’s regime.

A South Korean soldier walks past a television screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un approving the country's new missile test

Report: North Koreans Fail to Show at Meeting on U.S. Troop Remains

North Korean government representatives failed to appear to a scheduled meeting with American military negotiators on repatriating the remains of U.S. Korean War veterans at the demilitarised zone (DMZ) Thursday, according to a report from the Washington Post.

CIA chief Mike Pompeo, seen here at a Senate hearing last May, says his agency was not behind the recent unrest in Iran

Pompeo Warns Iran: ‘Sanctions Are Returning’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated, in an interview with the National at the Fairmont Hotel in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, that “sanctions are returning” on Iran’s banking sector.

Afghan alleged former Taliban fighters carry their weapons before handing them over as part of a government peace and reconciliation process at a ceremony in Jalalabad on February 24, 2016. More than a dozen former Taliban fighters from Nazyan district of Nangarhar province handed over their weapons as part of …

Mike Pompeo: Afghan Taliban ‘Cannot Wait Us Out’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said this week that President Donald Trump’s conditions-based strategy to end the nearly 17-year war in Afghanistan is “working,” slowing down the Taliban’s momentum on the battlefield and pressuring the group into realizing “they can’t win on the ground militarily.”

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (C) arrives to board his plane at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on July 5, 2018, to travel to Anchorage, Alaska on his way to Pyongyang. - Pompeo will travel to North Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Abu Dhabi, and Brussels. (Photo by Andrew Harnik …

Mike Pompeo Begins First Overnight Trip to North Korea

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo boarded a plane to North Korea early Thursday for his first overnight stay in the rogue communist regime. He is scheduled to hold discussions with high-ranking officials in the country on how to begin defining specifics necessary to implement a plan to end Pyongyang’s illegal nuclear weapons program.

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North Korea Sends Senior Officials to Cuba Before Pompeo Meeting

North Korea’s state media confirmed that communist dictator Kim Jong-un sent a high-ranking delegation to Havana, Cuba, Tuesday for their first meeting with figurehead President Miguel Díaz-Canel since he assumed the title, and to discuss affairs of mutual interest with the actual leader of the island, dictator Raúl Castro.

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SOS Mike Pompeo Back to North Korea on July 5

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced during Monday’s press briefing that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would be heading back to North Korea on Thursday, July 5 for meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.