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Mike Pompeo jokes he will be secretary of state until 'Trump tweets me out of office’

Mike Pompeo jokes he will be secretary of state until 'Trump tweets me out of office’Secretary of state Mike Pompeo says he knows his tenure as America’s chief diplomat is only as fleeting as a tweet. Mr Pompeo, during an event in Kansas, that was part of global entrepreneurship summit, responded with a joke and praise for Donald Trump when asked how long he might stay in the president’s cabinet. “I’m going to be in there until he tweets me out of office,” Mr Pompeo said, to laughs.



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Pompeo: State Dept. bars war crimes court members from the U.S., citing torture probe

Pompeo: State Dept. bars war crimes court members from the U.S., citing torture probeThe move is aimed at shielding American military and CIA personnel from an international investigation into alleged torture in Afghanistan.



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Pompeo blames Russia, Cuba for Venezuelan crisis

Pompeo blames Russia, Cuba for Venezuelan crisis“This story is not complete without acknowledging the central role Cuba and Russia have played and continue to play in undermining the democratic dreams of the Venezuelan people and their welfare,” Pompeo told reporters. “Moscow, like Havana, continues to provide political cover to the Maduro regime, while pressuring countries to disregard the democratic legitimacy of the interim president Guaido,” he added. The Trump administration has taken several steps in recent weeks to ratchet up pressure on Maduro and bolster Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognized by the United States and more than 50 other countries as interim president.



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Exclusive: Pompeo on the failed North Korea talks, Otto Warmbier and his own trip to Iowa

Exclusive: Pompeo on the failed North Korea talks, Otto Warmbier and his own trip to IowaSecretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to say if he believes that Kim Jong Un did not know about Otto Warmbier's mistreatment.



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Pompeo pledges continued pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

Pompeo pledges continued pressure on Venezuela's MaduroWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will continue to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro until he understands his days are "numbered," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.



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Pompeo Says ‘More Sanctions to Be Had’ to Pressure Venezuela

Pompeo Says ‘More Sanctions to Be Had’ to Pressure VenezuelaThe steps outlined by Pence may include forms of economic or diplomatic pressure by the U.S., a second official said. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo also said earlier on CNN’s “State of the Union” that more sanctions are possible on Venezuela without offering details on what measures the U.S. may be planning, as regional leaders prepare to meet in Colombia. Pence’s announcement will come more than a month after the U.S. recognized Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president.



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The Latest: Pompeo urges Venezuelan troops to let aid in

The Latest: Pompeo urges Venezuelan troops to let aid inCUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):



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U.S. won't partner with countries that use Huawei systems: Pompeo

U.S. won't partner with countries that use Huawei systems: PompeoU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday warned that the United States would not be able to partner with or share information with countries that adopt Huawei Technologies Co Ltd systems, citing security concerns. In an interview on Fox Business Network, Pompeo said nations in Europe and elsewhere need to understand the risks of implementing Huawei’s telecommunications equipment and that when they did, they would ultimately not use the company’s systems. “If a country adopts this and puts it in some of their critical information systems, we won’t be able to share information with them, we won’t be able to work alongside them,” Pompeo said.



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Pompeo meets EU's top diplomat after Pence's Iran accusations

Pompeo meets EU's top diplomat after Pence's Iran accusationsPompeo’s meeting with Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, was scheduled before Pence’s rebuke of European powers, during a Middle East peace conference in Warsaw on Thursday. Mogherini, who helped seal the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, greeted Pompeo at EU headquarters in Brussels. State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said Pence’s speech was not raised during the hour-long meeting, which he said was friendly and constructive.



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Pompeo demands that Venezuela let in US aid

Pompeo demands that Venezuela let in US aidUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday demanded that Venezuela’s military let in US-backed humanitarian aid, which President Nicolas Maduro has alleged is a cover for invasion. “The Venezuelan people desperately need humanitarian aid. The US and other countries are trying to help, but Venezuela’s military under Maduro’s orders is blocking aid with trucks and shipping tankers,” Pompeo tweeted.



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