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Mike Pompeo on Muslims, torture and Guantanamo Bay

Newly appointed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has a controversial history.

Where does he stand on the issues?

  • Creede Newton
  • Al Jazeera

The appointment of former CIA director Mike Pompeo as US secretary of state occurred on Tuesday after months of rumours that Rex Tillerson was on the way out.

Mike Pompeo 1a Reuters Leah Millis LLLLTillerson was often depicted as a calm hand of “peaceful pressure” while US President Donald Trump usually opted for hasty decisions, bombastic rhetoric, and controversial policy positions.

The two men disagreed on many issues, including the Iran nuclear deal and the Gulf crisis.

Pompeo, meanwhile, is a,,,

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