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World Pompeo criticizes China and long-held US views on country

02:55  31 october  2019
02:55  31 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is lashing out at China and accusing the Chinese Communist Party of adopting policies that run counter to U.S. interests.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation's annual President's Club Meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) © Provided by The Associated Press Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation's annual President's Club Meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

He's also criticizing previous American administrations going back to Richard Nixon for accommodating Beijing by ignoring fundamental differences in the U.S. and Chinese systems and wishing for reform.

In a speech to the conservative Hudson Institute in New York on Wednesday, Pompeo said China must be confronted rather than coddled on numerous fronts. Those range from its trade practices to human rights and its aggression in the South China Sea and toward Taiwan.

Pompeo's remarks were the second harshly critical speech about China from a senior Trump administration official in a week. Vice President Mike Pence delivered a similar critique of China last Thursday.

Pompeo slams Iran 'intimidation' of IAEA inspector as 'outrageous' .
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday slammed Tehran's treatment of an inspector with the UN's nuclear watchdog agency last week as "an outrageous and unwarranted act of intimidation." "The United States fully supports the IAEA's monitoring and verification activities in Iran, and we are alarmed at Iran's lack of adequate cooperation," Pompeo said in a statement.The top US diplomat said Iran "detained" the inspector, who the International Atomic Energy Agency has said had been briefly prevented from leaving Iran.

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