#Mike Pompeo

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was among the officials who were sanctioned (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • A total of 28 officials from the Trump administration were sanctioned on inauguration day
  • China accuses the sanctioned people of "seriously violating China's sovereignity"
  • The sactions disallow people and their families to travel to mainland China, Macau and Hong Kong

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Mike Pompeo is former US Secretary of State. (Photo Credit: Twitter/Mike Pompeo)

  • A total of 28 people have been sanctioned by China
  • Trump trade advisor Peter Navarro and national security advisor Robert O'Brien have been sanctioned 
  • Beijing has also sanctioned former Trump national security advisor John Bolton

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Martin Luther King Jr was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. (Photo Credit: Opoyi)

  • 'Martin Luther King Jr Day' is observed on the third Monday in January
  • Vice President Mike Pence honoured the activist saying "his memory will inspire us for generations to come"
  • Former President Barack Obama also tweeted remembering the civil rights' activist

.Beijing, China
China on Monday compared outgoing US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to a 'praying mantis', a sort of an insect. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • "People like Pompeo are nothing but laughable praying mantises," Beijing said
  • The metaphor stems from an old Chinese idiom
  • Latest US sanctions were sparked by the mass arrest of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists

.Moscow, Russia
Alexei Navalny was poisoned last summer with a nerve agent. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI Photo)

  • "The detention is the latest in a series of attempts to silence Navalny," Mike Pompeo said
  • Navalny was detained at a Moscow airport less than an hour after he flew in from Germany
  • The US Secretary of State urged for his "immediate and unconditional release" 

.Kansas City, MO, USA
Pompeo has five days left in office before he turns in his keys at the State Department. (Photo Credit: AFP File Photo)

  • Pompeo vowed to punish China over its clampdown in Hong Kong
  • The Treasury Department said it was imposing sanctions on Cuba's interior minister
  • Pompeo announced actions on firms working with Iran Shipping Lines

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Mike Pompeo has showed a loyal attitude towards the outgoing US President (Photo Credits: AFP)

  • Pompeo also called off his visit to Belgium to meet the Secretary General of NATO
  • Luxembourg's Foreign Minister called Trump a "political pyromaniac who must be brought before a court"
  • These state visits would have been the last foe Pompeo as a diplomat

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has remained loyal to the President in thick and thin. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@SecPompeo)

  • He delivered a hawkish address alleging a major alliance between Trump adversary Iran and Al-Qaeda
  • While Pompeo has condemned  the Capitol riots, he posed for a photo  with Lauren Boebert
  • Like many Republicans, Pompeo was not an initial backer of Trump

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The move is the latest in a blitz of major decisions by Pompeo in his final days in office. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@SecPompeo)

  • Mike Pompeo said Monday he was placing Cuba back on a blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism
  • "The Castro regime must end its support for international terrorism and subversion of US justice," he said
  • Cuba's foreign affairs minister Bruno Rodriguez was quick to slam the Trump administration

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday moved to brand Yemen's Iranian-linked Huthi rebels as terrorists. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@SecPompeo)

  • The Huthis will be blacklisted on January 19, if not blocked by Congress
  • The designations are intended to hold Ansar Allah accountable for its terrorist acts, Pompeo said
  • These policies represent a crisis in thinking and are to be condemned: Huthi political commander Mohamed Ali al-Huthi