Trump Congratulates Mike Pompeo As 70th Secretary Of State

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President Donald Trump fired his first Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a Twitter message in March. When it comes to Vladimir Putin at least, Mr Pompeo has pushed for more punishments than the President.

Haspel's confirmation hearing is scheduled for May 9. So this idea of making her the fall person for this program that I know is controversial, I think is a shame. The morale is bad. He's demonstrated that at the C.I.A. And with that, I hope we will vote. "That time has come".

Donald Trump named him Central Intelligence Agency director after taking office a year ago.

"Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito swore in Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the West Conference Room of the Supreme Court", State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said.

And he must face these challenges while trying to a fix a State Department damaged under the tenure of Rex W. Tillerson, his predecessor, and with crucial alliances frayed during the Trump presidency.

Mr. Pompeo's year of service as the director of the C.I.A. has given him a running start.

The Senate voted 57-42 to approve him as America's top diplomat, the second of the Trump presidency. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor ahead of the vote. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who had threatened to torpedo his confirmation, that he has learned important lessons from America's foreign policy blunders during the last two decades. John McCain who is still in Arizona battling brain cancer and was not present for the vote.

Pompeo, a former Army officer who was a Republican congressman, is regarded as a Trump loyalist with hawkish world views.

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Pompeo echoes Trump's hard line on Iran and North Korea and is a Russian Federation hawk - even if he has downplayed concerns about Kremlin election meddling in support of Trump to avoid offending the commander-in-chief. Pompeo was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday and sworn in shortly afterward.

By May 12, Pompeo will have to advise Trump on whether to extend waivers to sanctions suspended under the 2015 Iran deal, a momentous decision that could lead to the United States reneging on its commitments and effectively withdrawing from the pact.

"We will only have sustainable, long-term peace if we actually make religious freedom a foreign policy priority", Perkins said in his response to Pompeo's confirmation.

In Belgium, he will represent the USA at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation foreign ministerial and meet with counterparts, including the Turkish and Italian foreign ministers. However, the new secretary of state is considered a foreign policy hawk, especially on the issue of Iran nuclear deal.

Only six North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies now meet the goal, and only nine allies have produced realistic plans for reaching it by 2024. Grenell's nomination had been languishing in the Senate since it was sent in September with many Democrats criticizing some of the conservative Republican's positions.

In Riyadh, Jerusalem and Amman, the future of the Iran deal and the conflict in Syria will be significant agenda items. The organization said in a press statement it delivered 33,656 petitions to the U.S. Senate Wednesday urging senators to reject Sen.

Behind the scenes, he made numerous trips overseas to meet foreign political and security leaders, especially in the Middle East.