IDF launches operation “North Shield” on Lebanese-border

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held what was described as “an urgent meeting” last night with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the Belgian capital, Brussels. Prior to his departure from Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport, the Israeli leader underscored that the meeting would focus on the latest regional-developments, and the challenges the Islamic … Read more

U.S. will not abandon Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi affair

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a policy briefing at the State Department, during which he announced a series of newly imposed sanctions against Iran, saying “The United States today sanctioned an international network that the Iranian regime and Russia are using to provide millions of barrels of oil to the Assad regime (in … Read more

Israel, a ‘committed partner’ in Washington’s efforts to curb Iran’s malign activities

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a meeting in Jerusalem yesterday with the U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, who also serves as a senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. During a short-televised encounter, ahead of the scheduled meeting that was held behind closed doors, Prime Minister Netanyahu once again … Read more

U.S. to merge its Jerusalem Embassy and Consulate General into one mission

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo instructed Washington’s Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, to merge the U.S. Consulate General and the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem into a single diplomatic mission. The move, according to the top American diplomat, aims to achieve significant efficiencies and increase Washington’s diplomatic effectiveness. While the merge of the two diplomatic … Read more

International Criminal Court adopts Iranian position against U.S. sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Washington’s decision to terminate the 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran – a move he stressed “was long overdue.” The American decision came in response to a demand by the International Criminal Court in the Hague, which ordered the United States to lift the sanctions on Iran that … Read more

Russian-made S-300 no match for Israel’s American-made F-35’s, official says

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed that while the United States will not reveal its intention regarding how it plans to address Russia’s delivery of its S-300 surface-to-air missile Systems to Syria, Washington views the move as “a very serious escalation” that presents greater risk to the stability of the Middle East. In Pompeo’s … Read more

The United States does not seek regime change in Iran

During a press briefing, ahead of this weeks United Nations General Assembly, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted that the Trump Administration’s actions against the Islamic Republic of Iran have made it clear to the Ayatollah regime that the United States will no longer accept its malign activities across the globe. According to Pompeo … Read more