Statement on Iranian Disinformation

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, DC June 22, 2019 Iran’s leaders know the truth is a dangerous thing. It is important to correct the record. First, President Trump did not pass a message through Oman calling for talks with Iran. We have made our position abundantly clear. We are willing to ...
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On the Occasion of Europe Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 8, 2019 In honor of Europe Day, I offer my best wishes to the citizens of the European Union on behalf of all Americans. The United States and the European Union have a strong and enduring partnership born out of shared history, values, and ...
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On the Occasion of Ramadan

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 5, 2019 On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, I extend best wishes to Muslim communities at home and abroad for a blessed Ramadan. For many Muslims, this month is an occasion to focus on spiritual rejuvenation, kindness and resilience, compassion for those ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks: World Press Freedom Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 3, 2019 On World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to protecting safety and freedom for members of the press. A free and independent media is indispensable to a vibrant, functioning democracy. Despite some progress, journalists around the world continue to be persecuted, ...
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Joint Statement on Syria

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 5, 2019 The text of the following statement was released today by UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, and U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo. Begin Text: Two years on from the horrific chemical weapons attacks that took place in ...
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Remarks at the Meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Foreign Ministers’ Session 1

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC April 4, 2019 SECRETARY GENERAL STOLTENBERG: Good morning. Seventy years ago today, NATO’s founding treaty was signed in this great city, and I would start by thanking Secretary Pompeo for hosting us all today to mark the 70th anniversary of our great alliance. And by that, ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks at the Reception to Celebrate NATO’s 70th Anniversary

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium Washington, DC April 3, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: (Applause.) Well, good evening, everyone. Welcome to all the foreign ministers here. Seventy years is really huge. It’s a big milestone for NATO, and I’m looking forward to celebrating tonight and getting some important work done tomorrow. I ...
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Department of State Budget Request for FY 2020

Testimony Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Opening Statement Before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Washington, DC March 27, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Chairwoman Lowey, thank you, and I will absolutely summarize. Chairwoman Lowey, Ranking Member Rogers, thank you. Distinguished members of subcommittee, thank you for being ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks at the AIPAC Policy Conference

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, DC March 25, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you, everyone. It is truly wonderful to be here tonight.I want to thank AIPAC President Mort Fridman, Board Chair Lillian Pincus, and your CEO Howard Kohr for inviting ...
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Human Rights Report 2018

The United States was founded on the premise that all persons “are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Our Constitution secures these unalienable rights by proclaiming in the First Amendment that “Congress shall make no law respecting ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks on the Release of the 2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC March 13, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. Since America’s founding, the concept of individual rights has been woven into the national fabric. As my friend and scholar Mary Ann Glendon has written, it has given weak members of our society, quote, “an ...
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Harnessing the United States’ Energy Abundance to Strengthen U.S. National Security

By DipNote Bloggers on March 13, 2019 On March 12, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivered the keynote address at CERAWeek’s “Reshaping the Energy Future” conference in Houston, Texas, which was attended by business leaders and foreign dignitaries from around the world. In his remarks, the Secretary addressed how America’s energy revolution strengthens national  security  in an ...
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Keynote Address at CERAWeek

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel Houston, Texas March 12, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Dan. Thank you all for joining me. I see you standing in the back. It’s like church, there’s empty pews in the front if you want to come up and grab a seat. I do think ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks: Crimea is Ukraine

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 27, 2019 Five years ago, Russia’s occupation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula fueled an escalation of Russian aggression. Russia attempted to upend the international order, undermined basic human freedoms, and weakened our common security. The world has not forgotten the cynical lies Russia employed to ...
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Remarks with Polish Foreign Minister Czaputowicz to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Warsaw, Poland February 14, 2019 FOREIGN MINISTER CZAPUTOWICZ: Prime ministers, ministers, ladies and gentlemen, I am honored to welcome you at the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East. The right time has come now to give a new impetus to the ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled Al Yamani

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled Al Yamani in Warsaw on the margins of the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East. The ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl today in Warsaw on the margins of the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East. They discussed the importance ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks: Remarks at Bemowo Piskie Training Area

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Bemowo Piskie Training Area Orzysz, Poland February 13, 2019 It’s truly an honor to be here alongside Foreign Minister Czaputowicz, Deputy Minister Lipinski, and the members of the NATO battle group, and my thanks also to Lieutenant Colonel Hebel for hosting us. It fills me with great pride ...
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Remarks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Warsaw, Poland February 14, 2019 PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: I want to thank Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence and the Trump administration for putting together an extraordinary conference. As you can see, Mr. Secretary, yesterday was a historical turning point. In a room of ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Interview with Jan Mikruta of Polsat

Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Sheraton Hotel Warsaw, Poland February 13, 2019 QUESTION: Secretary Pompeo, thank you very much for your time. Sir, how important Warsaw Mideast summit is for American-Polish relationship? Does it change a lot? SECRETARY POMPEO: First of all, Jan, thank you for having me on. I appreciate it. Look, ...
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FACT SHEET: The Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2019 Tackling the Region’s Most Challenging Problems There is no shortage of challenges in the Middle East. From weapons proliferation and humanitarian crises, to terrorism and energy security, these issues and others pose serious threats to stability in the region and to security around the ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Duda of Poland in Joint Press Statement, Warsaw, Poland

Belvedere Palace Warsaw, Poland 13 February 2019 PRESIDENT DUDA:  Your Excellency, most distinguished Mr. Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence; distinguished Minister of National Defense; esteemed Mrs. Pence, the Second Lady of the United States; all distinguished guests led by the Ambassador of the United States to Poland; ladies and gentlemen: I am ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Press Availability With Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz

Press Availability Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Palace on the Island Warsaw, Poland February 12, 2019 MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, at the joint press conference of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Professor Jacek Czaputowicz, and Secretary of State of the United States of America Mr. Mike ...
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FACT SHEET: Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Poland: Honoring Shared History and Building for Our Future

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson February 12, 2019 FACT SHEET   SECRETARY POMPEO’S VISIT TO POLAND: HONORING SHARED HISTORY AND BUILDING FOR OUR FUTURE For decades, United States stood with Poles who were fighting for their political, economic, religious, and other human rights, just as we stand together today, as Allies. Thirty ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belgium, and Iceland

STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON February 7, 2019 Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belgium, and Iceland Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Budapest, Bratislava, Warsaw, Brussels, and Reykjavik February 11–15. On February 11, he will arrive in Budapest, Hungary, where he will meet with Prime Minister Orban, Foreign Minister ...
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Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President by Several European Countries

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 4, 2019   We welcome the decision today by Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to recognize Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela. We are also heartened ...
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Europe and Eurasia: U.S. Intent To Withdraw from the INF Treaty February 2, 2019

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 2, 2019 On December 4, 2018, the United States announced that the Russian Federation is in material breach of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, an assessment shared by all NATO Allies. The United States also provided notice that unless Russia returned to full ...
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Joint Statement by Secretary of State Pompeo and Secretary of Homeland Security Nielsen: Chinese Actors Compromise Global Managed Service Providers

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 20, 2018 Since at least 2014, Chinese cyber actors associated with the Chinese Ministry of State Security have hacked multiple U.S. and global managed service and cloud providers. These Chinese actors used this access to compromise the networks of the providers’ clients, including global companies located ...
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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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