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Among the first issues Mr Pompeo was pressed on was whether Mr Trump spoke to him about the investigation looking into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Mr Pompeo acknowledged for the first time publicly he had been interviewed by special counsel Robert ...
So, in turn, he has come to rely on us," Pompeo said. "I intend to ensure that the Department of State will be just as central to the president's policies and the national security of the United States." His remarks before the committee were the first chance for lawmakers and the public to hear directly from ...

CIA Director Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state, says he wants to "reset" the "deterrence relationship" with Russia, signaling a harder approach toward Moscow. Speaking on April 12 during his Senate confirmation hearing, he also revealed that he had ...
In his 14 months as CIA director, Pompeo -- who will replace beleaguered Secretary of State Rex Tillerson -- quickly developed a close relationship with the ... That suggests Pompeo will hew closer to Trump's worldview than Tillerson has, which has far-reaching implications for US foreign policy.
The Senator then answered his own question, "The United States isn't even present." "What is the implication," he continued, "if a Russia-Turkey-Iran alliance is unchallenged in shaping the outcome of Syria?" The Democratic senator was taking strong exception to administration policy, as represented by President ... Afrin
U.S. President Donald Trump's pick to become Washington's top diplomat sought to defuse fears that he might advocate withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear ... Trump's nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo last month to be his next secretary of state prompted fears that Trump would soon abandon ...
As President Bill Clinton's secretary of state, Albright met with Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il, in October 2003. She remains the highest-level sitting U.S. official to meet a North Korean leader. "I do believe in diplomacy," Albright said. "The problem is you have to be prepared." She said that much work ...
... secretary of state, is a distinguished Eagle Scout who has not forgotten the values he honed while earning the highest rank in Scouting. During his time at the State Department, Mr. Tillerson was publicly criticized numerous times, and then fired, via Twitter, by his boss, the president of the United States.
WASHINGTON — After weeks of uncertainty atop the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Trump dismissed its secretary, David J. Shulkin, on Wednesday and announced he would replace him with the White House physician, Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy. If confirmed, Dr. Jackson, ...
He and others, including the general who commands US forces in the Middle East and Central Asia, argued that the Iran deal is not perfect—it was the result of a negotiation, after all—but the United States is better off with the deal than without it. In contrast, Pompeo's worldview is very similar to Trump's, ...
The U.S. State Department's International Women of Courage Award annually recognizes women around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women's empowerment. Since the program's start in 2007, ...
Buchanan didn't have much to say about the circumstances that led to Murray's resignation and his own sudden elevation to the sixth-floor of the Wyoming Financial Center, where the secretary of state occupies two floors. Murray's abrupt departure came after two women accused him of sexual misconduct, ...
Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., stands with Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales as they give statements after their meeting at the National ... Ever since now-former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson began falling out of favor with President Donald Trump last year, foreign policy observers have ...
If confirmed, Mike Pompeo, US President Donald Trump's pick to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, promises to conduct a more hawkish Iranian diplomacy. Pompeo, in contrast to Tillerson, has been vocal in his criticism of the Iran nuclear deal, describing it as a disastrous deal. While recent reports ...
Steve Sestanovich, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, said in an interview this week that Mr. Shultz was the last secretary of state to really dominate U.S. foreign policy, managing an ever-shifting relationship with the Soviet Union while also tending to policy in East Asia, Latin America and ...
Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's tenure may have lost the president's confidence, but senior Washington officials can learn from his experience. To succeed, Cabinet secretaries need to cultivate the power centers in Washington — especially if their first job there is secretary of state. The most ...

