Secretary’s Remarks: After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy

Remarks Mike Pompeo Secretary of State The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC May 21, 2018 MS JAMES: Good morning. (Applause.) Welcome to the Heritage Foundation. My name is Kay James and I have the honor of being the president here. It is a pleasure and honor to welcome our distinguished guest, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, back ...
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President Donald J. Trump Hosts NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg At The White House

The White House Fact Sheets May 17, 2018 “In the nearly seven decades since Harry Truman spoke those words, the NATO Alliance has been the bulwark of international peace and security.” President Donald J. Trump A LASTING COMMITMENT: President Trump is continuing the legacy of transatlantic unity and is working with the North American Treaty Organization ...
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Press Briefing by National Security Advisor John Bolton on Iran

May 8, 2018 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:37 P.M. EDT AMBASSADOR BOLTON:  Well, I don’t really have much to add to the President’s speech.  I think the decision is very clear.  I think it’s a firm statement of American resolve to prevent not only Iran from getting nuclear weapons, but a ballistic missile ...
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Remarks by President Trump on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

May 8, 2018 Diplomatic Reception Room 2:13 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans:  Today, I want to update the world on our efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The Iranian regime is the leading state sponsor of terror.  It exports dangerous missiles, fuels conflicts across the Middle East, and supports terrorist ...
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REMARKS: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at Swearing-in Ceremony

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  At Swearing-in Ceremony May 2, 2018 Ben Franklin Room Washington, D.C. SECRETARY POMPEO:  This is truly humbling.  Thank you very much, Mr. President, for those kind words.  Thank you, Mr. Vice President, for being here today to honor me ...
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Remarks by President Trump at Swearing-In Ceremony of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 2, 2018 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP  AT SWEARING-IN CEREMONY OF MIKE POMPEO AS SECRETARY OF STATE State Department Washington, D.C. THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  I must say, that’s more spirit that I’ve heard from the State Department in a long time — many years.  ...
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Statement from the President on the Confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2018 Statement from the President on the Confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State I am pleased with the Senate’s confirmation of Mike Pompeo to serve as our country’s top diplomat. Having a patriot of Mike’s immense talent, energy, and intellect ...
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Press Releases: The United States Urges Constructive Dialogue in Armenia

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 24, 2018 The coming days represent a historic moment for the people of Armenia and its elected leaders, as they embark on the process of forming a new government. We urge all sides to engage constructively, within the legal framework of the Armenian constitution, to ensure ...
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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Joint Communique from Toronto

G7 FOREIGN MINISTERS’ COMMUNIQUÉ April 23, 2018 We, the foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, gathered in Toronto on April 22 and 23, 2018, to exchange views and coordinate action with respect to building a more peaceful ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Heads of the Baltic States in Joint Press Conference

Issued on: April 3, 2018 East Room 1:49 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you.  Today, I’m honored to host the President of Estonia, the President of Latvia, and the President of Lithuania at the U.S.-Baltic Centennial Summit.  Thank you all for traveling to the White House for these really important discussions.  We’ve just spent a ...
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A Declaration to Celebrate 100 Years of Independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2018 A Declaration to Celebrate 100 Years of Independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and Renewed Partnership   The United States of America, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, and the Republic of Lithuania, Commemorating the centennial anniversary of independence of ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s Support for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2018 “We are very protective of [the Baltic] region… We have great friends there.” – President Donald J. Trump BOOSTING DEFENSE AND SECURITY COOPERATION: President Donald J. Trump supports strengthening efforts to enhance the defense and security of our Baltic NATO Allies. ...
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Remarks by President Trump Before a Working Lunch with Heads of the Baltic States

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 3, 2018 Cabinet Room 12:12 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Okay, thank you very much.  Today, it’s my pleasure to congratulate Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on the 100th anniversary of their independence.  That’s really quite a great achievement, and congratulations.  And I’m honored to ...
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Statement by Heather Nauert – Holding Russia Accountable for its Destabilizing Behavior

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson March 26, 2018 On March 4, Russia used a military-grade nerve agent to attempt to murder a British citizen and his daughter in Salisbury. This attack on our Ally the United Kingdom put countless innocent lives at risk and ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Expulsion of Russian Intelligence Officers

Issued on: March 26, 2018 Today President Donald J. Trump ordered the expulsion of dozens of Russian intelligence officers from the United States and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle due to its proximity to one of our submarine bases and Boeing. The United States takes this action in conjunction with our NATO allies ...
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Press Release: American Cellist Ian Maksin to Play Free Concerts in Several Locations in Estonia

March 21, 2018 On March 26-30, internationally renowned U.S. cellist Ian Maksin will perform with concerts in Estonia.  Free concerts in five Estonian cities will feature classical music, works by Estonian, Russian, and American composers, as well as widely familiar pop-music. Ian Maksin has been described as one of the most versatile, talented, and innovative musicians ...
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Press Release: Crimea is Ukraine

