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Pompeo says US may never restore WHO funds after cutoff over pandemic

04 April, 2020 9:10 am 9:10 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the COVID-19 pandemic shows the need to overhaul the World Health Organization, warning that Washington may never restore WHO funding and could even work to set up an alternative to the UN body instead. As Pompeo launched fresh attacks on the WHO, Democrats in the … Read More

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US to reduce Afghan aid by $1 billion after Pompeo fails to break impasse

03 March, 2020 1:09 pm 1:09 pm

DOHA/KABUL (Reuter) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a $1 billion cut in US aid to Afghanistan after he failed to convince Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political foe to end a feud that has helped jeopardize a US-led peace effort. The US also is prepared to cut 2021 assistance by the … Read More

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Pompeo to Iraq PM: US will take action in self-defense if attacked

03 March, 2020 10:02 pm 10:02 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iraq’s prime minister that the United States would take measures in self-defense if attacked, according to a statement on Monday after a rocket attack on an Iraqi base that houses US troops helping fight Islamic State. Pompeo spoke to Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on … Read More

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COAS stresses maximum restraint to de-escalate situation in Middle East: IS...

01 January, 2020 9:21 pm 9:21 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a telephonic call to Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday. In a tweet, DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said that regional situation, including possible implications of recent escalation in Middle East, was discussed. “The COAS emphasized need for maximum … Read More


Cuba’s Castro, family banned from entering US for supporting Venezuel...

09 September, 2019 4:03 am 4:03 am

NEW YORK – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Cuba’s Raul Castro, along with his children, as it continues to pressure its long-time foe for supporting the government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. “As First Secretary of Cuba’s Armed Forces, Castro is responsible for Cuba’s actions to prop up the former Maduro regime in Venezuela through … Read More

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Syria’s Assad used chemical attack in Idlib, alleges US’ Pompeo

09 September, 2019 3:40 am 3:40 am

NEW YORK – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces used chemical weapons in an attack in Idlib in May this year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said, vowing a response.   The Assad regime used chlorine on May 19 as part of its deadly offensive in the last rebel stronghold of Idlib, Pompeo said on Thursday at a … Read More


US aims to avoid war with Iran but measures in place to deter: Pompeo

09 September, 2019 6:05 am 6:05 am

WASHINGTON – (Reuters) – The United States aims to avoid war with Iran and the additional troops ordered to be deployed in the Gulf region are for “deterrence and defence,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. Speaking to Fox News Sunday, Pompeo added that he was confident US President Donald Trump would … Read More

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Pompeo blames Iran for drone attacks on Saudi oil field

09 September, 2019 3:46 pm 3:46 pm

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed on Iran for an attack at a Saudi oil field. In a series of tweets, Pompeo said, “Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy.” Pompeo tweeted, referencing Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani and foreign minister … Read More

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US doesn’t rule out new Taliban talks after Trump announcement

09 September, 2019 1:04 pm 1:04 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – After President Donald Trump announcement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not rule out reopening talks with the Taliban if they make a significant commitment. It is pertinent to mention here that Trump cancelled a secret meeting with their leaders at his Camp David retreat. Mike Pompeo said Trump had not … Read More

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Pompeo offers greetings to Pakistan on Independence Day

08 August, 2019 8:26 pm 8:26 pm

WASHINGTON (92 News) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday extended his greetings to Pakistan on the occasion of its Independence Day. In a press statement released, Pompeo expressed hope over the bilateral ties between the two countries strengthening over time to maintain stability and peace in the region. “On behalf of the … Read More

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India turns down Trump’s mediation offer to Kashmir dispute

08 August, 2019 12:37 pm 12:37 pm

MUMBAI (92 News) – External Affairs Minister for India Dr S Jaishankar on Friday turned down the US President Donald Trump’s offer for mediation in Kashmir dispute. Responding to the US president offer, the Indian external minister took his twitter and said that any discussion on the matter related to Kashmir issue will only be … Read More

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Trump wants forces reduced in Afghanistan: Pompeo

07 July, 2019 8:15 am 8:15 am

Washington (92 News) – US President Donald Trump wants combat forces reduced in Afghanistan by the next US presidential election, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, introducing a timeline to Washington’s plan for cutting troop numbers there. Trump’s South Asia strategy, unveiled in August 2017, called for an open-ended deployment of US forces with the … Read More

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US, Afghanistan agree to accelerate Afghan peace talks

07 July, 2019 10:26 am 10:26 am

Washington (92 News) The US and Afghanistan said that they have agreed to accelerate efforts to reach a negotiated end to the conflict in the war-ravaged country. In a joint statement, Washington and Kabul said the agreement had been reached in a telephone call between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Afghan President Ashraf … Read More

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Gen Bajwa, Mike Pompeo discuss Afghan peace process

07 July, 2019 3:56 pm 3:56 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited US State Department in Washington and called on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major General Asif Ghafoor, the two discussed regional security issues especially focusing on Afghan peace process, noting … Read More

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Qureshi apprises Pompeo on steps taken by Pakistan under NAP

04 April, 2019 9:26 pm 9:26 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his American counterpart Mike Pompeo have described end of tension as imperative for peace and stability in South Asia. In a telephonic conversation this evening, the two foreign ministers reviewed bilateral relations and peace and stability in the region. Shah Mehmood Qureshi also … Read More