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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...

Senate panel narrowly recommends Pompeo as US diplomatic chief

Washington - US President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, narrowly won approval from a Senate panel Monday, paving the way for the CIA director to become America's top diplomat.

Senate panel likely to reject Pompeo for State as Democrats balk

Washington - President Donald Trump's secretary of State pick Mike Pompeo is likely to be rejected by a Senate panel after all its Democrats opposed his nomination, but he may still win final confirmation next week.

Despite Korea trip, Pompeo's secretary of state nomination in trouble

Washington - CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination to be US secretary of state ran into trouble Wednesday, even as it emerged he had secretly met with North Korea's Kim Jong Un on Donald Trump's behalf.

Senate Republicans push for Pompeo secretary of state vote

Washington - US Republicans are pushing for a confirmation vote next week on Mike Pompeo becoming secretary of state, even though his nomination may not receive majority support in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Russia investigator Mueller interviewed CIA chief

Washington - CIA director and secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo said Thursday that he had been interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.

Pompeo, Trump's pick to be secretary of state, vows diplomatic approach to Iran

Washington - President Donald Trump's pick to become Washington's top diplomat pledged Thursday to work with US allies to strengthen the Iran deal and played down fears he is bent on regime change in North Korea.

Mike Pompeo: politically canny CIA chief named Trump's top diplomat

Washington - Mike Pompeo, named Tuesday to be US secretary of state, comes from a one-year stint leading the Central Intelligence Agency where he earned Donald Trump's trust delivering the president's daily national security briefings and by toeing Trump's line pol...
 

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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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