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Huawei presence complicates country partnerships with U.S.: Pompeo

Huawei products are seen in a shop in Bangkok, Thailand, January 30, 2019. Picture taken January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The United States will share its knowledge of risks involving Chinese telecoms equipment manufacturer Huawei with countries such as Hungary, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday during a visit to Budapest. “If that (Huawei) equipment is co-located where we have important American systems, it makes it more difficult for us to partner alongside them,” Pompeo told journalists. Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Writing by Joanna…

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Pompeo warns allies Huawei presence complicates partnership with U.S.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media at the United Nations following a Security Council meeting about the situation in Venezuela in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 26, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned U.S. allies on Monday against deploying equipment from Chinese telecoms gear manufacturer Huawei on their soil, saying it would make it more difficult for Washington to “partner alongside them”. “We want to make sure we identify (to) them…

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Pompeo visit to focus on U.S. concerns over Huawei in central Europe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will voice concerns about the growing presence of China’s Huawei Technologies in central Europe when he visits Hungary, Slovakia and Poland next week, a senior U.S. official said on Friday as Washington tries to bolster ties with a region it acknowledges it has neglected. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks to foreign ministers from the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS at the State Department in Washington, U.S., February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis Pompeo’s visit will be the first by…

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Trumplomacy: Five takeaways from Pompeo trip to Middle East

Image copyright ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS via Getty Images Image caption Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in Riyadh The US secretary of state’s seven-day tour of the Middle East was an effort to reassure Washington’s allies about the US withdrawal from Syria and draw the region together against Iran. On the heels of abrupt changes in President Donald Trump’s Middle East game plan, Mike Pompeo visited Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Oman. After accompanying the secretary of state…

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US to expel every last Iranian boot from Syria – Pompeo

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mike Pompeo gave the US commitment during a visit to Egypt The US will work with allies to “expel every last Iranian boot” from Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. Mr Pompeo warned there would be no US reconstruction aid for areas controlled by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad until Iran and its proxies had left. He also criticised ex-President Barack Obama’s Middle East policy, saying he had made “dire misjudgements”. Mr Pompeo was speaking in Cairo three weeks after President Donald Trump said US…

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Yemen war: Mattis and Pompeo urge swift ceasefire

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Air strikes have caused widespread damage and many civilian casualties US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have both called for a swift cessation of hostilities in Yemen. Mr Mattis said the US wanted to see all sides around the negotiating table and an end to air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition it supports within 30 days. Separately, Mr Pompeo said UN-led negotiations to help end the three-year war should resume next month. The UN says the conflict has caused…

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Jamal Khashoggi: Pompeo meets Erdogan over missing writer

Image copyright AFP Image caption Saudi Arabia faces new claims the writer was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has held talks with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The meeting in Ankara comes amid fresh allegations in the Turkish media that Mr Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. On Tuesday, Mr Pompeo met Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in Riyadh. He said Saudi Arabia’s leaders “strongly denied” involvement in the writer’s disappearance. Turkey’s…

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Jamal Khashoggi: Mike Pompeo to visit Saudi Arabia

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump and the King of Saudi Arabia discussed the disappearance of the Saudi journalist US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet Saudi King Salman amid growing controversy over the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He will later visit Turkey, where Mr Khashoggi was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. Turkish officials believe Mr Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents but Riyadh has always strongly denied this. On Monday, President Donald Trump suggested “rogue…

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North Korea visit: Trump calls off Pompeo trip

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Problem solved – according to Mr Trump after his June summit with Kim Jong-un US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not be travelling to North Korea in the immediate future after Donald Trump asked him to call off a planned trip. The president said in a tweet that insufficient progress was being made on denuclearising the Korean peninsula. And he suggested China was not doing enough to pressure North Korea – due to trade tensions with the US. After his summit with the North…

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North Korea: US will offer ‘unique’ security guarantees, says Pompeo

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBig planes and jogging guards: Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have arrived in Singapore The US will offer North Korea “unique” security assurances in return for denuclearisation, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s US-North Korea summit in Singapore, Mr Pompeo said preliminary talks between senior officials were continuing and moving quite rapidly. He insisted the US would accept nothing less than complete denuclearisation. North Korea’s state media has talked of a “new relationship” with the US. What…

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