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Future US Secretary of State: there is no longer any tolerance towards Russia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUDirector of the US Central Intelligence Agency Michael Pompeo, who has been picked by US President Donald Trump for the post of US Secretary of State, promised to members of the Senate to impose a tougher policy against Russia if he is appointed in this post.

In March 2018, Trump dismissed the Rex Tillerson from the post of US Secretary of State. The president announced his plan to appoint Pompeo in this post. On Thursday, 12 April, Pompeo is to stand before the Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee to get its approval.

«Russia continues to act aggressively, enabled by years of soft policy toward that aggression. That’s now over,» Pompeo wrote in his notes.

In regards to the Iranian matter, the former US army officer, congressman, and the head of CIA for fourteen months, said that he and Trump are prepared to correct the nuclear treaty to prevent its largest flaws.

Pompeo also promises to fill in the vacant posts in the US Department of State, adding that he has heard from a diplomat that it is demoralizing to see so many vacant posts. He also pledges to improve the team spirit.

When he was a candidate for the post of director of CIA, Pompeo received support from the Senate.

To gain support from the Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Pompeo will need support from ad least one Democrat senator.

The committee has eleven Republicans and ten democrats. Republican Paul Ryan has already said he will not support Pompeo, because the former CIA director supported the war in Iraq and holds an aggressive position against Iran.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham believes Pompeo «the right guy at the right time» to lead the country through this dangerous global period.

Trump has led USA without a chief diplomat for a month. Over the course this period of time he has threatened with a trade war with China, blamed Russian and Syrian regimes of chemical attacks and criticized Russia on Twitter, threatening Moscow with a possible missile attack in Syria.


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  1. Leo Sharansky says:

    “Russia continues to act aggressively, enabled by years of soft policy toward that aggression. That’s now over”

    What an impudent behaviour, Russia! Russians have shamelessly surrounded themselves by NATO/US military bases, which clearly shows that this impudent country is acting aggressively.

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