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World Jan 17Pompeo breaks silence on alleged threats to former envoy in Ukraine
In interviews with conservative radio hosts, Pompeo said he had no knowledge of the allegations until earlier this week when congressional Democrats released documents from an associate of President Donald Trump's personal attorney suggesting that Marie Yovanovitch was being watched.
World Jan 07U.S. won’t grant Iran foreign minister visa for UN visit
The U.S. won't issue Iran's foreign minister a visa to travel to the United Nations later this week, contending there was not enough time to process the request.
Politics Dec 30Mike Pompeo to visit Ukraine amid Trump impeachment proceedings
As the Senate weighs options for a trial, Pompeo will depart Thursday on a five-nation tour of Europe and Central Asia. Ukraine will be the first stop on the trip, the State Department said Monday.
World Dec 11WATCH: Pompeo announces Iran sanctions targeting transportation companies
The sanctions target Iran's state shipping line and a China-based company that has been involved in delivering missile parts to Iran.
World Dec 06U.S. hits Iran-backed Iraqi militia leaders with sanctions
The Trump administration on Friday slapped sanctions on three Iran-backed Iraqi militia leaders for violent suppression of protests that have wracked the country. The Treasury and the State Department also hit a wealthy Iraqi businessman with sanctions for bribery and…
World Dec 05Trump admin claims Iran killed more than 1,000 in recent protests
That figure is significantly higher than previously estimated death tolls from human rights groups and others, and the administration did not present documentary evidence to back up the claim.
Nation Dec 02Trump administration quietly releases delayed Lebanon military aid
The money had languished in limbo at the Office of Management and Budget since September although it had already won congressional approval and had overwhelming support from the Pentagon, State Department and National Security Council.
World Nov 26WATCH: U.S. criticizes China for abuses revealed by leaked cables
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that a cache of leaked documents proves that Chinese authorities are engaged in massive and systemic repression of Muslims and other minorities in western China, as a number of foreign governments expressed serious…
Nation Nov 22Diplomats question why U.S. military aid to Lebanon is being withheld
The Trump administration is withholding more than $100 million in U.S. military assistance to Lebanon that has been approved by Congress and is favored by his national security team, an assertion of executive control of foreign aid that is similar…
World Nov 18U.S. cancels civil nuclear cooperation waiver for Iran
The waivers are among the last remaining components of the 2015 nuclear deal the Trump administration withdrew from last year.