The United States officially withdrew from the Treaty on Open Skies on Sunday, six months after notifying parties to the treaty that it would do so. The treaty allows signatories to scout each other’s military installations, which is seen as an important measure to build mutual trust after the end of the Cold War.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called on Taliban leaders to reach an agreement with the Afghan government as soon as possible on a permanent ceasefire and a reduction in violence. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with a Taliban delegation in Doha, Qatar.
After the Hong Kong government canceled the qualifications of four pro-democracy legislators last week, the Foreign Ministers of the “Five Eyes Alliance” issued a statement on Wednesday, expressing concerns about China’s practices. They called on the Chinese government to stop destroying the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong people.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Paris-based newspaper Le Figaro that the US and European governments must work together to address the policies pursued by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Middle East over the past few months. During his visit to Turkey, Secretary Pompeo refused to meet with the Turkish Foreign Minister.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a message posted on the State Department website that the United States would soon take action against those responsible for cracking down on the November protests. The US State Department issued a statement on the anniversary of the November 2019 nationwide protests.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that an economic dialogue will be held with Taiwan on November 20. With Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election, experts predict that Biden’s team will continue to enhance economic and trade relations with Taiwan.
A senior security source in Indonesia said that before US Secretary of State Pompeo visited Indonesia on Thursday (October 29), Indonesia deported three Uyghurs from prison to China. The source said that this action occurred before Pompeo arrived in Indonesia and met with Indonesian President Widodo.
After finishing his visit to India, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Sri Lanka late on the 27th to prepare for the meeting with the country’s president and prime minister on the 28th. The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka also issued a statement criticizing Pompeo’s visit before his arrival.
In separate meetings with his Azeri and Armenian counterparts, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for an end to the war in Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan has stated that it is ready to resume political talks after the occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh by Armenia.
As of Sunday, all restrictions on the transfer of weapons, related activities and financial services have been lifted. “Automatically cease to operate” and all bans on entry into the country, as well as on transit through the territories of UN member States, which were previously imposed against a number of Iranian citizens and military officials, said Iranian Foreign Ministry.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has asked Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to leave office in order to liberate his nation from the devastating sanctions imposed by the US. The US official said this while visiting Guyana. According to Pompeo, Maduro was preventing economic progress in his nation by holding on to power.
Delegates gather during the opening ceremony of the peace talks in Doha, Qatar. Where there was a call for a humanitarian ceasefire for the negotiation process between the Taliban and Afghan government. The government’s negotiators stated that they are aimed at getting a lasting ceasefire in the country.
Iran has announced that it is building a new facility in the mountains located close to the Natanz nuclear site. According to the government statement, it will be a much bigger complex than Natanz and will be used in the production of nuclear centrifuges. A segment of the Natanz facility was destroyed in July following a suspected sabotage attempt.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to Iran Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks on Twitter about the UAE-Israel peace agreement. Pompeo also said he was waiting for Khamenei to respond to the killing of Uighur Muslims by the Chinese government.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that American universities are expected to close all Confucius Institutes by the end of the year, and said that the challenges brought by China are different from those during the Cold War. Last month, Pompeo labelled the managing center a foreign mission.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Jerusalem on Monday to meet with Israeli officials. The purpose of the trip is to support President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan and Israel’s proximity to Arab countries. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu then met with Pompeo in the Prime Minister’s Office.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and adviser to President Donald Trump, are traveling to the Middle East. The trip by the two US officials is mostly to encourage countries in the region to establish relations with Israel. AFP quoted three diplomats as saying that Pompeo and Kushner would travel separately.
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and his deputy say the United States will not be able to activate the trigger mechanism against Iran by withdrawing from the nuclear deal. The foreign ministers of the three European countries on the side of the UN Security Council have also reacted negatively to US efforts in this regard.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo presented to the United Nations Security Council Washington’s request to bring back all international sanctions against Iran. The United States claims that the Islamic Republic has violated its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Washington is seeking to re-impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran. President Donald Trump has announced that the United States intends to activate a “trigger mechanism” at the United Nations to reinstate all sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear program. “It’s a snapback,” Trump said on Wednesday.
At a video conference on Friday evening, only two of the 15 member states of the UN Security Council voted in favor of a draft resolution submitted by the United States to extend the arms embargo on Iran indefinitely. China and Russia voted against it, and 11 countries abstained, including Germany, France, and Britain.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has praised the convening of a peace consultative Loya Jirga in Afghanistan, saying he would decide on the immediate release of Taliban prisoners before the start of inter-Afghan peace talks. Pompeo urged participants “to take advantage of this historic opportunity for a peace that benefits all Afghans.”
