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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:55 AM

Pompeo says US to expand Arctic role to deter Russia, China

Updated 11:23 am CDT, Wednesday, July 22, 2020

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the United States will become more active in the Arctic to counter growing Russian influence and thwart attempts by China to insert itself into the region.

During a brief visit to Denmark, Pompeo hailed the reopening of the U.S. Consulate in the semi-autonomous Danish territory of Greenland and announced a new sustainable fisheries and commercial engagement agreement with the Faroe Islands, another Danish territory in the North Atlantic.

"Its a new day for the United States in Greenland, Pompeo told reporters at a joint news conference with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod.

The U.S. Consulate in Nuuk, Greenland's capital, reopened in June after a decades-long hiatus. The move attracted attention because of U.S. President Donald Trump's stated interest last year in purchasing Greenland from Denmark.

More:
https://www.chron.com/news/article/Pompeo-meeting-Danish-leaders-likely-to-discuss-15425090.php

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, is welcomed by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen at Marienborg Castle, the Prime Minister's Residence in Copenhagen, Denmark, Wednesday July 22, 2020. (Thibault Savary / Pool via AP)

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:24 AM

1. Bullshit. He and Trump will do whatever Putin says for them to do

And at some point Putin will tell them to back off and forget it, and they will.

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 03:28 AM

2. Greenland and the Faroe Islands says they welcome any nice contact...

... from any country, including China, who buys a lot of Arctic fish. These two Danish areas has around 100.000 citizens combined, and survive mostly on support from Denmark. We are now feeling huge pressure to make it an US exclusive zone...

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