September 20, 2020

"The West is winning," Pompeo tells China, Russia

"The West is winning," Pompeo tells China, RussiaU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended on Saturday his nation's global role despite misgivings in Europe, vowing that Western values would prevail over China's desire for "empire". Pompeo was seeking to reassure Europeans troubled by U.S. President Donald Trump's "America first" rhetoric, ambivalence over the transatlantic NATO military alliance and tariffs on European goods. Pompeo was, in part, responding to German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who on Friday accused the United States, Russia and China of stoking global mistrust.

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