Tag: Mike Pompeo

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  • US denies pursuing cold war with China

    US denies pursuing cold war with China

    Mike Pompeo said that the US is not trying to contain China, but rather to persuade Beijing to adjust its approach in matters related to military expansion.

    November 10, 2018
  • Crippling Iran

    Crippling Iran

    The sanctions on the atomic energy entity reaffirm that these are actually linked primarily to Iran’s nuclear programme

    November 8, 2018
  • Diwali celebrates triumph of light over darkness: Mike Pompeo

    Diwali celebrates triumph of light over darkness: Mike Pompeo

    In a Diwali message wishing people a joyous and prosperous holiday, Pompeo said, "Also known as the 'Festival of Lights', this special occasion celebrates the triumph of light over darkness." 

    November 7, 2018
  • Return of the Prince

    Return of the Prince

    The return of Prince Ahmed may be a sign of the revival of the consultative court, which had become dormant with the rise of the Crown Prince.

    November 7, 2018
  • Pak must make sincere efforts to curb terrorism on Afghan border: Pompeo

    Pak must make sincere efforts to curb terrorism on Afghan border: Pompeo

    On September 5, Pompeo met Khan and pressed him "to do more" to rein in the terror groups operating from Pakistan's soil.

    October 24, 2018
  • Saudi Arabia transfers $100mn to US amid crisis over Khashoggi

    Saudi Arabia transfers $100mn to US amid crisis over Khashoggi

    A pro-government Turkish newspaper reported gruesome details alleging the journalist was tortured and killed while inside the consulate.

    October 18, 2018
  • India to continue oil imports from Iran post US sanctions, to replace dollar payment with rupee

    India to continue oil imports from Iran post US sanctions, to replace dollar payment with rupee

    Iranian oil is a lucrative buy for refiners as the Persian Gulf nation provides 60 days of credit for purchases, terms not available from suppliers of substitute crudes -- Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Nigeria, and the US.

    October 5, 2018
  • Put 2+2 Together

    Put 2+2 Together

    After the cancellation of US-India 2+2 Dialogue twice in the last 14 months, the external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj, and Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman held the first highlevel 2+2 talks on September 6 with their US counterparts, Mike Pompeo and Jim Mattis. The objective was to boost cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and finalise a …

    September 21, 2018
  • Talk-time on Korea~I

    Talk-time on Korea~I

    The peace wind, that started blowing from the day when North Korea’s leader, Kim Jung-un, indicated in his New Year address that he would hold a summit with his counterpart in the South, has been sustained. In the interregnum, there have been two summits between Mr Kim and the South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, yet …

    September 19, 2018
  • Kim, Trump and the nuclear crisis

    Kim, Trump and the nuclear crisis

    This week (Tuesday, Sept 18) South Korean President Moon Jae-in flies to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The United States and North Korea are working to set up a second meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim. These developments certainly raise hopes for a reinvigoration of negotiations on denuclearising the North, …

    September 18, 2018
  • Quiet resistance

    Quiet resistance

    Is Donald Trump facing quiet resistance? This was the dominant query in the perspective of America’s civil society on Thursday when the head of the fountainhead of libertarian democracy debunked the venerable New York Times. The US President has accused the paper of committing “treason” for having published an opinion piece by an anonymous senior …

    September 8, 2018
  • No intention of hurting India through Russia, Iran sanctions: US

    No intention of hurting India through Russia, Iran sanctions: US

    The United States has assured New Delhi that it has no intention of penalising its "great strategic partner" like India through sanctions for its defence partnership with Russia.

    September 7, 2018
  • Sushma Swaraj speaks to Mike Pompeo, seeks non-discriminatory H-1B visa regime

    Sushma Swaraj speaks to Mike Pompeo, seeks non-discriminatory H-1B visa regime

    India has asked the US to take a "non-discriminatory and predictable approach" to the H-1B visa regime

    September 6, 2018
  • 2+2 talks | India, US sign key defence pact, ask Pakistan to stop exporting terror

    2+2 talks | India, US sign key defence pact, ask Pakistan to stop exporting terror

    COMCASA will enable the Indian military to access critical and encrypted American defence technologies; the two nations have also decided to set up hotlines between their foreign ministers and defence ministers to enable them to remain in touch regularly

    September 6, 2018
  • James Mattis, Mike Pompeo to arrive in India tomorrow for 2+2 dialogue

    James Mattis, Mike Pompeo to arrive in India tomorrow for 2+2 dialogue

    The dialogue was mutually announced by the two countries last summer, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s successful meeting with Trump.

    September 4, 2018
  • Frozen Funds

    Frozen Funds

    Donald Trump’s reprisal against Pakistan only confirms that Imran Khan has succeeded to a depleted inheritance. The misuse of US assistance ~ a $ 300 million tranche ~ earmarked for action against terrorists, predates the change of guard in Islamabad. Was it really necessary for the White House and the Pentagon to wait for the …

    September 4, 2018
  • Diplomatic, selective

    Diplomatic, selective

    From Iran to Myanmar, the United States of America has effected a stern tightening of the economic screws. After a bout of unsplendid isolation during the long years of Aung San Suu Kyi’s incarceration, the authorities in Naypidaw, albeit “elected”, will have to contend with the latest cache of sanctions that were imposed last Friday. …

    August 20, 2018