Bolivian leader digs up Pompeo comment about ‘transition’ in Venezuela after attack on Maduro

Evo Morales has lashed out at “Yankee interventionism” after an assassination attempt on the president of Venezuela, pointing to comments made by Mike Pompeo that the US is hoping for “transition” in the South American state. Morales, Bolivia’s staunchly anti-American president, took to Twitter to accuse the US of having “plans” for Venezuela, a day […]

Pompeo vows to 'enforce' Iran sanctions as 90-day grace period ends

A part of the US sanctions on Iran is kicking in after 90 days given by Washington to businesses to wind down their activities there expires on Monday. The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said they would be rigorously enforced. Pompeo launched another verbal assault against the Iranian leadership as the first part of […]

Lavrov & Pompeo to meet on sidelines of Russia-US summit in Helsinki

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet at the Russia-US summit in Helsinki next week, according to Russian news agencies citing a foreign ministry statement. They will accompany their countries’ leaders, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, to their first dedicated bilateral meeting. Pompeo is also scheduled to meet […]

US interests first: Pompeo pits EU against Russia as Bolton arranges Trump-Putin summit

Washington will continue to pressure its European allies to sever economic ties with Moscow, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, even as John Bolton was arranging the Trump-Putin summit “in pursuit of US national interests.” “We are actively engaged in an all-of-US-government approach in convincing European governments and European businesses alike that increased energy dependence […]

Lavrov & Pompeo discuss Syria, N. Korea in phone call

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have had a phone conversation, in which they discussed the resolution of the Syrian crisis, as well as the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The two diplomats also discussed the bilateral contacts between Moscow […]

Ellen Pompeo Warns Grey’s Anatomy Season Finale Is 'Not Easy'

Well, this sounds… ominous. During an informal Twitter Q&A on Tuesday, Grey’s Anatomy leading lady Ellen Pompeo dropped a super-crytpic clue about the ABC drama’s Season 14 finale, which will mark the end of the road for longtime cast members Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew. RELATED

‘Not only Pompeo thinks US is exceptional, this is the air Americans breathe’ – Peter Kuznick

We’ve already heard about US exceptionalism from Albright, Obama, and Clinton, but we are no longer in the 1990s, we are in a multipolar world, says Peter Kuznick, professor of history at American University. Donald Trump’s new pick for America’s top diplomat, Mike Pompeo, has gone through the required Senate grilling while outlining his view […]

Trump’s pick for State Secretary Pompeo says no more soft policy toward Russia

CIA director Mike Pompeo, who was picked by President Donald Trump to lead US foreign policy, has declared that the days of what he called a “soft policy” toward Russia are over. At the same time, he said dialogue must continue. “Russia continues to act aggressively, enabled by years of soft policy toward that aggression. […]