Pompeo is also trying to discourage European nations from even thinking about working with the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in developing their national G5 networks, as Washington and Beijing are, apparently, involved in some sort of a turf war. "They get to make their own decisions with respect to these things", Pompeo told reporters at an impromptu news conference at the US Embassy in Budapest.
Washington is concerned about China's growing presence, in particular the expansion of Huawei Technologies in Hungary and Poland. "If that equipment is co-located where we have important American systems, it makes it more hard for us to partner alongside them".
"It also makes it more hard for America to be present", Pompeo said. "If that equipment is co-located where we have important American systems, it makes it more hard for us to partner alongside them".
China recently has said that it's "totally unreasonable" to make some of these accusations and that the United States is just trying to suppress a rising competitor.More news: Offset Releases Footage of Cardi B Giving Birth in New Album Trailer
Pompeo's tour includes a conference on the Middle East, hosted by Poland, where Washington hopes to build a coalition against Iran.
The objective of his trip is to address the growing influence of Russian Federation and China in Central Europe.
US President Donald Trump's administration has made a point of reaching out to Orban, who shares Trump's strong stance on limiting migration and has adopted increasingly authoritarian measures, including cracking down on the opposition, trade unions, independent media and academia.
Orban, who has made "zero tolerance" for immigration his main theme in the past four years and was elected to a third consecutive term in April, said the initiative is meant to "ensure the survival of the Hungarian nation".More news: Kings vs. Bruins - Game Recap - 10 February 2019
"We must not let [Russian President Vladimir] Putin drive a wedge between friends in NATO", Pompeo stated passionately, at a joint press conference with the Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, claiming that the U.S. and its allies "know all too well from history" that "that Russian Federation will never be a friend to the freedom and sovereignty of smaller nations".
He said the USA would continue to take "more action, continue our investigation", and would continue to hold accountable all those responsible for the murder.
Legislation approved previous year, for example, allows jail sentences for people convicted of aiding asylum-seekers.More news: Ashley Young: Manchester United defender signs contract extension
The benefits include a lifetime personal income tax exemption for women who give birth and raise at least four children.