While conservative like Bolton, Pompeo has learned to advance his policy goals where he can, dispense with them when he has to and keep himself in the good graces of a notoriously fickle commander in chief.
Pompeo, an evangelical Christian who has portrayed himself as a champion of religious rights, reiterated past comments, saying that the treatment of the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China "may well end up being one of the worst stains on the world this century."
"Secretary Pompeo spoke by phone today with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod regarding the postponement of President Trump’s travel to Denmark," State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in statement.
Pompeo said the US doesn't want crude oil to go to Syria because it will be ``off-loaded, sold, used by the Quds force, an organization that has killed countless Americans and people all across the world.''
Taking to Twitter, S Jaishankar wrote, "Have conveyed to American counterpart @SecPompeo this morning in clear terms that any discussion on Kashmir, if at all warranted, will only be with Pakistan and only bilaterally."
Pompeo said he and the administration's chief negotiator Stephen Biegun had hoped to meet with a senior North Korean official while in Bangkok for the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations forum.
Supporting India’s claim for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council, Pompeo said, “India, more and more, is standing on the world stage, and we welcome your assertiveness because it’s good for the world.”
Pompeo's remarks come in the backdrop of a recently-released US State Department report on 'International Religious Freedom' that said mob attacks by violent extremist Hindu groups against the minority communities, particularly Muslims, are continuing in India.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a three-day visit to India, and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday held a joint press briefing, touching upon a wide range of issues, including bilateral trade.