U.S. Secretary of State also dismisses in Fox interview Iran's claims that is has captured 17 spies working for the CIA
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.
Pompeo said Chinese government officials sought to discourage countries from attending a U.S.-hosted conference on religious freedom
Deal is expected to be based on an American promise to withdraw its troops in exchange for a Taliban promise not to use Afghanistan as a base for terrorism
Some lawmakers and activists worry move could minimize abortion and LGBTQ rights as secretary of state says institutions built to protect rights have drifted from mission
Before heading to negotiations, Washington must set its red lines and clarify what it offers in return
The U.S. secretary of state says Trump has done everything in his power to avoid war with Tehran in view of the unmistakable evidence in the Oman attack
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When Pompeo committed to 'pushing back' against Corbyn it wasn’t just another Trump administration stumble. The U.S. cannot be indifferent to an anti-Semite coming to power - and nor should any other Western state
In a leaked audio, the U.S. secretary of state is heard saying about allegations of anti-Semitism aimed at the Labour party leader: 'We won't wait for him to do things'
Members of Congress, including some Republicans, preparing legislation to stop plan that circumvents precedent of legislators reviewing arms deals
Trump told reporters, 'I understand when he says that, because most people think it can’t be done. I think it probably can. But as I say often, we’ll see what happens'
In a leaked tape from a closed-door meeting of Jewish leaders, the U.S. secretary of state said, he understands 'why people think this will be a deal that only the Israelis could love,' urges leaders to keep an open mind
'An emergency requires the immediate sale' of weapons 'in order to deter further the malign influence of Iran,' Pompeo argues, invoking rarely used provision
Officials suspect the document politicized and skewed assessments against Iran in a bid to lay the groundwork to justify military action
U.S. envoy said secretary of state discussed sabotaged oil tankers off UAE coast with NATO allies en route to meeting with Russian president and foreign minister
Secretary of state met Iraq's president and other top officials after a standoff ensued following deployments of U.S. carrier and bomber task force to the region
U.S. secretary of state says situation 'looks pretty serious' as rockets pound Israel and the Israeli military continues to carry out retaliatory attacks in Gaza
Test comes amid apparent deadlock in nuclear disarmament talks after the failed summit in Hanoi between Kim Jong-Un and President Donald Trump earlier this year
Pompeo says UN resolution against Israeli annexation 'can't be a suicide pact' but stresses administration isn't setting precedent ■ EU countries condemn Trump's move
U.S. secretary of state tells Christian broadcaster during trip to the Middle East he 'certainly believes it's possible' the president is like the queen, after whom a book in the Hebrew Bible is named
Trump's abrupt Golan Heights announcement is likely to cloud the secretary of state's two-day visit
U.S. secretary of state says 'it wasn't a mistake' when the administration decided to drop words 'occupied territories' from report regarding the Golan Heights
Netanyahu tells U.S. secretary of state it's time to recognize Golan Heights as under Israeli sovereignty ■ The two hold summit with Greek, Cypriot leaders on regional cooperation revolving gas pipeline
'We hope the plan will take into account the situation in the region and all the relevant parties,' Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Sabah tells a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
The two are slated to discuss 'their countries' shared interests and actions in the Middle East' ■ Meeting to take place two weeks before Israeli election
U.S. secretary of state lands in Israel as part of Mideast tour that began in Kuwait and will end in Beirut ■ Visit seen as boost for Netanyahu ahead of April 9 election
Ahead of visit to Israel, Kuwait and Lebanon, U.S. secretary of state promises to help all three countries 'bolster their efforts to push back against Iran'
U.S. State Secretary Pompeo says Washington wished to continue talks with Pyongyang, but gives no sign of willingness to soften demand North Korea give up its nuclear weapons
New Delhi has set a new precedent: when the next provocation comes, it won't hesitate to take the fight into Pakistan. Until what point will the Trump administration 'stand with #India,' as Pompeo recently tweeted?
A State Department spokesperson insists there is 'no message' behind the visit and that the Trump administration is not endorsing Netanyahu's re-election
'We’re not about to get involved in, to interfere in the election of a democracy,' says U.S. secretary of state