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U.S. Syria envoy to visit Ankara

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Levant Affairs and Special Envoy for Syria in the U.S. State Department, Joel Rayburn, will travel to Turkey for meetings. His visit to Ankara starts today and will last two days, …

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U.S. to continue dialogue with Russia on North Korea

The United States will continue dialogue with Russia on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, a U.S. Department of State spokesperson said. "We are aware of reports," the spokesperson said, commenting on the meeting …

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No more U.S. waivers for Iran oil imports?

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will announce to the media today that, as of May 2, the State Department will no longer grant sanctions waivers to any country that is importing Iranian oil, the Washington Post reported …

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Pompeo comments on Trump's decision on IRGC

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that with naming Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization the Trump administration had no intention to benefit Israeli Prime Minister …

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Pompeo names new State Department spokesperson

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo named former Fox News contributor Morgan Ortagus as the new State Department spokesperson. "I am pleased to welcome Morgan Ortagus as our new State Department …

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Pompeo comments on Trump’s statement on Golan Heights

The head of the US Department of State, Mike Pompeo, said that Washington’s intention to recognize the Golan Heights as an Israeli territory amid the situation with Crimea is not a policy of double standards. According to him, the …

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 Pompeo to visit Israel ahead of April election

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Israel ahead of its April 9 election, State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said. In addition, Pompeo plans to visit Lebanon, Israel and Kuwait …

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China opposes U.S. withdrawal from INF

The United States needs to return to compliance with its commitments under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said. "China strongly opposes the United …

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U.S. closes embassy in Jerusalem

The United States consulate in Jerusalem will be absorbed into the new U.S. Embassy to Israel today, the State Department said. The decision to create a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem was announced last October by Secretary of …

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 U.S. and Poland confirm stance against Nord Stream-2

The U.S. and Poland have confirmed their joint stance against the Nord Stream-2 natural gas pipeline, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a news conference following his meeting with Polish Foreign Minister Jacek …

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