POLITICS | Pompeo Speaks To Saudi, Egyptian Counterparts On Regional Issue

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan held a phone call on Sunday with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. During the call, they discussed bilateral relations and the strategic partnership between the two countries, Saudi Press Agency reported. They also discussed joint coordination on dealing with the regional … Continue reading POLITICS | Pompeo Speaks To Saudi, Egyptian Counterparts On Regional Issue

WORLD NEWS | U.S. House Panel Announces Contempt Proceedings Against Pompeo

Washington – The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee announced contempt proceedings against Secretary of State Mike Pomepo on Friday, citing his refusal to comply with a subpoena for records his ‘transparently political misuse’ of department resources. The Democratic chairman of the House of Representatives committee, Eliot Engel, also cited a speech Pompeo recorded in Jerusalem … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | U.S. House Panel Announces Contempt Proceedings Against Pompeo

NEWS | Pompeo To Have Closed – Door Meetings In Bahrain, UAE

DUBAI | United Arab Emirates – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold closed-door meetings Wednesday with Bahrain’s royal family and top officials in the United Arab Emirates amid the Trump administration’s push for Arab nations to recognize Israel. Pompeo already traveled to Israel and Sudan on this trip through the Mideast, one that … Continue reading NEWS | Pompeo To Have Closed – Door Meetings In Bahrain, UAE

NEWS | Pompeo To Visit Israel And UAE With Peace, Iran And China On Agenda, Sources Say

MILAN | ITALY – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Israel on Monday and the United Arab Emirates a day later to discuss the countries’ normalization deal, two sources briefed on his itinerary said. Also on Pompeo’s agenda will be the security challenges posed by Iran and China in the region, said the … Continue reading NEWS | Pompeo To Visit Israel And UAE With Peace, Iran And China On Agenda, Sources Say

NEWS | U.S. Secretary Of State Pompeo Defends Saudi Arms Sales After Watchdog Report

PRAGUE – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday his department did everything by the book in regards to arms sales to Saudi Arabia in 2019 after a government watchdog found the risk of civilian casualities in Yemen was not fully evaluated. His comments came after a State Deoartment Inspector General report earlier … Continue reading NEWS | U.S. Secretary Of State Pompeo Defends Saudi Arms Sales After Watchdog Report

POLITICS | Pompeo Says State Dept. Watchdog Should Have Been Fired ‘Some Time Ago’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday decline to say why he recommended firing the State Department’s inspector general, but added he should have done it earlier and rejected claims his decision was motivated by political retaliation. Congressional aides said Steve Linick, the inspector general, was probing whether Pompeo misused a taxpayer-fund … Continue reading POLITICS | Pompeo Says State Dept. Watchdog Should Have Been Fired ‘Some Time Ago’

WORLD NEWS | Pompeo Blames China For Hundreds Of Thousands Of Virus Deaths, Denies Inconsistency

NEW YORK | U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday renewed his aggressive criticism of China, blaming it for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people from the coronavirus and demanding again that it share information about the outbreak. ‘They knew. China could have prevented the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Pompeo Blames China For Hundreds Of Thousands Of Virus Deaths, Denies Inconsistency

WORLD NEWS | Pompeo Says ‘Significant’ Evidence New Coronavirus Emerged From Chinese Lab

NEW YORK – Secretary of State Mike Popmeo said on Sunday there was ‘a significant amount of evidence’ that the new coronavirus merged from a Chinese laboratory, but did not dispute U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion that it was not man-made. ‘There is a significant amount of evidence that this came from that laboratory in Wuhan’, … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Pompeo Says ‘Significant’ Evidence New Coronavirus Emerged From Chinese Lab

NEWS | U.S. Says Probing If Coronavirus Came From Chinese Lab

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA - President Donald Trump’s administration is investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, saying it doesn’t rule out that it came from a laboratory researching bats in Wuhan, China. Chinese scientists have said the virus, which has killed more than 138, 700 people worldwide, was likely transmitted to humans late last year … Continue reading NEWS | U.S. Says Probing If Coronavirus Came From Chinese Lab

WORLD NEWS | Pompeo To Iraq PM: U.S. Will Take Action In Self-Defense If Attacked

RIYADH – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi the United States would take measures in self-defense if attacked, according to a statement on Monday, after a second rocket attack on an Iraqi base that houses U.S. troops helping fight Islamic State. ‘Secretary Pompeo underscored that the groups responsible for … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Pompeo To Iraq PM: U.S. Will Take Action In Self-Defense If Attacked