U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

  • Pompeo urges more assertive approach to 'Frankenstein' China
    WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China on Thursday and said Washington and its allies must use "more creative and assertive ways" to press the Chinese Communist Party to change its ways, calling it the "mission of our time." Speaking at the Nixon Library in President Richard Nixon's birthplace in Yorba Linda, California, Pompeo said the former U.S. leader's worry about what he had done by opening th
  • Pompeo: China's behaviour was unacceptable in border clash with India
    NEW DELHI, July 22 (Reuters): India's recent border clash with China was the latest example of the Chinese Communist Party's "unacceptable behaviour," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday. He made the comment at the U.S.-India Business Council’s India Ideas Summit, being conducted on line, adding: "I am confident that with our concerted efforts, we can protect our interest." India's relations with China have been straine
  • U.S. wants to build coalition to counter China's 'disgraceful' menace, Pompeo says
    LONDON, July 21 (Reuters): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday the United States wants to build a global coalition to counter China as he accused Beijing of exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to further its own interests. U.S. President Donald Trump identifies China as the United States' main rival, and has accused President Xi Jinping of taking advantage over trade and not telling the truth over the novel coronavirus outbreak, which Trump calls the "C
  • Explainer: What's behind rising tensions in the South China Sea?
    HANOI, July 16 (Reuters): The United States this week hardened its position on the South China Sea, where it has accused China of attempting to build a "maritime empire" in the potentially energy-rich waters, despite regional concerns.   The rivals have accused each other of stoking tension in the strategic waterway at a time of strained relations over everything from the new coronavirus to trade to Hong Kong.   A statement from U.S. Secretary of St
  • U.S. to back nations whose South China Sea claims China violated
    WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters): The United States will support countries that believe China has violated their maritime claims in the South China Sea, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday but stressed doing so in multilateral and legal forums.   "We will then go use the tools that we have available and we will support countries all across the world who recognize that China has violated their legal territorial claims as well – or maritime claim
  • Pompeo leaves door open to possible U.S.-North Korea summit despite tensions
    WASHINGTON/SEOUL, July 9 (Reuters): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday he was "very hopeful" about resuming talks with North Korea and appeared to leave open the possibility of another summit between the countries' leaders, despite Pyongyang saying it has no intention of returning to negotiations.   Winding up three days of talks in Seoul, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun earlier rejected speculation he was seeking to meet No
  • Pompeo pushes U.N. Security Council to extend arms embargo on Iran
    NEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to indefinitely extend an arms embargo on Iran before it expires in October, arguing that the country is not a "responsible democracy" and must be held accountable.   Earlier this month, the United States circulated a draft resolution on the measure to the 15-member council, but council veto-powers Russia and China have already signaled their opposition