Executive director of the London-based think tank, the Henry Jackson Society, Alan Mendoza, said that Pompeo would may even be better received internationally.

“Throughout his previous political career, Mike Pompeo took a principled stand in opposing the expansionist aims of Iran, Russia and North Korea.

“While President Trump will continue to make decisions on these issues, the change in personnel means the advice he’s receiving will change in favor of more robust responses to infractions. Secretary Pompeo will also command more respect abroad given his political and intelligence experience.”

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