Pompeo postpones Ukraine trip after attack on US Embassy in Iraq

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has pushed back his first trip to Ukraine less than a day before he was supposed to depart.

State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus cited the tensions in Iraq as the reason for the postponement.

“Secretary Pompeo must postpone his visit to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus due to the need for the Secretary to be in Washington, D.C., to continue monitoring the ongoing situation in Iraq and ensure the safety and security of Americans in the Middle East,” Ortagus said in a statement. “Secretary Pompeo’s trip will be rescheduled in the near future and he looks forward to the visit
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