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Secretary of State and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency

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Mike Pompeo: Secretary of State and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Michael Richard Pompeo is an American politician and attorney who, since April 2018, has served as the 70th United States secretary of state. He is a former United States Army officer and was director of the Central Intelligence Agency from January 2017 until April 2018.

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Iran summons Swiss ambassador over U.S. comments about petrol price hike unrest: state media

Iran's foreign ministry summoned the Swiss ambassador in Tehran on Wednesday over U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's support for protesters demonstrating about fuel price hikes, the official IRNA..
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U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya's former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in "significant" corruption, according to a statement from U.S...
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Impeachment Testimony Rattles Pompeo's Job Security [Video]Impeachment Testimony Rattles Pompeo's Job Security

The US Secretary of State played a more central role than previously known in President Donald Trump’s Ukraine dealings. That's according to testimony on Wednesday in the House of Representatives'..

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Sondland says he followed Trump's 'orders' on Ukraine [Video]Sondland says he followed Trump's 'orders' on Ukraine

A senior U.S. diplomat told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump expressly ordered him and others to help pressure Ukraine into investigating a political rival of the president, providing..

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Sondland: 'Everyone was in the loop' [Video]Sondland: 'Everyone was in the loop'

U.S. envoy to the EU Gordon Sondland told an impeachment inquiry that his e-mails show Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney that Ukrainian President..

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Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine 'scheme' was far and wide: Schiff [Video]Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine 'scheme' was far and wide: Schiff

Congressman Adam Schiff, the Democrat leading impeachment hearings in Congress, said Wednesday after receiving prepared remarks from U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland that "the..

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Timeline: Trump's foreign policy towards Israel [Video]Timeline: Trump's foreign policy towards Israel

Since Trump took office in 2017, the White House has taken a series of steps that have outraged the Palestinians and delighted Israel. Here are some of the key events.

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US says Israeli settlements in West Bank not illegal in dramatic reversal [Video]US says Israeli settlements in West Bank not illegal in dramatic reversal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Israeli settlements in West Bank are not inconsistent with international law.View on euronews

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U.S. softens position on Israeli settlements [Video]U.S. softens position on Israeli settlements

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with..

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China must honor Hong Kong freedoms -Pompeo [Video]China must honor Hong Kong freedoms -Pompeo

The U.S. is gravely concerned about deepening political unrest and violence in Hong Kong, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, urging the city's government to take clear steps to address..

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Pompeo announces softer U.S. stance on Israel's Jewish settlements [Video]Pompeo announces softer U.S. stance on Israel's Jewish settlements

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade position that they were "inconsistent with..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Impeachment witness: 'foreign corrupt interests' prevailed [Video]Impeachment witness: 'foreign corrupt interests' prevailed

A former American ambassador on Friday told lawmakers in the impeachment hearing that a smear campaign by corrupt Ukrainian officials in league with American associates of Donald Trump successfully..

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Pompeo says ISIS fight shifting to Africa [Video]Pompeo says ISIS fight shifting to Africa

The global coalition to defeat Islamic State is turning its attention to combating the group in North and West Africa, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Pompeo On Alleged Low Morale Of State Dept: Nothing To See Here [Video]Pompeo On Alleged Low Morale Of State Dept: Nothing To See Here

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday downplayed reports of low morale at the State Department. According to Politico, such reports have been exacerbated by the House impeachment investigation...

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Pompeo criticizes Russia and China but says NATO must change [Video]Pompeo criticizes Russia and China but says NATO must change

Russia slays political opponents and China's tactics would be "horrifyingly familiar" to former East Germans, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday, describing free nations as being in a..

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Macron: NATO experiencing 'brain death' [Video]Macron: NATO experiencing 'brain death'

France's president warned fellow European countries on Thursday that NATO was dying, citing a lack of coordination and U.S. unpredictability under President Donald Trump. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Senators Want Pompeo To Enforce Sanctions If Violations To Ceasefire Are Found With Turkey [Video]Senators Want Pompeo To Enforce Sanctions If Violations To Ceasefire Are Found With Turkey

A bipartisan group of leaders might send a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. They will urge him to take action against Turkey if it violates the U.S.-brokered ceasefire agreement.Pompeo..

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Trump tells U.N. U.S. leaving Paris climate accord [Video]Trump tells U.N. U.S. leaving Paris climate accord

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that it will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the first formal step in a one-year process to exit the global pact..

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US Secretary Of State Gives Lebanon Leaders Advice [Video]US Secretary Of State Gives Lebanon Leaders Advice

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Lebanon’s political leaders to form a new government. According to Reuters, he wants them to form one that is responsive to the needs of its people. This..

