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Pompeo's Middle East trip cut short

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will stay in the Middle East shorter than anticipated due to the fact that he will have to attend a family funeral, a spokesperson confirmed on Monday. According to the statement, the diplomat will return to the US after his trip to Oman.

"Secretary Pompeo will return to the United States after his meetings in Muscat, Oman. This curtailment of travel is required so that the Pompeo family may attend a family funeral," State Department Deputy Spokesman Robert Palladino said.

Pompeo was set to visit a number of countries in the Middle East, including Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar, etc. However, his 8-day trip will be cut short and the secretary of state won't visit Kuwait. Pompeo is currently in Saudi Arabia, marking his second visit since the Khashoggi murder scandal.

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