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US secretary of state Mike Pompeo with Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar speaks during a news conference on December 18, 2019.(AP file)

US, India have never been closer, says Mike Pompeo

By HT Correspondent, Edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:09 AM IST
“The US-India relationship was made all the stronger with a great diplomat and leader as my friend,” the US secretary of state tweeted, referring to his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar.
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The remarks come after US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo reacted on the sentencing of 10 Hong Kongers who have been detained in China after they tried to flee to Taiwan.(Reuters)
The remarks come after US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo reacted on the sentencing of 10 Hong Kongers who have been detained in China after they tried to flee to Taiwan.(Reuters)

China asks US to stop interfering with Hong-Kong related issues

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Beijing
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 06:22 PM IST
In a press conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said China is a country ruled by law and anyone who violates it must be punished.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin himself brushes off any accusations he’s behind hacking campaigns.(via REUTERS)
Russian President Vladimir Putin himself brushes off any accusations he’s behind hacking campaigns.(via REUTERS)

Hack attack adds to Putin mystique even if Russia faces pain

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 09:54 PM IST
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo became the highest ranking US official to link Moscow to the attacks, saying in a radio interview on Friday that Putin “remains a real risk to those of us who love freedom.”
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In an interview with Rob Schmitt of ‘Wake Up America’, Pompeo lambasted China for treating a million Uyghur Muslims in ways that are just absolutely devastating and equated it with Nazi’s Germany ethnic cleansing of the Jews in the 1930s.(REUTERS)
In an interview with Rob Schmitt of ‘Wake Up America’, Pompeo lambasted China for treating a million Uyghur Muslims in ways that are just absolutely devastating and equated it with Nazi’s Germany ethnic cleansing of the Jews in the 1930s.(REUTERS)

Pompeo slams China’s treatment of Uyghurs, compares it to Nazi Germany

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:50 PM IST
Various testimonies surfacing from the non-Chinese world reveal that Beijing has in fact intensified its operations against Uyghurs by putting more people in internment camps during the pandemic times.
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In picture - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a naturalization ceremony at the US State Department.(AP)
In picture - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a naturalization ceremony at the US State Department.(AP)

India China border tensions at LAC likely to be discussed in Pompeo’s visit

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Washington DC
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 11:13 AM IST
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Dean Thompson said that the United States is closely watching the developments at the border.
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In Picture - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department, in Washington, DC.(REUTERS)
In Picture - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department, in Washington, DC.(REUTERS)

Pompeo urges Sri Lanka to make difficult decisions regarding China

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Washington
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 07:33 AM IST
Pompeo will be travelling to India, Colombo, Male and Jakarta from October 25 - 30.
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The Indian side at the two-plus-two ministerial talks will be represented by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.(ANI file photo)
The Indian side at the two-plus-two ministerial talks will be represented by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.(ANI file photo)

Third Indo-US two-plus-two talks on Oct 27 in Delhi: MEA

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 09:22 PM IST
The new framework of the ministerial dialogue was initiated in order to provide a forward-looking vision for the strategic partnership between the two countries.
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A woman in traditional clothes poses during a photoshoot as a boy watches in an alley in the old city of Lhasa, during a government organised tour of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China.(Reuters)
A woman in traditional clothes poses during a photoshoot as a boy watches in an alley in the old city of Lhasa, during a government organised tour of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China.(Reuters)

China sees red after US appoints top official for Tibetan issues

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Beijing reacted sharply after US secretary of state Michael Pompeo named Robert Destro as the new special coordinator for Tibetan issues.
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The Chinese national flag is raised during a ceremony marking the 96th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China.(REUTERS)
The Chinese national flag is raised during a ceremony marking the 96th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China.(REUTERS)

Trump administration’s new appointment to scrutinise China’s human rights violations in Tibet

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 10:22 AM IST
Destro will primarily be responsible for advancing dialogue between Beijing and the Dalai Lama and protecting the religious, cultural and linguistic identity of Tibetans, according to the State Department.
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First lady Melania Trump will address the Republican convention on Tuesday night.(AP File Photo)
First lady Melania Trump will address the Republican convention on Tuesday night.(AP File Photo)

Melania Trump, Mike Pompeo’s address: All you need to know about Republican convention Day 2

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 01:26 AM IST
First lady Melania Trump and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo are among key speakers on the second day of the Republican convention.
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The US Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz receives fuel from the Henry J Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe during an underway replenishment in the South China Sea on July 7.(Reuters Photo)
The US Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz receives fuel from the Henry J Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe during an underway replenishment in the South China Sea on July 7.(Reuters Photo)

US rejects Chinese claims in South China Sea in new escalation

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 08:59 AM IST
China has claimed between 85% and 90% of the South China Sea hemmed in by the so-called “Nine-Dashed Line” that extends 2,000 km from the Chinese mainland, up to a few hundred kilometres from the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia.
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US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo(Bloomberg photo)
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo(Bloomberg photo)

Pompeo blames China for border clashes with India, calls it ‘rogue actor’

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 09:09 PM IST
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has blamed China for escalating tensions along the border with India and called it a “rogue actor” in the neighborhood.
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A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Thursday.(AP File Photo)
A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Thursday.(AP File Photo)

Hong Kong stocks fluctuate amid new threat of US sanctions

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2020 12:08 PM IST
Any losses in Hong Kong equities may be limited by low valuations, as well as inflows from mainland-based investors.
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More than 14,400 inmates have been infected and some 215 have died, said Marshall Project, a non-partisan news organisation.(AP)
More than 14,400 inmates have been infected and some 215 have died, said Marshall Project, a non-partisan news organisation.(AP)

