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Pompeo urges Washington to recognize Taiwan as sovereign nation

Former top U.S. diplomat says the island is already independent

Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gives a speech in Taipei, Taiwan, March 4, 2022.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- On his first ever trip to Taipei, former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said the U.S. should formally recognize Taiwan as a sovereign nation while continuing to diplomatically engage with China.

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