Pompeo responded, "Let me make clear, the United States will defend our team in the field. On "Face the Nation" Sunday, Pompeo said the administration would "do our best" to share the information that justified the strike with the American people. he tweeted. New Delhi: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence secretary Mark Esper will take part in the third 2+2 ministerial dialogue on Tuesday which is aimed at discussing regional security cooperation between India and US. The Twitter spat comes as a new report claims the Trump administration is planning to 'flood' Iran with a stream of new sanctions in the 10 week run-up to the presidential inauguration on January 20. Who says that?' We remember their sacrifice,' he tweeted. Sen. Ben Cardin asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo if President Trump and Vladimir Putin spoke about Magnitsky. Grateful for the opportunity to connect with our partners to promote a shared vision for a free and open #IndoPacific composed of independent, strong, and prosperous nations. Mr. Trump said Soleimani "was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel" before he was killed. Speaking to reporters at State Department headquarters, Pompeo was asked several times about Mr. Trump's threat, which legal experts have said would be a violation of international law. 'Now, an opportunity has come up for the next U.S. administration to compensate for past mistakes and return to the path of complying with international agreements through respect of international norms,' he said. We got it right," Pompeo said in Tuesday's briefing, noting that the "imminence" of the threat to American lives can be demonstrated through Soleimani's actions in the days leading up to his death. There will be a joint call on the Prime Minister. Pompeo declined to discuss the visa dispute in Tuesday's briefing. "The third ministerial dialogue will entail comprehensive cross-cutting bilateral issues of mutual interests. Covid reinfection confirmed in US man, second bout was more severe, Is 2020 the worst year for civilisation? We understand that Americans deserve the protection in the United States of America both during their time in service and after.". "Zarif is a propagandist of the first order," he said, adding that the comment was "fundamentally false" and a piece of "Iranian propaganda.". As a country which believes it is destined to become even more "powerful," India will not be subject to any other global competitor.". Pompeo then explained further: "I'm not trying to be cute. New Delhi: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence secretary Mark Esper will take part in the third 2+2 ministerial dialogue on Tuesday which is aimed at discussing regional security cooperation between India and US. Iran has threatened to retaliate for the strike, leading Mr. Trump to warn the U.S. would target 52 sites in Iran, including some important to "the Iranian culture," if it does. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. Tensions have escalated between Iran and the US under Trump with the president withdrawing the US from Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal. Pompeo, Esper to push Trump's anti-China message in India. He told CBS News in an interview that Pompeo said the U.S. didn't have enough time to review his request for a visa. The India-US talks will take place just a week ahead of the American presidential election and in the midst of India's festering border row with China. Pompeo: May I answer that question in a different setting? Please enable JavaScript for a better experience. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will represent India during the talks. He further said: "They will also be meeting the National Security Advisor. Celebration of NDA's victory in Bihar election, PM Modi to address BJP party workers. We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. Scroll through the posts below to read more about today's hearing. 'This is an example of the ugly face of liberal democracy in the US. After the meeting, the US officials will leave for Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia. Covid pandemic offers a chance to construct better buildings for future. Pompeo claimed the president "didn't say he'd go after a cultural site." What is the GSA, and what role does it play in the transition? Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) has lashed out at Ali Khamenei (right) calling Iran's elections a 'joke' after the nation's Supreme leader mocked the US election calling it the 'ugly face of liberal democracy'. US politics. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark T Esper have left for India for the third edition of the two-plus-two ministerial dialogue which will be held on Tuesday. In terms of defence and security, both countries have expanded cooperation. Michael Richard Pompeo, dit Mike Pompeo, né le 30 décembre 1963 à Orange (Californie), est un militaire, avocat, homme d'affaires et homme politique américain, secrétaire d'État des États-Unis depuis le 26 avril 2018. ", When asked why the talks have been scheduled just days ahead of the US presidential election, Anurag Srivastava was quoted by PTI as saying: "Diplomatic calendars have their logic. 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", Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova responded to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s testimony that the US “rejects Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea.". In addition, both sides will also exchange views on regional and international issues," MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava had said at a media briefing. “And then Trump looked at it and reconsidered,” she said. ", The president's threat puts him at odds with other top administration officials, including Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who told reporters at the Pentagon on Monday the U.S "will follow the laws of armed conflict.".