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Q&A with Mike Pompeo: We won't bend the knee to China

Trump in good spirits and giving guidance, secretary says

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks with Nikkei Asia in Tokyo on Oct. 6. (Photo by Konosuke Urata)

TOKYO -- In an exclusive interview with Nikkei at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Tokyo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized the Obama administration's "pivot to Asia," saying that "No Asian leader has told me they saw anything happen as a result of that."

He also said he had spoken with President Donald Trump for an hour and a half before flying to Japan.

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