US Rejects European Plea for Exemptions From Iran Sanctions

US Rejects European Plea for Exemptions From Iran Sanctions

US Rejects European Plea for Exemptions From Iran Sanctions The Trump Administration has refused wide-ranging protections for European companies operating in Iran, rejecting appeals from Britain, France and Germany for exemptions from sanctions on the Tehran regime. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wrote, in response to a 4 June letter […]

President Trump Wants ‘Better ties with Mexico’

President Trump Wants ‘Better ties with Mexico’

President Trump Wants ‘Better ties with Mexico’ US President Donald Trump wants to strengthen and improve ties with Mexico after “bumps in the road,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Mexico’s new President Friday, following his landslide victory earlier this month. President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, aka AMLO, in turn, handed Secretary Pompeo a letter […]

Secretary of State Pompeo, “I slept fine”, his NKorean Counterparty Not so well

Secretary of State Pompeo, “I slept fine”, his NKorean Counterparty Not so well

Secretary of State Pompeo, “I slept fine”, his NKorean Counterparty Not So Well NKorea accused Washington of pressuring the country into abandoning its nukes. Secretary of State Pompeo wrapped up 2days of talks with senior NKorean officials without meeting NKoresn leader Kim Jong Un, but with commitments for new discussions on denuclearization and the repatriation […]

President Trump, “NKorea’s Denuclearization ‘Has Already Started'”

President Trump, “NKorea’s Denuclearization ‘Has Already Started

President Trump, “NKorea’s Denuclearization ‘Has Already Started’” Thursday, President Donald Trump said that NKorea was blowing up 4 of its big test sites and that a process of “total denuclearization … has already started taking place.” Speaking at a meeting of his Cabinet at the White House, President Trump said: “They have stopped the sending […]

President Trump to China, “$200-B US Tariffs Coming”

President Trump to China, “$200-B US Tariffs Coming”

President Trump to China, “$200-B US Tariffs Coming US Vs China, bet on the US. Monday, US President Donald Trump told China that he is ready to impose a 10% tariff on $200-B of Chinese goods.In his statement, President Trump said he had asked the US trade representative to identify the Chinese products to be […]

President Trump ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ Major US Military Exercises with SKorea

President Trump ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ Major US Military Exercises with SKorea

President Trump ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ Major US Military Exercises with SKorea As of Thursday, the US military has indefinitely postponed major joint exercises with SKorea acting on US President Donald Trump’s pledge to halt the “provocative” military drills following his summit with NKorea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un. The move, a significant break in how the US and […]

US Expects ‘Major’ NKorea Disarmament by 2020

US Expects ‘Major’ NKorea Disarmament by 2020

US Expects ‘Major’ NKorea Disarmament by 2020 The United States hopes to achieve “major disarmament” by NKorea within the next 2½ years, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, a day after President Donald Trump met NKorean leader Kim Jong Un for a historic Summit. President Trump and Chairman Kim met in Singapore Tuesday […]

‘Good Progress’ in NKorea Peace Talks

‘Good Progress’ in NKorea Peace Talks

‘Good Progress’ in NKorea Peace Talks US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reported “good progress” in meetings with a top NKorean official Thursday as they prepare for the Summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. President Trump told reporters that NKorean officials may come to Washington Friday with a letter […]

Russia “Did Not” Interfere with US Presidential Election

Russia “Did Not” Interfere with US Presidential Election

Russia “Did Not” Interfere with US Presidential Election Thursday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo denied that Russian interference in the US Presidential election had any effect on the outcome of the campaign. Director Pompeo reminded an audience at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, DC, that the US intelligence community has never concluded that Moscow’s […]

US Senate Confirmed Mike Pompeo as Director of the CIA

US Senate Confirmed Mike Pompeo as Director of the CIA

US Senate Confirmed Mike Pompeo as Director of the CIA The US Senate confirmed Representative Mike Pompeo to be President Donald Trump’s Director of  the Central Intelligence Agency Monday, despite some lawmakers’ concerns that he might expand surveillance or allow the use of so-called Enhanced Interrogation Techniques widely considered torture. As voting continued, there were […]