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U.S. Moves to Stop All Nations From Buying Iranian Oil, but China Is Defiant

Oil prices rose to their highest levels since October in anticipation of Monday’s announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Trump administration officials had debated the move.
Tags: United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Pompeo, Mike, Iran


U.S. Moves to Stop All Nations From Buying Iranian Oil

Oil prices rose to their highest levels since October in anticipation of Monday’s announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Trump administration officials had debated the move.
Tags: News, Iran, State, Mike, Pompeo, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, Mike Pompeo Trump


‘International Network’ of Islamic Extremists Believed Responsible for Sri Lanka Church Bombings

Sri Lankan authorities believe a local Islamist militant group, assisted by an “international network” of sympathizers, carried out the string of church and hotel bombings that left 290 people dead and at least 500 injured on Sunday morning.While they have not yet announced the responsible party, the authorities believe members of a local group known as National Thowheed Jamath carried out a total of eight bombings across the country on Sunday.All of the suicide bombers were Sri Lankan citizens,...


US Won’t Renew Sanctions Waivers For Nations Importing Iranian Oil, Including Allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised Monday to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to announce that the administration will not renew sanctions waivers for the five countries when they expire on May 2, three U.S. officials said. The others are China and India. It was not immediately clear if any of the five would be g...
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U.S. to Stop Exempting Major Buyers of Iranian Oil From Biting Sanctions

Oil prices rose to their highest levels since October in anticipation of Monday’s announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to further isolate Iran.
Tags: News, Iran, State, Mike, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions


Pompeo: No More Sanctions Waivers For Iranian Oil Importers

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announces an end to sanctions waivers it has granted countries that import Iranian oil, such as Japan and Turkey.
Tags: Japan, News, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


U.S. to Clamp Down on Iranian Oil Sales, Risking Rise in Gasoline Prices

The Trump administration plans to end oil purchase waivers to five nations, notably China and India, although some officials had warned the move could hinder other priorities.
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, China, India, Turkey, Iran, State Department, Trump, Mike, Pompeo, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations


Mike Pompeo says 'several' US citizens killed in Sri Lanka attacks

Thirty-six foreigners were thought to be among those killed in attacks that left at least 207 people dead and 450 injuredA view of St Sebastian’s church damaged in blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sunday. Photograph: Chamila Karunarathne/APSecretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday “several” US citizens died in a series of explosions in Sri Lanka that killed at least 207 people and left 450 injured. That toll was expected to rise.Thirty-six foreigners were reported to be amon...
Tags: News, White House, US, United States, Bangladesh, Donald Trump, Sri Lanka, Danes, Trump, Mike Pence, US UK, Colombo Sri Lanka, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Negombo, St Sebastian


Mike Pompeo says 'several' US citizens killed in Sri Lanka attacks

Thirty-six foreigners were thought to be among those killed in attacks that left nearly 300 people dead and 500 injuredSri Lanka bombings: stay up to date on our live blog A view of St Sebastian’s church damaged in blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sunday. Photograph: Chamila Karunarathne/AP Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday “several” US citizens died in a series of explosions in Sri Lanka that killed at least 290 people and left 500 injured. That toll was expected...


North Korea Hits a Man With Glasses

A senior North Korean official dismissed President Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, as “dim-sighted” after he demanded more evidence of willingness to give up nuclear weapons.
Tags: News, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Kim Jong-un, Bolton, Trump, Mike, John R, John Bolton, Pompeo, Donald J, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions


Pompeo insists he's 'still in charge' on North Korea negotiations

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo emphasized Friday that he is "still in charge" of the diplomatic team running negotiations with North Korea and made it clear that he plans to continue serving in that capacity despite a blistering rebuke by Pyongyang earlier this week that called for the top US diplomat to be removed from denuclearization talks.
Tags: North Korea, US, Cnn, Pyongyang, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Trump Endorses an Aspiring Libyan Strongman, Reversing Policy

