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In his first visit as foreign minister, Mike Pompeo emphasized the depth of the strategic relations between Cairo and Washington, stressing his country's support for Egypt's role in fighting terrorism.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri told a press conference held on Thursday that US-Egyptian cooperation is important for the stability of the Middle East.

Pointing out that his meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed not to allow any party to threaten Arab security, in light of the strategic dialogue between the two countries includes all areas, including the military, Egyptian-American relations are strong and we seek to strengthen them.

For his part, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on the strategic relations between Cairo and Washington, stressing their support for Egypt in the fight against terrorism.

Pointing out that he stressed to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the importance of Egypt's role in preserving the stability of the region.

Pompeo said that they warned of Iran's role in threatening the stability of the Middle East, adding that it is preparing for a new round of strategic dialogue between Cairo and Washington.

He added: There is no contradiction in our attitudes towards the US withdrawal from Syria.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, General Intelligence Chief General Abbas Kamel and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukri on his first visit since taking office as foreign minister. Speech at the American University in Cairo.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, General Intelligence Chief General Abbas Kamel and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukri on Thursday during a visit to Cairo. He is expected to deliver a speech at the American University in Cairo .

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US Secretary of State Pompeo arrived in Cairo on Wednesday evening to discuss issues of common concern.

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Thursday with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Federal Palace after his arrival in Cairo on Wednesday evening during a Middle East tour that began in Jordan. Sameh Shukri, to discuss a range of issues of mutual concern, particularly those related to the fight against terrorism to defeat the terrorist organization.

The correspondent said, during his participation via the news bulletin on the screen «Tomorrow», with the media Kawthar Tanuri, that is scheduled to meet with the US Secretary of State and the Egyptian intelligence chief, and will deliver a speech from the headquarters of the American University in Cairo.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Cairo on a visit to Egypt as part of his current Arab tour, which began in Jordan and Iraq, and also includes Gulf Arab states. The US minister and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukri are scheduled to hold talks today, followed by a press conference.

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The meeting of Abdul Mahdi and Bompio .. Different positions on Syria and Iran

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 BAGHDAD (Reuters) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured Abdul Mahdi of the importance of cooperation with Baghdad in coordinating the withdrawal plan from Syria, sources close to Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said. Iraqi sovereignty, declaring his refusal to target Syria from within Iraqi territory.

The sources pointed out that "Abdul-Mahdi praised during the meeting coordination Iraqi-Syrian, which succeeded Baghdad through the strikes of strong heads Raad in Syria, who were planning to carry out attacks inside Iraq and weakened the organization significantly."

She added that "Abdul Mahdi also rejected US pressure to break cooperation with Tehran in the field of energy."

"Pompeo has received a clear response from the presidents, ministers and MPs on the issue of US sanctions against Iran, stressing that Iraq should be excluded from implementing these sanctions because of the urgent need for energy supplies," he said.

 

Reuters said the visit was aimed at reassuring Iraq over the withdrawal of US troops from Syria and warned that Iran remained a security threat in the region.

In a statement to the US State Department, Pompeo said in a meeting with Abdul Mahdi that the United States is committed to supporting the sovereignty of Iraq and to discussing the recent defeats of the "Daqash" organization in Syria and the continued cooperation with the Iraqi security forces.

https://www.iraqpressagency.com/كواليس-لقاء-عبد-المهدي-وبومبيو-اختلاف/

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Pompeo: Dodd returned to Iraq because of the hesitation of the United States

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said US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Thursday, that the organization of "Daesh" arrived in Iraq because of the reluctance of the United States, noting that the last absent from the Middle East for a long time. 
"The United States has been absent from the Middle East for a long time," Pompeo told a news conference in Cairo. "Trump has reintroduced the American role in this region." 
"We have been absent from developments in the region since 2009," he said. 
"Thousands were killed by Dahesh because of Washington's hesitation," Pompeo said

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Editorial Date: 2019/1/11 14:52  30 times read
An international summit next month on Middle East security
The United States is planning to hold an international summit on the Middle East, especially on Iran next month in Poland, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
In an interview with Fox News on Friday, Pompeo said the international meeting would be held on February 13 and 14 in Poland and "will focus on stability in the Middle East and the issues of peace, freedom and security in this region and will also address the issue of ensuring that Iran does not have Any destabilizing effect "
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Will start in January next .. Iran goal of "Arab NATO"

Will be held in accordance with a security, economic and political agreement of 9 countries

 
 

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Will be launched next January .. Iran goal of "Arab NATO"
 

The Arab world is looking forward to the formation of a military alliance called "Arab NATO" along the lines of the international alliance known as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which is expected to launch during a summit hosted by the United States of America in January.

