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U.S. is focused on ensuring China fulfills trade pact

Mike Pompeo
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Iowa agriculture leaders July 17 at the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation headquarters. PHOTO / TOM BLOCK

The United States is keenly focused on ensuring China fulfills its promises under the Phase 1 trade agreement, including stepping up its purchases of agriculture goods, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a roundtable with Iowa farmers and commodity group leaders July 17 at Iowa Farm Bureau headquarters in West Des Moines.

Pompeo said he talked about the trade deal with the Chinese Communist Party’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, when the two met last month in Honolulu.

“He opened the discussion by saying that they have every intention of completing their obligations under the Phase 1 trade deal,” said Pompeo, a former Kansas Congressman and dir­ector of the CIA. “When we...




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