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Oil prices soar by about 3 percent as U.S. plans end to Iran sanction waivers

Oil prices rallied by about 3 percent on Monday to their highest since late 2018 as the United States was set to announce that all imports of Iranian oil must end or be subject to sanctions. News that the United States is preparing to announce on Monday that current buyers of Iranian oil would no longer be given waivers to current sanctions was first reported on Sunday by Washington Post foreign policy and national security columnist Josh Rogin. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will announce "th...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Iran, United States, State Department, State, Mike Pompeo, Josh Rogin, Rogin


Exclusive: U.S. carves out exceptions for foreigners dealing with IRGC

The exemptions, granted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and described by a State Department spokesman in response to questions from Reuters, mean officials from countries such as Iraq who may have dealings with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, would not necessarily be denied U.S. visas. The IRGC is a powerful faction in Iran that controls a business empire as well as elite armed and intelligence forces. The exceptions to U.S. sanctions would also permit foreign executives w...
Tags: Science, Iraq, Iran, State Department, Yemen, Reuters, Irgc, State, Syria Iraq, Mike Pompeo, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps


U.S. to use all economic, political tools to hold Maduro accountable: Pompeo

The United States will use all economic and political tools at its disposal to hold Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accountable for his country's crisis and will make clear to Cuba and Russia they will pay a price for supporting him, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. Pompeo made the comments in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, the final stop of a three-day trip to Chile, Paraguay and Peru, a clutch of fast-growing countries in a region where Washington's concerns are f...
Tags: Science, Washington, China, Russia, United States, Peru, Cuba, Nicolás Maduro, State, Maduro, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Cucuta, Chile Paraguay


Pompeo: Trump 'will continue to ratchet up pressure' on Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump will continue to increase pressure on Iran, but declined further comment on the possibility of waivers for countries that import Iranian oil. Pompeo told a U.S. Senate committee that he had "no announcements" on waivers, particularly in an unclassified setting. "I can assure the rest of the world that President Trump will continue to ratchet up the pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran so that their behavior w...
Tags: Science, Iran, Donald Trump, Trump, State, U S Senate, Islamic Republic of Iran, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Pompeo: Paris Climate Deal ‘Didn’t Change a Thing’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the Paris Climate Agreement signed by the Obama administration "didn’t change a thing" regarding the carbon emissions of the more than 170 other countries that chose to sign it.“Go look at the countries that are still in the Paris agreement and see what their CO2 emissions were. It’s one thing to sign a document; it’s another thing to actually change your behavior,” Pompeo said. "Go look at Chinese carbon emissions since they entered the Paris agre...
Tags: Science, Obama, White House, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, House, Paris, Pittsburgh, Trump, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Paris Climate Agreement


South Korea's Moon to meet Trump over stalled North Korea talks

Moon and U.S. President Donald Trump scheduled a summit in Washington on April 11 to discuss North Korea and other alliance issues, the White House said. "The alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea remains the linchpin of peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the region," it said in a statement. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Friday, where they were expected to discuss Moon's visit and ways...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Washington, North Korea, White House, United States, Moon, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump, Hanoi, Trump, State, Korean Peninsula, Republic of Korea, Mike Pompeo, Kang Kyung


U.S. lawmakers blast Trump's plan for diplomatic, foreign aid cuts

Representative Eliot Engel, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Trump's proposal was "dead" as soon as it arrived in Congress at the second of two House of Representatives hearings where Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faced lawmakers skeptical about the budget plan. "This budget... signals to the world that the Trump foreign policy is one of disengagement," Engel said. The ranking Republican on the House of Representatives subcommittee that oversees State Depar...
Tags: Science, Congress, House Of Representatives, State Department, Trump, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Eliot Engel, Engel, Hal Rogers, Mike Pompeo


