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Pompeo says U.S. gravely concerned by Lam warning on Hong Kong primary elections

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo holds press briefing at the State Department in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said the United States was gravely concerned over Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s warning that the territory’s pan-democratic primary elections may have violated China’s new national security law.

In a statement, Pompeo said Washington will be watching developments in Hong Kong closely as the legislative council elections there on Sept. 6 approach.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and David Brunnstrom; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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