Mike Pompeo: Secretary of state nominee denies he is a war hawk

Mike Pompeo: Secretary of state nominee denies he is a war hawk

Mike Pompeo: Secretary of state nominee denies he is a war hawk

"I've articulated my own personal views on this", Pompeo told the committee. Menendez asked at the top of the hearing.

In an an advance copy of his remarks to the senators, Pompeo was quoted as saying that Iran has not paid enough of a price for its "dangerous activities".

Questioned from the committee's top Democrat, Pompeo additionally said publicly for the first time which he's been questioned by Mueller, " who's exploring possible ties between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 campaign, along with possible obstruction of justice problems.

Ariel Cohen of the Atlantic Council said, "I think Pompeo is more of a hawk, more of a Trumpian, more of this sort of new wave of what I would call American nationalism, and we see countries becoming more nationalistic all over the world".

Pompeo cited sanctions and the expulsion of diplomats as proof of the administration's tougher stance on Russian Federation.

"The decision to nominate anti-LGBT Mike Pompeo could have serious consequences for the US and LGBT people around the globe", Griffin said in a statement.

The President has also agreed to an unprecedented summit with North Korea's unpredictable leader amid concerns that Kim Jong Un is close to achieving the ability to reach the USA with nuclear-tipped missiles.

"I have every expectation that they will continue to try and do that, but I'm confident that America will be able to have a free and fair election (and) that we will push back in a way that is sufficiently robust that the impact they have on our election won't be great", Pompeo told the BBC in January.

"In the event that we conclude that we can't fix this deal, that these serious shortcomings that you, Senator Cardin yourself, have identified, then the president is going to be given best advice ..."

"I hope you'll take this the right way".

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Paul says it is because the former congressman has defended enhanced interrogation techniques and supported the war in Iraq.

"Each of those tools that Vladimir Putin is using, we need to do our best to make sure he doesn't succeed", Pompeo said. Pompeo was nominated for the position of Secretary of State by President Trump after the President fired Rex Tillerson.

Pompeo plans to say: "The stakes are high for everyone, but especially Tehran. Because that's what you said here in one of your speeches". He continued, "so, from the administration's perspective, the most important thing we can do is separate those two".

Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have vowed to question Pompeo, know for his hawkish views, where he stands on major policy issues including military action in Syria, a nuclear summit with North Korea and the fate of the nuclear deal with Iran.

If European officials do not agree to the new deal, Trump has said he will not renew sanctions waivers on May 12, essentially withdrawing the United States from the worldwide accord.

At least one Democrat who voted to confirm Pompeo past year, Sen. "I would prefer achieving the President's foreign policy goals with unrelenting diplomacy". He has attended briefings and reached out to former diplomats to ask what works and what doesn't.

In a later exchange, Pompeo added, "Iran wasn't racing to a weapon before the deal. No Collusion, so they go insane!" the president tweeted Wednesday.

Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo told the Senate that as America's top diplomat he would always prioritise diplomacy.

But Russia came up repeatedly.

The Senate is widely expected to confirm Pompeo, but the final vote could be a nail-biter. Sen.

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