Pompeo offers condolences over Lee's passing

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he offers his sincere condolences over the passing of former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui.

Pompeo said in a statement on Thursday that Lee's reforms played a crucial role in transforming Taiwan into "the beacon of democracy" and had "cemented the deep friendship between the United States and Taiwan."

He said the US will honor Lee's legacy by continuing to strengthen America's bond with Taiwan.