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09.08.2018 - 16:22 [ KBS ]

Medien: Pompeo schlägt Nordkorea Abbau von Atomarsenal um 60 bis 70 Prozent vor

Laut dem von den USA vorgelegten Plan soll Nordkorea 60 bis 70 Prozent seiner Atomsprengköpfe binnen sechs bis acht Monaten übergeben. Die USA oder eine dritte Partei wird sie in Besitz nehmen und aus Nordkorea entfernen.

Laut dem Bericht legte US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo nordkoreanischen Unterhändlern den Plan in den letzten zwei Monaten mehrmals vor.

08.08.2018 - 20:39 [ CNN ]

Iran’s president says he’ll talk to Trump „right now“

„I don’t have preconditions. If the US government is willing, let’s start right now,“ Rouhani said during an interview that aired on state television late Monday local time, just hours before the US renewed sanctions on Iran. „If there is sincerity, Iran has always welcomed dialogue and negotiations,“ Rouhani said.
Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton, when asked about the offer by CNN’s Jake Tapper, dismissed it as possible „propaganda.“

08.08.2018 - 20:34 [ Haaretz ]

Trump Keeps Contradicting His Foreign Policy Team. What Does That Mean for Israel and Iran?

Later Monday, Rouhani told Iranian television that in fact he was ready to meet without preconditions.

“I don’t have preconditions,” he said, according to CNN. “If the U.S. government is willing, let’s start right now.”

It was Bolton, told of Rouhani’s 180, who seemed to be off balance.

26.07.2018 - 12:28 [ ORF.at ]

Pompeo erklärte Senatoren Details des Helsinki-Gipfels

Es sei auch ein Austausch von Wirtschaftsführern vereinbart worden, berichtete der Außenminister den Mitgliedern des Auswärtigen Ausschusses in der Parlamentskammer. Trump und Putin hätten auch über Syrien und die Suche nach einer politischen Lösung gesprochen. Als weiteren Punkt nannte er die Sicherheit Israels.

21.07.2018 - 12:43 [ KBS ]

Außenministerin fordert UN-Mitgliedsstaaten zu einstimmigem Vorgehen für Nordkoreas Denuklearisierung auf

Wie aus informierten Kreisen in New York verlautete, hätten Kang und Pompeo nach ihrem Treffen den 15 Mitgliedsstaaten des UN-Sicherheitsrates über die Entwicklungen hinsichtlich der Nordkoreafrage erläutert.

Dabei habe Kang die UN-Mitgliedsstaaten mit Nachdruck dazu aufgefordert, einstimmig für die Denuklearisierung Nordkoreas vorzugehen.

11.07.2018 - 15:45 [ Yonhap (Südkorea) ]

Pompeo: U.S. committed to peaceful solution in Korea

Pompeo spoke to the issue in a meeting with American troops in Afghanistan Monday, the State Department said in a statement. The top U.S. diplomat made an unannounced visit to the country during a multi-nation tour that took him to Pyongyang last weekend.

„The Secretary also answered questions from the troops on both internal governmental and global issues such as North Korea in which he underscored the U.S. commitment to developing a peaceful solution on the Korean Peninsula,“ the statement read.

09.07.2018 - 02:47 [ Chosunilbo ]

Pompeo Leaves N.Korea Empty-Handed

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ended his latest trip to North Korea on Sunday without meeting leader Kim Jong-un and trailed by accusations of „gangster-like“ arm-twisting from a newly emboldened regime.
Pompeo claimed there was „progress on almost all of the central issues“ in nine hours of „productive conversations“ with Kim’s right-hand man Kim Yong-chol and others but came away without any concrete agreement on denuclearization.(…)
Pompeo downplayed the „gangster“ accusations at a press conference in Tokyo with the foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan.

08.07.2018 - 17:13 [ Yonhap ]

Pompeo: Sanctions will remain until N. Korea’s denuclearization

He said the Trump administration won’t lift sanctions against Pyongyang until its final, fully-verified denuclearization.

The denuclearization of Korea covers not just nuclear bombs but also missiles, he said, adding North Korean officials also understand that.

