Tag: Mike Pompeo

Pompeo hits out at Iran after deadly US strikes in Iraq and Syria

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has hit out at Iran after briefing Donald Trump about US strikes against a militia group in Iraq and Syria in which 25 fighters were reportedly killed. The Pentagon said the attacks were “defensive strikes” against the Kata’ib Hezbollah militia group, which US officials said was backed by […]

Pompeo rebukes China and Russia for vetoing UN aid to Syria

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo harshly criticized a veto by Russia and China of a United Nations security council resolution that would allow humanitarian aid to reach Syrian rebels, calling the action “shameful.” “Russia and China, who have chosen to make a political statement by opposing this resolution, you have blood on your hands,” […]

At United Nations, U.S. faces strong opposition to its shift on Israeli settlements

The United States on Wednesday defended itself at the United Nations against strong opposition from the European Union and other world powers to the Trump administration’s declaration that it no longer considers Israeli settlements to be in violation of international law. Monday’s announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reversed a four-decade-old U.S. position on […]

Mike Pompeo: Iran positioning itself for rapid nuclear break-out

Iran has positioned itself to rapidly break out into a nuclear power by resuming uranium enrichment at Fordow, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday. “Iran’s expansion of proliferation-sensitive activities raises concerns that Iran is positioning itself to have the option of a rapid nuclear breakout,” Pompeo said. The biggest obstacle to build […]

Secretary of State compares Trump to Esther

‘It’s possible God sent him to save Israel’ One of America’s most senior politicians has claimed it is possible Donald Trump was sent by God to save Israel from rival nations. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was responding to a question from the Christian Broadcasting Network on whether the US President was like a modern […]