Pompeo: Trump "will continue to ratchet up pressure" on…

Pompeo testifies in Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed Wednesday that President Donald Trump will increase pressure on Iran.

Pompeo told a U.S. Senate committee that he had "no announcements" on waivers, particularly in an unclassified setting.

Pompeo told a U.S. Senate committee he had "no announcements" on whether Washington would continue waivers to some countries that import Iranian crude, or for Iran's civilian nuclear program, now that Trump has withdrawn the United States from the 2015 worldwide nuclear agreement with Iran and reimposed sweeping sanctions.

Reportedly, India, which has bought about 9 million barrels a month since November, has held off on ordering Iranian oil until they hear what the decision is.

GM confirms mid-engine C8 Corvette unveiling for July 18
Leading up to the full reveal in July, Chevrolet will post updates to a dedicated website it launched Thursday. The engine will also be renamed LT2 to reflect its new location in the auto .

U.S. governor signs foetal heartbeat law, setting stage for legal challenges
That makes OH the sixth state in the nation to attempt to outlaw abortions at the point a fetal heartbeat can be detected. But DeWine defended Ohio Republicans" decision to push the boundaries of the law, because "it is the right thing to do'.

The Essentials of Being an Eco-Friendly Hotel
Conserve Energy Lights, water heaters, and air conditioning units, among other things, consume the most electricity in hotels. Through these actions, the hotel can build a better name by showing its clients how it values environmental sustainability.

Unlike the USA and its regional allies who have always backed the terrorist and extremist groups in West Asia, Iran's armed forces, including the IRGC, were in the forefront of fighting terrorism and extremism, he added.

Responding to a question about the USA and its allies' efforts to isolate Iran in the region, he said, "Iran has a suitable situation for cooperation in the region".

Washington has already blacklisted dozens of groups and people for affiliations with the IRGC but had not previously targeted the organisation as a whole. Gen. Kioomars Heidari, said the US decision was self-destructive as the Americans "have put their own forces, particularly the US Central Command, in danger across the world". "If you're the general counsel of an Asian bank or a European bank, your world changed when that designation came out yesterday", he said.

"The reality is the U.S. forces are now in the region, so logically now there are concerns even within the USA establishment for naming the IRGC as a terrorist organization because now it can have a very immediate impact over the situation the United States forces have in the region", the envoy noted.

Related:

  • Mum on Senate support for Herman Cain for Fed

    Mum on Senate support for Herman Cain for Fed

    Moore and Cain are both vocal Trump supporters and have called for slashing interest rates to make the economy grow even faster. We've seen how a responsible Fed board should behave, and it sets the standard the U.S.
    Durant, Beverley ejected after constant trash talk

    Durant, Beverley ejected after constant trash talk

    Perhaps this old, heated rivalry still has all the testiness of years past - just with new faces all around. In addition to Rivers, Danilo Gallinari was called for a tech.
    FCC to spend $20 billion for rural internet

    FCC to spend $20 billion for rural internet

    Since November, the FCC has auctioned 1,550 megahertz of spectrum to be used by commercial wireless providers for 5G connectivity. Pai is also proposing to invest $20.4 billion over 10 years to build out high-speed broadband networks in rural America.
  • Storm system heading to Alabama produces tornado near MS State

    Storm system heading to Alabama produces tornado near MS State

    Gurley says Ratliff was inside his home on Center Hill Road when a tree smashed through his mobile home crushing him in his sleep. According to the National Weather Service , the tornado was rain-wrapped and moved through Milam into Robertson County.
    US President Donald Trump 'strongly looking' at releasing migrants in Democratic cities

    US President Donald Trump 'strongly looking' at releasing migrants in Democratic cities

    Trump and his aides discussed reinstating family separations, too, but Trump later said it wasn't happening. This has nothing to do with whether or not they are going to determine policy.
    New Samsung Galaxy A80

    New Samsung Galaxy A80

    In China, the 6GB RAM variant of the Samsung Galaxy A70 is available for pre-orders with a price tag of CNY 2,999 which is approx. It runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box and features an on-screen fingerprint reader and fast charging support at a rate of 25W.
  • Walmart Responds to Bezos with Tweet Asking Amazon to Pay Taxes

    Walmart Responds to Bezos with Tweet Asking Amazon to Pay Taxes

    The CEO said he believed the wage hike was good for business, saying the increase was "beyond competitive". Walmart, which has raised its minimum wage twice since 2015, pays an entry wage of $11 per hour.
    Hazard warns Liverpool that 'Chelsea can beat anyone.'

    Hazard warns Liverpool that 'Chelsea can beat anyone.'

