Mike Pompeo

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 14, 2020 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during his meeting with Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud at the State Department, October 14, 2020, in Washington, DC. - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced hope October 15, 2020 that Armenia would "defend" itself against Azerbaijan, appearing to show sympathy to one side over the fierce clashes. (Photo by Manuel Balce CENETA / POOL / AFP)

Pompeo says he will not run for US president

Former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has said he would not seek to run for president in 2024. “(My wife) Susan and I have concluded, after much consideration and prayer, that
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EAST PALESTINE, OH - FEBRUARY 22: Former President Donald Trump stands next to a pallet of water before delivering remarks at the East Palestine Fire Department station on February 22, 2023 in East Palestine, Ohio. On February 3rd, a Norfolk Southern Railways train carrying toxic chemicals derailed causing an environmental disaster. Thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate after the area was placed under a state of emergency and temporary evacuation orders. Michael Swensen/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Michael Swensen / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Iran still seeking to kill Trump, general says

An Iranian general warned his country is still seeking to kill former US president Donald Trump and his secretary of state Mike Pompeo in revenge for assassinating top commander Qasem Soleimani.
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FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Assange lawyers sue CIA for spying on them

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sued the US Central Intelligence Agency and its former director Mike Pompeo on Monday, alleging it recorded their conversations and copied data from their phones and
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(FILES) In this file photo former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks on "China challenge to US national security and academic freedom," December 9, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. - Former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, a strident critic of China, on March 30, 2021 alleged that an international report into Covid's origins was a cover-up backed by Beijing. The long-awaited report by experts appointed by the World Health Organization and their Chinese counterparts said that the global pandemic likely came to humans from animals and that it was "extremely unlikely" the virus escaped from a laboratory in the city of Wuhan. (Photo by Tami Chappell / AFP)

Ex-secretary of state Pompeo to join Fox News

Donald Trump's top diplomat Mike Pompeo has been hired to appear on Fox News as a "contributor," the conservative cable news channel said Thursday.
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Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, DC, on August 5, 2020. - Pompeo said Wednesday the US would offer a $10 million reward to arrest any state actor who interferes in the November elections. (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais / POOL / AFP)

Pompeo calls for US to boycott Beijing Olympics

Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Friday backed calls for the United States to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, saying China's "nasty" activity made it an inappropriate host.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 14, 2021 US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on the public health and economic crises at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware. - When Donald Trump looks down for the last time from his helicopter over the White House lawn on January 20, 2021, the wreckage of his presidency will be inescapable. The showman with the dyed blond hair, fake tan and a knack for connecting with crowds took office four years ago, making the startling promise in his inaugural speech that he would end "American carnage." (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP)

US denounces ‘cynical’ Chinese sanctions on Trump officials

Joe Biden's administration on Thursday slammed China's "cynical" move on the new US president's inauguration day to sanction nearly 30 officials from Donald Trump's outgoing government, including his secretary of state Mike
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 20, 2020 US President Donald Trump looks down during an event on lowering prescription drug prices in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC. - President Donald Trump came his closest yet to admitting election defeat on November 23, 2020 after the government agency meant to ease Joe Biden's transition into the White House said it was finally lifting its unprecedented block on assistance. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Iran hits Trump with last-minute sanctions

Iran on Tuesday imposed sanctions on outgoing US President Donald Trump and several of his top aides and advisers who took part in his "maximum pressure" campaign against the Islamic republic.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 6, 2021 riot police push back a crowd of supporters of US President Donald Trump after they stormed the Capitol building in Washington, DC. - A US Capitol Police officer has died of injuries sustained during clashes with a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters who overran a session of Congress, police said late on January 7, 2021. Officer Brian Sicknick was "responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the US Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters," Capitol Police said in a statement. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Pompeo says US not ‘banana republic’ after mob attacks Capitol

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday hit back at assertions that a mob attack on the Capitol showed the United States to be a "banana republic."
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(FILES) In this file photo US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leaves the White House after visiting with family December 11, 2020, in Washington, DC. - America's top diplomat Mike Pompeo was in quarantine on december 16, 2020 after being exposed to a person who has tested positive for Covid-19, the State Department said. The Secretary of State "has been tested and is negative. In accordance with CDC guidelines, he will be in quarantine. He is being closely monitored by the Department's medical team," a State Department spokesperson said, adding that for privacy reasons they could not identify the person he came into contact with. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Pompeo blames Russia for massive US cyberattack

Russia was "pretty clearly" behind a devastating cyberattack on several US government agencies that also hit targets worldwide, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
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US President Donald Trump and Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari shake hands as they take part in a joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN

Nigeria denies US claim on religious freedom violation

Nigeria government on Tuesday denied allegations of engaging in systematic and egregious religious freedom violations by the United States. “Nigeria does not engage in religious freedom violation, neither does it have a
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 19, 2020 US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo speaks during a press conference with Iraq's Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein at the State Department in Washington, DC. - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on December 6, 2020 denounced legislative elections in Venezuela as "a fraud and a sham" engineered by President Nicolas Maduro. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

US adds Nigeria to blacklist on religious freedom

The United States on Monday placed Nigeria for the first time on a religious freedom blacklist, pressing an ally as Christian groups voice growing insecurity.
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(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on November 23, 2020 shows (L to R) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu giving a statement in Jerusalem on November 19, 2020; and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman addressing the G20 summit in Riyadh on November 22. 2020. - Saudi Arabia on November 23 denied Israeli media reports of landmark talks between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Israeli public broadcaster Kan and other outlets had reported that the meeting took place Sunday, weeks after the Jewish state reached historic deals to normalise ties with two Saudi allies, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. (Photos by Maya Alleruzzo and Bandar AL-JALOUD / various sources / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / SAUDI ROYAL PALACE / BANDAR AL-JALOUD" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Israeli PM held secret talks in Saudi with Pompeo, crown prince: media

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held secret talks in Saudi Arabia Sunday with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, several media said, in the first reported trip by an Israeli premier to the
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