World Donald Trump The top U.S. diplomat has expressed the difficulties of his position in the wake of a government shutdown and recent top-level resignations as he set off for a tour of the Middle East. In an interview with CNBC News on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended President Donald Trump's ongoing standoff with Democrats that have refused to support the Republican leader's $5.6 billion plans to fund a border wall, a spat that has seen a partial shuttering of federal services for 16 days. Echoing President Donald Trump's argument that the measure was necessary to ensure border security, Pompeo said that "the administration has an important goal there that the president's trying to achieve." This dispute, however, coupled with a Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives and resignations of senior figures such as Secretary of Defense James Mattis, envoy to the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamist State militant group (ISIS) Brett McGurk and Pentagon … [Read more...] about Mike Pompeo Says ‘Every Day Is Tough’ in Trump Administration As He Heads to Middle East
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The following is a transcript of the interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that aired Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, on "Face the Nation." JOHN DICKERSON: We want to go now to the State Department Diplomatic Room in Washington. And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Mr. Secretary I want to start with the sanctions that will be reimposed this week on Iran. A number of European countries do business with Iran. The president had formally said anyone doing business with Iran will not be doing business with the United States. So can European allies expect they will not be doing business with the United States? SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO: Well, John, good morning. That's right. The European companies will not be permitted to do business with both the United States and with Iran frankly since May since the president's announcement of withdrawal from the ill-fated agreement. European companies have fled Iran in great numbers. Hundreds of businesses have departed Iran. The whole world … [Read more...] about Transcript: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on “Face the Nation,” November 4, 2018
World International Relations U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will discuss the fate of the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Saudi King Salman. Pompeo arrived in the kingdom on Tuesday where he will try to get answers over what happened to The Washington Post journalist who was a critic of the Saudi government as the international fallout from the incident worsens. Turkish officials speaking on condition of anonymity to numerous publications, including the Post, have claimed that Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where he was last seen on October 2. It is alleged that a 15-strong team of men arrived in Istanbul from Saudi Arabia on the day of the disappearance, and all are connected to the incident. Khashoggi was allegedly killed after he went into the consulate to get paperwork related to his upcoming marriage to a Turkish woman. Saudi Arabia has denied the allegations. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Bloomberg News … [Read more...] about Jamal Khashoggi Missing: Mike Pompeo Meets Saudi King as Google, Uber, Ford Turn Backs On Regime
POLITICS 08/24/2018 12:38 pm ET "Our questions over what commitments President Trump made ... during the private, two-hour meeting remain unanswered." By Jennifer Bendery WASHINGTON ― What the hell happened in President Donald Trump’s private, two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last month? Top Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Friday asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for all relevant documents ― including notes from the U.S. interpreter in the room ― to try to figure it out. “In view of the President’s comments and the inability of senior officials to provide a clear and complete description of any commitments that President Trump may have made during this two-hour conversation, we respectfully request that you provide relevant materials including all classified and unclassified cable traffic, memoranda of conversations, interpreter’s notes and policy directives … [Read more...] about Senate Democrats To Mike Pompeo: Give Us Interpreter’s Notes From Trump-Putin Meeting
By Patrick May | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group June 11, 2018 at 10:25 am With details about President Trump’s historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un coming out in precious little dribs and drabs, the world will probably have to wait until the bitter end to find out what the heck just happened. The summit is being held Tuesday, which is Monday night in California, at a luxury hotel on a secluded island in Singapore called Sentosa. And since it’s the first such meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, it will start with the mother of all photo ops, followed by a hush-hush sit-down with only the two leaders and their translators, and wrapped up with a press conference and both men going back to where they came from. So while Team Trump and Team Kim work out details and possible concessions in an effort to, as the president likes to say, “denuke” the Korean Peninsula, here are some things you probably … [Read more...] about How much do you know about the US-North Korea summit, its key figures and its venue?