The Senate Minority Leader and a member of the Democratic Party, Chuck Schumer, urged US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ahead of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to warn the Russian leadership against any attempts to meddle in the country's elections, in particular, the upcoming 2020 presidential election. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.
In a story May 12 about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting with European officials to discuss Iran, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he had canceled a stop in Berlin to fly to Iran. He said Germany is "concerned about the development and the tensions in the region, that we do not want there to be a military escalation".
Among the top issues on the table, Pompeo will look for ways to counter terrorism together, resolve the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, deal with regional challenges like North Korea, and negotiate new arms control agreements.
The U.S. has long advised its citizens against travel to Iraq, but the renewed warning followed Washington's deployment of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf in response to unspecified "threats" by Iran. The official would not be specific about any particular agreement Pompeo would push.
Jeremy Hunt will be meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today along with other European Union foreign ministers.
"We covered a wide range of issues and I think on every one have charted a way that we can begin to have positive conversations forward", he said. "It makes ideal sense that any place we can find where we have overlapping interests, we work along with the Russians", he told ABC Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl on "This Week" Sunday.
After spending the first two years of his presidency under the cloud of Mueller's probe, Trump chatted for more than an hour by telephone with Putin on May 3, in what he hailed as a "very positive" conversation. If Iran walks away, we're back to maximum sanctions from nearly everyone and Iran loses a lot of their oil exporting business. Russian Federation and the U.S. are at loggerheads over a number of global issues, including the political and civil unrest prevalent in Venezuela and Syria.
President Donald Trump is seeking to isolate Tehran by cutting off its oil exports after pulling out of a 2015 deal aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear programme.
As the US sanctions bite, domestic pressure is increasing on Rouhani to demonstrate that Iran can still benefit from an agreement based on providing it with economic opportunities in exchange for limiting nuclear development. He said that Iran was the principle topic of the bilateral meetings, but that Pompeo also discussed Venezuela, Ukraine, Syria, Libya and "issues relating to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation".