US envoy slams disinformation over Solomons ‘plot’

A WHITE House envoy today decried “disinformation and smears” about US motives in the Solomon Islands, after his meeting with the country’s pro-China leader was overshadowed by unsubstantiated rumours of dark plots and geopolitical intrigue.  

Veteran US diplomat Kurt Campbell visited Honiara as part of Washington’s effort to counter growing Chinese political, economic, and security influence in the South Pacific.