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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman received on Sunday US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is using the Middle East leg of his first trip abroad ... He's also urging Saudi Arabia and its neighbors to resolve a long-festering dispute with Qatar that US officials say Iran is exploiting to boost its ...
AMMAN, April 29 (Xinhua) -- The newly-appointed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday arrived in Jordan for two-day visit as part of a Middle East tour that also covers Saudi Arabia and Israel. During the visit, Pompeo will hold talks with King Abdullah II of Jordan and Minister of Foreign ...

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at his palace United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, latest developments in the Middle East region and efforts being exerted towards them. The audience ...
The principal matter separating Israel and the United States continues to be Iran's growing presence in Syria, an enemy state lying along Israel's northern border, ... U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir shake hands during a news conference in Riyadh on Sunday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L), arrives to greet members of the US mission to NATO at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on April 27. Photo by AFP. Popular on social media. Over 1,000 Ukrainian combat veterans commit suicide since 2014 1093 Ukraine on foot: Two friends find what unites ...

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Nobel Prize-winning British writer Kazuo Ishiguro will be among 140 foreign people recognized in this year's spring decorations, the government said Sunday. Albright, 80, and Ishiguro, 63, will be bestowed the Grand Cordon of the Order of the ...
U.S. Sen. John Kennedy is calling on Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler to resign after the release of sexually themed emails Schedler sent one of his employees. Kennedy, from Louisiana, said Friday that the emails, which were sent on a state account and published by The Advocate, show ...
At a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels on Friday, the new US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, chided allies, foremost among them Germany, for a lack of progress in meeting defense spending commitments. ... It reconfirms the commitment of the United States and President Trump to the transatlantic bond.".
WASHINGTON -- The Senate easily confirmed Mike Pompeo on Thursday as the United States' 70th secretary of state, elevating the current C.I.A. director and an outspoken foreign policy hawk to be the nation's top diplomat. In the end, the 57-to-42 tally lacked the drama of other nail-biting ... CIA
A homophobic Secretary of State presents notable diplomacy concerns: “The secretary of state represents American values to the rest of the world, and a homophobic secretary of state will do nothing to assert values of tolerance in anti-gay countries like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan … and the United States. CIA
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WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state on Thursday despite lingering objections from Democrats who've ... Pompeo, who grew close to President Donald Trump as his CIA director, takes over at State as the United States faces a host of foreign policy challenges. CIA
“President Trump's nominee for secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, appears to be on a glide path to confirmation after a last-minute reversal Monday from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Paul's surprise support helped push Pompeo over the top in an 11-9-1 Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote…” (Carney ... CIA
The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, after a Republican senator who had been opposed threw his support behind the nominee. The committee approved Pompeo's nomination on a ... CIA
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 Mueller, ... CIA

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 the ... CIA
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 been ... CIA
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. CIA
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 Donald ... CIA
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 Iran's ... CIA
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 and ... CIA
... 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. CIA
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, ... CIA
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, ... CIA
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, ... CIA
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, ... CIA
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 ... CIA
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 ... CIA
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 ... CIA
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 ... CIA
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 ... CIA
(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 ... CIA
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. CIA
(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 ... CIA
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 ... CIA
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 ... CIA
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. CIA
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 ... CIA
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. CIA
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 ... CIA
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 ... CIA
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, ... CIA
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 ... CIA
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 ... CIA
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 ... CIA
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 ... CIA
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 ... CIA
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 ... CIA



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