On the trustworthiness issue, he said, „There will be a verification connected to the complete denuclearization,“

08.07.2018 - 17:09 [ Sputnik ]

North Korea Confirms Commitment to Denuclearization – Pompeo

„North Korea reaffirmed it’s commitment to complete denuclearization… North Korea also reaffirmed it’s earlier commitment to destroy its missile engine test site, which will make the region and the world safer,“ Pompeo said.

Pompeo is in Tokyo to brief his Japanese and South Korean counterparts on the talks, which he has characterized as productive.

08.07.2018 - 16:35 [ KBS ]

US-Außenminister spricht von Fortschritten in Richtung Nordkoreas Denuklearisierung

Am kommenden Donnerstag würden US-Beamte im Waffenstillstandsort Panmunjom erneut mit Nordkoreanern zusammenkommen, um die Rückführung von Gebeinen gefallener US-Soldaten des Koreakriegs zu besprechen, sagte Pompeo weiter.

Auch würden in naher Zukunft Gespräche über die Zerstörung einer Anlage zum Testen von Raketenmotoren geführt, berichteten US-Medien.

07.07.2018 - 14:41 [ Japan Times ]

Pompeo ends ‘productive’ Pyongyang visit with commitments for talks on denuclearization

Pompeo said that a Pentagon team plans to meet with North Korean officials on or about July 12 at the border between North and South Korea to discuss the repatriation of remains and that working level talks will be held soon on the destruction of North Korea’s missile engine testing facility.

03.07.2018 - 03:27 [ KBS ]

US-Außenminister besucht vom 5. bis 7. Juli Nordkorea

Im Anschluss an seinen Nordkorea-Besuch wird Pompeo am 7. und 8. Juli Tokio besuchen. Er werde in Tokio mit den Führungen Südkoreas und Japans zusammenkommen, um über eine Einigung über eine endgültig und vollständig verifizierte Denuklearisierung Nordkoreas zu diskutieren, teilte das US-Außenministerium mit.

23.06.2018 - 10:07 [ Abigail Tracy / Vanity Fair ]

“I Don’t Expect Bolton to Last Much Longer”: How Mike Pompeo Won the Trump-Kim Summit

After the crucible of the Trump-Kim summit, it seems clear that Pompeo has been elevated, and Bolton diminished, by the president’s sudden love affair with Pyongyang. But Pompeo will also be the first to fall “if this thing goes to shit.”

19.06.2018 - 13:55 [ New York Times ]

Pompeo Issues a Warning to the World on Trade

China was not Mr. Pompeo’s only target on Monday, and his decision to issue his global warning before the Detroit Economic Club suggested that a sweeping investigation into car imports could result in even more tariffs. The Trump administration has already imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum from its closest trading partners, and Mr. Pompeo said that “asymmetric trade relationships” with Canada, Europe, Japan and Mexico needed to change.

“It’s a simple moral principle, this idea of fairness,” Mr. Pompeo said.

18.06.2018 - 11:49 [ KBS ]

Folgeverhandlungen zwischen Nordkorea und USA beginnen voraussichtlich diese Woche

Es wird erwartet, dass dabei ein konkreter Zeitplan für die Denuklearisierung diskutiert wird.

Sollte Nordkorea seine Atomwaffen melden, ist es die nächste Stufe, wie die Inspektion und Überprüfung erfolgen sollen. Das gilt als Kern des Denuklearisierungsprozesses und eine schwierige Aufgabe.

14.06.2018 - 16:35 [ Straits Times ]

Japan says joint military drills between US and South Korea are a ‚vital security deterrent‘

Mr Kono told a news conference alongside US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung Wha that while precise details of the halt in joint war games are to be ironed out between the US and South Korea, „we understand that any pause in exercise is contingent upon DPRK action towards denuclearisation“.

14.06.2018 - 11:16 [ Spiegel.de ]

US-Außenminister in Seoul: Pompeo sieht noch Diskussionsbedarf – vorerst keine Lockerung der Sanktionen

Bevor er nach China aufbricht hat US-Außenminister Pompeo mit dem südkoreanischen Präsidenten über den Trump-Kim-Gipfel gesprochen. Laut Moon ist die gesamte Welt der Bedrohung eines Atomkriegs entkommen.