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Trump says Turkey's ceasefire in northern Syria now permanent [Video]Trump says Turkey's ceasefire in northern Syria now permanent

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that Turkey claims it is stopping combat and making a ceasefire in northern Syria permanent. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Pompeo to Israel: U.S. focus is still on Iran 'threat' [Video]Pompeo to Israel: U.S. focus is still on Iran 'threat'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored U.S.-Israeli efforts to counter Iran in talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, in an apparent attempt to ease concerns in Israel that Tehran..

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Trump's Move Pushes US Forces To Destroy Own Anti-ISIS HQ [Video]Trump's Move Pushes US Forces To Destroy Own Anti-ISIS HQ

Business Insider reports US forces destroyed the headquarters of their anti-ISIS efforts in Syria on Wednesday. The move was prevent the facilities from falling into the hands of fighters backed by..

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Trump: Syria crisis 'has nothing to do with us' [Video]Trump: Syria crisis 'has nothing to do with us'

U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed criticism over the continuing crisis in Syria, a stance in stark contrast with the president's fellow Republicans in the United States. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Ex-aide to Pompeo testifies in impeachment probe [Video]Ex-aide to Pompeo testifies in impeachment probe

Former adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week, on Wednesday spoke to an impeachment inquiry into allegations President Donald Trump pursued political interests..

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U.S. threatens sanctions on Iraqi officials over protester deaths

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said the United States was prepared to impose sanctions on any Iraqi officials found to be corrupt as well as those responsible for the deaths and wounding..
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U.S. embassy in Jerusalem issues travel warning after Pompeo's settlement announcement

The U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on Monday warned Americans about traveling in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, soon after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the United States was softening its..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo announces softer U.S. stance on Israel's Jewish settlements

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade position that they were "inconsistent with..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to no longer waive sanctions on Iranian nuclear site, watching Iran's protests: Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the United States is terminating its sanctions waiver related to Iran's Fordow nuclear plant, adding that it is closely monitoring protests in Iran..
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Pompeo says U.S. concerned about Hong Kong violence, says China must honor freedoms

The United State is "gravely concerned" about deepening political unrest and violence in Hong Kong, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, and he urged the government of Hong Kong to take..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to end sanctions waiver related to Iran's Fordow nuclear site: Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the United States is terminating the sanctions wavier related to Iran's Fordow nuclear plant, adding that it is closely monitoring ongoing protests in..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo expected to announce U.S. softening position on Israel's Jewish settlements : administration official

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to announce on Monday the United States is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a Trump administration official said on..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo urges coalition to take back Islamic State detainees, boost funding

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday urged members of the coalition fighting Islamic State to take jihadi detainees back to their countries and step up their funding to help restore..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo congratulates Bolivia's interim president

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday congratulated Jeanine Anez, a Bolivian senator who became interim president of the South American country following the resignation of Evo Morales, the..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo 'deplored' the death toll at protests in phone call with Iraqi PM: State Dept

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi "deplored the death toll" among protesters due to the crackdown of the Iraqi government and urged him to..
Reuters - Published

For U.S. diplomats, public impeachment hearings could be catharsis and maybe a circus

On the first day of November, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent an internal email to thousands of State Department staff that began: "As champions of American diplomacy, we are in the..
Reuters - Published

'Cornerstones of cruelty': Recalling Berlin Wall, Pompeo warns of authoritarianism

When Mike Pompeo was posted to Europe as a U.S. soldier in the late 1980s, he patrolled the border that marked the "Iron Curtain" dividing East and West.
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Pompeo says NATO must change, or risk becoming obsolete

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday NATO must grow and change or risk becoming obsolete, a day after French President Emmanuel Macron said the alliance was dying.
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Pompeo criticizes Russia and China but says NATO must change

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday NATO must grow and change or risk becoming obsolete, a day after French President Emmanuel Macron said the alliance was dying.
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Citing 'competition of values', Pompeo lays into Russia, China

Russia slays political opponents and China's tactics would be "horrifyingly familiar" to former East Germans, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday, describing free nations as being in a..
Reuters - Published

China renews attack on Pompeo, says Communist Party criticism 'dangerous'

China's Foreign Ministry launched a renewed attack on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, saying that his recent criticism of the Chinese Communist Party was "extremely dangerous" and..
Reuters - Published

Asked about NATO's 'brain death', Pompeo hails 'historic' partnership

The United States' and Germany's chief diplomats rejected French President Emmanuel Macron's view that NATO is in a state of "brain death", with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying the alliance..
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U.S.'s Pompeo says Iran's latest nuclear steps raise concern

Iran's recent "nuclear escalations" raise concerns that should move all countries to increase pressure on Tehran, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pomeo said on Thursday, as Iran resumed uranium..
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U.S. considering hosting APEC summit in January: Malaysian minister citing Pompeo

