Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he wasn’t aware of any surveillance carried out on former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. He made the comments during an interview Friday.
According to oversight group Judicial Watch, the State Department is delaying releasing documents detailing Joe and Hunter Biden’s alleged corruption in Ukraine.
According to a new report, the fatal U.S. air strike on the Iranian Gen. Qasam Soleimani may have been months in the making. NBC recently quoted several White House sources who said President Trump recognized Soleimani as a target after the downing of a U.S. Intelligence drone by Iranian forces back in June of last year.
The U.S. is sharply reducing flights allowed to Cuba in an effort to reduce revenue to the communist government. On Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a cancellation of all charter flights to Cuba with the exception of capital city Havana. This comes after the U.S. terminated commercial flights to Cuba late last year.
Funeral services are being held for one of the world’s longest ruling Arab leaders. Mourners gathered and prayers were said on Saturday for Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, who died at age 79 on Friday.
The United States is rejecting demands from the Iraqi government to remove troops from the region. On Friday, a spokesperson for the State Department highlighted the crucial mission American forces have in Iraq, including their continued fight against ISIS.
The Trump administration is rolling out new sanctions on the Iranian regime. While speaking at the White House Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration will continue to cut off resources to Iran to stop its global terrorist activities.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently defended the president’s actions towards Iran. While speaking at the State Department Tuesday, he justified the killing of Iran’s top military General Qasem Soleimani by claiming the operation saved American lives.
Washington D.C. is reportedly ramping up security in light of increased tension with Iran. Friday reports said the nation’s capital has upgraded security while local law enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security are monitoring events closely.