Pompeo Touts ‘Toughest’ GOP Sanctions Bill on Iran Amid Signs of Tentative Progress at Vienna Talks

Amid ongoing Vienna talks to reactivate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Biden administration has been sending indications to Tehran that it may consider reducing punitive sanctions currently targeting Iran, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. … Read More >Pompeo Touts ‘Toughest’ GOP Sanctions Bill on Iran Amid Signs of Tentative Progress at Vienna Talks

Man of Two Minds: Pompeo Simultaneously Praises, Pans Biden’s Syria Strikes

On Thursday night, the US launched the first Syria attack of the Biden presidency, targeting what the Pentagon claimed were the bases of “Iranian-backed” Iraqi forces in the eastern part of the country. Syrian media called the strikes an act of “aggression.” Moscow pressed the US to show “unconditional respect” for Syria’s sovereignty. … Read More >Man of Two Minds: Pompeo Simultaneously Praises, Pans Biden’s Syria Strikes

Pompeo Slams WHO Findings That COVID-19 Did Not Come From Wuhan Lab Despite Demanding Investigation

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday concluded its investigation into the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, announcing that it was unlikely that the COVID-19 was released from laboratories at the Wuhan Institute for Virology. … Read More >Pompeo Slams WHO Findings That COVID-19 Did Not Come From Wuhan Lab Despite Demanding Investigation

Pompeo among Trump officials sanctioned by Beijing for ‘interfering in China’s internal affairs’

China has imposed sanctions on 28 US figures, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other allies of former President Donald Trump, over their alleged violations of China’s sovereignty and interference in its affairs. … Read More >Pompeo among Trump officials sanctioned by Beijing for ‘interfering in China’s internal affairs’

‘Big show every day’: China says damage done to Washington’s image by Pompeo will be ‘hard’ to repair

Beijing has said that the tenure of outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has brought “a lot of fun,” but made a dent in America’s prestige and credibility on the world stage. … Read More >‘Big show every day’: China says damage done to Washington’s image by Pompeo will be ‘hard’ to repair

China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims in labor camps amounts to ‘genocide’ and ‘crimes against humanity,’ Pompeo says

Outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has used his last full day in office to accuse China of genocide and crimes against humanity over its alleged abuses of Uighur Muslims in its northwestern Xinjiang region. … Read More >China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims in labor camps amounts to ‘genocide’ and ‘crimes against humanity,’ Pompeo says

‘Warmongering lies’: Tehran hits back after Pompeo claims Al-Qaeda terrorists set up new base in Iran

America’s “declassifications” of information about Iran are “fictitious,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has tweeted. It followed US State Secretary Mike Pompeo accusing Iran, without proof, of harboring Al-Qaeda’s base. … Read More >‘Warmongering lies’: Tehran hits back after Pompeo claims Al-Qaeda terrorists set up new base in Iran