Deputy Secretary of State for Arab Gulf Affairs, Tim Linderking, revealed the new features of the new Arab alliance and its long-term goals, indicating that it will include the GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain) Qatar and Oman), as well as the United States of America, Egypt and Jordan.

The official said that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will host a meeting of the GCC + 2 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to prepare for the upcoming January summit.

"The idea of the alliance stems from the Riyadh Summit of 2017, where it was agreed with the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council to meet annually, and in addition there was strong interest from both sides in the formation of the Middle East strategic alliance."

He revealed that "the alliance will be based on a security, economic and political agreement linking the GCC countries, the United States, Egypt and Jordan."

The concept of the Middle East Strategic Alliance was "to build a strong shield against threats in the Gulf, especially Iran, cyber attacks, infrastructure attacks and coordination of conflict management efforts from Syria to Yemen as part of its agenda," Landring said.

He considered that increased coordination of efforts leads to enhancing the effectiveness of stability, noting that Iran is the "first threat" to the list of the coalition.

 He criticized Iran's role in Yemen and said: "Iran is getting away with actual killings. They are helping and inciting the Huthis to attack Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which is unacceptable to the United States. These are key allies, and their territorial integrity is the cornerstone of our policy. In the Gulf for decades. "

"It is our duty to raise the cost to Iran, and part of our own strategy is to confront the Iranians who are moving in the theater of operations," he said. This is impunity. "

Asked whether the countermeasures would include increasing the US naval presence near the Bab al-Mandab Strait and intercepting arms shipments, the US official said: "This is what we will see soon, and we will add to that to see what Iranians are already doing."

Lenderking denied the claim that the United States was shrinking its defense commitment following a report in the Wall Street Journal that it was withdrawing missile defense systems from Kuwait, Bahrain and Jordan to counter threats from China and Russia in other regions. "It is not a retreat in commitment but a transfer of resources."

The US official expressed the hope that "the GCC countries will consider the priority of US relations before entering into problematic agreements with other countries," praising at the same time the improvement of Saudi-Iraqi relations, and the recent announcement that Germany and Saudi Arabia have restored their diplomatic relations in full , And considered it "wonderful".

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A senior source said Friday that US Secretary of State Marc Pompeo has asked Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to work to reduce the activities of Iranian companies operating in Iraq. 

The source said in a press statement that 'Pompeo's visit focused on the economic file and how to abide by Iraq sanctions on Iran,' noting that 'Washington is concerned about sending funds to Iran by parties and allied figures in Iraq to help them get rid of sanctions'  

Abdul-Mahdi said to Pompeo, according to the source, that 'Iraq is working according to what is in his interest and that the position of the Iraqi state official committed to it all.'

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Follow - up / Tomorrow 's Press: rejected Iran 's Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued on Friday, US Secretary of State 's remarks, Mike Pompeo, which he made during his visit to Cairo, during which he called to address " the Iranian regime."

Pompeo criticized former US President Barack Obama on Thursday during his speech at the American University in Cairo. 

According to Reuters, the statements raised eyebrows in the United States and abroad, mainly because Trump himself is criticized for his vague plan announced last month to withdraw US troops from Syria. 

Pompeo criticized what he called Obama's desire for "peace at all costs", which prompted him to conclude a nuclear deal in 2015, under which Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions. 

Trump withdrew from the deal this year and went on what his administration calls the policy of "exerting the strongest possible pressure" on Iran in an effort to force it to restrict its nuclear program and ballistic missile activities and to stop supporting forces fighting proxy wars in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon.
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11-01-2019 01:51 PM

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left for Cairo on Friday after a three-day visit to Egypt during which he met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as part of his tour of the Middle East .

During his meeting with Sisi, Pompeo discussed cooperation and the latest regional and international developments of common concern, especially the fight against terrorist organizations. He also met with senior officials and personalities .

"His visit to Cairo underscores the strong partnership between Washington and Cairo," Pompeo told a press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukri. "We are grateful to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for his support of religious freedom, '.

"His country is determined to strengthen partnership with its allies in the Middle East to defeat terrorism, Pompeo said.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is scheduled to visit Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Qatar, and will continue until mid-January to discuss cooperation and latest developments.

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Pompeo demands Abdul Mahdi limit Iranian companies' activities in Iraq

 

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi to reduce the activities of Iranian companies operating in Iraq, a political source said.

The recent visit of Pompeo to Iraq focused on the economic sector and on how Iraq would commit to the US sanctions on Iran, according to the same source.

