U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized China, Iran, and Russia for violating numerous treaties and multistate agreements. In a foreign policy speech to the German Marshall Fund in Brussels on December 4 ahead of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, Pompeo said recent moves by the three countries have caused instability in the world. Pompeo said the United States would continue to lead by calling out “bad actors” that have exploited loopholes within international institutions for their own gain. He also rejected critics who suggest that President Donald Trump’s administration is acting unilaterally on key international issues. “In the finest traditions of our great democracy, we are rallying the noble nations to build a new liberal order that prevents war and achieves greater prosperity. Under President Trump, we are not abandoning international leadership or our friends in the international system. We are acting to preserve, protect, and advance an open, just,…

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