Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Netanyahu to meet US secretary of state in Brussels

Pompeo to Netanyahu: U.S. Committed to Defending Israel Against Iran

TEL AVIV – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday vowed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. was committed to defending Israel on a number of fronts, including confronting Iranian aggression and fighting anti-Israel bias at the UN.

Iran says no missile talks unless West gives up its nuclear weapons

Iran Vows to Continue Missile Tests Despite Pompeo Warning

TEL AVIV – Iran said Sunday it will continue to develop and test ballistic missiles following Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s accusation that Tehran conducted tests of a medium-range ballistic missile capable of “carrying multiple warheads,” which could strike “anywhere”

Erdogan demands punishment for all behind 'planned Khashoggi murder'

Trump and Erdogan Demand Answers from Saudis for Khashoggi Killing

U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan both pronounced themselves unsatisfied with the answers Saudi Arabia has given for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul three weeks ago. Both of them said the Saudis must be more forthcoming about who ordered the operation that ended with Khashoggi’s death, followed by crude efforts to create an alibi and dispose of his body.

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Pompeo Will Visit North Korea to Set Up Second Trump-Kim Summit

The State Department announced on Wednesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit North Korea in October to meet with senior officials and set up a second summit meeting between North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump.

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Trump Meets with South Korean President, Summit with Kim Jong-Un Coming ‘Quite Soon’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in New York on Sunday to attend the U.N. General Assembly and hold a bilateral summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Moon is eager to set up a second meeting between Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. President Trump indicated on Monday such a meeting could occur “quite soon.”

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Report: Trump Canceled Pompeo North Korea Visit After Angry Letter from Pyongyang

Reports on Monday revealed that North Korean officials sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warning that denuclearization talks “may fall apart” because the United States will not “meet expectations in terms of taking a step forward to sign a peace treaty” shortly before his trip to the country was canceled.

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U.N. Nuclear Watchdog: No Sign of North Korea Halting Nuclear Activities

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published a report on Monday stating there is no indication North Korea is truly abandoning its nuclear weapons program. The U.N. watchdog agency said the few steps taken by Pyongyang so far have been largely theatrical and do not represent a meaningful dismantling of the rogue Communist nation’s nuclear capability.

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Taliban Kidnaps 170 Civilians After Afghanistan Declares Ceasefire

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire plan on Sunday, but the Taliban promptly kidnapped 170 people from buses in an act of highway banditry. On Monday morning, Ghani all but abandoned the ceasefire and instructed his armed forces to continue operations against the Taliban until the terrorist group scales back its violent activities.

Iran offers discount oil to Asia

State Dept. Official: U.S. Will Impose Sanctions if China Buys Iranian Oil

Brian Hook, State Department director of policy planning and head of a special action group on Iran created this week, told a press conference on Thursday that China will not be exempt from penalties if it continues buying Iranian oil after the second, and much more strict, rounds of renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran go into effect in November.

Timeline of Venezuelan president 'drone attack'

Six Arrests in Venezuela After Alleged Assassination Attempt on Maduro

Venezuelan police announced six arrests on Sunday with the promise of more to come following an alleged assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro using explosive-laden drones. Maduro ally President Evo Morales of Bolivia accused the U.S. government of masterminding the plot, a charge swiftly denied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton.

Debt-fuelled investment in infrastructure and real estate has underpinned China's growth for years but Beijing has launched a crackdown over fears of a potential financial crisis

Chinese State Media Warns U.S. Against ‘Power Games’ in Indo-Pacific

China’s state-run Global Times did not enjoy Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech to the Indo-Pacific Business Forum on Monday.  A Tuesday editorial by the communist paper responded by accusing the United States of playing “power games” in the Indo-Pacific region.