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U.S. Ends Policy Of Allowing Select Countries To Buy Oil From Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that any country that flouts U.S. sanctions and buys oil from Iran will face serious economic consequences.
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US voices disappointment at delay in Afghan talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Afghanistan’s president over the weekend to express Washington’s disappointment over the indefinite postponement of Afghan talks with the Taliban, according to a statement released Monday. The talks were scheduled to start this coming Friday in Qatar, where the Taliban maintain an office, but were […]
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‘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.
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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.
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AP sources: US to sanction nations for importing Iranian oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised 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, officials said Sunday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to announce on Monday that the administration will not […]
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US increasing pressure on use of Iranian oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised 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, officials said Sunday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to announce on Monday that the administration will not […]
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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...
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Sri Lanka bombings: Intelligence blunder ahead of terror attack that killed more than 200

Almost 300 killed - everything we know so far Victims: mother and son among five Britons killed in explosions Intelligence on threat not passed on to Sri Lankan government Reconstruction: How attacker waited at buffet before detonating  World leaders and cricket stars have reacted with horror Key intelligence on a possible terrorist attack was not passed onto the Sri Lankan government weeks before at least 290 people were killed in a wave of Easter Sunday suicide bombings on churches and five-st...
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'Easter massacre': How the world reacted to Sri Lanka terror attacks

Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed almost 300 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners - with British, Dutch and American citizens among them. Images of the carnage features on front pages around the world amid horror at what was frequently called the  "Easter massacre".  Here is a round-up of how the world reacted. Sri Lanka The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, called on Sri Lanka's government to "mercilessly" punis...
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Exclusive: U.S. carves out exceptions for foreigners dealing with Revolutionary Guards

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: News, Iraq, Iran, State Department, Yemen, Reuters, Irgc, State, Syria Iraq, Mike Pompeo, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps


AP sources: US to sanction nations for importing Iranian oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised 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. U.S. officials say Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to announce on Monday that the administration will not […]
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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...


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...
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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


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 injuredSecretary 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. Related: Sri Lanka death toll expected to rise as leaders condemn killings Continue reading...
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Easter Sunday Bombs in Sri Lanka Target Christians and Tourists, Kill Hundreds

REUTERS/Dinuka LiyanawatteA series of coordinated bomb blasts at churches and hotels across Sri Lanka killed more than 200 people and left hundreds more injured on Easter Sunday in one of the worst bouts of violence in the island nation since civil war ended a decade ago.Four luxury hotels and three Catholic churches were among the highly populated areas that were targeted, according to the Associated Press. Officials told the AP that at least two of the blasts were carried out by suicide bomber...
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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.
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North Korea Criticizes Bolton’s ‘Dim-Sighted’ Remarks About Denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday issued a relatively mild criticism of White House national security adviser John Bolton for calling on North Korea to show more evidence of its disarmament commitment before a possible third leaders’ summit. North Korea’s criticism appears to be a continuation of its frustration at deadlocked nuclear negotiations with the United States. Earlier in the week, the North tested a new weapon and demanded that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo be rem...
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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 ...
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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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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.
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North Korea nuclear impasse looms over US-Japan talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stalled negotiations over dismantling North Korea’s nuclear program are looming over high-level talks between the U.S. and Japan. Just a day after North Korea called for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to be removed as President Donald Trump’s top negotiator, he and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan were meeting at the State […]
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North Korea's Kim to meet Putin as tensions rise with US

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for talks with Vladimir Putin this month, the Kremlin said Thursday, as tensions between Washington and Pyongyang spiked higher. The Kremlin announced the talks just hours after North Korea launched a blistering attack on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, demanding he be removed from negotiations over its banned nuclear programme.
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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...
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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.
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North Korea demands removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks

The country's foreign ministry claims the US Secretary of State is "reckless" in nuclear talks.
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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.
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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...
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