The United States had condemned the Libyan militia leader Khalifa Hifter for trying to depose a U.N.-backed government. Now President Trump has backed him.
Tags: News, United States, United Nations, Libya, Trump, Endorsements, Mike, Khalifa, Khalifa Hifter, Pompeo, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Middle East and North Africa Unrest (2010-, Hifter


Pompeo says he's still in charge on N. Korea, works with Japan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday he remained in charge of negotiating with North Korea despite the regime's demands to exclude him, as he voiced guarded hope with Japan on securing a deal. Pompeo led four-way talks in Washington of the US and Japanese foreign affairs and defense chiefs, the latest in a flurry of major meetings scheduled between the close allies. Amid a standstill with North Korea, Pompeo brushed aside an angry statement this week in which Pyongyang called the top ...
Tags: Japan, News, Washington, North Korea, US, Korea, Pyongyang, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Pompeo dismisses NKorea's rejection of him as US negotiator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected a North Korean demand that he be replaced as President Donald Trump's top negotiator, as the United States and Japan vowed to continue to enforce tough sanctions on North Korea until it dismantles its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.
Tags: Japan, News, Washington, North Korea, US, Ap, United States, Donald Trump, State, NKorea, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Pompeo says US will take 'tough action' on Russian meddling

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Friday the United States would keep taking "tough action" on Russia after Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed widespread attempts by Moscow to help elect President Donald Trump. A day after Mueller's 400-page report was released publicly, Pompeo said that the Trump administration had raised interference in the 2016 election during each meeting with Russia.
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North Korea urges Trump to drop Pompeo from talks; U.S. plays down weapons test

North Korea's state news agency said Kwon Jong Gun, in charge of U.S. affairs at the foreign ministry, had warned that no one could predict what would happen if Washington did not abandon the "root cause" that compelled Pyongyang to develop nuclear weapons. The statement came shortly after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test of a new tactical guided weapon, North Korea's first weapon test since a summit between him and Trump broke down in late February. U.S. officials appeared to ...
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North Korea urges Trump to drop Pompeo from talks; U.S. plays down weapons test

North Korea's state news agency said Kwon Jong Gun, in charge of U.S. affairs at the foreign ministry, had warned that no one could predict what would happen if Washington did not abandon the "root cause" that compelled Pyongyang to develop nuclear weapons. The statement came shortly after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test of a new tactical guided weapon, North Korea's first weapon test since a summit between him and Trump broke down in late February. U.S. officials appeared to ...
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, United States, Kim Jong Un, Pentagon, State Department, Pyongyang, Trump, U S Defense, Pompeo, Kwon Jong Gun, Patrick Shanahan


US shrugs as North Korea demands Pompeo exit talks

Donald Trump has said he's in love with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea on Thursday demanded that the United States remove the secretary of state from future negotiations after Pompeo apparently encouraged Trump to stand firm and walk away from a summit with Kim in Hanoi in February. The State Department offered a low-key initial response, with a spokesman saying the United States "remains ready to engage North Korea in a constructive negotiation" but not commenting directly.
Tags: News, North Korea, US, United States, Kim Jong Un, State Department, Kim, Donald Trump, Hanoi, Trump, Pompeo


North Korea Demands Removal of Secretary of State Pompeo From Nuclear Negotiations

"He (Kim) said he wanted it done by the end of the year," Pompeo said
Tags: News, North Korea, Uncategorized, Kim, Pompeo, Onetime


North Korea wants Pompeo out of talks; Kremlin announces an April visit by Kim Jong Un

North Korea's Kim Jong Un oversaw testing of a new "tactical guided weapon," KCNA reported, a move that comes as talks with Donald Trump have soured.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, North Korea, Kim Jong Un, Kremlin, Usa Today, Donald Trump, KCNA, Pompeo


