March 4, 2021

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancels European trip because US allies were too ’embarrassed’ to meet with him

The final European trip for US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was scrapped on Tuesday, according to Reuters.

Starting with Luxembourg Foreign Affairs Minister Jean Asselborn, a series of diplomats snubbed Pompeo, according to a Reuters report.

One diplomatic source told Reuters that the allies were “embarrassed” by the deadly Capitol Siege last week.

The State Department said the trip was cancelled because of preparation efforts ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not go on his final diplomatic trip to Europe as previously planned.

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