U.S. expands abortion 'gag rule,' cuts funding to regional bloc: Pompeo

Trump in 2017 reinstated a policy known as the "Mexico City Policy," requiring foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that receive U.S. family planning funds to certify they do not provide abortions or give abortion advice. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on Tuesday the United States will expand that policy, known by critics as the "global gag rule," by cracking down on NGOs that fund other groups that support abortion. "We will refuse to provide assistance to foreign ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, United States, Trump, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


U.S. to expand abortion 'gag rule,' won't fund certain groups: Pompeo

The Trump administration on Tuesday expanded its anti-abortion policies, prohibiting U.S.-funded organizations from supporting other groups that support abortion and forbidding the use of U.S. tax dollars to lobby for or against abortion. In 2017, Trump reinstated a policy known by critics as the "global gag rule," which requires foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that receive U.S. family planning funds to certify they do not provide abortions or give abortion advice. U.S. Secretary ...
Tags: Science, United States, Trump, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Pompeo urges Moscow to cease 'unconstructive behavior' in Venezuela

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his Russian counterpart on Monday Washington would "not stand idly by" while Russia throws its weight behind Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, after two Russian air force planes with scores of troops reportedly landed in the OPEC nation. The Russian planes and nearly 100 military personnel arrived outside the Venezuelan capital Caracas on Saturday, according to local media reports.. If confirmed, the arrival could underscore a strengthening of ties be...
Tags: Science, Washington, Russia, Opec, Moscow, Venezuela, State Department, Nicolás Maduro, State, Sergei Lavrov, Caracas, Maduro, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Robert Palladino


Pompeo urges Moscow in phone call to cease 'unconstructive behavior' in Venezuela

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Russia to "cease its unconstructive behavior" by supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during a phone call with his Russian counterpart, the State Department said on Monday. Spokesman Robert Palladino said Pompeo had spoken to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about Venezuela on Monday.
Tags: Science, Russia, Moscow, Venezuela, State Department, Nicolás Maduro, State, Sergei Lavrov, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Robert Palladino


Kuwait says U.S. Mideast peace plan should weigh regional considerations

"We hope the plan will take into account the situation in the region and all the relevant parties," Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Sabah told a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a regional tour that will also take him to Israel and Lebanon. U.S. President Donald Trump's special advisor Jared Kushner visited several Gulf Arab states last month to seek support from Arab leaders on the economic portion of the peace proposal that Trump is expected to unveil in comin...
Tags: Science, Israel, Donald Trump, Lebanon, Kuwait, Trump, State, Mideast, Kushner, Mike Pompeo, Jared Kushner, Sabah Khaled al Sabah, Gulf Arab states


Pompeo seen attending Finland Arctic talks amid China concerns

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to attend the May 6-7 Arctic Council meeting in Finland in a show of Washington's commitment to the region amid growing U.S. concern about China's interests there, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States are members of the Council, which coordinates Arctic policy and is gaining clout as sea ice thaws to open up new trade routes and intensify competition for its oil, gas...
Tags: Science, Washington, China, United States, Arctic, Finland, Council, Trump, State, Rovaniemi Finland, Arctic Council, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Pompeo says all U.S. diplomats have left Venezuela

All U.S. diplomats remaining in Venezuela left the country on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, amid a political crisis over the legitimacy of President Nicolas Maduro's 2018 re-election. "U.S. diplomats will now continue that mission from other locations where they will continue to help manage the flow of humanitarian assistance to the Venezuelan people and support the democratic actors bravely resisting tyranny," Pompeo said in a statement. A U.S. official said the diplomats wer...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Exclusive: Pompeo to meet oil executives, push U.S. crude exports, Iran policy - sources

U.S. Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo will meet with top oil executives before he addresses a conference on Tuesday, in an effort to get them to help the administration's effort to boost crude exports to Asia and to support its policy of isolating Iran, according to three people at two companies briefed on the agenda. The outreach represents a significant new effort to sway industry executives to the Trump Administration’s “energy dominance” agenda that seeks to advance diplomatic and policy obje...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Science, Iran, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Trump Administration, China Poland Japan


