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Pompeo hopes for Afghan peace deal 'before September 1'

Kabul - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he hopes for a peace deal with the Taliban "before September 1", speaking as he made his first visit to Kabul since Washington launched talks with the insurgents last year.

Pompeo: US must be able to respond to any Iranian attack

Washington - The United States must have the capability to respond to any Iranian attack on US interests, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday.

Pompeo vows US will guarantee passage through Strait of Hormuz

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Sunday that the US will guarantee free passage through the vital Strait of Hormuz, as he accused Iran of recent attacks on oil tankers and the downing of a US drone.

Pompeo seeks to win over Britain on Iran, Huawei

London - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in London on Wednesday on a delicate mission aimed at convincing Washington's crucial European ally to back its tough stances on Iran and China.

Pompeo, Lavrov trade accusations on Venezuela in phone call

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov traded accusations in a phone call Wednesday that the other power was destabilizing Venezuela after an aborted military uprising.

US military action in Venezuela 'possible': Pompeo

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the administration of President Donald Trump was prepared to take military action to stem the crisis in Venezuela."The president has been crystal clear and incredibly consistent.

With 'swagger,' Pompeo navigates tightrope between Trump and world

Washington - Brusque and resolute in public, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has succeeded in a task of utmost delicacy -- pleasing President Donald Trump, even while being forced to mollify America's often perturbed allies.

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

Washington - 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.

How long will Pompeo serve? Until Trump 'tweets me out'

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has managed where others have failed to stay in President Donald Trump's good graces, joked Monday that he knows how he'll leave -- when he learns on Twitter.

US to pull all remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela

Washington - 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.

Pompeo confident Maduro's 'days are numbered' in Venezuela 

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed confidence Sunday that embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's "days are numbered," amid a violent impasse over humanitarian aid."Predictions are difficult.

US will still lead fight against IS despite withdrawal: Pompeo

Washington - The United States still plans to lead a global fight against the Islamic State movement despite its withdrawal from Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured allies on Wednesday.

Pompeo to head to Middle East for talks on Yemen, Syria, Iran

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to eight Middle East capitals next week for talks on security expected to focus on Yemen, Syria and Iran, the State Department announced Friday.

US abruptly postpones top-level N. Korea talks

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomatic attempts to secure a potentially landmark peace deal.

Pompeo delays talks with senior North Koreans

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has shelved plans to meet with senior North Korean officials, including one of leader Kim Jong Un's top aides, the State Department said Tuesday.

'Wide range' of US responses if Saudis behind journalist death: Pompeo

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Friday of a "wide range" of responses should Washington determine that Saudi Arabia is behind the disappearance and apparent death of critical journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Pompeo on China trade war: 'We are going to win'

New York - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed that the United States would emerge victorious in an intensifying trade war with China, a day before Washington imposes $200 billion worth of tariffs.

US accuses Moscow of 'defending' Syria's Idlib offensive

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday accused his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov of "defending the assault" by Syrian government forces on the last rebel stronghold in Idlib province.

US will 'vigorously defend' against Iran court challenge: Pompeo

Washington - The United States will "vigorously defend" itself in the International Court of Justice against Iran's challenge to the reimposition of US sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.

Trump calls off Pompeo's NKorea trip, blasts China

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Friday pulled the plug on his top diplomat's upcoming trip to North Korea -- and took a swipe at China over stalled efforts to disarm Kim Jong Un's regime.

Pompeo says 'hope' for Afghan peace talks in unannounced visit to Kabul

Kabul - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday there was "now hope" for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, during an unannounced visit to Kabul.

Trump likely to meet Putin in 'not-too-distant-future'

Washington - US President Donald Trump is likely to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin "in the not-too-distant future," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a US television interview, after Trump mooted a possible summit.

North Korea: Pompeo says he will likely visit Kim soon

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he expects to meet with Kim Jong Un soon to flesh out details of the North Korean leader's promise of nuclear disarmament.

US hopes for 'major' N. Korea disarmament by 2020: Pompeo

Seoul - The US hopes to see "major disarmament" of nuclear-armed North Korea by the end of President Donald Trump's first term in 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday.

US says Europeans did nothing to counter Iran missiles

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Europeans Thursday of having done nothing to counter Iran's program to develop ballistic missiles."The Europeans have told us ...

Pompeo: North Korea wants US economic help

Washington - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants economic help from the United States and security guarantees in exchange for denuclearization, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday.

US blames Hamas for Gaza deaths as top officials join embassy party

Washington - The White House on Monday declined to criticize Israel's handling of deadly unrest on the Gaza border, instead putting the blame "squarely on Hamas" as senior administration officials attended the opening of the controversial US embassy in Jerusalem.

Pompeo wants NKorea weapons program dismantled 'without delay'

Washington - New US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Wednesday to seek the swift dismantling of Pyongyang's weapons program, as he argued that America has a chance to alter the "course of history" in North Korea.

'Real opportunity' for progress on North Korea: Pompeo

Washington - The US has an "obligation" to pursue a diplomatic solution with North Korea, and there is a "real opportunity" for progress, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

Pompeo sworn in as US secretary of state; heads to Europe, Middle East

Washington - Former CIA director Mike Pompeo was sworn in as America's top diplomat Thursday after a bruising battle over his hardliner image, and immediately embarked on a mission to Europe and the Middle East with a strong declaration of support from President Do...
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stepping up pressure on Russia on a tour of Europe
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stepping up pressure on Russia on a tour of Europe
VLADIMIR SIMICEK, AFP

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