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Trump searching for next secretary of state?

U.S. President Donald Trump discussed candidates for the post of Secretary of State to replace Mike Pompeo with lawmakers and other officials, The Washington Post reported. According to the …

New U.S. ambassador to Russia takes oath

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo administered the oath of new U.S. ambassador to Russia John Sullivan, the U.S. top diplomat wrote on Twitter. "Honored to swear in John Sullivan as the …

Lavrov holds meeting with Pompeo in Washington

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a meeting in Washington yesterday.  During the meeting, the officials discussed the most important issues: arms …

Pompeo: Turkey's test of S-400 systems concerning

Turkey carrying out tests with Russia's S-400 defense system it purchased was concerning, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, but added that talks between Washington and Ankara to resolve the issue were still …

U.S. demands Turkey to abandon S-400

The U.S. State Department is demanding that ditching the Russian-made S-400 air defense systems is a precondition for Turkey rejoining the F-35 program, Reuters reported. "There is room for Turkey to come back to the table. …

State Department: Nord Stream 2 jeopardizes U.S.

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline jeopardizes the U.S. priority of European countries' energy security, a senior State Department official said on the eve of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming travel to Germany. "I …

Pompeo called Lavrov to discuss Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had a telephone conversation with the head of the US State Department, Mike Pompeo, during which the parties discussed the situation in Syria. Lavrov stressed the need to refrain from steps that …

U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order authorizing sanctions on Turkey over its military operation in northeastern Syria, U.S. secretary of state Michael Pompeo said. The order is …