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC March 14, 2018 Four years ago this week, Russia held an illegitimate, fabricated “referendum” in Ukraine in a futile attempt to legitimize its purported annexation of Ukrainian territory. Crimean residents were compelled to vote under scrutiny by heavily armed Russian troops. Russia’s claim that Ukrainians made a ...
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Press Release: Women’s Leadership Development Workshop for HIV/AIDS Community Activists

March 14, 2018 Press release: Women’s Leadership Development Workshop for HIV/AIDS Community Activists in Estonia and Russia to be Held in Narva, Estonia A Women’s Leadership Development Workshop designed specifically for HIV/AIDS community leaders and activists is taking place March 15-16 at the American Space in Narva.  The workshop is organized by the U.S. Embassy ...
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Annual Observance of International Women’s Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC March 8, 2018 As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance of advancing the status of women and girls globally. We will ...
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Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea Meets With Estonian Counterparts

March 7, 2018 Press release: Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea meets with Estonian Counterparts on Countering Threats to the International Financial System On March 6 and 7, Department of the Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea met with his Estonian government and private sector counterparts regarding the continued threats to the ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 6, 2018 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Tillerson engaged his counterparts from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in a productive discussion Monday. The four NATO Allies agreed to deepen their cooperation to combat Russia’s disinformation efforts and malicious cyber activity. They discussed strategies to ...
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Narva Central Library American Space and the U.S. Embassy Film Series

“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” by Howard Hawks (1953, 91 minutes). Monday, March 5, at 5:00 PM at Narva Central Library (Malmi 8). Lorelei (Marilyn Monroe) and Dorothy (Jane Russell) are just “Two Little Girls from Little Rock,” lounge singers on a transatlantic cruise, working their way to Paris, and enjoying the company of any eligible men they might meet along the way, ...
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American Film Showcase Documentary Film Screening “Mele Murals”

Tuesday, March 6, at 5:00 PM at Narva Central Library (Malmi 8). MELE MURALS (2016) Filmmaker: Tadashi Nakamura Running time: 64 minutes Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/155597960 Mele Murals is a documentary on the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians. At the center of the story are two renowned ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the United States-Baltic Summit

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2018 President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia, President Raimonds Vejonis of Latvia, and President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania to the White House on April 3, 2018.  President Trump and the three Baltic heads of state will celebrate ...
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Estonia National Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC February 23, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I wish to congratulate Estonia and its people on the commemoration of the centennial anniversary of your declaration of independence. Estonia is a vital ally of the United States and our ...
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Estonia 100

Ambassador James D. Melville Jr. Congratulates Estonia on Centennial Head Eesti inimesed! On a February evening 100 years ago, likely cold and crisp just like today, the Manifesto to the People of Estonia was read aloud in Pärnu. The following day, February 24, the text was printed and distributed in Tallinn and beyond. Contained in that ...
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Statement by President Trump on the Shooting in Parkland, Florida

The White House Office of the Press Secretary February 15, 2018 Diplomatic Room 11:22 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, today I speak to a nation in grief. Yesterday, a school filled with innocent children and caring teachers became the scene of terrible violence, hatred, and evil. Around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, police responded to ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address – January 30, 2018

Remarks as prepared for delivery TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: Less than 1 year has passed since I first stood at this podium, in this majestic chamber, to speak on behalf of the American ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Interview With Elise Labott of CNN

Interview Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC January 5, 2018 QUESTION: Secretary Tillerson, thanks so much for joining us, and Happy New Year. SECRETARY TILLERSON: Happy New Year to you and to all the Americans out there as well. It’s a pleasure. QUESTION: Let’s start with North Korea. There was big news last ...
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Secretary Tillerson op-ed from the New York Times

  The Secretary’s op-ed, reposted below, was featured in the December, 27, 2017 issue of the New York Times. By Rex Tillerson 12/27/2017 WASHINGTON — Over the past year, the United States has faced immense challenges in its dealings with North Korea, China and Russia, and in its efforts to defeat international terrorism. But Americans should be encouraged ...
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Remarks by President Trump on the Administration’s National Security Strategy

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, D.C. December 18, 2017 2:03 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Please.  I want to thank Vice President Pence, along with the many members of my Cabinet here with us today. I also want to thank all of the dedicated professionals — military, ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: On “Meeting the Foreign Policy Challenges of 2017 and Beyond”

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State The 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum Washington, DC December 12, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, thank you so much, Stephen, for that warm welcome. And we’ve known each other for a long time as well, and in my old life would often share perspectives on what I was seeing around ...
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Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 06, 2017 Diplomatic Reception Room 1:07 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions ...
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Joint Statement to the Media

