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BRUSSELS  | Iran, EU top diplomat meet seeking to save nuclear deal

BRUSSELS  — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini as the Europeans seek to keep the Iran nuclear agreement. Zarif said little to reporters Tuesday but suggested he wanted to discuss the deaths of dozens of Palestinians in Gaza as well as the nuclear deal, which … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | Iran, EU top diplomat meet seeking to save nuclear deal

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Pompeo kicks off Mideast leg of first trip as top US envoy

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, kicking off the Middle East leg of his first trip abroad as America’s top diplomat. Pompeo arrived in the Saudi capital of Riyadh for talks with the Saudi king, crown prince and foreign minister just weeks ahead of … Continue reading RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Pompeo kicks off Mideast leg of first trip as top US envoy

Picked to be top diplomat, Pompeo seen as tight with Trump

WASHINGTON/March 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Mike Pompeo’s hawkish instincts may seem at odds with traditional diplomatic norms. But after 14 demoralizing months of budget cuts and staffing reductions for the State Department, his conservative political bent and closeness to President Donald Trump could breathe new vigor into an agency all too often sidelined on many … Continue reading Picked to be top diplomat, Pompeo seen as tight with Trump