How can leaving JCPOA make region safer? EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to Mike Pompeo

High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini answers journalists’ questions before a ministerial meeting of EU/E3 and EU/E3 with Iran at the EU headquarters in Brussels on May 15, 2018. (Photo by AFP) The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has stressed that there is no “alternative” to the […]

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U.S. Secretary of State calls Buhari, reaffirms Nigeria-U.S. relations

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Nigeria’s President Muhamadu Buhari and reaffirmed the longstanding relationship between the U.S. and Nigeria, U.S. Department of State, said. Spokesperson for the Department, Ms Heather Nauert, said Pompeo, during the call, also underscored Buhari’s visit to the U.S. on April 30, and recognised Nigeria’s leadership in Africa. Nauert […]

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Pompeo ends US diplomatic hiring freeze

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 11, 2018 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo takes part in a joint press conference at the State Department in Washington, DC. Pompeo offered assurances on May 14, 2018, of Washington's commitment to Middle East peace, without mentioning the deadly protests ignited by the opening of the […]

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US President Donald Trump’s new secretary of state Mike Pompeo to declare end of US soft policy on Russia

US Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump’s designated secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is due to appear at his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, where he will tell lawmakers in the upper chamber of Congress that years of soft policy towards Russia are “now over.” Pompeo, a former lawmaker […]

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CIA chief Mike Pompeo visits Turkey to seek better bilateral relations

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo (Photo by Getty Images) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo is paying an official visit to Turkey to explore avenues for an improvement in relations between Washington and Ankara, which soured under the administration of former US President Barack Obama. Pompeo made his first overseas visit to the Turkish […]

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