Pompeo becomes U.S. secretary of state amid Iran, N Korea issues

30 April, 2018, 11:51 | Author: Bert Pena
  • Mike Pompeo and Richard Grenell

Former CIA director Mike Pompeo was sworn in as America's top diplomat Thursday after a bruising battle over his hardliner image, and immediately embarked on a mission to Europe and the Middle East with a strong declaration of support from President Donald Trump.

He was sworn in as secretary of state by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito at the White House.

Then it was off to Andrews Air Force Base, where a government aircraft was waiting to ferry him to Brussels for meetings at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters.

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Trump said he was pleased by Pompeo's confirmation, calling him a "patriot" with "immense talent, energy and intellect".

Mike Pompeo has been sworn is as secretary of state.

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Last year, Pompeo had little trouble clinching the confirmation to be the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Pompeo on Thursday secured the votes of 57 senators, with 42 voting no and one senator absent.

Welcoming Pompeo to the Nato headquarters, Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke of the need to adapt the 29-member Western alliance "to a more demanding security environment".

Pompeo, a former Army officer who was a Republican congressman, is regarded as a Trump loyalist with hawkish world views. He's expected to have an easier time in the full Senate, though the tally will still likely be close. On Monday, it appeared Pompeo would fail a vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, but the panel ultimately cleared him after last-minute support from Republican Senator Rand Paul.

Pompeo is expected to be sworn in nearly immediately.

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