US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused China of being engaged in “coercion” of its Southeast Asian neighbors in disputes over the South China Sea and criticized its building a dam on the Mekong River.
US President Donald Trump has designated Brazil a so-called major non-NATO ally of the United States, a move that could potentially facilitate the expansion of Washington’s dominance over the Latin American country.
The US administration’s propaganda campaign to “persuade Iranians that their problems—economic and political—are the product of misrule in Tehran, rather than the sanctions imposed from Washington,” has failed to win over Iranians, according to a Bloomberg opinion.
After an internal policy battle, the Trump administration is set to announce later this week that it will once again waive five different nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, preserving a key part of the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal.
Recently the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was interviewed by US media during his visit to New York for a United Nation ministers’ conference on sustainable development goals. US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo signed off on a visa for Zarif’s visit, but restricted his travel “in a manner that is fully consistent” with US obligations under the UN agreement. The Iranian foreign minister was even accused by an unnamed US official of using the alleged press freedoms “to spread malign propaganda,” calling him “a mouthpiece of an autocracy that suppresses free speech.”
In a rush to match Russia’s advancements in developing modern weapons, the United States military has finalized a key design of its first hypersonic weapon, months after Russian military forces successfully test-launched their own design upon a direct order by President Vladimir Putin.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is an Iranophobic war-mongering extremist, a serial liar “diplomat” in name only, a notion he abhors — demanding the world community subservience to US interests, preemptive wars his favored strategy.