Mike Pompeo says Trump rallying world to create 'new liberal order that prevents war'

Western powers must “build a new liberal order that prevents war and achieves greater prosperity,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Tuesday in an address on the sidelines of the assembly of NATO’s top ambassadors.“In the finest traditions of our great democracy, we are rallying the noble nations to build a new liberal order that prevents war and achieves greater prosperity,” Pompeo told a gathering of diplomatic and military officials.

His remarks included the reassurance that the United States remains committed to NATO, but he paired it with a rebuttal of European criticisms that sought to cast President Trump’s foreign policy as a renewal of the post-war order rather than an abandonment of it.

Pompeo said amassing diplomatic treaties isn't enough, and said they must work better for people.

“Multilateralism has become viewed as an end unto itself. The more treaties we sign, the safer we supposedly are. The more bureaucrats we have, the better the job gets done,” Pompeo said. “Every nation must honestly acknowledge its responsibility to its citizens and ask if the current international order serves the good of its people as well as it could. And if not, we must ask how we can right it.”
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