Hong Kong — US secretary of state Mike Pompeo blasted Iran’s top leader for failing to speak out over China’s reported detention of large contingents of its Muslim minority population. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "fancies himself the leader of the Islamic world, but his regime has been totally silent as China — the top buyer of #Iran’s oil — has persecuted and detained hundreds of thousands of its Muslim citizens," Pompeo wrote on Twitter. The tweet is likely to cause as much or more dismay in Beijing, where authorities have faced increasing international scrutiny of their treatment of Turkic-speaking Uyghurs while also engaged in a trade war with US President Donald Trump’s administration. Multiple accounts have emerged of secretive "re-education camps" that have detained tens of thousands to "upwards of 1-million" Uyghurs, according to a UN committee’s assessment. Pompeo is one of the most senior officials in Trump’s administration to raise the plight of the Uygh...

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