U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed in Argentina Friday the U.S. has imposed financial sanctions against a Hezbollah militant group leader suspected of directing a deadly bombing in 1994 of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people. The U.S. Treasury announced sanctions that freeze any assets of Salman Raouf Salman. VOA's Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine has more from Buenos Aires.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Latin America Thursday with a full agenda. The trip is to focus on counterterrorism cooperation, the ongoing crisis in Venezuela and efforts to reduce the flow of migrants from Central America to the U.S. southern border. VOA's Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from Washington.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blames Tehran for Thursday's attacks on two oil tankers in a strategic sea lane off the coast of Iran. Pompeo told reporters these are just the latest unprovoked attacks that are a clear threat to international peace and security. Iran denies responsibility and says its navy rescued 44 crew members from the tankers. The U.S. confirms some crew members are in Iranian custody. VOA's diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine has more from the State Department.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is defending the Trump administration's deal with Mexico to curb the flow of Central American migrants to the U.S.-Mexican border and to avert punitive tariffs on Mexico threatened by President Donald Trump.