Thursday, 28 May 2020

Tag Archives: Mike Pompeo

Pompeo presses China to allow lab inspections amid pandemic

WASHINGTON:  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday pressed China to allow inspectors into sensitive laboratories, voicing concern about their security amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. Pompeo has refused to rule out that the deadly virus leaked out of a laboratory in the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan, a scenario ...

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Iran condemns US show of support for ‘rioters’

TEHRAN: Iran condemned the United States’ support for “rioters” in a statement issued late Sunday, after two days of violent protests in the Islamic republic against a petrol price hike. The foreign ministry said that it was reacting to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s “expression of support… for a ...

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Syrian Kurds defend key town as Pence, Pompeo sent to press Turkey

RAS AL-AIN: Kurdish fighters battled to defend a key Syrian border town from Turkish-backed forces in a flare-up of violence as US President Donald Trump sent his vice president and top diplomat to Ankara to demand a ceasefire. Russia, already the key foreign power in Syria, stepped into the void ...

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Pompeo says United States aims to avoid war with Iran

WASHINGTON – The United States aims to avoid war with Iran and the additional troops ordered to be deployed in the Gulf region are for “deterrence and defence,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. Speaking to Fox News, Pompeo added that he was confident U.S. President Donald ...

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Release of Iranian tanker ‘very unfortunate’: Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed frustration Monday over the “very unfortunate” decision to release an Iranian tanker held off Gibraltar, in an implicit rebuke to ally Britain. The British overseas territory rejected a US demand to seize the vessel, which has since departed Gibraltar and entered international ...

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Pompeo warns UK over China 5G network role

LONDON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Britain on Wednesday that allowing China a role in its 5G network risked undermining the historic allies’ intelligence sharing, during a visit to London that also highlighted their differences on Iran. Following talks with Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Jeremy ...

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Pompeo: No Direct Link Between Crown Prince, Khashoggi Death

CAPITOL HILL: The gulf between the White House and U.S. lawmakers regarding Saudi Arabia grew Wednesday after two top members of President Donald Trump’s national security team provided a classified briefing to the full Senate. Nearly two months after a dissident Saudi journalist was killed at the kingdom’s consulate in ...

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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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