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State Department bars press corps from Pompeo briefing, won't say who attended

The State Department on Monday said it would not be distributing a transcript or list of attendees from a briefing call with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held that evening -- a call from which the department's press corps was excluded and only "faith-based media" allowed.
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Is Trump really about to attack Venezuela?

Last week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ordered the last of the US diplomats out of Venezuela, saying their presence was a “constraint” on US policy toward the country. The wording seemed intended to convey the idea that the US is about to launch military action to place a Washington-backed, self-appointed politician to the presidency. Was it just bluster, designed to intimidate? Or is the Trump Administration really about to invade another country that has neither attacked nor threatened the U...
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State Department bars press corps from Pompeo briefing, won't release list of attendees

The State Department on Monday said it would not be distributing a transcript or list of attendees from a briefing call with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held that evening -- a call from which the department's press corps was excluded and only "faith-based media" allowed.
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Pompeo Briefing On World Religious Freedom Given Only To ‘Faith-Based Media’

"Can’t recall religion being a test before for journalists," tweets NBC's Andrea Mitchell.
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Pompeo: I'll be secretary of state until Trump 'tweets me out of office'

Amid speculation about his political future, Mike Pompeo on Monday said he'd be in the secretary of state role until President Donald Trump "tweets (him) out."
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Pompeo: I’ll Be Secretary Of State Until Trump ‘Tweets Me Out Of Office’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joked Monday that he would stay in his current role until President Donald Trump “tweets me out of office.” “I’m going to be there until he tweets me out of office, which I’m not counting on, at least today,” Pompeo said at a Road to Global Entrepreneurship Summit event in Overland Park, Kansas. Asked how long he plans to be in his role, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells a crowd in Kansas, "I'm going to be there until he tweets me out of office." https:/...
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Pompeo jokes about Trump tweeting him out of office

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a joke about President Trump firing him over Twitter during a question-and-answer session at the State Department's Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit Heartland event in Kansas.
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One Dept. Limited Their Protections. Another Singled Out Their Countries for Rights Violations.

Even as homeland security has sought to tighten borders, the State Department is highlighting some of the abuses that have sent people fleeing to the United States.
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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...
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North Korea may suspend talks with 'gangster-like' U.S., rethink nuclear test freeze

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States wished to continue talks with North Korea and had "every expectation" that its leader, Kim Jong Un, would stick to pledges not to resume nuclear and missile testing. Pompeo gave no sign of U.S. willingness to soften its stance in demanding that North Korea give up its nuclear weapons. North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui blamed top U.S. officials for the breakdown of last month's summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald ...
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U.S. hopes to continue talks with North Korea: Pompeo

The United States is hopeful that it can continue to hold denuclearization talks with North Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday following reports that a top Pyongyang official had said the country may suspend negotiations. Pompeo, speaking at a news conference, also said he had every expectation that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would live up to his commitment not to resume nuclear and missile testing. "We're hopeful that we can continue to have conversations, negotia...
Tags: News, North Korea, United States, Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Choe Son Hui


Pompeo: State Dept. bars war crimes court members from the U.S., citing torture probe

The move is aimed at shielding American military and CIA personnel from an international investigation into alleged torture in Afghanistan.
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North Korean official: Kim rethinking U.S.talks, launch moratorium

By ERIC TALMADGE PYONGYANG, North Korea  — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon decide whether to continue diplomatic talks and maintain his moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests, a senior North Korean official said Friday, adding that the U.S. threw away a golden opportunity at the recent summit between their leaders. Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, addressing a meeting of diplomats and foreign media, including The Associated Press, in Pyongyang said the North was deeply dis...
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Pompeo presses Kim Jong-un to keep his word on nuclear tests

The US says it expects Kim Jong-un to live up to his commitment on a nuclear test moratorium.
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Trump joins condemnation of New Zealand mosque shooting – live

Sarah Sanders says the US ‘strongly condemns’ attack as president tweets his ‘warmest sympathy and best wishes’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.21pm GMT The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who attempt to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.The Associates Press reports: Pompeo, making good on a threat delivered last Septe...
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Pompeo Will Pull Visas Of Int’l Criminal Court Staff Probing Afghan Troops Abuse

