Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper will meet their Indian counterparts for strategic and security talks on Tuesday, after which Pompeo will travel on to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia.
Lai faces a charge of collusion with foreign elements to endanger national security, apparently for tweets he made and interviews or commentaries he did with foreign media.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is arguably the most Trumpy of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet secretaries. He has aggressively pursued the president’s “America First” agenda, mimicked the commander in chief’s bombast and routinely
Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, in tweets last week in both Mandarin and English, suggested that "patient zero" in the global pandemic may have come from the United States — not the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan.
In Kyiv, Pompeo was to meet Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, whose July 25 phone call with Trump triggered the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump's impeachment.
According to the foreign media, the blasts occurred in densely populated regions of Kabul, including centrally located Green Zone and at an area in the north. So far, no group has taken the responsibility for the blasts.
Taliban and Afghan government negotiators launched peace talks in Doha in September but progress has been slow and violence has raged across Afghanistan regardless.
The UAE has been the top export destination for the US in the Middle East for the past 11 years, and these deepening ties help spur innovation and create jobs in both countries.
Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces clashed in several areas of Nagorno-Karabakh on Friday, hours before talks were due to start in Washington to try to end the deadliest fighting in the mountain enclave for over a quarter of a century.