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Italy: Journalist gives Pompeo parmesan in protest against potential US tariffs00:48

Italy: Journalist gives Pompeo parmesan in protest against potential US tariffs

Italy, Rome
October 1, 2019 at 20:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

A photo opportunity between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was interrupted after a journalist handed Pompeo a large piece of Parmesan in protest against potential trade tariffs in Rome on Tuesday.

Alice Martinelli reportedly told Pompeo that the parmesan is 'what we make best in Italy' and urged him to bring it to US President Donald Trump.

"Let me tell you, this is the way to show you how to be Italian. Let me be the president of the council while you are being walked outside," Prime Minister Conte could be heard saying after the incident.

Washington has recently expressed its intention to impose tariffs on some imports from the European Union after the WTO ruled subsidies granted by the EU to aerospace manufacturer Airbus broke trade laws.

Italy: Journalist gives Pompeo parmesan in protest against potential US tariffs00:48
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A photo opportunity between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was interrupted after a journalist handed Pompeo a large piece of Parmesan in protest against potential trade tariffs in Rome on Tuesday.

Alice Martinelli reportedly told Pompeo that the parmesan is 'what we make best in Italy' and urged him to bring it to US President Donald Trump.

"Let me tell you, this is the way to show you how to be Italian. Let me be the president of the council while you are being walked outside," Prime Minister Conte could be heard saying after the incident.

Washington has recently expressed its intention to impose tariffs on some imports from the European Union after the WTO ruled subsidies granted by the EU to aerospace manufacturer Airbus broke trade laws.