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who attempt to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday. Pompeo, making good on a threat delivered last September by national security adviser John Bolton, said the U.S. had already moved against some court employees, but declined to say how many or what cases they may have been investigating. The...
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Pompeo 'hopeful' North Korea talks can continue

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted that North Korea is keeping open the possibility of continued talks after Pyongyang's deputy foreign minister said they might walk from negotiations, criticizing the top US diplomat and national security adviser John Bolton for creating "an atmosphere of hostility."
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U.S. to revoke visas for International Criminal Court staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who attempt to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday. Pompeo, making good on a threat delivered last September by national security adviser John Bolton, said […]
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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...
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China is 'in a league of its own' on human rights violations, Pompeo says

Pompeo singled out Beijing for detaining members of Muslim minority groups as he unveiled annual human rights reportChina is “in a league of its own” when it comes to human rights violations, the US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday as he unveiled the state department’s annual report on human rights around the world. Related: 'If you enter a camp, you never come out': inside China's war on Islam Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, China, Race, US, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Global development, Muslim, Islam Continue, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Pompeo says 'constraint' on Venezuela action has been lifted

The US will soon impose new sanctions and visa revocations against the regime of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pulled remaining US diplomats from the country and hinted that other, perhaps more muscular, measures are under consideration.
Tags: US, Cnn, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Venezuela: Guaidó under investigation for 'sabotage' of power grid

Thursday’s blackout left most of Venezuela in the darkUS pulls staff as Maduro accuses Trump of ‘demonic’ plot Venezuelans head to collect water from a sewage canal at the river Guaire in Caracas. President Nicolás Maduro has alleged a US attack crippled the country’s electrical system. Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images Venezuela’s chief prosecutor has asked the country’s supreme court to open an investigation into opposition leader Juan Guaidó for alleged involvement in the “sabotage...
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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...
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Exclusive: Pompeo to meet oil execs, 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.
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Pompeo blames Russia, Cuba for Venezuelan crisis; Rosneft rejects accusations

"This story is not complete without acknowledging the central role Cuba and Russia have played and continue to play in undermining the democratic dreams of the Venezuelan people and their welfare," Pompeo told reporters. "Moscow, like Havana, continues to provide political cover to the Maduro regime, while pressuring countries to disregard the democratic legitimacy of the interim president Guaido," he added. President Donald Trump's administration has taken steps to ratchet up pressure on Madu...
Tags: Science, Russia, United States, Moscow, Cuba, Donald Trump, Havana, Rosneft, Maduro, Pompeo, Russia Cuba, Juan Guaido, Guaido


US to pull all remaining diplomats from Venezuela

The United States will withdraw all remaining diplomatic personnel from its embassy in Caracas as the crisis in Venezuela deepens, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late Monday. The move worsens already tattered relations, with President Donald Trump having said he rules out no options including military intervention to oust President Nicolas Maduro as Washington monitors rapidly unfolding events in the oil-rich but crippled South American nation supported by Russia and China. The US has alrea...
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Pompeo Accuses Cuba and Russia of Propping Up Venezuelan Ruler

The United States is casting Cuba and Russia as enablers to President Nicolás Maduro, and penalized a Moscow bank accused of helping his government evade American sanctions.
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Pompeo blames Russia, Cuba for Venezuelan crisis

"This story is not complete without acknowledging the central role Cuba and Russia have played and continue to play in undermining the democratic dreams of the Venezuelan people and their welfare," Pompeo told reporters. "Moscow, like Havana, continues to provide political cover to the Maduro regime, while pressuring countries to disregard the democratic legitimacy of the interim president Guaido," he added. The Trump administration has taken several steps in recent weeks to ratchet up pressur...
Tags: Science, Russia, United States, Moscow, Cuba, Havana, Trump, Maduro, Pompeo, Russia Cuba, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Pompeo slams Cuba and Russia over Venezuela crisis

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday took aim at the Maduro regime, Cuba and Russia over the deepening crisis in Venezuela.
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