Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that President Donald Trump was creating a new world order backed by US leadership and democracy, despite opposing suggestions from both allies and opponents.
Presenting a foreign policy speech to diplomats in Brussels, Pompey accused Iran and China of instability in the world and said that the United States has committed itself to peace and prosperity, according to Reuters.
"In the best traditions of our great democracy, we are gathering the noble nations to build a new liberal order to prevent war and achieve greater prosperity," said Pompey. "Under President Trump, we are not abandoning international leadership or our friends in the international system," he added.
Pompey hit China, Russia and Iran, which accused of endangering global stability, noted Radio Free Europe. The secretary of state called the "bad actors" of the three nations who had exploited the loopholes within the global institutions for their own gains, and promised that the United States would continue to call such behavior.
The United States has entered into conflict with Russia for its alleged violation of a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty, which banned nuclear and conventional missiles at distances of 310 miles to 3,417 miles. Trump has threatened to withdraw from the treaty and deploy US missiles to Europe in response.
Belligerence towards Iran was one of the key characteristics of the Trump administration. The president withdrew the United States from the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, which lifted the paralyzing economic sanctions in exchange for a block on Iran's atomic weapons program. China, Russia and the European Union have all criticized the decision.
Trump's White House claimed that Iran was an increasingly malignant presence in the Middle East, having cultivated significant influence through the wars in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Alongside the allies Israel and Saudi Arabia, Trump has sought to limit the military, diplomatic and economic influence of Tehran since he entered the Oval Office.
And last but not least, the president has gathered a wide range of grievances against China, many of which have to do with what he considers an unjust trade policy. At the G20 summit in Argentina this week Trump and President Xi Jinping have agreed to delay the imminent trade war, but between Washington and Beijing many important issues remain.
Pompey may have represented the United States as a force for global cooperation and progress, but Trump's "America before" policies have attracted criticism from around the world. Both the adversaries and the allies denounced the perceived American unilateralism and the ignorance of the established global diplomatic bodies.
Trump seems to hold an intrinsic distrust of all multinational institutions and has delivered fierce reprimands to NATO, the UN, the EU, the NAFTA and the World Trade Organization, among others.
Pompey recognized: "Even our European friends sometimes say that we are not acting in the free world". But he declared, "This is simply wrong, we are acting to preserve, protect and promote an open, just, transparent and free world of sovereign states".
"This project will require a real, non-demand, restoration of the liberal order among nations, and will require assertive America and leadership not only from my country, but from the democracies of the whole world".
Pompeo has suggested that the UN, the European Union, the African Union, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have all been exploited, weakened and require changes, for which assistance will be needed. United States.
For example, Pompey noted that the United States was putting pressure on the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to cut funding to countries like China, which already have access to financial markets to raise capital.
Pompeo is in Brussels to meet with foreign ministers of NATO NATO allies, whom Trump has regularly accused of "tearing off" the United States and not paying its fair share for the common defense of Europe.