14.06.2018 - 10:59 [ KBS ]

Pompeo: USA, Südkorea und Japan arbeiten in Richtung CVID Nordkoreas

Laut US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo arbeiten Südkorea, die USA und Japan in Richtung einer vollständigen, nachweislichen und unumkehrbaren Denuklearisierung Nordkoreas.

Das sagte der Chefdiplomat heute auf der gemeinsamen Pressekonferenz nach seinem Treffen mit Südkoreas Außenministerin Kang Kyung-wha und Japans Außenminister Taro Kono.

13.06.2018 - 11:02 [ Radio China ]

US-Außenminister Pompeo besucht China

Wie der Sprecher des chinesischen Außenministeriums, Geng Shuang, am Mittwoch in Beijing bekannt gab, werde Pompeo auf Einladung seines chinesischen Amtskollegen Wang Yi am Donnerstag nach China reisen.

11.06.2018 - 13:57 [ Japan Times ]

U.S. weighs ‘fundamentally different’ approach to North Korea as two look to bridge gaps ahead of historic Trump-Kim summit

Pompeo said the pre-summit talks were “moving quite rapidly” and that he believed “they will come to their logical conclusion even more quickly than we anticipated.”

“These discussions will set a framework for the hard work that will follow,” Pompeo said.

“In each of these countries there are only two people who can make decisions of this magnitude and those are the two people who will be sitting in the room tomorrow,” he added.

09.06.2018 - 05:39 [ Jason Ditz / antikrieg.eu ]

Trump, Kim meiden hochrangige Treffen vor dem Gipfel

Außenminister Mike Pompeo gilt als einer der führenden Vertreter der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, der sich nachdrücklich für Diplomatie einsetzt. Dem steht der Nationale Sicherheitsberater John Bolton gegenüber, der ein unverblümter Gegner war und manchmal des Versuchs beschuldigt wurde, die Gespräche zu sabotieren.

Deshalb war Pompeo im Vorfeld des Gipfels der einzige Spitzenpolitiker, der sich mit Kim getroffen oder andere hochrangige diplomatische Schritte unternommen hat. Das fällt in seinen Zuständigkeitsbereich als Außenminister, aber noch wichtiger ist, dass man sich darauf verlassen kann, dass er nichts absichtlich kaputt macht.

25.05.2018 - 18:34 [ Xinhuanet ]

Chinesischer Außenminister sagt, chinesisch-amerikanische Kooperation überwiegt Unterschiede bei weitem

Der chinesische Staatsrat und Außenminister Wang Yi hat sich am Mittwoch hier mit US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo getroffen, wobei beide Seiten versprachen, eine gesunde und stabile Entwicklung der bilateralen Beziehungen zu fördern. Wang machte auf dem Rückweg von Argentinien am Mittwoch einen Zwischenstopp in Washington D.C.

25.05.2018 - 10:17 [ Yonhap ]

Pompeo says dialogue efforts to continue: Seoul ministry

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday his country remains committed to dialogue with North Korea despite President Donald Trump’s decision to call off his summit talks with the communist nation’s leader next month, according to Seoul’s foreign ministry.

Pompeo made the remarks in his phone conversation with Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha to exchange views on related situations and coordinate a strategy.

25.05.2018 - 09:51 [ NBC News ]

Inside the summit collapse: Trump wanted to cancel before N. Korean leader could

The move exposed significant disagreements among the president’s top advisers. Several administration officials said Pompeo, who has taken the lead in negotiating with the North Koreans, blamed Bolton for torpedoing the progress that had already been made. Pompeo flew to Pyongyang twice, met personally with Kim and helped secure the release of three Americans who had been held there.

25.05.2018 - 09:49 [ Vanity Fair ]

With the North Korea Summit Off, “It’s Hawk Versus Whack Job” in Trumpland

Mike Pompeo is pursuing terrible and deluded foreign policy all over the world, but, compared to Bolton, he’s Henry Kissinger. Trump’s version of nationalism, meanwhile, has increasingly come to mean nothing but pathological self-interest.

25.05.2018 - 09:45 [ Newsweek ]

Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un: Did John Bolton Blow Up the North Korea Summit On Purpose?

