BRUSSELS, Dec 4 – US President Donald Trump is building a new world order confirmed by US leadership and democracy,…
BRUSSELS, Dec 4 – US President Donald Trump is building a new world order confirmed by US leadership and democracy, his state secretary told diplomats at an event in Brussels on Tuesday that blames Iran and China for instability in the world. 19659002] “In the finest traditions of our great democracy, we draw the noble nations to build a new liberal order that prevents war and achieves greater prosperity,” said Mike Pompeo in a foreign policy speech.
“Under President Trump, We Do not Abandon International Leadership or Our Friends In The International System,” he said.
Pompeo criticized Iran and China in its speech and rejected proposals that Washington acted unilaterally.
“Even our European friends sometimes say that we “do not act in the interest of the free world. This is simply wrong.”
“We act to preserve, protect and perpetuate an open, fair, transparent and free world of sovereign states. Projects will require, indeed, not pretend, restoration of the liberal order among nations. It will require an assertive America and leadership from not just my country but of democracies around the world. “
Pompeo said the United States pushed the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to reduce funding to countries like China, saying that they already had access to financial markets to raise capital.
Pompeo is in Brussels for talks between foreign ministers in NATO, where Trump has accused European members of failing to spend enough on his own defense and relying too much on Washington. [1
9659002] NATO also presses Trump not to review its decision to terminate the Mid-Range nuclear forces (INF) treaty with Moscow, signed in 1987, instead to work to make Russia comply with the weapons control package.