Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be heading to Iowa on Friday. One America’s Bobby Dupree has the details behind his trip.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently discussed why the administration is taking action against China following its new national security legislation on Hong Kong. During a State Department briefing this week, Pompeo said Chinese leader Xi Jinping “made a choice to violate the Chinese Communist Party’s promise to Hong Kong in a unregistered treaty.”
Mike Pompeo is ramping up pressure on the United Nations to extend its arms embargo on Iran’s Ayatollah regime, which is due to expire later this year.
China has vowed retaliation against the U.S. for imposing sanctions on top Chinese officials. On Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lijian Zhao announced China will fight back against what they called serious interference in China’s affairs.
The U.S. secretary of state wished all Americans a happy Fourth of July on Saturday. He encouraged them, while there are fewer celebrations due to the ongoing pandemic, to reflect on the ideals of freedom.
House lawmakers have taken the first steps towards providing a refugee status to certain groups of Hong Kong citizens. During a recent Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, congressmen from both major parties condemned China’s new national security law and claimed it will erode the city’s autonomy.
The secretary of state has refuted China’s accusations of U.S. “incitement” of “anti-Beijing” sentiments in Europe. In a statement, Mike Pompeo announced the U.S. has accepted the EU’s proposal to establish a “mutual dialogue on China” to address its recent threats.