Religious Freedom Designations

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 11, 2018 On November 28, 2018, I designated Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, as Countries of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 for having engaged in or tolerated ”systematic, ongoing, [and] egregious ...
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Press Releases: Restoring the Role of the Nation-State in the Liberal International Order

12/04/2018 08:56 AM EST   Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State German Marshall Fund Brussels, Belgium December 4, 2018   SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction. Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today. It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful place, to get a chance ...
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Russia’s Dangerous Escalation in the Kerch Strait

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC November 26, 2018 The United States expresses its deep concern over the incident in the Black Sea that occurred November 25 as Ukrainian vessels attempted to transit through the Kerch Strait. Reports that Russian vessels rammed and fired on the Ukrainian ships, injuring Ukrainian crewmen, ...
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