via On first day, Pompeo charms NATO but warns on Iran, defense spending – AOL News

BRUSSELS, April 27 (Reuters) – Barely 12 hours after being sworn in as U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo went straight to NATO headquarters on Friday in what European allies saw as strong support for an institution that U.S. President Donald Trump once called obsolete.

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.

via On first day, Pompeo charms NATO but warns on Iran, defense spending – AOL News

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