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WASHINGTON: Former US secretary of State Mike Pompeo A book was published that I wrote Tuesday That India And Pakistan The United States intervened in order to prevent escalation and prevented nuclear war from happening in 2019.

“I do not think the world properly knows just how close the India-Pakistan rivalry came to spilling over into a nuclear conflagration in February 2019,” The likely future presidential candidate wrote in “Never Give an Inch,” His memoir about his time as Donald Trump’s Highest diplomat and former CIA chief

India In February 2019 set a new precedent with the launch of airstrikes within. Pakistani Territory after blaming militants there for a suicide attack that killed 41 Indian Paramilitary soldiers in the Flashpoint Kashmir region. Pakistan Shot down an Indian Pilot captured by a warplane

PompeoHe was also in Hanoi For a summit between Trump And North Korean Leader Kim Jong UnHe said that he was awakened by a senior citizen’s urgent call. Indian official.

“He believed the Pakistanis had begun to prepare their nuclear weapons for a strike. India, he informed me, was contemplating its own escalation,” Pompeo wrote.

“I asked him to do nothing and give us a minute to sort things out,” Pompeo said.

Pompeo Both were convinced by US diplomats, he said. India And Pakistan They were neither preparing to go nuclear.

“No other nation could have done what we did that night to avoid a horrible outcome,” Pompeo wrote.

PompeoWho wrote that? Pakistan “probably enabled” The Kashmir Attack, said he spoke “the actual leader of Pakistan,” Then army chief General Qamar Javed BajwaIn an allusion to civilian governments’ weakness,

Pompeo At the time, it was publicly defended India’s It is your right to take action In His book Pompeo We highly recommend them. India And, unlike the officials in New DelhiHe made it clear that he wanted to allies with the South Asian democracy “to counteract Chinese aggression.”

IndiaFollowed by Pakistan1998 was a historic year when the United States tested nuclear bombs. Then-president US Bill Clinton Later, it was famously stated that KashmirIt was divided between the two countries. “the most dangerous place in the world.”

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‘I’m You are still being killed

Pompeo The book contains extensive information about his diplomacy with Kim Jong UnThis included three meetings between the young leader of totalitarianism and Trump.

He He recalled a chilling first conversation he had as he flew into Pyongyang In March 2018 as CIA director on a clandestine journey “‘I didn’t think you’d show up. I know you’ve been trying to kill me,'” Pompeo quotes Kim He should be told.

“I decided to lean in with a little humour of my own: ‘Mr. Chairman, I’m still trying (to) kill you.'”

But Pompeo described a growing understanding Kim As the Trump The administration offered incentives for lowering tension.

Pointing To Kim’s Smoking is a bad habit Pompeo I wrote that he said Kim He would be willing to take him there. “the nicest beach in Miami and smoke the best Cubanos in the world. He told me, ‘I already have a great relationship with the Castros.’ Of course, he did.”

As For their substantive discussion Pompeo Kim They were open about their concerns regarding China, often referred to as North Korea’s Alligator principal

Told That China Believes North Korea Wants US forces to leave South Korea, “Kim laughed and pounded on the table in sheer joy, exclaiming that the Chinese were liars.”

Kim “said that he needed the Americans in South Korea to protect him from the CCP and that the CCP needs the Americans out so they can treat the peninsula like Tibet and Xinjiang,” Pompeo Referring to the Chinese Communist Party.

Xi ‘hates you’

Pompeo His hawkish stance on the subject made him well-known ChinaThe controversially accused Beijing The spreading of “Wuhan virus,” Refer to it as a derogatory term Covid-19.

He It was said that Trump He was told with an epithet Chinese President Xi Jinping “hates you” You can ask Pompeo To “shut the hell up for a while” As the United States Needed health supplies China.

“I was not happy that the president had tweeted that the CCP was doing a good job on the virus and praised Xi,” Pompeo said.

“But I understood the circumstances — we needed health equipment and were at the CCP’s mercy for it. I worked for the president, and I would bide my time.”

Pompeo He has not ruled it out of running against Trump The 2024 Republican Although early polls are not encouraging, there is little support for the presidential nomination Pompeo.

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