Pompeo is 1st Top US Diplomat to Visit an Israeli Settlement

JERUSALEM — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the first top American diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank as the State Department in a major policy shift announced that products from the settlements can be labe...

Pompeo Pledges US Engagement on the Balkans

DUBROVNIK, Croatia — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged Friday that Washington will remain engaged in the Balkans where China and Russia have been gaining political and economic influence. Pompeo sp...

Is Mike Pompeo Preparing an October Surprise?

It appears that the Trump administration is laying the groundwork for an imminent military confrontation with Iran, seemingly to boost President Trump’s re-election prospects. Opinion Trita Parsi ...

Trump: US Demands ‘Snapback’ of UN Sanctions Against Iran

WASHINGTON — The United States will demand Thursday that all United Nations sanctions be reimposed against Iran, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, a move that follows America's embarrassing failure to extend an arms embargo against Tehran. The adm...
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After NPR Dust-Up, Pompeo Defends Press Freedom Abroad

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — For the past four days, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been calling for authoritarian governments in eastern Europe and Central Asia to ease restrictions on press freedom despite criticism for his own treatment of journalists at...
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Israel’s West Bank Settlements: 4 Questions Answered

Editor’s note: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Nov. 18 said that Israel’s settlements in the West Bank do not violate international law. That pleased Israeli Jews who see the territory as rightfully theirs and infuriated the Palestinians who live there ...