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  • Berlin gets unwanted Ronald Reagan statue

    11/07/2019 4:56:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.07.2019 | John Silk, Natalia Smolentceva
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will unveil a statue of former US President Ronald Reagan at the US Embassy on Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. […] For over 10 years, the United States has wanted to honor Reagan with a statue in Berlin. However, the administration of the capital had till now rejected numerous applications from US officials and dignitaries. Berliners had mixed reactions to the new statue. One older woman told DW that she was not opposed to a statue of Reagan as the US had been a “protecting power” over West Germany. But a man...
  • Pompeo to formally unveil Reagan statue in Berlin

    11/06/2019 10:36:17 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 06 2019 | Justine Coleman
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will formally unveil a statue of former President Reagan in Berlin, 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell in the city. During his visit in Germany, Pompeo will reveal the statue of Reagan at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, according to a Facebook post from the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The statue will overlook the location where the president gave his speech calling for Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the wall. Pompeo will inaugurate the statue on Friday, the day before the 30th anniversary of the momentous...
  • Romney slams ceasefire deal, calls Trump's Syria move 'a bloodstain' in US history

    10/17/2019 3:03:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 134 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/19 03:41 PM EDT | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) ripped the administration over the recently announced cease-fire in Syria, calling President Trump's decision to withdraw troops "a bloodstain in the annals of American history." "The announcement today is being portrayed as a victory. It is far from a victory. Serious questions remain about how the decision was reached precipitously to withdraw from Syria and why that decision was reached," Romney said. Romney's Senate floor speech came after Vice President Pence announced a five-day cease-fire. Under the agreement Pence said Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan agreed to halt TurkeyÂ’s offensive in Syria for 120 hours in...
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Pompeo in Press Conference | Ankara, Turkey

    10/17/2019 3:25:51 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies ^ | 10/17/19 | Whitehouse
    U.S. AmbassadorÂ’s Residence Ankara, Turkey 8:36 P.M. TRT THE VICE PRESIDENT: One week ago, Turkish forces crossed into Syria. Earlier this week, President Trump took decisive action to call on Turkish forces to stand down, to end the violence, to agree to negotiations. And today, IÂ’m proud to report, thanks to the strong leadership of President Donald Trump and the strong relationship between President ErdoÄźan and Turkey and the United States of America, that today, the United States and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in Syria. The Turkish side will pause Operation Peace Spring in order to allow for...
  • Karl Rove calls Syria-Turkey cease-fire an 'amazing accomplishment,' credits Pompeo, Pence

    10/17/2019 2:22:37 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    Fox Newdsyria ^ | Nick Givas
    The cease-fire established between Turkey and Syria with the help of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence was an "amazing accomplishment," but the situation is not yet fully rectified, Karl Rove said Thursday on "The Daily Briefing." "It's a pretty amazing accomplishment by Pompeo and Pence to get the cease-fire," he said.
  • Turkey agrees to Syria ceasefire: Vice President Mike Pence

    10/17/2019 10:51:35 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 125 replies
    abc ^ | October 17, 2019 | ByCONOR FINNEGANandBEN GITTLESON
    Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria between its forces and their allied rebels and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds, Vice President Mike Pence announced.
  • Dem's get TROLLED when asking for Ukraine Docs

    10/05/2019 8:52:55 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 10 replies
    The Next News Network ^ | 10/5/19 | The Next News Network
    Link to Video claiming that the Trump administration handed over Ukraine documents implicating Clinton colluding with Ukraine in the 1996 election and implicating Biden in payback scheme.
  • Mike Pompeo on Democrat Thugs in Congress: They Violated Rules – Told State Dept. Officials “Not to

    10/02/2019 10:03:41 AM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 10/2/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is holding meetings in Italy, held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon in Rome. Secretary of State Pompeo told reporters he was on the July 25th Ukrainian call which would be expected. He also said the policy with Ukraine is consistent. Of course, this is what the liberal media latched onto. But then Pompeo dropped these bombs on the street thugs and goons running the US House committees. Pompeo told reporters how Democrats in the House violated fundamental principles, contacted State Department officials directly and told them NOT to contact legal counsel. Secretary of...
  • State Dept IG To Congress: We Need To Meet About Ukraine — Urgently

    10/02/2019 8:08:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/02/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    What’s the rush? Last night, Inspector General Steve Linick requested an “urgent” meeting with the chairs of several House committees regarding issues related to Ukraine. The State Department watchdog’s request appears related to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s rebuke to House demands for testimony and threats of legal action without following formal subpoena processes. It might also involve allegations of a conflict of interest.The Washington Post reported it last night in a passive voice: The State Department inspector general and two former state officials agreed to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told...
  • Secretary Pompeo responds to intel committee (Fights back)

    10/01/2019 7:47:02 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 73 replies
    I’m concerned with aspects of the Committee’s request that can be understood only as an attempt to intimidate, bully, & treat improperly the distinguished professionals of the Department of State, including several career FSOs. Let me be clear: I will not tolerate such tactics, and I will use all means at my disposal to prevent and expose any attempts to intimidate the dedicated professionals whom I am proud to lead and serve alongside at the Department of State.
  • Pompeo balks at House Dems' demands

    10/01/2019 8:57:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/19 | Morgan Chalfant
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday indicated that five current and former State Department officials would not show up for depositions scheduled by House Democrats in connection with their impeachment inquiry. SNIP “I’m concerned with aspects of your request that can be understood only as an attempt to intimidate, bully, & treat improperly the distinguished professionals of the Department of State, including several career Foreign Service Officers,” Pompeo wrote in a letter to Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday. “Let me be clear: I will not tolerate such tactics, and I will use all means at my...
  • US official: Trump’s special envoy to Ukraine has resigned

