New Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was confirmed and sworn in on Thursday, will bring an edgy, hardball style to the role of the United States' top diplomat.
The former congressman from the conservative Tea Party movement of the Republican Party has advocated a hard line on North Korea and Iran. He was against the proposed closure of the notorious US prison at Guantanamo Bay, once calling a hunger strike by prisoners a "political stunt".
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