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{FD} Pompeo says officials not backing Trump’s mission ‘ought to find something else to do’

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News to air Sunday that officials not on board with helping to achieve President Trump’s mission “ought to find something else to do.” Continue reading

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{FD} Pompeo slams Kerry for ‘actively undermining’ the US with Iran shadow diplomacy

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted predecessor John Kerry on Friday for “actively undermining” the U.S. by holding meetings with Iranian officials — although he stopped short of endorsing President Trump’s view that the meetings were illegal. Continue reading

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{FD} John Kerry condemns bids to ‘destroy’ presidents, then suggests Trump unfit for office

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday decried what he described as incessant, politically-motivated efforts to take down American presidents as soon as they take office, which he argued has been a defining characteristic of politics in the U.S… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump slams John Kerry as ‘father’ of Iran deal amid 2020 speculation

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President Trump slammed John Kerry on Monday, labeling the former Massachusetts senator and secretary of state the “father” of the Iran nuclear deal amid speculation that Kerry could challenge Trump in the 2020 election. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran claims it controls Strait of Hormuz, prompting Pompeo denial

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A major shipping route located between Oman and Iran where nearly one-third of the world’s sea-traded oil passes through daily may become a new flashpoint after a top Iranian navy general said Monday that the country has taken full control of the Strai… Continue reading

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{FD} Pompeo presses Turkey on release of pastor, North Korea on keeping denuke promise

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday pushed Turkey to release a detained American pastor whose case prompted the Trump administration to slap sanctions on senior Turkish officials, and said North Korea is still lagging behind on its promise to… Continue reading

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{FD} John Kerry says Trump’s slam on Biden ‘unbecoming of a president’

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry blasted President Trump for his attacks directed at former Vice President Joe Biden – calling Trump’s words “unbecoming of a president” and asking why Trump isn’t more focused on his job at the White House. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea says denuclearization talks with Pompeo ‘regrettable’

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The North Korean government has accused the U.S. of undermining the spirit of last month’s summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un after what it says were “regrettable” talks with a delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Continue reading

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{FD} Pompeo, en route to North Korea, reveals his goal for high-level talks

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Friday at an air base in Japan for a refueling stop en route to his first visit to North Korea since the historic June 12 nuclear summit in Singapore. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump praises meeting with Kim Jong Un, says they’re ‘going’ to a signing

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President Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore shortly after 9 a.m. local time Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump, Kim Jong Un meet face-to-face, shake hands at historic summit

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President Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore shortly after 9 a.m. local time Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump, Kim Jong Un meet face-to-face in historic summit

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President Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore shortly after 9 a.m. local time Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Rudy Giuliani ‘doesn’t speak for the administration’ on North Korea, Pompeo says

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Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani “doesn’t speak for the administration” on foreign policy North Korea, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday at The White House. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian foreign minister meets with Kim Jong Un as Pompeo meets with North Korean official

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday in Pyongyang just hours before North Korean intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol was set to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York. Continue reading

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{FD} Pompeo angrily blasts Democratic Sen. Udall during hearing

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., Thursday after the lawmaker asked whether President Trump’s foreign policy was guided by “personal conflicts of interest.” Continue reading

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{FD} Pompeo says US to respond ‘reciprocally’ for Venezuela’s expulsion of diplomats

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The United States will respond reciprocally to Venezuela’s decision to expel two top American diplomats, the U.S. Secretary of State said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Re-election of Venezuelan president denounced as sham, calls grow for more sanctions

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Trump administration officials on Monday denounced the Venezuelan presidential election as fraudulent, and vowed to take punitive economic and diplomatic steps to restore democracy. Continue reading

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{FD} Pompeo backs Trump’s vow on Europe helping Iran pursue nuclear weapon

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made clear Sunday that President Trump’s decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal didn’t target Europe, but he backed the president’s vow to keep European allies or companies from helping Iran pursue a nuclear weapon. Continue reading

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{FD} Pompeo signals Trump seeking long-term agreement with North Korea’s Kim, in summit

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jung Un’s vow to destroy his country’s nuclear-testing site “a good first step” toward a summit agreement between Kim and President Trump but repeated that both sides will have to … Continue reading

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{FD} Too soon? Media acknowledge Trump Nobel talk as North Korea frees prisoners

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Hell hath officially frozen over. Continue reading

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{FD} Pompeo arrives in North Korea to prepare for meeting with Kim Jong Un

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pyongyang, North Korea on Tuesday, following earlier remarks by President Trump who said he was going there to prepare for the upcoming meeting with leader Kim Jong Un. The president also hinted at the possible… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump says Pompeo en route to North Korea to prepare for meeting with Kim Jong Un

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President Trump said Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is en route to North Korea to prepare for the upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — and he also hinted at the possible release of three American prisoners. Continue reading

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{FD} At State, Pompeo needs to bring our diplomats back into the foreign policy game

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Mike Pompeo, who was confirmed on a 57-42 vote by the Senate Thursday to become secretary of state, brings outstanding qualifications and experience to deal with big challenges he faces as America’s top diplomat. Continue reading

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{FD} Pushback against Pompeo: Why panel’s vote was pure politics

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On paper, there is simply no question: Mike Pompeo is qualified to be secretary of State. Continue reading

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{FD} Mike Pompeo wins support from key Democrats, despite facing rocky committee vote

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Cracks are beginning to show in the wall of Democratic opposition to secretary of state pick Mike Pompeo, even as the CIA director contends with rare turbulence on the key Senate panel considering his nomination. Continue reading

