Pompeo to Visit Mideast With Focus on Religion, Israel Ties

Pompeo to Visit Mideast With Focus on Religion, Israel Ties

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leaves Friday for a Near East trip that is focused on religious issues and the Trump administration’s diplomatic accomplishments with Israel, but burdened by the election defeat that neither Mr. Pompeo nor his boss has acknowledged.

In Turkey, one of the seven countries the top diplomat is set to visit, Mr. Pompeo has three religious events scheduled in Istanbul but won’t meet with any Turkish government officials, senior State Department officials told reporters on a call Friday.


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