Tag: Foreign Affairs

Pompeo Reveals Trump Admin’s Plan to Counter Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has revealed the Trump administration’s plan to deal with Iran and to end the failed nuclear deal once and for all. According to The Washington Free Beacon: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—The Trump administration is waging a multi-pronged effort to thwart Iran’s expansion across the Middle East, including efforts at the United

Pompeo Will Testify on Iran This Month

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will testify about the situation with Iran this month. According to The Hill: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on U.S. policy in Iran before the end of the month, the chairman of the committee told The Hill. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the chairman of

President Trump Looking to Africa to Target Iran

President Trump is taking a non-traditional approach to counter Iran by looking to Africa, according to reports. According to The Hill: The Trump administration is turning toward Africa in an effort to bolster its alliance against Iran. The U.S. is looking to Sudan and Morocco as key partners in the effort to counter Tehran, part

Trump Administration Begins Drafting Iraq Sanctions

The Trump Administration has begun drafting possible sanctions to be placed on Iraq after the country’s parliament voted to expel the US military. According to The Hill: Senior administration officials have reportedly begun drawing up potential economic sanctions against Iraq in the wake of President Trump‘s threat to impose sanctions should the country force American troops to

Trump’s Negotiator Returns to Afghanistan to Resume Peace Talks

President Trump’s negotiator for Afghanistan has returned to the country to resume peace talks. According to The Hill: Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, the Trump administration’s negotiator for peace talks in Afghanistan, is traveling to the region as the White House seeks to restart negotiations with the Taliban. The State Department announced Wednesday that Khalilzad departed Tuesday

Lt. General at White House Releases Statement on Trump’s Call

A Lt. General working at the White House and who was on the July Ukraine call released a statement confirming that nothing was there despite previous reports that he thought it posed a problem. According to The Daily Wire: Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg, who is Vice President Mike Pence’s National Security Adviser, released a statement

Trump Considering Linking Foreign Aid to Religious Freedom in Countries

President Trump is making another bold move in ensuring religious freedom gains ground worldwide. Trump wants to tie United States foreign aid to the religious freedom protections in receiving countries. According to The Daily Caller: President Donald Trump is reportedly poised to make United States foreign aid around the world contingent upon recipient countries maintaining

North Korea Could get More Dangerous

North Korea has been a main focus of the Trump administration. The regime has been a danger for decades and one expert is warning that they could become even more dangerous by 2020. According to Breitbart: An expert from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which tracks military development around the world, told South Korean

Trump Makes Oil Reserve Authorization Following Saudi Attacks

Following an attack on a Saudi oil refinery, but what is suspected to be Iran, President Trump has authorized the use of the emergency oil reserves if needed. According to The Hill: President Trump on Sunday announced he had authorized the use of the U.S.’s emergency oil reserve in response to a series of drone attacks

Trump Greenlights F-35 Sale to Poland

President Trump has given his blessing to a potential multibillion-dollar sale of F-35s to Poland. According to The Hill: The Trump administration has formally notified Congress of a potential $6.5 billion sale of F-35 fighter jets to Poland. Details of the sale, posted to the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) website on Wednesday, include 32 F-35 Joint