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Yemen’s Houthis Refute Pompeo’s Accusations of Hodeida Truce Violations

    Yemen’s Houthis Refute Pompeo’s Accusations of Hodeida Truce Violations

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said that the Houthis’ withdrawal from Hodeida refuted recent allegation made by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, tweeting, “Pompeo’s accusations are refuted by the steps of redeployment at the port of Hodeida and the submission of positive proposals.” The comment from…

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Mideast Fact Meets Fiction: Mike Pompeo Touts US Goodness and Threatens More of It

    Mideast Fact Meets Fiction: Mike Pompeo Touts US Goodness and Threatens More of It

CAIRO — During a speech given Thursday at Cairo’s American University, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered remarks that some analysts have likened to a mix of evangelism and historical revisionism regarding the U.S.’ historical role in Middle Eastern and Northern African affairs. Pompeo began his speech by stating: It’s the truth, lower-case ‘t’,…

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Five Days after Bolton’s Reversal, US Syrian Troop Withdrawal Sort of Back On

    Five Days after Bolton’s Reversal, US Syrian Troop Withdrawal Sort of Back On

DAMASCUS, SYRIA — On Friday, the Trump administration’s Syria policy, specifically regarding the withdrawal of U.S. troops illegally occupying part of the country, experienced what appears to be yet another drastic reversal just days after top administration officials National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the de facto cancellation of…

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Pompeo Claims the US Destroyed 99% of the ISIS Caliphate – These Maps Show Otherwise

    Pompeo Claims the US Destroyed 99% of the ISIS Caliphate – These Maps Show Otherwise

On January 7th, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States has destroyed 99% of ISIS’ caliphate, reinforcing Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria, according to the Washington Examiner. We’ve taken down 99 percent of the caliphate. Ninety-nine percent of the caliphate. That should be the first sentence in every story. Right? Everybody…

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Iranian FM Slams Bolton, Pompeo’s “Psychotic,” “Pure Obsession” With Iran

  Iranian FM Slams Bolton, Pompeo’s “Psychotic,” “Pure Obsession” With Iran

WASHINGTON — Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif slammed U.S. aggression against his country on Tuesday, as top U.S. officials are in the Middle East coordinating anti-Iran efforts with regional players like Israel and trying to shore up support from Arab nations. Zarif’s counterpart, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, was in Jordan on Tuesday and…

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Pompeo Tours Latin America with an Eye on Venezuela Regime Change

  Pompeo Tours Latin America with an Eye on Venezuela Regime Change

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with allies in a tour of Latin America this week, in which he talked about stepping up US-led efforts against Venezuela. The Trump administration has been increasingly hostile towards the Caribbean nation, escalating sanctions and even threatening a military “option.” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is due to start his second…

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A Skewed 5-year-old Reuters Report on Iran Fueled Mike Pompeo’s Latest Diatribe

  A Skewed 5-year-old Reuters Report on Iran Fueled Mike Pompeo’s Latest Diatribe

When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave speeches about mega corruption in Iran this year, he did not cite a Reuters’ 2013 article or give credit to its three reporters; Steve Stecklow, Babak Dehghanpisheh and Yeganeh Torbati. Instead, he presented it as the kind of specialized knowledge that only a high-ranking official such as himself might…

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Pompeo Took 12-Hour Flight To Saudi Arabia For ’15 Minute Meeting’ With King Salman

  Pompeo Took 12-Hour Flight To Saudi Arabia For ’15 Minute Meeting’ With King Salman

Even before the publication of last night’s Saudi trial balloon hinting that the kingdom would soon acknowledge that the extrajudicial killing of Jamal Khashoggi – the insider-turned dissident journalist who walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week and never walked back out – was the result of a “botched” kidnapping attempt carried out…

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John Bolton Just Confirmed the U.S. Is Becoming a Rogue State

  John Bolton Just Confirmed the U.S. Is Becoming a Rogue State

Amid mounting concerns about possible war with Iran after the Trump administration ditched a decades-old bilateral treaty in response to an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions violate it, National Security Adviser John Bolton announced a review of all international agreements that could lead to more binding decisions by the principal judicial organ of the United…

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Pompeo’s Fingerprints Are All Over Trump’s New Syria Regime Change Policy

  Pompeo’s Fingerprints Are All Over Trump’s New Syria Regime Change Policy

WASHINGTON — Despite his having expressed his desire to get U.S. troops out of Syria only months ago, a report published Friday in The Washington Post claims that President Donald Trump is allegedly “on board” with a new “indefinite military and diplomatic effort in Syria.” That effort claims to seek the “establishment of a stable,…

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