The Chinese government has turned its western Xinjiang province into essentially an "open-air prison," a U.S. State Department official said on Wednesday as the department published a report that criticized China's persecution of religious minorities.Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in January said that China's actions in Xinjiang constitute crimes against humanity and genocide, a verdict his successor, Antony Blinken, has said he agrees with.
REVEALED: Trump's team 'began planning Qassem Soleimani's assassination in 2017 and wanted to wipe out a 'whole list of folks' that day'
The Trump administration started planning to kill Iranian general Qassem Soleimani almost three years prior to his 2020 assassination and originally wanted to wipe out a 'whole list of folks' that day, it has been revealed.Mike Pompeo is said to have first created a task force of CIA leaders to 'take Qassem Soleimani off the board' almost as soon as he was appointed to his role as CIA director in January 2017.
Mike Pompeo.(Getty/ Joe Raedle) Former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has been relentlessly mocked on Twitter for a bizarre anecdote about spies, sexuality and inclusion that “definitely happened”.On Tuesday (4 May), Pompeo, who worked to undercut LGBT+ human rights under Donald Trump, took a questionable trip down memory lane to when he was director of the CIA.
‘There are some serious underlying HR problems if CIA agents are talking to Mike Pompeo about their sexuality’ The former US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has been mocked for his bizarre tweets claiming a female analyst of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) spoke to him about how she wanted her achievements not to define her, rather than her sexuality.
At a Lincoln Day Dinner at Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump sat in between two of his most prominent heirs apparent, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Florida Gov.Ron DeSantis.According to one attendee, Trump barely spoke to his former, and always loyal, top diplomat, spending the evening yukking it up with DeSantis instead.
A U.S.-backed effort to send aid to Venezuela in 2019 that ended in a violent standoff on the Colombian border was not planned in alignment with humanitarian principles, according to an audit by the Washington-based aid agency involved in the operation.The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) sent aid material to the Colombian border region in February 2019 amid chronic shortages of food and medicine and rising malnutrition in Venezuela.
Seven Republican senators, including Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), sent a letter last June to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looking for answers as to why passport applications for Americans have not been completed since March 2020.The stall has led to a backlog of 1.6 million applications with the State Department continuing to take in payments for passport fees, even though the department is not reviewing applications.
FORMER US SECRETARY of State Mike Pompeo claimed John Kerry leaked crucial joint US-Israeli intelligence to Iran in a furious interview on Fox News.Mike Pompeo, who served under Donald Trump, demanded Climate Envoy John Kerry "come forward" and explain to the American people what was said in "covert" meetings with Iran's top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif.
'He's got a lot of explaining to do': Mike Pompeo blasts John Kerry over claims he fed Israeli intelligence to Iran and claims Biden's climate tsar even told Iranians to ignore Trump threats
Mike Pompeo has said John Kerry 'has an awful lot of explaining to do' after The New York Times on Sunday published leaked conversations with Iran's foreign minister, in which he claimed Kerry informed him of Israeli military strikes.Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian official, spoke for several hours to an interviewer producing an oral history of the current Iranian administration.
The Biden administration came into office pledging to focus on human rights in a more sustained and consistent manner than its predecessor.But it was alway a gross exaggeration that the Trump team collectively ignored the subject in favor of realpolitik and purely transactional diplomacy.In the last two years of Trump's term, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and several Cabinet and sub-Cabinet officials delivered a series of speeches highlighting Communist China's multiple offenses against its own population and its threats against democracy and human rights in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
'Every leader has a special responsibility to defend their oath to the Constitution,' Trump's secretary of state said Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said he was "disheartened" but not surprised by allegations that his predecessor John Kerry had informed a top Iranian official of Israeli operations in Syria -- and said Kerry needs to explain what he did or did not say.
JOE BIDEN has been slammed by former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for focusing on climate change and ignoring the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party.President Joe Biden promised the US would lead a "decisive decade" in tackling climate change during a virtual climate summit with 40 other global leaders yesterday.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has aggressively sought to boost his public profile in recent weeks amid speculation of a 2024 presidential run.Since leaving his post at Foggy Bottom in January, Pompeo has made speaking appearances in Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states to vote in presidential nominating contests.
Biden's Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will allow embassies to fly the Pride flag on the same pole as the US flag
's administration will allow US embassies around the world to fly the gay Pride flag on the same flagpole as the American flag, reversing a Trump-era policy.In 2019, then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blocked embassy requests to fly the symbol of support for LBGTQ people on the same pole as the Stars and Stripes.
Mike Pompeo and Laura Loomer Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images Laura Loomer (self-described "proud Islamophobe") posted a photo with Mike Pompeo from over the weekend at Mar a Lago pic.twitter.com/4EKepyqCdg — Will Steakin (@wsteaks) April 19, 2021 A series of additional posts sent out by Loomer on Tuesday morning suggest that she didn't just encounter Pompeo at the lavish Palm Beach estate, but also met Trump himself.
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Donald Trump ended his presidency with such a firm grip on Republican voters that party leaders fretted he would freeze the field of potential 2024 candidates and delay their preparations as he considered another run Trump Republicans Less than three months after former President Donald Trump left the White House, the race to succeed him is already beginning. Trump's former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has launched an aggressive schedule visiting states that will play a pivotal role in the 2024 Republican
Trump enjoys Lincoln Day fundraising dinner at Mar-a-Lago with Florida Gov. DeSantis and Mike Pompeo
Former President Donald Trump was seen making an appearance at a Lincoln Day fundraising dinner at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Mike Pompeo - contenders for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. The packed cocktail dinner event gave Trump, 74, a standing ovation while the former president stood and waved to around 500 of his supporters. Pompeo, 57, and DeSantis, 42, smiled as they clapped for Trump - who had been seated in between them. 'We love this man!' said the
© JACQUELYN MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media briefing, on November 10, 2020, at the State Department in Washington,DC. - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday promised the world a "smooth transition" after US elections but refused to recognize President-elect Joe Biden's victory, saying Donald Trump will remain in power. "There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration," Pompeo said in an at times testy news conference when asked about contacts