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Antigua: Gaston Browne lashes out at the United States

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has lashed out at the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, for comments he made about China’s relations with small island states.

Pompeo said he intended to tell the entire region that when China comes calling, it’s not always to the good of small island citizens

And Pompeo didn’t stop there. He said further that countries had to watch out for Chinese companies that show up with deals that seem too good to be true.

But Browne, who condemned the statements, said the U.S. should be ashamed for criticising a country that has assisted in the development of Caribbean countries for decades.

He said that the United States should learn from China and stop wasting resources on useless wars.

“Perhaps they may wish to consider spending less on artillery, useless wars and interventions into the affairs of other independent states; the savings from which could be utilised in part, to help under- privileged countries,” Browne told OBSERVER media.

According to him, right now, the world needs less conflict and more cooperation.

“End the useless, idiotic conflicts and ideological warfare; help under privileged peoples globally.

There is no superior alternative to assisting human advancement globally,” he added.

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