    An interesting little facet of this game is that it will come minutes after the end of Manchester City's match at Crystal Palace . Fellow midfielder Adam Lallana is expected to return to the squad after missing the last two games with a muscle injury.
    Twitter Scorches AOC For Comment to Dan Crenshaw About Terrorism

    Twitter Scorches AOC For Comment to Dan Crenshaw About Terrorism

    Ocasio-Cortez was reacting to criticism by Crenshaw - a retired Navy SEAL who lost an eye fighting al-Qaida - of Muslim Rep. She then added that her "love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be in question".
  • Facebook Snafu Adds Unsettling Messages to Oculus Controllers

    Business Insider previously reported that the company restructured its AR-glasses division late a year ago as it inches closer to launching a commercial product.
    From 15 to 60: The Playoff-Ready Bucks are Built to Stay

    From 15 to 60: The Playoff-Ready Bucks are Built to Stay

    Bojan Bogdanovic has really stepped up, as has Wes Matthews, and Young, Turner, Sabonis, I mean the whole team , really. The Clippers count heavily on their talented, versatile bench, too. "I enjoy the way they played basketball".

    2 children dead, many homes damaged as storms pummel South

    Two children were injured and more than a dozen people were treated on the scene for minor injuries after the Franklin tornado . According to officials, about 4,000 in Franklin have been left without power as a result of the storm.

Comments

Latest news

Respawn Co-Founder Jason West Has Joined Epic Games
Jason West, co-founder of Infinity Ward and Respawn Entertainment, has apparently been quietly hired by the company. However, West also has experience in making massively popular games and that could give Epic Games an advantage.

Georgetown University Students Vote In Favour Of Reparations
This content is published through a licensing agreement with Acquire Media using its NewsEdge technology. The vote marks the first time students have favored a slavery reparation.

Former Obama White House counsel charged with lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation
The case is part of a foreign lobbying investigation spun off from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe. Craig allegedly misled his law firm and the Justice Department about the extent of the work.

Mitch Marner undresses Tuukka Rask for attractive short-handed penalty shot tally
But he could not come up with the save on a breakaway by William Nylander . "You've got to try to reset as quickly as possible". The Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference first round with a 1-0 lead in the series.

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge to feature specially created Coca-Cola packaging
Need more Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge info? The 950 km/h ship was first seen in the opening scenes of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977. In the 20th year of LEGO Star Wars , the team is going back to the beginning of the story and releasing 75244 Tantive IV .

Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony being treated, police chief says
The name of the victim has not been released, and his family is asking for their privacy to be respected. A witness says the child's mother was screaming that someone had thrown her child from the balcony.

Owners of faulty Nexus 6P phones could get up to $400
But later it was reported that users were facing bootloop, in which Nexus 6P was simply shutting down without any warning. Some of you might not remember the Nexus 6P - it came along in 2015 and the 5.7 inch device was worth $500 at the time.

BTS beats own YouTube record with ‘Boy with Luv’ single
The fourth track, titled " Make It Right ", was co-produced and co-written by the "Perfect" singer. In May, BTS will be hitting the road in the USA for the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour.

After missing playoffs again, Lakers face ‘critical’ offseason says LeBron James
That's why I came here. "So I'll be as active as I need to be for us to get better and go from there". They have four regular-season games remaining.

Damaging winds, isolated tornadoes possible Sunday: What you need to know
Morning temperatures may peak near 70 but they're expected to cool into the 60s and 50s as the day wears on. Forecasters warn residents in the area to be aware of hail and gusts of wind up to 70 miles per hour .

Leicester City vs. Newcastle United - Football Match Report
Ayoze Perez thinks that Newcastle are now safe from relegation after he scored the only goal against Leicester this evening . In a game that if Newcastle won they would all but guarantee their place in the Premier League for next season.

Three dead after planes collide near Mt Everest
The airfield is notorious for its short runway and perilous approach, sitting at an elevation of over 2,800 meters. In addition to the three fatalities, there were four people injured and airlifted to Kathmandu by helicopter.

ICC Judges Turn Down Request for Afghanistan War Crimes Probe
The U.S. warned it would carry out tougher measures if the case went ahead, including imposing economic sanctions on the court. The exterior view of the headquarters of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.

How Home-based Business Can Benefit from Coworking Spaces
More so, it can encourage productivity by being able to lessen boredom since you will be surrounded by people you can talk to. It Fits the Bill According to statistics, self-employment is on the rise, increasing by as much as 40% in the U.S . by 2020.

Money Saving Tips for Business Owners
JJBender.com is a trustworthy and reputable source of used office equipment that offers a wide variety of products. And in today’s economy, every small business owner is looking for ways to save money and reduce expenses.

Other news