Satellite images show North Korea rebuilding missile launch site it had pledged to dismantle

North Korea has restored part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with US President Donald Trump last year, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency and two US think tanks reported on Tuesday. Sources revealed South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) believes the work is taking place at the Tongchang-ri launch site and involves replacing a roof and a door at the facility. Satellite images seen by 38 North, a Washington-based North Kor...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Washington, North Korea, White House, Singapore, US, United States, Un, Kim, Bolton, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Fox Business Network, Hanoi, Dprk


North Korea's Kim Jong-un restores missile launch site - new satellite images

North Korea has restored part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with US President Donald Trump last year, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency and two US think tanks reported on Tuesday. Yonhap quoted lawmakers briefed by South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) as saying that the work was taking place at the Tongchang-ri launch site and involved replacing a roof and a door at the facility. Satellite images seen by 38 North, a W...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Washington, North Korea, White House, Singapore, US, United States, Un, Kim, Bolton, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Fox Business Network, Hanoi, Dprk


North Korea restores missile launch site as John Bolton warns of tougher sanctions

North Korea has restored part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with US President Donald Trump last year, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency and two US think tanks reported on Tuesday. Yonhap quoted lawmakers briefed by South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) as saying that the work was taking place at the Tongchang-ri launch site and involved replacing a roof and a door at the facility. Satellite images seen by 38 North, a W...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Washington, North Korea, White House, Singapore, US, United States, Un, Kim, Bolton, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Fox Business Network, Hanoi, Dprk


Pompeo to discuss concerns over Huawei in Hungary visit: official

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will express concerns about the growing presence of China's Huawei Technologies in central Europe when he visits Hungary next week, a senior administration official said on Friday. During his visits to Hungary and Slovakia, Pompeo will also discuss ways to bolster security relationships with both countries, including clinching deals on defense cooperation, the official told reporters. "In Hungary, the Secretary will give particular focus to the role of China...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, Hungary, Slovakia, Huawei, State, Huawei Technologies, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


U.S. Withdraws From Nuclear Weapons Treaty With Russia, Paving the Way for a New Arms Race

It’s official. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia, a landmark agreement first signed in 1987 that helped protect the world from nuclear war.Read more...
Tags: Science, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, Nuclear Weapons, Weapons, Donald Trump, Nuclear War, New Cold War, Nukes, State, Soviet Union, Dmitry Peskov, Mike Pompeo, President Trump, Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces INF


U.S. steps up pressure on Maduro as Russia backs Venezuelan ally

The U.S. Treasury Department stopped short of announcing a freeze on Venezuela's U.S. assets and accounts, but said it would take steps to ensure commercial transactions were "consistent" with its recognition this week of opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate head of state. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday will urge members of the United Nations Security Council to recognize Guaido. Washington requested the meeting of the 15-member council after a string of cou...
Tags: Science, Russia, Venezuela, United Nations Security Council, State, Maduro, U S Treasury Department, Mike Pompeo, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Guaido Washington


U.S. intensifies anti-Maduro push as Russia backs Venezuelan ally

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday will urge members of the United Nations Security Council to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate head of state. Washington requested the meeting of the 15-member council after a string of countries threw their weight behind Guaido, who heads Venezuela's congress, and urged Maduro to step down. Russia opposes the request and has accused Washington of backing a coup attempt, placing Venezuela at the heart of a growing g...
Tags: Science, Washington, Russia, Venezuela, United Nations Security Council, State, Maduro, Mike Pompeo, Juan Guaido, Guaido


U.S. recognizes opposition leader as Venezuela president, weighs oil sanctions

With street protests against Maduro underway across Venezuela, Trump said the United States recognized Juan Guaido, head of the opposition-controlled Congress, as the country's leader and called socialist President Nicolas Maduro's government "illegitimate." "I will continue to use the full weight of United States economic and diplomatic power to press for the restoration of Venezuelan democracy," Trump said in a statement, encouraging other governments in the Western Hemisphere to also recogni...
Tags: Science, Congress, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, State, Maduro, Western Hemisphere, Mike Pompeo, Venezuela Trump, Juan Guaido, Guaido


