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Pompeo demanded that China respect the human rights of Buddhists and Muslims, for which Yang told the US not to interfere in "China's internal affairs".
The exemption provided to India is a much welcome and necessary step in the right direction, noted Bharath Gopalaswamy, director of the South Asian centre in the think-tank, Atlantic Council.
Mike Pompeo said that it is also a time of reflection and prayer when observers perform seva, or selfless service, without any expectation of reward or payment.
Hours after sanctions were reimposed following the US withdrawal from a denuclearization deal, Pompeo said eight countries would be at least temporarily exempt from the ban on buying Iranian oil.
Pompeo said that countries like India, if it gets the exemption, would be asked to bring down their oil imports from Iran to zero in six months' time.
The top US diplomat nonetheless stressed that he wanted to preserve the decades-old alliance with Saudi Arabia and declined explicitly to criticize Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,
Speaking to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Pompeo said that the United States welcomed "commercial competition with China on a fair and reciprocal basis."
Early this year, US President Donald Trump had suspended USD 300 million in security aid to Pakistan.
Appointed in July 2015, Minal Patel Davis has made a local impact on human trafficking in America's fourth-largest city from a policy-level perspective and by helped in advancing systems change.
Khashoggi, 60, who has not been seen since entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul earlier this month, is feared to have been killed inside the mission.
Pompeo says the Saudis assured him they will conduct a "complete, thorough" investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance.
Saudi officials previously have called Turkish allegations of kingdom killing Khashoggi as baseless, but reports in U.S. media on Tuesday suggested the Saudis may acknowledge the writer was killed.
Turkish officials allege he was murdered inside the consulate. Riyadh denies that and claims he left the compound on his own.
Pompeo also invoked the cancellation of a meeting between US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chinese counterpart, which was supposed to take place this month in Beijing.
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has given a hint of what a grand bargain between the two countries could look like.