Coronavirus origin: Mike Pompeo points at Wuhan lab

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:31 AM IST
Pompeo stopped short of saying the virus was man-made, saying that he agreed with a report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that ruled out genetic modification.
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Michael Pompeo said California’s pension fund, the country’s largest, “is invested in companies that supply the People’s Liberation Army.”(AP Photo)
Michael Pompeo said California’s pension fund, the country’s largest, “is invested in companies that supply the People’s Liberation Army.”(AP Photo)

‘US pension funds help China crack down on Muslims, put US military at risk,’ warns Michael Pompeo

By Jeff Kearns | Bloomberg, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 06:14 AM IST
Secretary of State Michael Pompeo had a pointed message for certain US state pension funds that may be investing in ways that help China’s government crack down on its Muslim minority, or even put US military personnel at risk.
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The personal Twitter account of US secretary of state Mike Pompeo (right) had attracted more than 2,800 followers soon after he opened it.(Bloomberg)
The personal Twitter account of US secretary of state Mike Pompeo (right) had attracted more than 2,800 followers soon after he opened it.(Bloomberg)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opens Twitter account amid Senate talk

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 07:18 AM IST
After flatly rejecting the idea early this year, Pompeo, who turns 56 on Dec. 30, has recently dodged questions about whether he’ll run for the seat being vacated by Republican Senator Pat Roberts in 2020.
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US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)

US would do everything to ensure India has adequate crude imports: Pompeo

By Asia News International
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 09:02 AM IST
In April, Washington had announced that no fresh sanction waivers will be issued for Iranian oil imports to eight countries, including India. Ever since the waivers have come to an end, the Indian oil companies are reportedly facing a tough time.
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Donald Trump’s decision to hold off on retaliating against Iran this week kept hopes for diplomacy alive and revealed a side he’s rarely displayed over his decades in the public eye: restraint.(AFP File Photo)
Donald Trump’s decision to hold off on retaliating against Iran this week kept hopes for diplomacy alive and revealed a side he’s rarely displayed over his decades in the public eye: restraint.(AFP File Photo)

Donald Trump’s unexpected restraint toward Iran keeps diplomacy alive

By Nick Wadhams | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2019 01:55 PM IST
Officials familiar with the president’s thinking said that Bolton and Pompeo supported air strikes on a limited number of targets involved in the shooting down of the Navy RQ-4 Global Hawk drone. US and Iranian officials continue to dispute whether the drone was in international airspace when it was struck.
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Still image taken from a US military handout video purports to show Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from the side of the Kokuka Courageous Tanker, June 13, 2019.(Reuters File Photo)
Still image taken from a US military handout video purports to show Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from the side of the Kokuka Courageous Tanker, June 13, 2019.(Reuters File Photo)

US says video shows Iran was involved in attack on oil tanker in Gulf of Oman

By Margaret Talev | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 06:55 PM IST
The video and photographs showing a boat alongside the hull of a larger vessel with a hole in its side were released by Central Command along with a timeline of the episode.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(AFP photo)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(AFP photo)

Pompeo plans Modi-‘mumkin’ test for ties during visit

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 12:01 PM IST
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo plans to use PM Modi’s campaign slogan — “Modi hai to mumkin hai” — to explore new frontiers for bilateral ties on his upcoming India visit.
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US President Donald Trump(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
US President Donald Trump(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

The world agrees with Donald Trump on one thing when it comes to Iran

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 01:21 PM IST
Blunt, ignorant and confused are some of the criticisms voiced by allies on U.S. policy toward Iran. But none sees the Trump administration preparing for war.
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Gas flares burn from pipes aboard an offshore oil platform in the Persian Gulf's Salman Oil Field, operated by the National Iranian Offshore Oil Co., near Lavan island, Iran.(Bloomberg)
Gas flares burn from pipes aboard an offshore oil platform in the Persian Gulf's Salman Oil Field, operated by the National Iranian Offshore Oil Co., near Lavan island, Iran.(Bloomberg)

US to exempt eight countries from new Iran oil sanctions

By Nick Wadhams and Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 08:43 PM IST
Waivers are being granted to countries that have shown they’ve made “important moves” toward reducing Iranian oil imports to zero, US said.
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National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at a function in Mumbai. Doval will meet his US counterpart John Bolton and secretary of state Michael Pompeo here on Friday against the backdrop of New Delhi facing the impact of US sanctions against Russia and Iran.(PTI Photo)
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at a function in Mumbai. Doval will meet his US counterpart John Bolton and secretary of state Michael Pompeo here on Friday against the backdrop of New Delhi facing the impact of US sanctions against Russia and Iran.(PTI Photo)

NSA Doval in Washington, to meet Bolton, Pompeo

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Washington, Washington
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2018 08:32 AM IST
India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s visit comes just a week after the inaugural 2+2 dialogue between the foreign and defence ministers of the two countries.
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US President Donald Trump (right) greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their joint news conference at the White House in Washington.(Reuters File Photo)
US President Donald Trump (right) greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their joint news conference at the White House in Washington.(Reuters File Photo)

Ahead of 2+2 talks, India hopes US takes lenient view of Russia arms deal, Iran oil imports

By Jayanth Jacob | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 07:46 AM IST
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will discuss collaboration in the Indo-Pacific region and other issues with US secretary of state, Mike R Pompeo and defence secretary James Mattis.
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Nikki Haley is travelling to India for the first time as the US ambassador to the UN.(REUTERS)
Nikki Haley is travelling to India for the first time as the US ambassador to the UN.(REUTERS)

US envoy to UN Nikki Haley travels to India on maiden visit

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, New York
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 03:17 PM IST
Nikki Haley’s visit comes just days before US secretary of state Michael Pompeo and secretary of defense James Mattis will be hosting external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Washington for the inaugural of US-India 2+2 Dialogue on July 6.
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