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{FD} Pompeo, Trump’s pick for secretary of state, faces tough battle for Senate confirmation

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Before he can take over the State Department, Mike Pompeo, President Trump’s pick for secretary of state, needs to contend with rare opposition from the Senate panel that is supposed to consider his nomination. Continue reading

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{FD} Communication breakdown: What the Nikki Haley flap reveals about Trump’s foreign policy

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It’s understandable, perhaps, that much of the press is playing the latest back-and-forth on Russian sanctions as a personal slap at Nikki Haley. Continue reading

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{FD} Mike Pompeo, Trump’s pick for secretary of state, promises to ‘push back’ against Russian aggression

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Trump’s pick to be the next secretary of state, told his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday that he wanted to continue to “push back” against aggressive moves by Russia. Continue reading

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{FD} Mike Pompeo, Trump’s pick for secretary of state, to tell senators years of soft US policy toward Russia ‘now over’

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Mike Pompeo, whom President Trump chose for his next secretary of state, is expected to tell the Senate during his confirmation hearing Thursday that years of soft policy toward Russian aggression are “now over.” Continue reading

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{FD} Gen. Zinni, Adm. Stavridis: What Pompeo must do first if confirmed as secretary of state

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a confirmation hearing Thursday on President Trump’s nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to become secretary of state. Continue reading

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{FD} Madeleine Albright hits Obama for not acting on Syria ‘red line’ threat

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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Monday that she wished former President Barack Obama had taken action after setting his “red line” in Syria. Continue reading

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{FD} Who is Rex Tillerson?

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Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of state. Continue reading

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{FD} Rex Tillerson’s career as secretary of state under Trump

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is out as the nation’s top diplomat. Here’s a look back at his time as secretary of state. Continue reading

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{FD} The big lesson of the Tillerson firing

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What surprised Washington foreign policy and political gurus was not Rex Tillerson’s dismissal as secretary of state, which had been rumored for months, but how it was done. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump fires Tillerson for irreconcilable differences, as the media predicted months ago

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On the last day of November, the New York Times ran a story headlined “White House Plans Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo.” Continue reading

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{FD} Tillerson: US ‘outraged’ by poisoning of ex-spy that ‘clearly came from Russia’

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters Monday evening that the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain last week “clearly came from Russia” and “certainly will trigger a response.” Continue reading

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{FD} Faulty bugging devices may have caused mysterious diplomat illness in Cuba

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Malfunctioning bugging devices planted by the Cuban government may be to blame for the illnesses that struck 24 people last year who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, according to The Daily Beast. Continue reading

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{FD} Russians already meddling in US midterms, Tillerson says

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday warned the United States is ill-prepared to prevent Russian interference in the upcoming midterms, as it was in the 2016 general election. Continue reading

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{FD} Syrian opposition leaders, in Washington for talks, deliver message to Trump administration, Congress

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Members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) left Washington with a message for President Trump: Stop Iran and Al Qaeda in Syria, and they will work with his administration to bring peace to the war-torn nation. Continue reading

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{FD} Syrian opposition leaders meet White House official, lawmakers, deliver message to Trump

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Members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) left Washington with a message for President Trump: Stop Iran and Al Qaeda in Syria, and they will work with his administration to bring peace to the war-torn nation. Continue reading

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{FD} Tillerson set to visit London, says he ‘hopes’ to visit new embassy

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An impromptu visit to London this month for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may or may not include a visit to the new embassy, the State Department said on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Tillerson says sanctions ‘are really starting to hurt’ North Korea

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that international sanctions “are really starting to hurt” North Korea, suggesting U.S. military action may not be needed right now. Continue reading

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{FD} Tillerson: Administration working on legislative fix that could keep US in Iran nuclear deal

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The White House is working with lawmakers on a legislative fix that could allow the U.S. to remain in the Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the Associated Press during an interview Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Tillerson resigning? Secretary of state says ‘that’s ridiculous’

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday swatted back at a reporter’s question asking if he’d submitted a letter of resignation, curtly responding: “That’s ridiculous.” Continue reading

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{FD} US ready to talk any time North Korea wants, Tillerson says

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the U.S. would be willing to hold talks with North Korea even if the Communist nation does not do away with its nuclear weapons program. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump on Clinton email warning: ‘Why aren’t our Deep State authorities looking at this?’

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening called for a closer look into a former intelligence committee watchdog’s claims to Fox News that Hillary Clinton’s campaign had a “strategic coordination” with the State Department to play down the presence of … Continue reading

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{FD} Trump tweets ‘I don’t blame China’ for trade imbalance

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President Donald Trump wrapped up his two-day visit to China by tweeting that he did not blame Beijing’s leaders for its unbalanced trade relationship with the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump Administration pledges up to $60M to stop next ‘reservoir of jihadi terrorists’

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The Trump administration Monday pledged up to $60 million to support the counterterrorism efforts of a five African nation force to fight the growing terrorist threat in the Sahel region of Africa. Continue reading

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{FD} Tillerson, Mattis make case for war powers authority in Senate hearing in wake of Niger ambush

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis told Senate lawmakers at a hearing Monday that the U.S. needs the authority to deploy troops oversees to fight terror, as the killing of four U.S. service members in Niger earlier this… Continue reading

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{FD} Anthony Weiner laptop had 2,800 gov’t documents from Huma Abedin: Report

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The FBI reportedly found 2,800 government documents on disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s personal laptop computer that were related to his estranged wife’s work as Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff during her tenure as secretary of state. Continue reading

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