"This is why it's so important to have a president who isn't a typical politician," the senior White House counselor said.
"Such [American] comments and measures are more akin to the plots hatched by secret and intelligence services for damaging the image of a state to prepare the ground for a series of [hostile] measures," the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.
"It reveals that there is no process in this administration, there is no serious policymaking process," former CIA Director John Brennan said.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo uses an Obama-era line to describe al-Qaeda and the current situation in Afghanistan. Organizations and officials claim Pompeo is underestimating their capabilities and influence.
Mike Pompeo's successful 2010 Kansas congressional campaign drew controversy for its backing -- and later apology -- over a blog labeling his Indian-American opponent a "turban topper."
"If we disagree, my duty is to go share with him our disagreements," Pompeo said.
"We don't need four more years of that," Pompeo, who would become Trump's Secretary of State, said at the time.
Mike Pompeo prompted an angry response by branding China's re-education camps "the stain of the century."
Movements of Iran's top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif and his delegation will be tightly curtailed.
Pompeo's latest attack came as the Russian military vowed to continue supporting President Nicolas Maduro's forces.
"We are proud to partner with Canada to promote democracy, human rights, and respect for the rule of law around the globe," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
Trump's freewheeling remarks to reporters came after the president made the last-minute decision to call off an approved airstrike on Thursday
President Trump sounds as if he is searching for a way out of the trap that the hawks in his administration have set for him. Will he make it out in time?
"Wars start sometimes or often by miscalculations and misunderstandings. This is a situation that's ripe for that," Senator Angus King cautioned.
The State Department believes the video is evidence that Iran was behind tanker explosions, but some experts argue that the video is not sufficient on its own.
"They've changed a lot since I've been president, I can tell you."
She also described how Mike Pompeo is "great fun."
Pastor E.W. Jackson, a Baptist minister, praised the Trump administration for rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to fly the gay pride symbol on their flagpoles this month.
"Not only do we have to continue the economic push against them, but we have to be willing, if necessary, to use the military," Representative Adam Kinzinger said.
"In no way should Huawei be used as a bargaining chip in trade negotiations," U.S. senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio wrote in a letter, published today.
"When it comes to the American flagpole and American embassies and capitals around the world, having the one American flag fly is the right decision," Pence said.
Prominent Evangelist Franklin Graham thanked President Donald Trump and the State Department for helping deny U.S. embassies from flying the rainbow pride flag.
The director of the foreign ministry's Latin American department said Russian specialists would be sent to Venezuela if requested.
"The U.S. has no credibility to hold the moral high ground," a Global Times editorial claimed in response to a statement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised the "heroic protest movement" that was crushed by Chinese troops in 1989.
Pompeo reportedly told a closed-door meeting of Jewish leaders there are "no guarantees that we're the ones that unlock" the conflict.
"I think it's incredibly dangerous," Representative Seth Moulton warned.
"Saudi Arabia is a strategic ally but the crown prince was, in my opinion, involved in the murder of Mr. Khashoggi and he's done a lot of other disruptive things," the Republican senator explained.
The Late Show host made comparisons between current tensions with Iran and the prelude to war with Iraq in 2003.
"Considering that we have met over the past two weeks for two times, that's a reason for some optimism," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.