    09/28/2019 9:09:11 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/28/2019 | Matthew Lee
    WASHINGTON — Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO caught in the middle of a whistleblower complaint over the President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, resigned Friday from his post as special envoy to the Eastern European nation, according to a U.S. official. The official said Volker told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday of his decision to leave the job, following disclosures that he had connected Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani with Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family over allegedly corrupt business dealings. Giuliani has said he was in frequent contact...
  • House Democrat presses Pompeo over price of Trump's scrapped Denmark trip

    08/22/2019 2:21:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/19 | Zack Budryk
    Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) on Thursday wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to request a breakdown of the money the State Department spent preparing for President Trump’s canceled trip to Denmark. Trump had originally planned to visit the nation in early September, with the visit including the first Danish state dinner attended by a U.S. president since the Clinton administration. However, after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen publicly rebuffed Trump’s reported interest in the U.S. purchasing Greenland, Trump announced the visit would be canceled. In his letter, Kildee, a member of both the House Budget Committee and the House Ways...
  • Mike Pompeo talked Senate run with Steve Bannon

    08/14/2019 5:04:50 AM PDT · by bitt · 42 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 8/14/2019 | Steven Nelson
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently sought advice from former White House adviser Steve Bannon on entering the Kansas Senate race next year. The talk between the nation’s top diplomat and Trump’s former campaign chairman was described to the Washington Examiner by a source who spoke with Bannon and by a second source briefed by two people close to Pompeo. The former White House strategist “claimed that Pompeo was leaning towards a run,” said the source who spoke with Bannon. The source briefed by people close to Pompeo said one of them was uneasy about Pompeo speaking with the outcast...
  • State Department Adds Antisemitism Definition: Don’t Compare Israel to the Nazis

    08/08/2019 10:39:50 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 8 replies
    B ^ | 7 Aug 2019 | DEBORAH DANAN
    TEL AVIV – In the wake of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments likening the anti-Israel BDS movement to boycotts of Nazi Germany, the US State Department has updated its definition of antisemitism to include “drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.” The State Department’s definition of antisemitism includes most of the points outlined by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’s own definition. “Criminal acts are antisemitic when the targets of attacks, whether they are people or property — such as buildings, schools, places of worship and cemeteries — are selected because they are, or are perceived to...
  • Mike Pompeo: UK must look after its own ships (EU version of Politico)

    07/23/2019 4:34:06 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies ^ | 7/22/19 | PAUL DALLISON
    Mike Pompeo: UK must look after its own ships ‘The United States has a responsibility to do our part but the world’s got a big role in this too.’ By PAUL DALLISON 7/22/19, 5:25 PM CET U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made clear that it is up to the U.K. to ensure the safety of its own ships in the Gulf. Pompeo was asked during an interview Monday on Fox News about the Iranian capture on Friday of the British-flagged Stena Impero oil tanker. “The responsibility in the first instance falls to the United Kingdom to take care of...
  • Pompeo...capture of British-flagged tanker: Up to ‘United Kingdom to take care of their ships’

    07/22/2019 12:23:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | Greg Norman |
    Pompeo said the “the United States has a responsibility to do our part, but the world’s got a big role in this too – to keep these sea lanes open.” He added that Iran’s recent behavior should alarm nations around the globe. “We don’t want war with Iran. We want them to behave like a normal nation. I think they understand that and I think the whole world is waking up to the fact that this threat is real,” Pompeo told "Fox & Friends." “It’s not just a threat against America, it’s not just a threat against Israel. It’s a...
  • Pompeo: Arab nations, Israel see Iran as a common threat

    07/15/2019 10:44:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/7/19 | Elad Benari
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said that the bond that has been established between Israel and Arab countries over the Iranian nuclear issue is encouraging. In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Pompeo also noted that the US sanctions on Iran are working despite some having predicted they would not. Asked about the relationship that has been established between the US, Israel, the Jordanians, Egyptians, the Saudis, the Emirates, and others, the Secretary of State replied, “That’s something that’s really very – frankly, very encouraging. The framework that had set the Middle East for so many...
  • Iran warns U.S. it could down more drones as Pompeo arrives in Persian Gulf

    06/24/2019 8:16:12 AM PDT · by Innovative · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2019 | Erin Cunningham
    Iran’s navy chief warned the United States on Monday that Iranian forces could shoot down more surveillance drones if they violate the country’s airspace, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks with Arab allies in the Persian Gulf. “The enemy dispatched its most sophisticated . . . and most complicated surveillance aircraft” to spy on Iran, and “everyone saw the downing of the drone,” Rear Adm. Hossein Khanzadi said Monday, referring to the U.S. Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk drone shot down by Iran last week. The incident capped a week of tensions following attacks on two commercial...
  • State: Pompeo believes 'only the American flag should be flown' at embassies

    06/10/2019 2:40:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/10/19 | Marina Pitofsky
    Top State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believes that only the American flag should be flown at U.S. embassies, after reports emerged last week that the Trump administration rejected requests from embassies around the world to fly the rainbow Pride flag. “Pride Month, that we’re in right now, is celebrated around the world by many State Department employees, by many embassies,” Ortagus said in a Monday press briefing at the department. “The secretary has the position that, as it relates to the flag pole, that only the American flag should be flown there.” The U.S....