Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Mexico on Friday to meet with its president-elect and discuss improving relations with the country. Pompeo told Andrés Manuel López Obrador, "We know there have been bumps in the road between our two countries, but President Trump is determined to make the relationship between our peoples better and stronger."Pompeo, other state officials and López Obrador also spoke about NAFTA negotiations, the opioid crisis and immigration. And Pompeo's trip included meeting with sitting President Enrique Peña Nieto. The president of Mexico expressed concern about the state of migrant children in the U.S. who have been separated from their parents. He told U.S. officials that Mexicans have "great worry" about their circumstances. Mexico's foreign secretary said Peña Nieto also wants maximum efforts to go toward the children's prompt reunification. Additional information by Newsy affiliate … [Read more...] about Mike Pompeo Traveled To Mexico To Meet Its President-Elect
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said this week that President Donald Trump’s conditions-based strategy to end the nearly 17-year war in Afghanistan is “working,” slowing down the Taliban’s momentum on the battlefield and pressuring the group into realizing “they can’t win on the ground militarily.” “Make no mistake, there’s still a great deal of work to do. That is certainly the case, and the American role will be important in this,” Pompeo acknowledged during a joint press conference in Kabul with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday.“The president’s strategy is indeed working. … The strategy has sent a clear message … to the Taliban – they cannot wait us out – and we are beginning to see the results both on the battlefield where the Taliban’s momentum is slowing and in the prospects for peace with them,” the secretary told reporters. Taliban jihadists assert they intend … [Read more...] about Mike Pompeo: Afghan Taliban ‘Cannot Wait Us Out’
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have been too busy visiting a potato farm to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Pyongyang's state media implied Tuesday. The North's state media normally lead their television bulletins and front pages with Kim's doings, but a seven-day absence from the headlines, including during Pompeo's recent visit, had prompted speculation on his whereabouts among Korea-watchers. The mystery was perhaps resolved Tuesday when the official news agency KCNA put out no fewer than four reports on Kim's trip to far-flung Samjiyon county, on the border with China, most of them far more detailed than its usual accounts of his "field guidance" visits. At the Junghung potato farm, it said, he instructed staff not only to plant high-yield varieties but also to "introduce various species good to taste and ensure the quality of processed potato foods in production and thus raise the quality of potato production." He praised officials of the county, which is … [Read more...] about North Korea implies Kim Jong Un was at potato farm during Mike Pompeo’s visit
World Kim Jong Un North Korea Mike Pompeo North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opted to visit a potato farm instead of meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during the latter's visit to Pyongyang. On Tuesday, North Korean state media KCNA revealed that Kim had visited the Junghung potato farm in Samjiyon County, near the border of China. Although it is unclear when exactly he made the trip, it appeared to have been during Pompeo’s visit to the reclusive country. At the farm, Kim reportedly taught workers how to plant high-yield crops. He also instructed staff to “introduce various species good to taste and ensure the quality of processed potato foods in production and thus raise the quality of potato production,” KCNA said. North Korea leader Kim Jong Un inspects Chunghung farm in Samjiyon County in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 10, 2018. Reuters Recommended Slideshows 76 In … [Read more...] about Did Kim Jong Un Prefer Visiting a Potato Farm to Meeting Mike Pompeo?
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Monday to step up the Trump administration's calls for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Flying into Kabul after visiting Vietnam, Pompeo made the appeal in meetings with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. "The United States will support, facilitate and participate in these discussions," Pompeo later told journalists, stressing that any talks would be "Afghan-led and Afghan-owned." Pompeo added: "The region and the world are all tired of what are taking place here in the same way that the Afghan people are no longer interested in seeing war." The Industries With the Most to Lose in US-China Trade War However, it remains unclear how the Taliban will take such an offer after nearly 17 years of war. The U.S. invaded Afghanistan following the Sept. 11 terror attacks by al Qaeda, which the Taliban government at the time had harbored. Since then, … [Read more...] about Mike Pompeo Pushes Peace Talks on Unannounced Trip to Afghanistan