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World In Berlin, Pompeo says allied democracies must work together

13:30  08 november  2019
13:30  08 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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  Democratic senator seeks review of Pompeo adherence to bar on political activities Democratic senator seeks review of Pompeo adherence to bar on political activitiesSenator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, cited three official visits Pompeo has made since March to his home state of Kansas in requesting the review by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.

“The world must work together against this threat and this vicious attack against religious freedom “There is no question as to the rampant rise of antisemitism across Europe,” said Herzog, who spent much of the day meeting and listening to the concerns of local community leaders in Berlin and Halle.

Abandoned by their moderate allies , the Social Democrats stood alone against the Act, providing all 94 votes against it. With 444 votes in favor, democracy had fallen while the left devoured itself. The KPD, and shortly after the SPD, were banned, and so the Third Reich began.

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stressing the need for allied democracies to work together, saying that the Trump administration's stances on NATO spending, Iran, Chinese technology and a new Russian-German pipeline are meant to defend hard-won freedoms.

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, left, welcomes United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for a meeting at the defence ministry in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) © Provided by The Associated Press German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, left, welcomes United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for a meeting at the defence ministry in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Speaking in Berlin Friday during a visit marking the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Pompeo said that, 30 years later, authoritarianism is once again rising.

Citing Russia's actions in Ukraine and China's crackdown on dissidents, he says "we must recognize that free nations are in a competition of values with unfree nations."

He says that's why the U.S. has opposed the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, raised pressure on Iran, warned of Chinese 5G network developments and urged NATO countries to increase spending.

He says: "If we don't lead, who will?"

Beijing slams Pompeo for 'Cold War thinking' in Berlin speech .
China on Monday accused Mike Pompeo of "outdated Cold War thinking" after the US Secretary of State warned against a Chinese threat to Western freedoms. Geng accused Pompeo of ignoring the interest of the American people to pursue personal political goals, and urged him to "abandon his ideological bias and outdated Cold War thinking".Pompeo -- who spoke in Germany on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall -- said the Chinese Communist Party "uses tactics and methods to suppress its own people that would be horrifyingly familiar to former East Germans".

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