Pompeo expressed that the United States is worried that Iran may send funds to some parties and figures in Iraq who are loyal to Tehran, according to the source, in order to help the latter get rid of the siege.

Abdul Mahdi assured Pompeo that Iraq is working according to the country's interest, adding that everyone in Iraq is committed to the country's official stance, the source added.

 

Pompeo met leaders in Iraq’s capital and its semi-autonomous Kurdistan region on Wednesday, aiming to reassure them about Washington’s plans following President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement last month of abrupt withdrawal from Syria.

The unannounced visits to Baghdad and the Kurdish regional capital Erbil came on the second day of a Middle East tour also taking in Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman.

The U.S. State Department said on Friday, that the United States plans to jointly host a global summit focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, next month in Poland, Reuters reported.

The gathering will take place in Warsaw from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, it said in a statement. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News in an interview to air on Friday that the meeting would "focus on Middle East stability and peace and freedom and security here in this region, and that includes an important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence."

 

https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/Story/35051/Pompeo-demands-Abdul-Mahdi-limit-Iranian-companies-activities-in-Iraq

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Pompeo announces from Cairo the end of Obama's Middle East policies

US former President Barack Obama delivers a speech in the Grand Hall of Cairo University June 4, 2009

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Barack Obama on Thursday of sowing chaos in the Middle East by failing to adequately confront Islamist militants in a blistering critique of the policies of President Donald Trump's predecessor.

Speaking in Cairo, where Obama gave a major speech in 2009 in the first year of his presidency, Republican Trump's chief diplomat took on Obama by arguing that the Democratic former president had in effect misread and abandoned the Middle East.

"We learned that when America retreats, chaos often follows. When we neglect our friends, resentment builds. And when we partner with our enemies, they advance," Pompeo said in a speech at the American University in Cairo in which he did not mention Obama by name but called him "another American" who gave a speech in the capital of the Arab world's most populous nation.

Pompeo is touring the region to try to explain US strategy after Trump's surprise announcement of an abrupt withdrawal of all 2,000 US troops from Syria, which rattled allies and shocked topUS officials.

Describing the United States as a "force for good" in the Middle East, Pompeo sought to reassure allies that Washington remained committed to the "complete dismantling" of the threat posed by the ISIS militant group despite Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria.

Pompeo also faulted what he called Obama's "desire for peace at any cost" that led him to strike the 2015 nuclear deal under which Iran agreed to curtail its nuclear weapons program in exchange for easing of international economic sanctions.

Trump this year abandoned that deal, pursuing instead what his administration has called a policy of "maximum pressure" on Iran to try to force it to limit its nuclear program, curtail its ballistic missile activities and cease supporting proxy forces in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon.

'SELF-INFLICTED AMERICAN SHAME'

"The good news is this: The age of self-inflicted American shame is over. And so are the policies that produced so much needless suffering. Now comes the real new beginning," Pompeo added.

In his June 2009 speech at Cairo University,Obama called for better mutual understanding between the Islamic world and the West and said both should do more to confront violent extremism. As a result, Republicans have long accused Obama of apologizing to the world forUS actions abroad, a point that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney emphasized during his 2012 attempt to unseat Obama.

"Remember, it was here in this city that another American stood before you. He told you that radical Islamist terrorism does not stem from an ideology. He told you that 9/11 (the Sept. 11, 2001, al Qaeda attacks on the United States) led my country to abandon its ideals, particularly in the Middle East," Pompeo said.

"He told you that the United States and the Muslim world needed, quote, a new beginning, end of quote. The results of these misjudgments have been dire," Pompeo added. "In falsely seeing ourselves as a force for what ails the Middle East, we were timid in asserting ourselves when the time and our partners demanded it."

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US to host Iran-focused world summit next month

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Pompeo told Fox the international gathering would be held Feb. 13 to Feb. 14 in Poland
  • US President Donald Trump's top diplomat is visiting a number of Middle Eastern countries this week in an effort to shore up support in the region

WASHINGTON: The United States plans to host a global summit focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, next month in Poland, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News in an interview to air on Friday.
Pompeo told Fox the international gathering would be held Feb. 13 to Feb. 14 in Poland to "focus on Middle East stability and peace and freedom and security here in this region, and that includes an important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence."
US President Donald Trump's top diplomat is visiting a number of Middle Eastern countries this week in an effort to shore up support in the region amid a number of ongoing fronts.
Pompeo, in the midst of his eight-day trip through the region, has said that the United States is "redoubling" its efforts to put pressure on Iran and sought to convince allies in the region that it was committed to fighting Daesh despite Trump's recent decision to pull US troops out of Syria.
Pompeo told Fox News the summit would include representatives from countries around the world to address Iran's regional influence as the Trump administration has sought to pressure Tehran.
Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord and moved to reimpose sanctions on Tehran, even as other partners in the deal, including China, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom, have sought to maintain the deal.
In a shift earlier this week, the European Union moved to impose some sanctions on Iran.

