McConnell urges President Trump to speak out on violence in Hong Kong

U.S. 11/19/19, 12:19

Amid intensifying violence between protesters and the Hong Kong violence, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) urged President Donald Trump to speak out on behalf of the protesters in Hong Kong. Speaking on the Senate floor on Monday, Nov. 18, McConnell stressed that given the fact that President Trump has ...

US has softened its position on Israeli settlements in West Bank says Pompeo

U.S. 11/18/19, 19:18

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the Trump administration doesn’t consider Israel’s settlements in the West Bank as a violation of international law. In a rare press conference on Monday, Nov. 18, Pompeo said, “The Trump administration is reversing the Obama administration’s approach toward Israeli settlements. U.S. public statements ...

In Berlin, Pompeo says allied democracies must work together

Europe 11/08/19, 05:46

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stressing the need for allied democracies to work together, saying that the Trump administration's stances on NATO spending, Iran, Chinese technology and a new Russian-German pipeline are meant to defend hard-won freedoms. Speaking in Berlin Friday during a visit marking the anniversary of the ...

Pompeo to visit US troops in Germany, meets leaders

Politics 11/07/19, 03:47

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived for a two-day trip in Germany that includes meetings with German leaders and a visit to U.S. troops stationed in the country. Pompeo will visit five German cities, including one that is home to a U.S. Army base where he served as a ...

US bars Chinese officials for crackdown on Muslim minorities

China 10/08/19, 16:08

The Trump administration on Tuesday slapped travel bans on Chinese officials involved in a massive crackdown against Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in its west. The State Department said it would not issue visas to Chinese government and Communist Party officials believed to be responsible for or complicit in mass detentions ...

Pompeo: State Dept. will follow law in impeachment inquiry

Politics 10/05/19, 18:48

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday the State Department intends to follow the law in the House impeachment investigation and vigorously defended President Donald Trump, dismissing questions about the president's attempts to push Ukraine and China to investigate a Democratic political rival. The Trump administration and House Democrats often disagree ...

Mike Pompeo accuses Democrats of bullying in impeachment inquiry

Politics 10/01/19, 18:46

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday, Oct. 1, stated that House Democrats are trying to “intimidate, bully and treat improperly” five current and former career officials in demanding depositions providing Ukraine matter. Pompeo said in a letter to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, as part of the chamber’s impeachment inquiry ...

US, Brazil reach new era in talks on trade, Amazon protection

South America 09/13/19, 17:24

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met his visiting Brazilian counterpart, Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo, at the State Department in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Speaking at the press conference, the two men affirmed the strategic partnerships between the United States and Brazil. "When President Trump and President Bolsonaro met at the White House ...

Pompeo says Taliban ‘overreached’ in attack that killed American

World 09/08/19, 09:38

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday, Sept. 8, that the Taliban “overreached” with its car bomb attack in a diplomatic area near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, killing an American soldier. He asserted the bombing led President Donald Trump to pull back from planned Afghanistan peace talks at ...

Pompeo tells legionnaires ‘Americanism’ is core of US foreign policy

U.S. 08/27/19, 18:04

"We're not going to apologize for America anymore,” said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his speech at The American Legion 101st National Convention in Indianapolis, on Tuesday, Aug. 27. 'Celebrating Americanism in our Foreign Policy' was Pompeo’s theme as he addressed the crowd of American war veterans, and servicemen ...

Pompeo urges ‘fresh thinking to solve old problems’ in Middle East

U.S. 08/21/19, 15:11

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed leaders at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on August 20,  urging for greater collaboration and “fresh thinking to solve old problems” in the Middle East. During a news conference with Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, Pompeo alluded to the Warsaw meeting discussions, where ...

Mike Pompeo asks the UN for cooperation to stop Iran’s aggression

World 08/21/19, 14:21

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked the UN Security Council on August 20 to stop Iran's belligerent actions in order to prevent consequences that could cost human lives. "Greater cooperation in the Middle East is needed more than ever," he said. Pompeo mentioned among other challenges in the region the one ...

US Sec. of State Pompeo joins East Asia Summit in Bangkok

U.S. 08/02/19, 17:15

Foreign ministers from 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) and their key dialogue and strategic partners met in Bangkok on Friday for the 9th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which is part of the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand. U.S. Secretary of ...

Pompeo on trade disputes, North Korea, Cambodia at ASEAN meeting

China 08/01/19, 16:38

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday tackled several of the country's most critical foreign policy concerns in the Asia-Pacific region at the 52nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) in Bangkok, Thailand. Tasked with conveying a message of assurance over U.S. power and influence across ...

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