Trump sent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo twice to Pyongyang in the ensuing weeks to talk directly with Kim, and at no point, the State Department says, did he come away thinking Kim was not serious about the meeting. On the other hand, State says it sought for weeks to arrange a lower level meeting of diplomats from both countries to finalize the agenda—a request the U.S. says the North Koreans never responded to.

21.05.2018 - 18:22 [ allAfrica ]

Africa: What’s Behind U.S. Secretary Pompeo’s Calls to African Leaders?

Announced on Twitter by State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, the calls were with Presidents Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

15.05.2018 - 00:13 [ The National ]

UAE foreign minister meets secretary of state Pompeo

In his remarks, Sheikh Abdullah thanked the US secretary of state “for being a great partner” and congratulated him on the position he assumed last month and his recent successes. The UAE foreign minister mentioned US progress made on North Korea talks ahead of Mr Trump and Kim Jong Un meeting on June 12, and the US decision on Iran [nuclear deal] as part of these successes.

09.05.2018 - 23:16 [ Time.com ]

The 3 American Detainees Released By North Korea Were Freed Just 1 Hour Before Leaving With Pompeo

After meeting leader Kim Jong Un, Pompeo had given a fingers-crossed sign when asked if there was good news. A North Korean emissary came to the hotel shortly after to say the detainees were being freed.

The three men finally left custody at 7:45 p.m. local time, and by 8:42 p.m. they were flying home.

08.05.2018 - 03:04 [ allAfrica ]

Africa: Retired Ambassador Slated for Top U.S. State Department Post

Although no White House announcement has been made, the selection of Tibor Nagy to be Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs has been approved by the President and the new U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, according to several sources who have direct knowledge of the Trump administration’s somewhat murky vetting process.

07.05.2018 - 13:44 [ weekly Standard ]

White House Watch: Trump CIA Nominee Hits Speed Bumps

But by selecting Haspel, who had been with the CIA for more than three decades, Pompeo endeared himself to the rank-and-file early. Her position signaled that Pompeo would be willing to defend the CIA’s counterterrorism work, including the enhanced interrogation program that endangers her nomination today, against a growing push from Capitol Hill and elsewhere against it.

30.04.2018 - 18:13 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Pompeo Backs Israel’s Right to Defend Border With Gaza

President Donald Trump’s chief diplomat was concluding his first-ever international trip after being sworn in on Thursday. He landed in Amman on Sunday after stops in Brussels, Riyadh and Tel Aviv.

“We do believe the Israelis have the right to defend themselves, and we’re fully supportive of that,” Mr. Pompeo said at a joint press conference with Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi.

29.04.2018 - 12:08 [ ORF.at ]

USA fordern Europäer zu Sanktionen gegen Iran auf

Hook verhandelt mit den Europäern über Änderungen an dem von US-Präsident Donald Trump scharf kritisierten Wiener Atomabkommen von 2015 mit dem Iran. Die EU will die Vereinbarung bewahren.

Hook äußerte sich in Riad. Pompeo traf dort zum Auftakt seiner Nahost-Reise ein. Anschließend wird er in Jerusalem und in Amman erwartet.

29.04.2018 - 10:13 [ Sean Hannity ]

DEMOCRATS CAVE: Mike Pompeo CONFIRMED as Secretary of State

(29.4.2018) According to Fox News, the Senate voted 57-42 to officially confirm Pompeo as the nation’s top diplomat; with seven Senators who caucus with the Democratic Party bucking leadership and voting in the affirmative.

The Democrats voting “yes” included Senators Heitkamp, Joe Manchin, and Joe Donnelly.

29.04.2018 - 10:04 [ Washington Post ]

Pompeo, in Saudi Arabia, talks tough on Iran, Gulf dispute

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is using the Middle East leg of his first trip abroad as America’s top diplomat to call for concerted international action to punish Iran for its missile programs. He’s also urging Saudi Arabia and its neighbors to resolve a long-festering dispute with Qatar that U.S. officials say Iran is exploiting to boost its influence in the region, including in Yemen and Syria.

29.04.2018 - 10:02 [ KBS ]

US-Außenminister reagiert mit Vorbehalten auf Panmunjom-Erklärung

Er möchte den Koreanern zu ihrem innigen Wunsch nach Frieden und Gedeihen gratulieren. Ohne die Strategie des US-Präsidenten Trump für einen maximalen Druck auf Nordkorea sowie ohne die Druckausübung der Weltgemeinschaft wäre man nicht an den heutigen Punkt gelangt, fügte Pompeo hinzu.

