Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz at a Press Availability

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz at a Press Availability REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JACEK CZAPUTOWICZ, POLISH FOREIGN MINISTER PALACE ON THE ISLE WARSAW, POLAND AUGUST 15, 2020 MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Ladies and gentlemen, very warm welcome to the press conference. Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda

Office of the Spokesperson READOUT August 15, 2020   Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw, Poland.  Secretary Pompeo and President Duda discussed the strong U.S.-Poland bilateral relationship and plans for future cooperation, including to promote regional military security, international …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson READOUT August 15, 2020  Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki    The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:    Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Warsaw, Poland, where he is honoring the centennial of the Battle of Warsaw.  Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Morawiecki discussed areas …

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Secretary Pompeo Travels to Poland for Consultations with Valued Ally and Partner

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson FACT SHEET August 15, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO TRAVELS TO POLAND FOR CONSULTATIONS WITH VALUED ALLY AND PARTNER “Thirty years after the Iron Curtain came down, today Poland is one of the United States’ best friends on the European continent…” – Secretary Pompeo, February 12, 2019 Secretary Pompeo …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria, and Poland

PRESS STATEMENT CALE BROWN, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 6, 2020 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Prague and Pilsen, Czech Republic; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Vienna, Austria; and Warsaw, Poland August 11 to August 15. While in Pilsen, Secretary Pompeo will join Foreign Minister Petricek to commemorate the liberation of Western Czechoslovakia by the U.S. …

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Release of the JUST Act Report

29 July 2020 Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On July 29, the Department of State released a report to Congress pursuant to the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017, which was adopted by Congress with broad, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump in May 2018. The JUST Act …

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Celebrating the 231st Anniversary of the U.S. Department of State

27 July 2020 Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Today, the U.S. Department of State celebrates its 231st anniversary as the nation’s first executive agency. This milestone is an opportunity to reflect on the essential role of U.S. diplomacy in advancing the interests, security, and economic prosperity of the American people. I commend the State …

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Fulfilling the President’s Generous Commitment to Provide Critical Medical Supplies Across the Globe

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO June 4, 2020 Fulfilling the President’s Generous Commitment to Provide Critical Medical Supplies Across the Globe The United States has been the largest contributor to global health security and humanitarian assistance for more than a half century, saving lives all over …

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Europe Day

05/09/2020 Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the citizens of the European Union as you celebrate Europe Day. For nearly three-quarters of a century, the enduring bonds of shared history, democratic values, and a commitment to peace and prosperity have formed …

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Joint Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson MEDIA NOTE May 7, 2020 Joint Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War The following is a joint statement by the U. S. Secretary of State and the Foreign Ministers of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and …

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Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance Builds Upon U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response

05/06/2020 Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State As we work together to defeat the coronavirus at home, the United States stands with our global partners in their time of need, as we always have. A healthier world means a healthier United States. For more than a half century, the United States has been the largest …

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World Press Freedom Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 2, 2020 On World Press Freedom Day, recognized around the world on May 3, we highlight the critical role of independent media in facilitating the open exchange of information and ideas so vital to free, prosperous, and secure democratic societies. This year, as the world faces …

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Poland Constitution Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson May 2, 2020 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF STATE MICHAEL R. POMPEO Poland Constitution Day On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Poland on your Constitution Day. Poland’s Constitution of May 3, 1791 remains a powerful symbol of the …

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50th Anniversary of Earth Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 22, 2020 Today, the United States observes the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.  The United States is proud of its record as a world leader in promoting clean water and air, conserving natural resources, and protecting nature while driving economic growth and fostering resilience …

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The United States Continues Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response

The United States Continues Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response with More Than $270 Million in Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance 04/22/2020 Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State For more than a half century, the United States has been the largest contributor to global health security and humanitarian assistance.  Through the American people’s generosity and under …

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U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 26, 2020 The U.S. government has rapidly mobilized unprecedented resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and abroad.  Today, I am pleased to announce that the United States has made available nearly $274 million in emergency health and humanitarian funding. Along with the …

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Crimea is Ukraine

02/26/2020 Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State February 27 will mark the sixth anniversary of Russia’s attempted annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, and the United States reaffirms: Crimea is Ukraine. As underscored in our July 2018 Crimea Declaration, the United States does not and will not ever recognize Russia’s claims of sovereignty over the peninsula. …

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Additional U.S. Contribution to Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

January 27, 2020 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO Additional U.S. Contribution to Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation   To honor Holocaust victims, to preserve the Auschwitz and Birkenau Memorial and Museum so future generations never forget, and to further efforts to combat contemporary forms of anti-Semitism, the Department of State, working with Congress, intends to contribute an …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Policy Discussion with Stanford Students on: “The Restoration of Deterrence: The Iranian Example”

SPEECH January 13, 2020 Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Policy Discussion with Stanford Students on: “The Restoration of Deterrence: The Iranian Example” January 13, 2020 The Hoover Institution at Stanford University Palo Alto, California MR GILLIGAN:  This is all pretty elaborate, isn’t it?  (Laughter.)  Well, good morning.  My name is Tom Gilligan.  I am the director …

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Intensified Sanctions on Iran

01/10/2020 Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Today, the United States is taking a series of actions in response to Iran’s attacks against U.S. forces and interests, and to deprive the Iranian regime of revenue to conduct its violent foreign policy.  We will continue to hold individuals and entities accountable for supporting the Iranian regime’s …

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International Human Rights Day

10 December 2019 Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) to identify common rights and freedoms for all people in all nations. An American, former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, chaired the UN Human Rights Commission that drafted this landmark document. Chairwoman …

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On the New EU Leadership Assumption of Office

12/01/2019 Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State We congratulate European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, High Representative Josep Borrell, the new College of European Commissioners, and European Council President Charles Michel as they assume office. The United States looks forward to working with this new leadership team, along with the European Parliament, its President …

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On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 November 2019 Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States is proud to reaffirm its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls around the world …

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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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