Pompeo, who said sanctions don't apply to humanitarian supplies, said when asked if U.S. might reevaluate its stance on sanctions, 'would we ever rethink? – Of course'
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.
Under the agreement, the U.S. would draw its forces down to 8,600 from 13,000 in the next 3-4 months, with the remaining U.S. forces withdrawing in 14 months
Iran's coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the highest outside China, increasing its international isolation
Oman is concerned that the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign against Iran, as well as rising tensions in the region, could harm tourism, economic growth, and oil interests
‘It's not just an economic pressure campaign… it's isolation through diplomacy as well’, U.S. secretary of state says
Secretary of State says U.S. will never provide 'any information to the Office of the High Commissioner to support compilation of these lists'
Publication of the Trump administration's plan ahead of the March 2 vote could aid Netanyahu's campaign in Israel's contentious third election within a year
Republican Senator Mike Lee says threat to four embassies Trump claimed to be 'imminent' was not mentioned during the congressional briefing
Pompeo thanked Netanyahu for 'Israel's steadfast support in defeating terrorism' in first phone call between the two since U.S. killed the top Iranian general
Pentagon plans to send hundreds of additional troops to Mideast after Baghdad embassy stormed ■ Call comes soon after Netanyahu says he will ask for immunity from prosecution
Russia and China's veto Friday of a Security Council resolution that allows for humanitarian aid to reach millions of Syrians 'is shameful,' charges U.S. secretary of state
Denying media reports, senior State Department official dismissed talk of U.S.-brokered normalization as 'just another Israeli leak'
The PM and state secretary discussed 'developments in the region,' but the meeting did not yield any concrete steps
The PM and state secretary are set to discuss 'developments in the region,' after planned meeting on the sidelines of NATO summit was called off over 'logistics'
Sources say Merkel and Macron hadn’t responded to attempts to arrange meetings in London with the Israeli leader, who was set to meet with Pompeo
One man moderately wounded by live fire, two lightly injured by rubber bullets and 28 by tear gas in clashes with Israeli security forces in cities across the West Bank
Rallies and marches expected Tuesday to protest Trump administration’s decision to no longer define Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal under international law
In a letter sent to Mike Pompeo, more than 100 members of Congress say this will corrode the U.S.'s position as a honest broker between Israelis, Palestinians
Labor leader Amir Peretz joined the chorus of critics ignoring the history of his own party and the importance of the settlement project
Israel envoy vindicated by Washington's decision tells Europeans to back off ■ Israeli human rights activist argues there can be no peace without advocating for Palestinian and Israeli well-being equally
Analysis After Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, the Latest Trump Statement Isn't Going to Make Settlements Legal
With both Trump and Netanyahu facing political troubles at home, timing of U.S. policy shift is surprising, as Secretary Pompeo insists all his administration is trying to do is 'advance peace'
Israelis Laud 'Historic' U.S. Policy Shift on Settlements; Palestinians Call for International Rebuke
The EU stresses following the announcement, made by Secretary Pompeo, that 'all settlement activity erodes the prospects for a lasting peace'
Meeting takes place after Pompeo, U.S. Vice President Pence broker cease-fire between Turkey and Kurdish forces in northeast Syria
The visit will take place amid ongoing Ankara's offensive in Syria
U.S. secretary of state defended the Trump administration's approach to Ukraine, which is driving an impeachment inquiry in Congress
'I was on the call,' secretary of state says as Democrats look into Trump's request from Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden