Selin ATAY-TDO- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cancelled his Europe trip at the last minute on after Luxembourg's foreign minister and top European Union officials refused to meet him. The Europeans snubbed Mike Pompeo days after the storming of the US Capitol by thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump.
Washington’s top envoy, a close ally of Trump, had sought to meet Jean Asselborn in Luxembourg, wealthy NATO ally, before meeting EU leaders and the bloc's top diplomat in Brussels. US Secretary of State had originally planned to go to Luxembourg, but that leg of the trip was scrapped, after officials there showed reluctance to grant him appointments, one diplomatic source said.
However, Washington’s top envoy’s final visit schedule in Brussels was not going to involve any meetings with the EU or any public events at NATO. Another diplomatic sources reported that allies were "embarrassed" by Pompeo after the violence in Washington last Wednesday.