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North Korea confirms former commander is new foreign minister

24 Jan 2020

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea on Friday confirmed that Ri Son Gwon, a former defence commander with limited diplomatic experience, has been appointed the country's new foreign affairs minister, while the United States repeated calls for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

China fails to repatriate North Korea workers despite U.N. sanctions: U.S. official

23 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON China has failed to send home North Korean workers by a December deadline in violation of United Nations sanctions, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, adding that this was why Washington blacklisted two entities involved in Pyongyang’s labor export. 

China fails to repatriate North Korea workers despite U.N. sanctions - U.S. official

22 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON China has failed to send home North Korean workers by a December deadline in violation of United Nations sanctions, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, adding that this was why Washington blacklisted two entities involved in Pyongyang’s labour export. 

U.S. applauds Tsai's re-election as Taiwan president: Pompeo

11 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election on Saturday and lauded her for seeking stability with China "in the face of unrelenting pressure." | Video

U.S. officials say Soleimani's death could deter Iranian violence

03 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. officials said the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani on Friday might deter, rather than provoke, Iranian violence against U.S. targets despite Tehran's vow of retaliation.

Iranian commander Soleimani had been in Pompeo's sights for years

03 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Long before U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went on television and Twitter on Friday to make the case for the U.S. decision to kill top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, he had the powerful military commander squarely in his sights.

Iranian commander Soleimani had been in Pompeo's sights for years

03 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Long before U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went on television and Twitter on Friday to make the case for the U.S. decision to kill top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, he had the powerful military commander squarely in his sights. | Video

UPDATE 1-Iranian commander Soleimani had been in Pompeo's sights for years

03 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 Long before U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went on television and Twitter on Friday to make the case for the U.S. decision to kill top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, he had the powerful military commander squarely in his sights.

Assassinated Iranian commander Soleimani in Pompeo's sights for years

03 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 Long before U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went on television and Twitter on Friday to make the case for the U.S. decision to assassinate top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, he had the powerful military commander squarely in his sights.

U.S. has no plan to evacuate embassy in Baghdad, more forces being sent to compound

31 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The United States has no plans to evacuate its embassy in Baghdad and additional forces are being sent following violent demonstrations outside the compound by protesters and militia fighters enraged by American air strikes, U.S officials said on Tuesday. | Video

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