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Explained: Why the US State Department is looking for a $5,800 bottle of whisky

August 06, 2021 7:57 am

The whisky was donated to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by the government of Japan in 2019.

$5,800 whiskey bottle, a gift from Japan to Mike Pompeo, is missing, US says

August 05, 2021 1:55 pm

American officials can keep gifts that are less than $390. But if the officials want to keep gifts that are over that price, they must purchase them. According to the filing, the State Department said the bottle was appraised at $5,800.

Iranian exiles protest, demand prosecution of president-elect

July 11, 2021 11:01 am

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have said Raisi's election was a blow for human rights and called for an investigation of his role in what they and Washington have called the extrajudicial executions of thousands of political prisoners.

US Senate confirms Antony Blinken as 71st secretary of state

January 26, 2021 11:48 pm

Senators voted 78-22 to approve Blinken, a longtime Biden confidant, as the nation's 71st secretary of state, succeeding Mike Pompeo.

In parting shot, Trump administration accuses China of 'genocide' against Uighurs

January 20, 2021 10:21 am

China has been widely condemned for its complexes in Xinjiang, which it describes as "vocational training centers" to stamp out extremism. It denies accusations of abuse.

US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran in final days of Trump presidency

January 16, 2021 12:47 pm

They are the latest in a series of measures aimed at stepping up pressure on Tehran in the waning days of President Donald Trump’s administration, which ends on Wednesday.

Mike Pompeo claims Iran is new 'home base' of Al-Qaida

January 13, 2021 11:41 am

Iran denies al-Qaida link Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded to Pompeo's remarks on Twitter, calling them "fictitious declassifications" and "warmongering lies."

Pompeo lifts restrictions on US-Taiwan relationship as clock runs out on Trump administration

January 10, 2021 10:06 am

“The United States government took these actions unilaterally, in an attempt to appease the Communist regime in Beijing,” Pompeo said in a statement.

Pompeo praises Jaishankar for advancing US-India ties

January 06, 2021 9:21 am

Thanking External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in a tweet, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Jaishankar a great diplomat and leader.

Mike Pompeo’s wife tested positive for coronavirus as cases spiked

December 25, 2020 2:21 pm

The Pompeos were faulted for going ahead with the parties for diplomats and their families even as health officials warned against large gatherings.


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets PM Modi, holds joint press briefing with MEA Jaishankar

June 26, 2019 7:18 pm

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a three-day visit to India, and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday held a joint press briefing, touching upon a wide range of issues, including bilateral trade.