Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Tag Archives: Mike Pompeo

High-level North Korea-US meeting postponed

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomacy to secure a potentially landmark peace deal. The talks between President Donald Trump’s top diplomat and the North Korean delegation, which had been due on ...

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United States imposes ‘toughest ever’ sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON DC: The United States is reimposing punitive measures targeting the Iranian oil and financial sectors in what US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called “the toughest sanctions ever placed” against Iran. Taking effect Monday, the measures are the most concrete result yet of US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision in ...

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Mike Pompeo urges Afghan Taliban to seize opportunity for dialogue

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, following up on their September 5 discussions in Islamabad on a range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest. Welcoming the Foreign Minister, Secretary Pompeo said the United States looked forward to working with ...

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US pledges $300m security funding for south-east Asia

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BEIJING on Saturday vowed to maintain its military presence in the South China Sea, insisting the US is “the biggest force for militarisation in this region” after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged US$300 million to boost security in the Indo-Pacific. The investment is part of US efforts to ...

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Mike Pompeo warns against IMF bailout for Pakistan

NEW YORK: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that any potential International Monetary Fund bailout for Pakistan’s new government should not provide funds to pay off Chinese lenders. In an interview with CNBC television, Pompeo said the United Statekhs looked forward to engagement with the government of Pakistan’s expected ...

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In Policy Shift, US Open To Meeting With Taliban

WASHINGTON: The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, US officials said. That marks a tactical shift by the Trump administration, which has previously only appeared willing to participate ...

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Pompeo arrives in North Korea for talks on nuclear sites

SEOUL/WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Friday, hoping to “fill in” details on the North’s plans to dismantle its nuclear program and also to secure the remains of U.S. troops missing from the Korean War. Pompeo landed in Pyongyang and met Kim Yong Chol, ...

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China a Bigger Threat to US Than Russia, Says CIA Boss

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The director of the CIA Mike Pompeo has revealed in an interview with the BBC that China is a “big threat” to the USA just as Russia which has been fingered to have influenced the last presidential polls which brought Donald Trump to power. Pompeo said that China’s efforts to ...

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The White House struggles to silence talk of Trump’s mental fitness

WASHINGTON: The White House is struggling to contain the national discussion about President Trump’s mental acuity and fitness for the job, which has overshadowed the administration’s agenda for the past week. Trump publicly waded into the debate spawned by a new book, “Fire and Fury” – Michael Wolff’s inside account ...

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Fix problems to stay partners with US, CIA chief tells Pakistan

WASHINGTON: After US President Donald Trump’s diatribe against Pakistan, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has now launched a barrage of allegations, accusing Pakistan of providing safe havens to terrorists. CIA chief Mike Pompeo reiterated Trump’s allegations, threatening Islamabad that they would ‘protect’ the United States if Pakistan ...

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