Published: Sat, May 11, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Pompeo puts off Greenland stop in second cancellation in week

Pompeo puts off Greenland stop in second cancellation in week

Responding to a question about whether Iraq could protect US interests from attacks by Iran and its proxy forces, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said Tuesday that Iraq takes its responsibilities seriously.

At Prime Minister's Questions, Mrs May was warned by Julian Lewis, chairman of the Commons Defence Select Committee, that it would be "naive to the point of negligence" to give Huawei further access to the UK's network.

"We have rounded them up, they are now contained and they need to continue to be contained so they can not present additional risk to anyone anywhere in the world", he said.

"We don't want anyone interfering in their country, certainly not by attacking another nation inside of Iraq and there was complete agreement", Pompeo said.

Greenland is an autonomous territory of Denmark, whose foreign minister, Anders Samuelsen, had also been set to meet Pompeo in Nuuk.

A leader of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) reacted aggressively May 9 to this week's visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Baghdad, which was not announced beforehand.

He said: "With respect to 5G, we continue to have technical discussions". During the trip, a planned Tuesday afternoon stop in Berlin was canceled for a surprise trip to Baghdad.The visit to Iraq came among reports from the Department of Defense Iran was planning imminent and credible threats on American interests.

Pompeo said China steals sensitive intellectual property and sensitive commercial data in Europe, Asia, and the United States, and singled out Huawei. On the United Kingdom decision to work with Huawei, Pompeo warned, "From America's perspective, each country has a sovereign right to make its own decision about how to deal with the challenge".

In talks at 10 Downing Street, Mr Pompeo is also expected to step up United States pressure on the UK to isolate Iran.

The UK and the U.S. are also in conflict over Iran.

Germany has wide disagreements with the Trump administration and along with other European nations still supports the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated under former United States president Barack Obama.

US officials have said there are indications Iran is planning to retaliate for the Trump administration's stepped-up sanctions on the country, although the threat information remains vague. China and Russian Federation also signed the accord and have vowed to remain part of the deal.

"In China, we face a new kind of challenge; an authoritarian regime that's integrated economically into the West in ways that the Soviet Union never was", Pompeo said.

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