US warns China, Russia above Arctic areas during environmental shifts

ROVANIEMI: American State Secretary Mike Pompeo Says It Moves To America ' Confirm Presence In The Arctic. He Warns China And Russia That The US Will Not Stand Up For Aggressive Movements In The Region That Open Up Quickly For Development And Commerce As The Temperatures Warm Up And The Sea Ice Melts.

Pompeo Says In A Speech Finland That The US Will Fight For Influence In The Arctic And Against Attempts To Make It The Strategic Domain Of One Or Two Countries. He Says That The Rule Of Law Must Prevail For The Arctic To Remain Peaceful.

The Speech Comes A Day Before Pompeo Attends A Meeting Of The At A Time Of Profound Shifts In The Region's Surroundings. S And Widespread Criticism Of The Trump Administration ' Skepticism.