Rex Tillerson's ouster as U.S. Secretary of State this month will reset Washington's foreign policy on the widely contested South China Sea, analysts say. ... The United States does not claim any of the 3.5 million-square-kilometer South China Sea, but Southeast Asian countries that do have claims look to ...
(GIN)—An extended visit to Africa this month by the U.S. secretary of state to mend fences after the president's crude description of African and Caribbean countries was cut short this week by the dismissal of the embattled Secretary Rex Tillerson. It was the first tour of the continent by the ex-secretary, who ...
How, if at all, will this change US foreign policy? The relationship of the secretary of state to the president is vital; if the president is not willing to listen to them why should other leaders and foreign ministers? Time and again Trump contradicted Tillerson, thus weakening him and so too, the United States.
(CNN) Just after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's sudden firing Tuesday morning, American diplomats at posts spanning the globe were then increasingly surprised -- and in some cases disturbed -- to receive guidance from Washington telling them not to post or retweet the statement from Undersecretary ...
The US bombed Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in early April — just days after Tillerson suggested the administration would be fine with Assad staying in power. On June 9, Tillerson called on Saudi Arabia and its allies to end their isolation of Qatar; less than two hours later, Trump sided with the Saudis by ...
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been ousted and will be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday (Mar 13). “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson ...
Then-North Korean leader Kim Jong Il meets then-U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright during her visit to Pyongyang on Oct. 24, 2000. ... of its intent to withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but suspended the decision following discussions with the United States at the United Nations.
Hosemann, speaking Monday to the Capitol press corps and Mississippi State University's Stennis Institute of Government, said that after three terms in office, he has met his goals as secretary of state and thinks it's time to move on. The Republican said he still has "great interest" in the state and voters may ...
Stocks initially rose on the back of data that showed U.S. inflation remained tame. ... But the indexes initial gains were briefly held in check by news that President Donald Trump ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. ... Trump also said CIA Director Mike Pompeo would take over as secretary of state.
U.S. stock indexes rallied on Tuesday as investors welcomed benign inflation data and digested news that President Trump nominated Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Meanwhile, closely watched consumer-inflation data was in line with ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States is "outraged" over what he said was Russia's likely poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal in Britain, and warned that Moscow "certainly will" face an allied response over the matter. "We have full confidence in the U.K.'s investigation and its ...
Rex Tillerson's first trip to Africa as US secretary of state has also turned out to be his final one. President Donald Trump was ... While it was meant as a trip to advance the United States' interests, Tillerson's trip was somewhat dominated by China and China's ascendant role in Africa. On the eve of the trip, ...
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday July 6, 2017, Poland's President Andrzej Duda, right, and U.S President Donald Trump attend a news conference at Royal Castle, in Warsaw. According to online news reports published Tuesday March 6, 2018, the Polish President Andrzej Duda cannot count on any ...
US President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, naming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement. Thanking Mr Tillerson for his service, Mr Trump tweeted that his new top diplomat would do "a fantastic job". Mr Tillerson, a former chief executive of ExxonMobil, was only ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is on the other side of the world on a week-long Africa tour, says President Donald Trump's decision to hold talks ... "In terms of direct talks with the United States — and you asked negotiations, and we're a long ways from negotiations — I think ... we just need to be ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cancelled events in Kenya Saturday to seek respite from what has been an extraordinarily busy schedule, according to the State Department. "The secretary is not feeling well after a long couple days working on major issues back home such as North Korea and has ...
Kenyan girls attend an event for DREAMS, a U.S. funded public-private partnership to reduce HIV infections among vulnerable girls and young women, at a site supported by PEPFAR, the U.S. program to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa, at the St John's Community Centre in the Pumwani area of Nairobi, Kenya ...
The United States (US) Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell has expressed his appreciation for US-Georgia partnership. Mitchell had a phone ... PM Kvirikashvili stressed that the partnership with the US is the Georgian government's top priority. He said 2017 has ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holds a news conference with Djibouti's Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, at the Presidential Palace in Djibouti, Friday March 9, 2018. Tillerson drew a distinction Friday between “talks” with North Korea and “negotiations,” arguing that President Donald Trump's ...
Romney had called Russia the U.S.'s top “geopolitical foe” in the 2012 elections, an idea that many at the time, including President Obama, dismissed. “It's not surprising that the Russian troll operation tried to do whatever it could to prevent [Mr. Romney] from being secretary of state,” Ryan Williams, ...
And yet a little more than a year after Rex Tillerson was sworn in as the U.S. secretary of state, and amid umpteen stories of his imminent departure from ... Tillerson's imprimatur has been the clearest in some of the thorniest issues facing the United States: the future of the Iranian nuclear deal, which is still ...
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to Ethiopia at the start of his first diplomatic trip to Africa on Wednesday, seeking to mend fences and bolster security ... State Department officials said Tillerson wanted to hear from leaders in Africa in what ways they're most eager to collaborate with the United States.
People were saying that the Kremlin had intervened to block Trump's initial choice for Secretary of State, Mitt Romney. (During Romney's run for the White House in 2012, he was notably hawkish on Russia, calling it the single greatest threat to the U.S.) The memo said that the Kremlin, through unspecified ...
Ruppe alleges she told Ziff, then a deputy assistant secretary of state, that their section had a problem with male supervisors bullying women. Ziff, according to the complaint, stopped her attempts to bring those issues to light and told her she was “paranoid and believed everyone was against her.” She also ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Turkey's blocking of an Italian gas exploration vessel off Cyprus “gunboat diplomacy” in a meeting last ... One new issue added to the list of problems between the United States and Turkey though, was the growing energy conflict over Cyprus and tensions in the ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's highly anticipated trip to Africa is an opportunity to position the United States to “play a significant role in supporting” the continent and to “highlight the important relationship,” according to a senior American official. “It's not only based on economic and commercial ...
More broadly, the funding lag reflects a deep lack of confidence by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson in his department's ability to execute its historically wide-ranging mission and spend its money wisely. Mr. Tillerson has voiced skepticism that the United States is even capable of doing anything to counter ...
Condoleezza Rice Praises Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Saying He's Dealing With an 'Unusual' Administration ... U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks in conversation with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's highly anticipated trip to Africa is an opportunity to position the United States to “play a significant role in supporting” the continent and to “highlight the important relationship,” according to a senior American official. “It's not only based on economic and commercial ...
When the United States' top diplomat visits five African countries this month, his audience will listening closely to see if they are able to finally make sense of how US-Africa policy has evolved under president Donald Trump. Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, will visit Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya ...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has appointed a former state lawmaker as secretary of state. Edward Buchanan is a 50-year-old attorney from Torrington. Mead announced Thursday he chose Buchanan from three candidates to complete the 10 months remaining in the term of Ed ...
Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whose departure from the Cabinet was announced on March 13, 2018, is shown arriving at a news conference between President Donald Trump and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House on Jan. 10, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria.
Rex Tillerson, who Trump fired as secretary of State, spoke to several hundred State Department workers who gathered at headquarters in Foggy Bottom to watch ... Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson waves during his farewell remarks to State Department employees March 22, 2018 at the State ...


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