• US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has targeted Russia, China and Iran for opposing Washington’s “leadership role”.

Pompeo said on Tuesday during a visit to Brussels ahead of a NATO foreign ministers meeting that President Donald Trump aimed to take the helm of a new world order, but certain "bad actors" were opposing him. 

“President Trump … is returning the United States to its traditional central leadership role in the world," he said.

Pompeo urged US allies to help Trump to succeed.

"We are rallying the noble nations of the world to build a new liberal order" led by Trump, Pompeo said ahead of the meeting with NATO foreign ministers.

Pompeo claimed Russia, China and Iran had undermined the global leadership of the United States.

He said the Trump administration would no longer tolerate opposing influences willing to stop it from reaching its objectives.

The former CIA chief warned international organization to follow suit with US foreign policy. Pompeo hinted that international organizations had to either work in line with US foreign policy, or face change.

Organizations such as the United Nations, European Union, African Union, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank have become corroded are in dire need of change, the US secretary of state suggested.



Dec 04, 2018 17:47 UTC