US Secretary of State Reasserts Position on Foreign Threat and NATO

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo spoke about threats coming from ‘Russia, China and Iran’ at the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

“Western, free nations have a responsibility to deter threats to our people from governments like China, Russia and Iran” Mr. Pompeo said, speaking just a few meters away from where the Wall ran past the German capital's world-famous Brandenburg Gate.

“The US and its allies should "defend what was so hard-won... in 1989 and recognize we are in a competition of values with unfree nations," he added.

Pompeo also emphasized on the North-Atlantic Alliance and remarked that NATO needs to “grow and change [or] NATO could become ineffective or obsolete”. The comments are directed at Macron’s yesterday’s statement where he dubbed NATO as suffering a "brain dead” situation due to a lack of coordination between Europe and Washington.

08 November 2019 18:20