(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 19, 2020 US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo speaks during a press conference with Iraq's Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein at the State Department in Washington, DC.  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on December 14, 2020 denounced as "barbaric" adversary Iran's execution of opposition figure Ruhollah Zam, who ran a popular social media channel. "The US strongly condemns Iran's unjust, barbaric execution of Ruhollah Zam, an Iranian journalist kidnapped abroad by the regime," Pompeo wrote on Twitter.
 / AFP / MANDEL NGAN
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press conference at the State Department in Washington. AFP

US declares failure of Lebanon-Israel maritime boundary talks


The National