Pompeo also announces Washington had imposed new sanctions on Venezuelan President, who has forged closer ties between Caracas and Tehran
Michael Richard Pompeo was born December 30, 1963. He is a former three-term U.S. congressman from Kansas, and became the director of the Central Intelligence Agency and is now the 70th U.S. secretary of state under President Donald Trump.
Pompeo was born and raised in Southern California. He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and spent five years in active duty. He graduated at Harvard Law School and ran two businesses before turning to politics.
Pompeo has stated that he opposes same-sex marriage and that abortions should only be allowed if necessary to save the life of the mother. He also opposed the Affordable Care Act.
Mike and his wife are affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, teaching Sunday school and serving as a church deacon.
13 of the 15 Security Council members say U.S. move to reimpose UN sanctions on Iran is void because it uses a mechanism agreed to under the 2015 nuclear deal which the United States quit in 2018
Major non-NATO ally status gives a country preferential access to U.S. military equipment and technology and prioritized cooperation on training
Secretary of State says the U.S. would return to the UN to reimpose sanctions, after its earlier efforts were rebuffed by Security Council in August
Trump abruptly fired then-State Department watchdog as he investigated administration's decision to pursue billions of dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia despite congressional opposition
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Foreign powers call for ceasefire and emphasize women's right as negotiations open in Doha
ICC slams 'unprecedented' sanctions, which it says aim to 'interfere with the Court's judicial and prosecutorial independence,' over investigations into alleged U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan
With meetings midwifed by the UAE, Mossad and Mike Pompeo, Israel is pushing for normalization with Khartoum, ground zero of the Arab boycott. But its strategy prioritizes contact with Darfur genocide perpetrators, not Sudan’s civilian government
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Analysis Pompeo’s Controversial Jerusalem Endorsement of Trump Hits Home With Israelis No Less Than Evangelicals
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In wake of U.S. brokered Israel-UAE deal, Secretary of State Pompeo meets Netanyahu, who says he was not aware of F-35 sale as part of agreement
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Visit will revolve around Washington's efforts in the United Nations to resume arms sanctions against Iran, relations with Gulf states and China ■ Jared Kushner is also set to visit next month
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Report justifies further distrust of human rights institutions, Secretary of State says, as report describes event as watershed change in extra-territorial killings
U.S. Secretary of State reveals details on the operation while urging the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran
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Pompeo says up to Israel to decide on West Bank, while senior officials meet for a second day to discuss whether to give Netanyahu the green light
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasts 'disappointing, dishonest' decision, calling out member states Cuba, China and Iran for 'systemic racial disparities'
'President Trump is clearly ethically unfit and intellectually unprepared to be the president of the United States,' Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, told a news briefing