The US Sanction Against Iran Have ‘Kicked In’

The US Sanction Against Iran Have ‘Kicked In’

The US Sanction Against Iran Have ‘Kicked In’ The Trump Administration’s tough new sanctions on Iran took effect early Monday but 8 major importers of Iranian Crude Oil were spared from immediate penalties. The sanctions target Iran’s energy, financial and shipping sectors and are aimed at crippling the country’s economy following President Donald Trump’s withdrawal […]

US Crackdown on Invading Migrant Caravans “Completely Appropriate”

US Crackdown on Invading Migrant Caravans “Completely Appropriate”

US Crackdown on Invading Migrant Caravans “Completely Appropriate” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Sunday pushed back on criticism of President Donald Trump’s crackdown on a caravan of migrants seeking entry to the United States calling the measures “completely appropriate.” In a network TV  interview Secretary Pompeo said he’s been “involved in scores of conversations about stopping […]

President Trump Puts the Heaviest Pressures Back on Iran

President Trump Puts the Heaviest Pressures Back on Iran

President Trump Puts the Heaviest Pressures Back on Iran Friday, The Trump Administration announced the re-imposition of all US sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the Y 2015 nuclear deal. The sanctions take effect Monday and cover Iran’s shipping, financial and energy sectors. It’s the 2nd batch of penalties that the administration has […]

Secretary Pompeo: “US Iran Policy ‘Straightforward'”

Secretary Pompeo: “US Iran Policy ‘Straightforward

 Secretary Pompeo: “US Iran Policy ‘Straightforward’” Stop being a world sponsor of Terror. US President Donald Trump’s policy on Iran is and has been ‘straightforward’ all along, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday: Stop being a world sponsor of terror. “We have made it clear that regime change is not President Trump’s policy,” Secretary […]

John Kerry ‘Actively Undermining’ US Policy on Iran

John Kerry ‘Actively Undermining’ US Policy on Iran

John Kerry ‘Actively Undermining’ US Policy on Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is unloading on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for “actively undermining” US policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, who was his main interlocutor in the Iran nuclear deal negotiations. Friday, in blunt and caustic language, […]

“Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.”

“Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.”

“Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.” The 1st stiff set of US sanctions against Iran that had been eased under the landmark nuclear accord went back into effect at Midnight Tuesday under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump, targeting financial transactions that involve USDs, Iran’s automotive […]

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 […]