 

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1433971/middle-eastE

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I can’t remember where I read it, one of the numerous rags I read and I apologize for not having a link,,,,but Iran has been warned to get all militias and military personnel out of Iran in the next 30 days!!!!  

 

I will look for the link. If I don’t post it just consider it a rumor.  

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Iran's Zarif calls Iran-focused summit in Poland a "desperate circus"

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticised Poland on Friday for jointly hosting a global summit with the United States focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, calling it a "desperate anti-Iran circus".


Earlier on Friday Washington announced that the summit would be held in Warsaw from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the meeting would focus on stability and security in the Middle East, including on the "important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence."
Writing on his Twitter account, Zarif said:


"Reminder to host/participants of anti-Iran conference: those who attended last US anti-Iran show are either dead, disgraced, or marginalized. And Iran is stronger than ever."


He went on to write that "while Iran saved Poles in WWII, it now hosts desperate anti-Iran circus."


Relations between Tehran and Washington are once more highly fraught following the decision in May by President Donald Trump to pull the US out of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers and to reimpose sanctions.

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Just now, Pitcher said:

it a "desperate anti-Iran circus".

 

 

No, it’s a we’re coming to shut you down conference.  “Who’s in?”

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6 hours ago, Pitcher said:

Iran's Zarif calls Iran-focused summit in Poland a "desperate circus"

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticised Poland on Friday for jointly hosting a global summit with the United States focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, calling it a "desperate anti-Iran circus".


Earlier on Friday Washington announced that the summit would be held in Warsaw from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the meeting would focus on stability and security in the Middle East, including on the "important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence."
Writing on his Twitter account, Zarif said:


"Reminder to host/participants of anti-Iran conference: those who attended last US anti-Iran show are either dead, disgraced, or marginalized. And Iran is stronger than ever."


He went on to write that "while Iran saved Poles in WWII, it now hosts desperate anti-Iran circus."


Relations between Tehran and Washington are once more highly fraught following the decision in May by President Donald Trump to pull the US out of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers and to reimpose sanctions.

 

Uh. . . the " desperate circus " is Iran, okay Zarif . . . okay.

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6 hours ago, Pitcher said:

 

 

No, it’s a we’re coming to shut you down conference.  “Who’s in?”

 

I hear there's going to be an opening musical number to really kick off the proceedings. The song ? Why it's

 

 " Bomb Iran " 

 

 

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Pompeo to Turkey: Syrian Kurds are not terrorists

Pompeo to Turkey: Syrian Kurds are not terrorists
 



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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday expressed his opposition to the Syrian Kurds being described as "terrorists."

"We understand Turkey's motives in protecting its borders and its people," Pompeo said in an interview. "Everyone should know that the Syrian Kurds are not terrorists."

"We are working to find a political path in Syria that enables displaced people to return," he said, adding that "we want an alliance of Arab forces capable of confronting the challenges in the region."

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Looks like Turkey just got put on notice, doesn't it ? - Yes it's a rhetorical question, THEY DID . . . BUH WAH HA HA ! 

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US seeks to conclude more oil deals with Iraq: The Economist

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Few days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up his visit to Iraq, the Economist newspaper revealed that the US sought after concluding more contracts and oil deals with Iraq.

During his recent visit to Baghdad, Pompeo stressed on Iraq's independence in the energy field. Pompeo's remarks were seen by Iraqi officials as a clear message to stop buying Iranian gas and start contracting with US oil companies to develop gas fields in the country, the Economist said in a report.

Key US energy companies, such as Chevron, are negotiating directly with the Iraqi Oil Ministry to get huge concession agreements, the report said. Moreover, Exxon Mobil is negotiating to establish deals to increase the volume of oil exports and build a major desalination plant.

The United States is not looking to grant more waivers for Iranian oil imports after the reimposition of US sanctions, the US special representative for Iran said on Saturday, underlining Washington’s push to choke off Tehran’s income.

“We are not looking to grant any waivers or exemptions to the import of Iranian crude,” Brian Hook told a industry conference in the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi.

Washington granted waivers to eight major buyers of Iranian oil - including China, India, Japan and South Korea - after restoring energy sanctions in November.
 
 
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