Pompeo jabs at China's 'bad behavior', says US will enforce Iran sanctions

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Posted at Aug 02 2019 11:39 AM

Pompeo jabs at China's 'bad behavior', says US will enforce Iran sanctions 1
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers a speech at Siam Society in Bangkok, Thailand, August 2, 2019. Jonathan Ernst, Reuters/Pool

BANGKOK - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said "decades of bad behavior" from China have hampered free trade and prompted tariffs and other action from Washington.

The top US diplomat also said Washington would continue to enforce sanctions against Iran.

Pompeo spoke at a regional youth leadership program in the Thai capital of Bangkok during a wider meeting of Southeast Asian nations with world powers.

US criticism of China has been a running theme at the Bangkok forum, even as US negotiators wrapped up another round of trade talks in Shanghai this week and Washington announced new tariffs on Chinese goods in an ongoing trade war.