Robert Palladino

 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 …

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 …

Pompeo demands Qatar to stand against Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo urged Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to stand against Iran, the U.S. Department of State said, reporting on their meeting in Doha  "The …

Pompeo refuses to meet Lavrov at G20 summit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not have a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the G20 summit in Argentina, Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino …

U.S. allows itself "chemical" sanctions against Russia

The State Department informed the Congress that Moscow was not in compliance with the chemical and biological weapons warfare elimination act, so consultations with Congress are underway on potential new sanctions against …