North Korea Wants Pompeo Out Of Nuclear Talks, Accuses Him Of ‘Talking Nonsense’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn’t appear to be of a banned mid- or long-range ballistic missile that could scuttle negotiations, allows North Korea to show its people it is pushing ahead with weapons development while also reassuring domestic military officia...
Tags: South Korea, Texas, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, North Korea, White House, China, Russia, Singapore, World news, Ap, United States, Kim Jong Un, Pentagon


North Korea’s Latest Weapons Test: Short in Range but Long in Message

country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, at a military airfield on Tuesday.Experts say Kim Jong-un is returning to saber rattling as he tries to regain leverage over President Trump after their failed summit meeting in Vietnam.
Tags: News, Putin, North Korea, Kim Jong-un, Trump, Mike, Kim Jong, Pompeo, Stimson Center, Vladimir V, Donald J, Embargoes and Sanctions, Defense and Military Forces, Security Council (UN


North Korea rebukes Pompeo hours after claiming to have tested a tactical weapon

North Korea's Foreign Ministry has issued a stinging rebuke of United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, hours after the country claimed to have tested a new tactical weapon.
Tags: News, North Korea, United States, Stories, State, Foreign Ministry, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


North Korea Seeks Pompeo's Removal From Talks, Tests New Weapon

A senior North Korean diplomat on Thursday accused Pompeo of “reckless remarks” that had undermined talks between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, and urged his replacement as the U.S. point man. While the regime has criticized Pompeo often since Trump’s first meeting with Kim in June, it was the first time an official had formally demanded his replacement.
Tags: News, North Korea, Kim, Donald Trump, Trump, Kim Jong, Pompeo


North Korea: Before talks, put someone 'more mature' than Pompeo in charge

North Korea's Foreign Ministry has issued a stinging rebuke of United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, hours after the country claimed to have tested a new tactical weapon.
Tags: News, North Korea, United States, Stories, State, Foreign Ministry, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


North Korea: If US wants to talk, put someone 'more mature' than Pompeo in charge

North Korea's Foreign Ministry has issued a stinging rebuke of United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, hours after the country claimed to have tested a new tactical weapon.
Tags: North Korea, US, Cnn, United States, State, Foreign Ministry, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


North Korea calls for Pompeo to be dropped from talks; tests tactical weapon

The North's official KCNA news agency quoted senior foreign ministry official Kwon Jong Gun as warning that no one could predict the situation on the Korean peninsula if the United States did not abandon the "root cause" that compelled North Korea to develop nuclear weapons. The statement came shortly after North Korea announced that leader Kim Jong Un had overseen the testing of a new tactical guided weapon, which KCNA said has a "peculiar mode of guiding flight" and "a powerful warhead". It ...
Tags: News, North Korea, United States, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Vietnam, Donald Trump, KCNA, Pompeo, Kwon Jong Gun


North Korea calls for 'immature' Mike Pompeo to be dropped from nuclear talks with US

North Korea has called for US secretary of state Mike Pompeo to be removed from nuclear talks because of his reckless and immature behaviour, according to reports.The official KCNA news agency quoted Kwon Jong Gun, a senior foreign ministry official, as accusing Mr Pompeo of “fabricating stories like a fiction writer.”“Whenever Pompeo pokes his nose in, the talks go wrong without any results even from the point close to success,” Mr Kwon said.“I am afraid that, if Pompeo engages in the talks aga...
Tags: News, North Korea, US, Kim, Donald Trump, Trump, Kim Jong, KCNA, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Kwon, Kwon Jong


North Korea test-fires new tactical guided weapon as it tells US to replace Mike Pompeo in nuclear talks

North Korea announced on Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon, in its first public weapons test since February’s failed summit with the US in Hanoi.  Shortly after the test, North Korea demanded that Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, be removed from nuclear disarmament talks in another sign of deteriorating diplomatic relations with Washington since the failure of their second summit in Hanoi in February.  Pyongyang wanted a replacement for Mr Pompeo who wou...
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