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Pompeo Charms NATO Leaders On His First Day As U.S. Secretary Of State

Barely 12 hours after being sworn in as U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo went straight to NATO headquarters in Brussels on Friday in what European allies saw as strong support for an institution that U.S. President Donald Trump once called obsolete, Reuters reports. In a day of closed-door meetings with NATO foreign ministers, Pompeo appeared to charm European allies with tough talk on Russia and a more sure-footed approach than his predecessor Rex Tillerson, but he still carried Trump’s familiar demand for higher defense spending. He also made no promises about whether his boss would stick to a 2015 accord to stop Iran developing a nuclear bomb, warning instead that Trump was still…

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