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USA expects every country to take back foreign fighters: Pompeo

USA expects every country to take back foreign fighters: Pompeo

Virtually every word out of Pompeo mouth was a threat-either to the United Kingdom, to Washington's "strategic adversaries" Russian Federation and China, or to those countries it is actively preparing to attack, including Venezuela and Iran.

The US is reported to be alarmed at Huawei's possible involvement in building the UK's 5G mobile network.

Pompeo said: "The United States has an obligation to ensure that places where we want to operate, places where American information is, places where we have our national security resident, they operate inside trusted networks".

'Ask yourself: Would the Iron Lady be silent when China violates the sovereignty of nations through corruption or coercion?' Mr Pompeo said at the Centre for Policy Studies, a conservative British think-tank in London. On Wednesday, Britain's Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt warned the Iranian regime "that if they do not comply with the JCPOA, there will be consequences".

Early on Friday, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on wires signaling bold US actions against Iran's action, be it positive or not.

He said: "With respect to 5G, we continue to have technical discussions".

Pompeo said he discussed the issue with Iraqi leaders during a visit to Baghdad on Tuesday, and countries should work together to ensure that the West would "never have to fight these same terrorists again".

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on May 9 said in a statement that "our restraint to this point should not be mistaken by Iran for a lack of resolve". The US has deployed a carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the region.

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The UK government has insisted no final decision has been made.

Iran's state-run broadcaster Press TV also dismissed the deployment as "a "regularly scheduled" one by the US Navy, and Bolton has just tried to talk it up".

John Bolton, the United States national security adviser, said only that the USA was acting "in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings" on announcing the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln on Sunday.

Pompeo, whose trip to Iraq is his second this year, said he spoke at length about Iran's influence with militias.

European countries said on Thursday they wanted to preserve Iran's nuclear deal but rejected "ultimatums" from Tehran.

Wednesday marks a year since the Trump administration pulled the US out of the nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers.

France, Germany and the United Kingdom stressed that the JCPoA remained "a crucial element of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime and essential for our national and shared European security".