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Mike Pompeo: US ‘deeply concerned’ over Iran ‘threats’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at Iran during a tour of the Middle East in advance of a crucial White House decision on whether to quit the nuclear deal with Tehran.

Mike Pompeo urges Saudi Arabia to end Qatar blockade

On his first trip as the United States' top diplomat, Mike Pompeo is imploring Saudi Arabia to end the blockade against Qatar, which has been in place since June 2017.

North Korea peps-up peace, closes nuclear site in May

North Korea rapprochement is moving with speed as country promised to shut its atomic test site in May and invited US weapons experts to the country.

Saudi-led strike ‘kills dozens’ of Yemen rebels

A Saudi-led coalition air strike has killed dozens of Yemeni rebels including two commanders, state media said Saturday, in another blow to the insurgents following the assassination of their political chief.

New US envoy Mike Pompeo targets Germany over NATO spending

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday took aim at Germany over its defence spending, saying it was not doing enough to meet its commitments to NATO.

Angela Merkel in Washington to make Germany heard again

German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to the White House Friday for talks with Donald Trump, facing an uphill struggle to save the Iran nuclear deal, avoid a trade war and make her relationship with the US president functional again.

Senate approves Mike Pompeo as US secretary of state

The US Senate voted Thursday to approve former CIA director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state Thursday, after a bruising battle by Democrats against President Donald Trump’s nominee.

Donald Trump says 3 or 4 dates possible for Kim Jong Un summit

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that three or four possible dates were being considered for his landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Donald Trump praises North Korea’s Kim Jong-un as ‘very open’, ‘very honourable’

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday described North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “very open” and “very honourable,” saying Pyongyang was keen on a meeting “very soon.”

Pompeo nomination as US secretary of state sent to full Senate

A US Senate committee voted along party lines Monday to send the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be US President Donald Trump’s secretary of state to the full Senate for a vote.

Reports: CIA chief Mike Pompeo held secret meeting with Kim Jong-un

CIA Director Mike Pompeo held a secret meeting with Kim Jong-un in North Korea earlier this month in what is believed to be the highest level meeting between the two countries in nearly two decades, US media reported.

Heather Nauert: Barack Obama ‘never did enough’ to stop Syria carnage

US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert has slammed former President Barack Obama for not taking action against the Syrian government after the chemical weapons attack on Eastern Ghouta in September 2013.

Iran denounces Donald Trump’s new hard-line staffers

An Iranian official has called the appointment of two hardliners in the Trump administration evidence that the United States is planning to overthrow the country.

Rex Tillerson bids farewell to US State Department

Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, bid farewell to officials of State Department on Friday and urged them not to lose sight of their personal integrity.

Donald Trump names John Bolton as national security advisor

US President Donald Trump on Thursday named hardline Fox News pundit and former UN ambassador John Bolton as his new national security advisor, ousting embattled army general HR McMaster.

Tokyo stocks snap four-day winning streak

Tokyo stocks fell Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak, as investors locked in profits after US President Donald Trump replaced his top diplomat and reports said he is planning new tariffs on China.

China hopes Rex Tillerson firing won’t affect North Korea talks

China voiced hope on Wednesday Donald Trump's sudden firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not impact bilateral relations or planned talks between the US president and North Korea's leader.

Russian envoy raises concern about new US secretary of state Mike Pompeo

Russian Ambassador to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said he did not think that the approach of the next U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, toward Moscow would be softer than that of his predecessor.

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