U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised NATO on Wednesday while working with the alliance in setting priorities for next month’s leaders summit in London.

“NATO is the most important strategic partnership in recorded history. The United States led the formation of this alliance, and we are returning to our robust leadership today. We are committed to working with our NATO partners to build a strong, stable and prosperous alliance,” Pompeo said at a press conference following a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels.

The top U.S. diplomat expressed concern over the foreign policies of Russia, China and

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