Pompeo: US not pursuing Cold War with China

Politics 11/9/2018, 7:01 PM
Pompeo: US not pursuing Cold War with China

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that Washington is not pursuing a Cold War with China.

Speaking at a press conference following a meeting with Chinese officials Yang Jiechi and Wei Fenghe at the State Department, Pompeo explained that "even as our countries confront important differences, cooperation remains essential" on a variety of issues. These issues include the complete and verifiable denuclearization of North Kore and enforcing sanctions on Iran's oil and gas industry, the top diplomat noted.

President Donald Trump "made clear the US seeks a constructive relationship grounded in fairness, reciprocity and respect" with Beijing, Pompeo added, and highlighted today's discussions were "incredibly productive."

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