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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Pompeo: Trump threat to Turkey shows US commitment to Kurds

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia —Jan 14, 2019— U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump’s threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey’s economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America’s commitment to its partners. Pompeo said he had yet to speak with Turkish officials or Trump about the president’s tweeted … Continue reading RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Pompeo: Trump threat to Turkey shows US commitment to Kurds

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Pompeo: Qatar diplomatic crisis ‘has dragged on too long’

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia— U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday an ongoing boycott of Qatar by four of America’s allies in the Middle East “has dragged on too long,” though he gave no sign of any coming breakthrough in the dispute. Stopping off in the small, energy-rich nation as part of a Mideast tour, … Continue reading RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Pompeo: Qatar diplomatic crisis ‘has dragged on too long’

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Pompeo confident of US deal with Turkey to protect Kurds

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates  — Jan 12, 2019—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) says he’s confident the United States and Turkey can agree on a way to protect Kurdish rebels in Syria after the American troop withdrawal. Pompeo has spoken to Turkey’s foreign minister and says a possible agreement is a work in … Continue reading ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Pompeo confident of US deal with Turkey to protect Kurds

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | US says time for new government in Venezuela

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Jan 12, 2019—The Trump administration is ramping up its criticism of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and explicitly calling for the formation of a new government in the country. The State Department says in a statement that it is now “time to begin the orderly transition to a new government.” … Continue reading ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | US says time for new government in Venezuela

CAIRO | Pompeo takes US anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states

CAIRO— Jan 11, 2019—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is bringing the Trump administration’s anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states as he continues a nine-nation tour of the Middle East. Pompeo travels on Friday to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates where he’ll be calling for increasing pressure on Iran and pushing for unity among … Continue reading CAIRO | Pompeo takes US anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states

BAGHDAD | Reports: On Mideast trip, Pompeo makes unannounced Iraq stop

BAGHDAD—Jan 09, 2019—Iraqi and Saudi TV channels say U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Iraq on an unannounced stop on his Mideast tour. The U.S. diplomat is touring American allies in the region amid confusion over conflicting statements by President Donald Trump and senior U.S. officials about a planned U.S. troop withdrawal … Continue reading BAGHDAD | Reports: On Mideast trip, Pompeo makes unannounced Iraq stop

AMMAN, Jordan |Pompeo starts Middle East visit to ramp up pressure on Iran

AMMAN, Jordan— Jan 08, 2019—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has begun a Mideast visit to talk to regional leaders about ramping up pressure on Iran. The trip comes amid confusion over conflicting Trump administration statements about a planned U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria. Pompeo’s first stop on Tuesday is pro-Western Jordan, followed by visits … Continue reading AMMAN, Jordan |Pompeo starts Middle East visit to ramp up pressure on Iran

SAO PAULO | Brazil’s Bolsonaro sees threat in Russia, considers US base

SAO PAULO — Brazil is open to hosting a U.S. military base to counter Russian influence in the region, the South American country’s new far-right president said. Jair Bolsonaro, who took office on Tuesday, is a fan of U.S. President Donald Trump and a fierce critic of Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro. In the interview … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazil’s Bolsonaro sees threat in Russia, considers US base