Irobiko Chimezie

Read Pompeo’s farewell tweet as Secretary of State

As US President Donald Trump's administration comes to an end on Wednesday, Michael Pompeo bid farewell as the Secretary of State and thanked the American people for their support and kindness. In a tweet, Pompeo said that it was his 1000th day as America's 70th Secretary of State, adding that each day was a privilege … Continue reading Read Pompeo’s farewell tweet as Secretary of State

US govt sanctions 17 foreign officials for alleged human rights violation

The United States announced sanctions Thursday against 17 government officials in China and other foreign countries for human rights violations. Sanctions were also placed against the immediate family members of the officials. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that Chief Huang Yuanxiong of the Xiamen Public Security Bureau Wucun Police Station … Continue reading US govt sanctions 17 foreign officials for alleged human rights violation

Irobiko Chimezie

Pompeo: China is ‘recruiting’ exchange students as spies

Ahead of the two Senate runoff elections in the state, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday slammed China for stealing research and intellectual property from Chinese students studying in American colleges. During a speech at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, Pompeo termed China's Communist Party as the "central threat of our time", while … Continue reading Pompeo: China is ‘recruiting’ exchange students as spies

Why the US suspended exchange program with China

The U.S. State Department said late on Friday it has terminated five cultural exchange programs with China, calling them “soft power propaganda tools.” “While other programs funded under the auspices of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act are mutually beneficial, the five programs in question are fully funded and operated by the (Chinese) government … Continue reading Why the US suspended exchange program with China

Pompeo improves ties with India as US-China trade war continues

India and the U.S. held a "productive" and "successful" third round of 22 dialogue in New Delhi, the Indian capital, signing the foundational Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) and expanding their defence cooperation as visiting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States will stand with India as it confronts threats to … Continue reading Pompeo improves ties with India as US-China trade war continues

Irobiko Chimezie

Pompeo’s new idea on Trump impeachment inquiry

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted the House on Monday for scheduling impeachment hearings while President Donald Trump is abroad. Pompeo said it’s “very unfortunate” for the House Judiciary Committee to hold its hearing Wednesday at the same time that Trump is representing the U.S. at this week’s NATO summit in London. Pompeo told “Fox … Continue reading Pompeo’s new idea on Trump impeachment inquiry

US government will increase sanctions on Iran – Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged that new sanctions would be imposed on Iran as he visited the UAE on Thursday. Mr Pompeo met Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, for talks on the regional situation and the attacks on oil centres in … Continue reading US government will increase sanctions on Iran – Mike Pompeo

Kim-Trump Summit was a disaster!

The nuclear summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un collapsed Thursday after the two sides failed to reach a deal due to a standoff over U.S. sanctions on the reclusive nation, a dispiriting end to high-stakes meetings meant to disarm a global threat. Trump, in a news conference after the summit … Continue reading Kim-Trump Summit was a disaster!

Mike Pompeo promises financial aid to Venezuela

  MIKE POMPEO, the U.S. Secretary of State, has called on members of the Organization of American States (OAS) to recognize National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela. Image: Nicolas Maduro At a meeting in Washington, Pompeo said "the time for debate is done. The regime of former President Nicolas Maduro is illegitimate." Pompeo also pledged … Continue reading Mike Pompeo promises financial aid to Venezuela

The US metes out punishment to Pakistan for ‘doing nothing’ about terrorism

  The US has confirmed it will cut $300 million in aid to Pakistan over its perceived failure to tackle militant groups, ratcheting up the tension in a deeply strained relationship ahead of a visit to Islamabad by the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, on Wednesday. Image: Mike Pompeo The so-called Coalition Support Fund was suspended earlier … Continue reading The US metes out punishment to Pakistan for ‘doing nothing’ about terrorism