The United States is considering hosting an APEC summit in the country in January after Chile pulled out, Malaysia's foreign minister said on Thursday citing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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Pompeo says U.S. troubled by reports of China harassing families of Uighur activists

The United States is deeply troubled by reports the Chinese government has "harassed, imprisoned, or arbitrarily detained" relatives of Uighur Muslim activists and survivors of internment camps who..
Reuters - Published

Trump administration notifies U.N. of planned Paris climate accord exit

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that it will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the first formal step in a one-year process to exit the global pact..
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Pompeo says Iraqi government should listen to protesters

The Iraqi government should listen to Iraqi protesters and relax recently imposed restrictions on the media and free expression, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Friday.
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China says U.S. Pompeo comments a vicious attack on China, Communist Party

China's foreign ministry said on Thursday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's comments targeting Beijing and the ruling Communist Party were a vicious attack and that any attempt to smear China..
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Pompeo says U.S. must confront China's Communist Party

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday stepped up recent U.S. rhetoric targeting China's ruling Communist Party, saying it was focused on international domination and needed to be confronted.
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U.S.'s Pompeo calls for new, efficient government in Lebanon

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged Lebanon's political leaders to help form a new government responsive to the needs of its people after Saad al-Hariri resigned as prime minister..
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U.S. imposes sanctions on Zimbabwe's state security minister

The United States has imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe's state security minister, Owen Ncube, over what it says is credible information of his involvement in "gross violations of human rights," U.S...
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Pompeo says U.S. committed to Afghan peace after deadly explosions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday Washington remained committed to peace and stability in Afghanistan as police searched for bodies in the rubble of a mosque in eastern Nangarhar..
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Pompeo assures Israel that U.S. focus stays on Iran 'threat'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored U.S.-Israeli efforts to counter Iran in talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, in an apparent attempt to ease Israeli concerns that Tehran..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo to meet Netanyahu in Israel after Turkey meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was due to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Friday, hours after Turkey agreed with the United States to pause its offensive on Kurdish..
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Pompeo will travel to Jerusalem, Brussels after stop in Turkey

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Jerusalem and Brussels after his visit to Turkey on Thursday with Vice President Mike Pence, the State Department said on Wednesday.
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U.S. seeks Turkish ceasefire from meeting with Erdogan: Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said he and Vice President Mike Pence aimed to stop Turkey from pressing on with its assaults in the Syria when the U.S. delegation meets with Turkish..
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Pompeo says plans to meet Turkey's Erdogan 'face-to-face'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said he and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence expect to meet with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan when they travel to Turkey this week.
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U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo talked to Iraq's president about Turkey's Syria incursion: statement

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iraqi President Barham Salih to discuss the Turkish military incursion into Syria and the U.S. desire for the offensive to end immediately, according to a..
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Pompeo says Orwell's '1984' coming to life in China's Xinjiang region

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday likened China's treatment of more than one million Uighur Muslims to George Orwell's "1984" novel, saying the Communist Party was detaining and abusing..
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U.S. supports Brazil’s steps towards OECD membership: Pompeo

The United States supports Brazil's bid to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Thursday.
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Pompeo says China's treatment of Muslims 'enormous human rights violation'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that China's treatment of Muslims, including the Uighurs, in western China was an "enormous human rights violation" and Washington will continue to..
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Beijing says U.S. smeared China with accusations of rights violations

Beijing said on Thursday that comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accusing China of human rights violations in its treatment of Muslims constituted a smear against China.
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Pompeo says U.S. did not give green light to Turkey's Syria incursion

The United States has not given Turkey a green light to invade Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, but added that Ankara had "legitimate security concerns" and that President..
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U.S. Secretary of State calls for EU to condemn Iran over tanker

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called on the European Union to condemn Iran and hold Tehran accountable after he said oil from Iranian tanker Adrian Darya had been offloaded in Syria.
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U.S.'s Pompeo urges Iraq's prime minister to tackle protesters’ grievances

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to "exercise maximum restraint" and "address protesters' grievances" after more than 100 people were killed in recent..
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UK foreign minister Raab raises crash case with Pompeo

British foreign minister Dominic Raab told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday he was disappointed by a U.S. decision to let a diplomat's wife who was involved in a fatal car crash use..
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Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi discusses recent protests in phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi discussed the protests that have gripped his country this past week in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, his office said in a statement on..
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State Department has responded to congressional request for documents: Pompeo

The U.S. State Department has issued an initial response to a Democratic-controlled congressional committee's request for documents related to the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump,..
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Pompeo calls Ukraine inquiry 'silly gotcha game'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the Ukraine inquiry a 'silly gotcha game' on Saturday.
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Pompeo sees a lot of work needed at North Korea, U.S. nuclear talks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said much work remained to be done at U.S.-North Korean nuclear talks that began in Sweden on Saturday aimed at ending a stalemate, expressing hope that "a set of..
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