The sharp words prompted an unusually firm retort from Chancellor Angela Merkel.
His trip also comes a day after French President Emmanuel Macron told The Economist magazine that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance was suffering a "brain death" due to a lack of coordination between Europe and Washington. Von der Leyen too on Friday defended North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as an "outstanding" shield.
Nevertheless, Pompeo acknowledged that "NATO needs to grow and change, it needs to confront the realities of today and the challenges today".
"I congratulate the German people on the tremendous strides that have been made in reuniting their country and in rebuilding former East Germany".
Citing Russia's actions in Ukraine and China's crackdown on dissidents, he says "we must recognize that free nations are in a competition of values with unfree nations".
Steinmeier said that today Germany and Europe faced fresh challenges.
And hopes that China would develop closer to the Western model have not been fulfilled, the former German defence minister said.
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"Today authoritarianism is just a stone's throw away, it's rising and if we're honest, it never really went away completely", he said.
"If nations believe that they can get the security benefit without providing North Atlantic Treaty Organisation the resources that it needs, if they don't live up to their commitments, there is a risk that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation could become ineffective or obsolete", he said.
Pompeo said it would be irrational to consider Russian Federation a "worthy partner" in the Middle East though Washington wanted other countries' help put pressure on Iran to resume negotiations over its nuclear program and to "cut off its ability to fund terrorist proxies".
And he warned of "Chinese companies' intent to build 5G networks", after the German government failed to exclude tech giant Huawei from the next-generation mobile network infrastructure.
What started out as a makeshift barbed wire and concrete barricade separating the already politically divided nation of Germany quickly became a symbol of the Cold War and the historic clash between capitalistic and communistic idealism.
While Huawei is a world leader in the technology, the U.S. and others including Germany's own security services have warned that it is close to Beijing.
"We stand stripped of any excuses and are required to do our part of freedom and democracy", she added in a ceremony at the Berlin Wall memorial.