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Pompeo Meets Pakistani FM, Discusses Afghanistan

Pompeo Meets Pakistani FM, Discusses Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Washington on Friday, and discussed Afghanistan and bilateral ties, according to a statement released by the US Department of State. Pompeo and Qureshi talked about a range of issues, including Iran, US-Pakistan cooperation …

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Qureshi Urges US to Remain Engaged in Afghanistan

Qureshi Urges US to Remain Engaged in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at an event Thursday hosted by a think tank in Washington, D.C. called on the United States to remain engaged in Afghanistan even if it eventually withdraws its troops from the country. Speaking at a discussion held by the Center for Strategic …

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US House Committees Summons Pompeo for Ukraine Docs

POmpeo

WASHINGTON – US three House committees, dealing with Ukraine in a dismissal investigation against President Donald Trump, summoned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Reuters reported Saturday. The House committees are responsible for foreign affairs, intelligence and surveillance asked Pompeo to produce the documents by October 4. “The documents summoned will …

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Afghan Presidential Election Should Be Beyond Reproach: Pompeo

Afghan Presidential Election Should Be Beyond Reproach, Pompeo

KABUL – The US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with President Ashraf Ghani by phone on Thursday regarding the Afghanistan presidential election which is scheduled for September 28, 2019. Last week Pompeo announced that due to Afghan government’s corruption the State Department withdrew or suspended more than $100 …

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US Will Withhold $160 Million Afghanistan Funds: Pompeo

US Will Withhold $160 Million Afghanistan Funds, Pompeo

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that his country will return and withhold approximately 160 million US dollars’ funds for Afghanistan, citing Afghan government’s “corruption and financial mismanagement” as the reason. The US government is returning about 100 million dollars to the Treasury that was …

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Iranian Diplomat Warns of “Total War” If Hit By Saudi Attack

Iran

TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Minister warned Thursday that any attack on his country following a drone and missile strike against the Saudi oil industry would lead to a “total war”, which would aggravate tensions in the Persian Gulf, Associated Press reported Thursday. Mohammad Javad Zarif’s comments represent the most …

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KSA Joins US-Led Maritime Coalition After Attack on Oil Production

KSA

DUBAI – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) announced Wednesday that it has joined a US-led coalition to secure the Middle East’s waterways despite Iran’s threats after an attack on its crucial oil industry, Times of Israel reported Wednesday. The kingdom’s decision to participate in the construction of international maritime security …

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Pompeo Declares Peace Plan for M.E. to Be Unveiled “Within Weeks”

Peace

WASHINGTON – The administration of US President Donald Trump has decided to delay the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan after Israel is facing new elections, scheduled for September 17. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dismissed all speculation of a substantial delay in announcing the long-awaited peace plan announced by the United …

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