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condemned the one-year postponement of the Hong Kong legislative elections, which had initially been scheduled for September 6, saying that there wasn’t sufficient justification for the move. Pompeo made a statement published on the State Department website.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has downplayed the possibility of a new summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un before the forthcoming U.S. presidential election. Trump and Kim first met on June 12, 2018, in Singapore.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea were “completely unlawful,” and that China was attempting to control the area by “bullying.” This is the first time the US government has stated its position on the territorial dispute in the South China Sea.
The United States has imposed sanctions on several figures of the Communist Party of China (CPC) for violating the human rights of Uighurs and other Muslims. Beijing has already reacted and promises to retaliate against Washington, further increasing tension between the two largest world powers.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said, in a routine press conference, that Americans who “behave badly” on Tibet-related issues would be restricted from visiting the far west, predominantly Buddhist region. This was seen as another tit-for-tat on visa restrictions between Washington and Beijing.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a press conference on Wednesday that the US government’s goal is not to impose sanctions on Iran for only a short time. Instead, Pompeo said the United States would continue to seek an extension of the UN’s arms embargo against Iran.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today condemned the recent arrests in Hong Kong, which he called another “communist-run city,” following the entry into force of China’s new national security law applied to the territory. Pompeo also made remarks to reporters in Washington on Wednesday.
In yet another protest move towards China, following its enactment of the controversial national security law that has been imposed in Hong Kong, the United States government has restricted defense equipment and high-tech products exports to Hong Kong. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement.
In its annual report, released on Wednesday, the US State Department described the Islamic Republic of Iran as the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world. According to the report, “traces of Iran’s support for terrorism can be traced from Gaza to Pakistan.”
Iran is allegedly rebranding oil exports destined for China and other major oil import nations. This is according to a new report published by Radio Farda. The embattled state, which is reeling from US sanctions, has been able to export over nine million barrels of oil by rebranding consignments in Malaysia to make it seem like the cargo originated from there.
China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) adopted the controversial national security law in Hong Kong Thursday, despite protests and threats from the US, as well as other western nations and a section of world leaders. The cause of the move by China is most likely informed by the massive pro-democracy demonstrations that were witnessed in Hong Kong last year, and part of earlier this year.
The US government announced on Wednesday that it has approved the sale of 18 MK-48 heavy torpedoes to Taiwan at a price of $180 million. This advanced heavy torpedo can be launched from a submarine with a range of up to 38 kilometers. Taiwan currently owns two “Sea Dragon” class submarines that can carry and launch such heavy torpedoes.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that China should make public the information about the Panchen Lama, the Tibetan religious leader chosen by the Dalai Lama. Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama, was kidnapped by Chinese authorities 25 years ago when he was just six years old. Now he is 31 years old.
Democrats want answers on Inspector General Steve Linick’s sacking. This is following allegations that he had opened an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s conduct before the abrupt dismissal. Pompeo had reportedly used his position in office to have staff run personal errands for him, prompting the investigation.
The President of the United States, Donald Trump has fired Steve Linick, inspector general of the US Department of State, arguing that he has since lost confidence in him. Linick is also said to have been investigating allegations to the effect that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been using a political appointee at the State Department to run his personal errands for him and his wife, Susan.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be traveling to Israel on Wednesday, this week amid the Covid-19 epidemic. He’s expected to talk with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding Israel’s plan to annex some parts of the West Bank. This is according to a statement released by the State Department on Friday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo now claims that the coronavirus was manufactured in a laboratory in Wuhan, China. During an interview on ABC’s “This Week” program on Sunday, Pompeo said, “I can tell you that there is a significant amount of evidence that this came from that laboratory in Wuhan.”
The United States and the Taliban signed a historic peace agreement in Doha, Qatar Saturday, which opens the door to the total military withdrawal of Americans from Afghanistan after 18 years of war. As per the signed agreement, the U.S. would withdraw forces down to 8,600, from 13,000, with remaining troops withdrawing in 14 months.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the Trump administration and the Taliban will sign a peace deal on February 29. “This is an important step on a long road to peace,” Pompeo tweeted, “and I call on all Afghans to seize this opportunity.” The two sides announced almost simultaneously that they would sign the agreement after more than a year of negotiations in Qatar.
U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the first to visit Belarus in more than a quarter of a century. Pompeo met with Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko, who welcomed him, and Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, as well as Belarussian human rights defenders.