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New US Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel over the weekend

Reuters , Thursday 26 Apr 2018
US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert
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New US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to travel to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel over the weekend after a stop in Brussels for a NATO meeting, the State Department said on Thursday.

"No other secretary in recent history has gone on a trip as quickly as he has,” department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters.

Pompeo was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday and sworn in shortly afterward.

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