U.S. State Department says may ask Trump to scrap another Obama climate order

Such a move would deepen the Trump administration's already broad rejection of former President Barack Obama's policies on global warming, which Trump has repeatedly suggested is not as serious as scientists claim. In the 2014 executive order, Obama directed the State Department and other agencies to factor climate resilience into development programs to help vulnerable populations around the world protect themselves from the effects of droughts, floods, and storms exacerbated by climate change...
Tags: Science, Obama, Barack Obama, State Department, Trump, GAO, U S State Department, Mike Pompeo, General Accountability Office


Jordan, France, Iran follow Pompeo to Baghdad, Le Drian announces loan

King Abdullah's visit, his first since 2008, follows a week after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stopped off in both countries at the start of a Middle East tour meant to mobilize Arab countries against Iran and reassure them over the planned U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria. The Jordanian king was greeted by President Barham Salih on a red carpet at Baghdad airport before heading to meet Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. Salih welcomed the visit as strengthening "joint interests and secur...
Tags: Science, Iran, Syria, Middle East, Baghdad, State, Abdullah, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Barham Salih, Jordan France Iran, Adel Abdul Mahdi Salih


Secretary of State Pompeo urges Gulf states to heal rift

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that a rift between Qatar and its Arab Gulf neighbors had gone on for too long. "We are all more powerful when we are working together and disputes are limited. When we have a common challenge, disputes between countries with shared objectives are never helpful," he said at a press conference in Qatar. (Reporting by Eric Knecht; Writing by Asma Alsharif; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)
Tags: Science, Qatar, Dubai, Gulf, Reuters, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Eric Knecht, Asma Alsharif


Pompeo says good outcome possible for both Turkey and Syrian Kurds

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he was optimistic that a "good outcome" can be achieved that protects both Turkey and the Syrian Kurds, after speaking to the Turkish foreign minister. Speaking in Abu Dhabi, Pompeo also said the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria is a "tactical change" and does not alter U.S. military capacity to counter Islamic State and Iran. (Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
Tags: Science, Islamic State, Turkey, Iran, Syria, State, Lesley Wroughton, Lisa Barrington, Pompeo, ABU DHABI Reuters, Mike Pompeo, Abu Dhabi Pompeo


Pompeo says Venezuela's Maduro government is 'illegitimate'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described Venezuela's government under President Nicolas Maduro as illegitimate on Saturday and said the United States would work with like-minded countries in Latin America to restore democracy there. "The Maduro regime is illegitimate and the United States will work diligently to restore a real democracy to that country," Pompeo told reporters in Abu Dhabi, where he is on a tour of Middle East countries.
Tags: Science, United States, Middle East, Venezuela, Abu Dhabi, Nicolás Maduro, Latin America, State, Maduro, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Iran's Zarif calls Iran-focused summit in Poland a 'desperate circus'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized Poland on Friday for jointly hosting a global summit with the United States focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, calling it a "desperate anti-Iran circus". Earlier on Friday Washington announced that the summit would be held in Warsaw from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the meeting would focus on stability and security in the Middle East, including on the "important element of making sure that I...
Tags: Science, Washington, Iran, United States, Middle East, Poland, Warsaw, State, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Zarif, Mike Pompeo


U.S. to host Iran-focused global summit in Poland Feb. 13-14

The United States plans to jointly host a global summit focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, next month in Poland, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News in an interview to air on Friday that the meeting would "focus on Middle East stability and peace and freedom and security here in this region, and that includes an important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence." Pompeo said the meeting would "bring t...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Africa, Iran, United States, Middle East, Poland, Fox News, State Department, State, U S State Department, Western Hemisphere, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo



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