28.04.2018 - 16:14 [ wsws.org ]

Mike Pompeo mit Stimmen der Demokratischen Partei als US-Außenminister bestätigt

Vor zwei Tagen wurde der ehemalige Kongressabgeordnete und CIA-Direktor Mike Pompeo vom US-Senat als Außenminister bestätigt. Damit wird der einstige Panzerkommandant, der sich zu Folter und zur totalen Bespitzelung der Bevölkerung bekennt, fortan ein Schlüsselressort im Trump-Kabinett leiten und in der Nachfolge des Präsidenten an vierter Stelle stehen.

24.04.2018 - 10:12 [ CommonDreams.org ]

Democrat Heitkamp Backing War Hawk Pompeo Because Trump ‚Entitled to His Own Cabinet‘

A day after becoming first Democrat to say she would vote to confirm hawkish CIA director to be Trump’s next secretary of state, Senator from North Dakota stumbled to explain why Pompeo’s troubling record on torture and NSA spying would not dissuade her. Then quickly walked away.

24.04.2018 - 09:47 [ ]

Mike Pompeo: Senatsausschuss empfiehlt Bestätigung als US-Aussenminister nur ganz knapp

Der Senat wird voraussichtlich am Donnerstag über Pompeo abstimmen. Nach erheblichem Widerstand der Demokraten und auch aus Reihen der Republikaner gegen den als aussenpolitischen Falken verschrienen Pompeo galt die Bestätigung der Nominierung zunächst als unsicher.

Die Republikaner verfügen im Senat nur über eine ganz knappe Mehrheit. Jedoch hatten sich bis Montag mehrere demokratische Senatoren bereit erklärt, für Pompeo zu stimmen, der als aussenpolitischer Fachmann gilt.

24.04.2018 - 09:22 [ Fox News ]

Coons‘ bipartisan gesture during Pompeo panel brings colleague to tears

Coons finally arrived. However, Isakson was still in Georgia. The vote to report Pompeo out of committee with a favorable recommendation would be 10-10.

A tie.

By rule, ties fail. But Corker forged ahead, declaring that Isakson, despite his absence was “aye by proxy.” So 11-10. Still, committee rules forbid proxy votes on behalf of absent senators if they impact the outcome of a roll call tally. So there was a conundrum.

24.04.2018 - 08:57 [ CommonDreams.org ]

Thanks to Rand Paul’s „Cowardly Flip-Flop,“ Senate Committee Approves Warmonger Pompeo

„In voting to recommend Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted against diplomacy today, and for a foreign policy even more inclined towards war,“ Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for policy and political affairs at Peace Action said in a statement following the vote. „Pompeo’s record of warmongering, climate denial, and Islamophobia speaks for itself.“

23.04.2018 - 22:09 [ New York Magazine ]

Senate Panel Poised to Reject Pompeo for Secretary of State

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is about to reject Mike Pompeo’s nomination as secretary of State, a rebuke with few precedents in modern American history — and he is all but certain to assume leadership of the State Department, anyway.

21.04.2018 - 16:14 [ Axios ]

Pompeo won’t be endorsed by Senate committee

CIA Director Mike Pompeo has lost his chance of receiving a favorable recommendation from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to become the next secretary of state, ABC News reports, after Democratic Sen. Chris Coons said he would not support Pompeo’s nomination.

The big picture: Pompeo could still be confirmed by the full Senate. Per ABC, Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp voiced support for him, and if all Republicans besides Rand Paul — who opposed the nomination — vote in his favor, Pompeo „will have just enough votes to be confirmed, including Vice President Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote.“

21.04.2018 - 16:13 [ New Yorg Magazine ]

It Turns Out Mike Pompeo Never Served in the Gulf War

Secretary of State-in-waiting Mike Pompeo never served in the Gulf War, even though media outlets and many of his colleagues have repeatedly said he did, and Pompeo has done nothing to dispute their claims.

Splinter News asked the CIA about Pompeo’s record, and the agency confirmed that while he was in the Army from 1986 to 1991, he never saw action in the Middle East.