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U.S. hits Iran with new sanctions while Pompeo visits Lebanon

The Trump administration hit Iran with new sanctions on Friday while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was denouncing Iran’s growing influence on a visit to Lebanon.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Trump, top national security officials discuss Afghanistan

President Donald Trump and his national security team had an hourlong, classified meeting on Afghanistan on Friday, a day after a top Afghan official openly complained that the Trump administration …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 1:07 p.m.

U.S. pulls out of Saudi meeting amid mixed signs on Khashoggi

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he told Saudi Arabia’s rulers that the U.S. takes “very seriously” the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will await the outcome of investigations …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 6:56 p.m.

Police search Saudi consul’s home in Khashoggi case

Turkish crime-scene investigators searched the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, and a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

Police searching the Saudi Consulate found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said Tuesday, and authorities appeared ready to also search the nearby …


Pompeo cites progress made with Kim Jong Un on N. Korea trip

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its …


Pakistan PM ‘optimistic’ after brief talks with Pompeo

Pakistan’s newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Islamabad on Wednesday, saying he was “optimistic” he could reset the relationship with Washington after …


China blasts Trump comment; Seoul regrets Pompeo trip delay

China on Saturday lashed out at President Donald Trump for accusing Beijing of not being supportive in efforts to denuclearize North Korea, while South Korea called the U.S. decision to …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

Trump asks Pompeo to delay visit to North Korea

President Donald Trump said Friday he has directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to delay a planned trip to North Korea, citing insufficient progress on denuclearization.


Pompeo to visit North Korea next week, names Ford exec as envoy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday appointed a senior executive with Ford Motor Co. to be his special envoy for North Korea and said they both would visit Pyongyang …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 1:06 p.m.

Trump reimposes sanctions to levy economic pressure on Iran

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday reimposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying the U.S. policy is to levy …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Pompeo: U.S. will never recognize Russian annexation of Crimea

President Donald Trump’s top national security aides sought to fend off accusations the president is too soft on Russia by declaring Wednesday that the U.S. will never recognize the annexation …


Pompeo pushes back against North Korea’s ‘gangster-like’ criticism

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shot back against North Korea on Sunday, saying the regime’s criticism that U.S. negotiators acted in a “gangster-like” way during his two-day visit to Pyongyang …


U.S. says Russia’s return to fold ‘inevitable’ as summit looms

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that President Donald Trump views Moscow’s return to the international fold as inevitable and that “trade-offs” could allow it to re-enter the Group of …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

North Koreans to meet Trump; ‘good progress’ toward summit

A top aide to Kim Jong Un will make a rare visit to Washington Friday to hand a letter from the North Korean leader to President Donald Trump, Secretary of …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

Pompeo: Fate of U.S.-North Korea summit rests with Kim Jong Un

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he’s “very hopeful” that a planned U.S.-North Korean summit will proceed but laid the fate of the historic meeting squarely with Kim Jong …


Pompeo: U.S. will fight Russian interference in 2018 elections

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the Trump administration will not tolerate Russian interference in the 2018 congressional midterm elections.


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 11:40 a.m.

U.S. demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

The Trump administration on Monday demanded that Iran make wholesale changes in its military and regional policies or face “the strongest sanctions in history,” as it sought to turn up …


UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Pompeo says U.S. stands with Israelis, Saudis against Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday ratcheted up the Trump administration’s rhetoric against Iran and gave warm boosts of support to Israel and Saudi Arabia in their standoffs …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 4:31 p.m.

Pompeo sworn in as secretary of state, dashes off to Europe

Mike Pompeo took over as America’s top diplomat Thursday after being confirmed by the Senate and sworn in across the street minutes later. The new secretary of state immediately dashed …


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 1:47 p.m.

Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate panel

President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend him for …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

President Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed that his CIA chief secretly met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea and said “a good relationship was formed” heading into the adversaries’ …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Pompeo vows to confront Russia, dodges Mueller questions

Aiming to quell concerns before what is likely to be a narrow confirmation vote, Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo vowed on Thursday to ramp up efforts against Russia in “each …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 12:47 p.m.

U.S. seeks to raise pressure on Europe over Iran nuclear deal

Washington wants its European allies to agree on further measures against Iran in return for keeping a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran alive, U.S. officials said Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 1:59 p.m.

Trump denies Tillerson out as secretary of state

President Donald Trump on Friday denied he wants to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, calling reports to that effect “fake news,” as his top diplomat brushed off speculation that …