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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo avoided the subject altogether in a tweet he sent following Trump's comments.
Abrams later pleaded guilty to two misdemeanour counts of withholding information from Congress during the Iran-Contra scandal.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea vice president Kim Yong Chol met at a Washington hotel after a November meeting was called off abruptly.
Pompeo flew in from Amman and was also due to visit Cairo, Manama, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Muscat and Kuwait City on his longest trip since taking office last year.
Pompeo a year earlier had placed Pakistan on a special watch list -- a step short of the designation -- in what had been seen as a US tactic to press Islamabad into reforms.
Russia has denied the accusations. Donald Trump earlier this year announced his decision to withdraw from the INF, accusing Russia and China which is not a signatory to the treaty of violation.
Iran will continue to conduct missile tests without asking other countries for permit, a spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces said on Sunday.
Pompeo and Mattis were expected to be grilled on Yemen's humanitarian crisis, as well as the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
US asks Pakistan to act against 26/11 perpetrators, offers new USD 5 million reward for information on attackers
The announcement came on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attack.
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,