|U.S. Secretary of State upon arrival in North Korea|
“The attitude and demands from the U.S. side during the high-level talks were nothing short of deeply regrettable,” the ministry said, accusing American “working-level” officials of trying to destroy the agreement struck in Singapore.
Pompeo is a bloodthirsty warmonger, who knows what his agenda really is and who he really works for. Trump with his terrible ability to pick Administration personnel made a big mistake putting this guy at State.
When Trump nominated Pompeo for the State Department,
Things have turned in a very bad direction in the Trump Administration with the firing of Rex Tillerson and President Trump's nomination of Mike Pompeo to succeed Tillerson at Secretary of State.
Pompeo, the current director of the CIA, is one evil dude.
Whereas Tillerson believed that Iran was complying with terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal with Iran, Pompeo is a serious Iran hater and will bring to the State Department a tone that is much more hostile to Iran and many other countries in the world.
Referring to the Iranian agreement, Pompeo has previously stated: “I look forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.”
Pompeo also stated that a better option than negotiating with Iran would be to use “under 2,000 sorties to destroy the Iranian nuclear capacity. This is not an insurmountable task for the coalition forces.”...And now it appears that Pompeo wants to derail talks with North Korea. Let's hope the egomaniac Trump is desirous enough of the Noble Peace prize that he derails Pompeo. The North Koreans are clearly signaling that Pompeo could make a mess of the denuclearization opening created by the historic Trump-Kim Jong un meeting.
Pompeo supports the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency, referring to the agency's efforts as "good and important work."
He stated that "Congress should pass a law re-establishing collection of all metadata, and combining it with publicly available financial and lifestyle information into a comprehensive, searchable database. Legal and bureaucratic impediments to surveillance should be removed. That includes Presidential Policy Directive-28, which bestows privacy rights on foreigners and imposes burdensome requirements to justify data collection."
He opposes the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. After a 2013 visit to the prison, Pompeo said, of the prisoners who were on hunger strike, "It looked to me like a lot of them had put on weight."
In February 2016, Pompeo said Edward Snowden "should be brought back from Russia and given due process, and I think the proper outcome would be that he would be given a death sentence."