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The portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung (left) and Kim Jong Il are displayed in Kim Il Sung square in central Pyongyang. A succession of rulers have held talks with U.S. officials. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, seen earlier this year during a presentation on the conflict in Syria. On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador Nikki Haley announced that the U.S. will be withdrawing from the council. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks with General Vincent K. Brooks, commander of United States Forces Korea, after arriving at Osan Air Base in South Korea Wednesday. Jung Yeon-je/AP hide caption

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An employee of the U.S. government in Guangzhou, China, has reported mysterious symptoms similar to those experienced by State Department employees in Cuba. Here, the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou. U.S. Department of State hide caption

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during his swearing-in ceremony earlier this month, as President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence look on. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo answers questions during his confirmation hearing with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 12. Pompeo traveled to North Korea for a secret meeting with President Kim Jong Un at the beginning of the month. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks in Washington in January. The spy agency has become more open and active in recruiting staff, with the aim of greater diversity. Even Pompeo encourages job applications in his public remarks. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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CIA Recruiting: The Rare Topic The Spy Agency Likes To Talk About

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo (right) is President Trump's choice to replace Rex Tillerson, who has been fired as secretary of state. Chris Kleponis/Pool/Getty Images; Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Mike Pompeo has been a leading critic of the nuclear deal with Iran and has said the U.S. would not soften its stance on North Korea ahead of planned talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Mike Pompeo: A Soldier, Spy Chief And Tea Party Republican To Become A Diplomat

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Sergey Naryshkin speaks during the European Social Charter Conference in March 2016 in Turin, Italy, prior to his appointment to head Russia's SVR foreign intelligence service. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images hide caption

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo listens to a question during and event on intelligence issues at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo spoke Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute about the daily briefing he provides to President Trump most mornings at the White House. He pushed back against reports that Trump is not engaged. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks during the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' National Security Summit in Washington on Thursday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Ron Estes was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for Kansas' 4th District on Tuesday. He greeted supporters in Wichita following his victory. Nadya Faulx/KMUW hide caption

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President Trump recorded a robo call for the Republican in a special election in Kansas, signaling potential trouble for the GOP. It's a race the party should have no trouble winning. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump's nominee to head the CIA, has been a congressman from Kansas for the past six years. He's shown here questioning Hillary Clinton last year during a House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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For CIA Nominee Mike Pompeo, 'Not A Good Situation To Inherit'

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