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini Brussels, Belgium December 5, 2017 MODERATOR: (In progress) ladies and gentlemen, and welcome. High Representative Vice President Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson just had a bilateral meeting and will deliver press statements to update you on their discussions.High Representative, ...
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Russia’s Restrictive Media-Focused Legislation

For Immediate Release State Department Office of Press Relations STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON November 28, 2017 Russia’s Restrictive Media-Focused Legislation New Russian legislation that allows the Ministry of Justice to label media outlets as “foreign agents” and to monitor or block certain internet activity presents yet another threat to free media in Russia. Freedom ...
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Secretary Rex Tillerson On “The U.S. and Europe: Strengthening Western Alliances”

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Jane Harman, President and CEO of the Wilson Center The Wilson Center Washington, DC November 28, 2017 MS HARMAN: Good morning. I’m Jane Harman, president and CEO of the Wilson Center. Happy to be talking to a packed crowd and to welcome Secretary Rex Tillerson back to the Wilson ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims Thursday, November 23, 2017, as a National Day of Thanksgiving

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate ReleaseNovember 17, 2017 THANKSGIVING DAY, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On Thanksgiving Day, as we have for nearly four centuries, Americans give thanks to Almighty God for our abundant blessings. We ...
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Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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Remarks by President Trump on His Trip to Asia – November 15

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate ReleaseNovember 15, 2017 Diplomatic Reception Room 3:35 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Last night, I returned from a historic 12-day trip to Asia. This journey took us to five nations to meet with dozens of foreign leaders, participate in three formal state ...
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Joint Statement by the President of the U.S. and the President of the Russian Federation

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE November 11, 2017 President Trump and President Putin today, meeting on the margins of the APEC conference in Da Nang, Vietnam, confirmed their determination to defeat ISIS in Syria. They expressed their satisfaction with successful U.S.-Russia enhanced de-confliction efforts between U.S. and ...
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Assistant Secretary Mitchell’s Remarks from his Swearing-In Ceremony

Swearing-in Ceremony Remarks A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Benjamin Franklin Room Washington, DC November 2, 2017 Thank you for those kind words, Secretary Tillerson—I’m grateful for the confidence that you and President Trump have placed in me to lead the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. Let me also ...
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Press Release: 2017 Transatlantic Business Awards

November 3, 2017 Today in Tallinn at the 2017 Transatlantic Business Awards, Testlio was named the inaugural Transatlantic Company of the Year award for its success bringing innovative software testing solutions to the competitive U.S. market.  The Harry and Reba Huge Foundation was selected as Transatlantic Promoter of the Year in recognizing of its achievement in advancing entrepreneurship and ...
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Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute June–July 2018

Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute June–July 2018 Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina Deadline for submitting the Application Form is February 9, 2018   The four-week Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute enables 16-18 year old secondary school or gymnasium students (born between June 22, 1999 and June 22, 2002) to participate in intensive activities ...
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Diversity Visa Program 2019

DV-2019 Program: Online Registration The current registration period for DV-2019 is being extended because of technical issues, and all enrollments made prior to October 18, 2017 will need to be resubmitted. The new entry period for DV-2019 opened for electronic entries at noon, Eastern Daylight Time, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and closes at noon, Eastern ...
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European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ...
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Press Release: New Transatlantic Business Award Program Strengthens Shared Transatlantic Prosperity

August 31, 2017 The American Chamber of Commerce Estonia (AmCham Estonia), U.S. Embassy Tallinn, and the Baltic American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) are pleased to announce the launch of a new program, dedicated to strengthening transatlantic economic ties and acknowledging outstanding and innovative achievements by Estonian-based companies and individuals in the U.S. market – Transatlantic Business ...
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Remarks by Secretary Tillerson on the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report

Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC August 15, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Morning, all. We are releasing today the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report. This report is a requirement pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 – legislation that upholds religious freedom as a core American value under the Constitution’s First Amendment, as well as ...
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Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Signing of H.R. 3364

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2017 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT Today, I have signed into law H.R. 3364, the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.”  While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is ...
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Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Signing the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act”

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2017  Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Signing the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act”  Today, I signed into law the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act,” which enacts new sanctions on Iran, North Korea, and Russia.  I favor tough measures ...
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Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence at Estonian Defense Forces Headquarters

President Kaljulaid, President Vejonis, President Grybauskaitė, General Terras, Colonel Ridland, Members of the armed forces of the United States of America, Members of the armed forces of Estonia, the United Kingdom and France, it is my great honor to be here at the Defense Forces Headquarters of the great nation of Estonia.
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Remarks my Vice President Mike Pence at a Joint Press Availability with Baltic Leaders

President Kaljulaid, thank you for your warm welcome and the hospitality you have shown to me and my family.  And to you, to President Vējonis, and, to President Grybauskaitė, it is an honor to be with you today with the leaders of the Baltic States.
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Releases 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

On June 27, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report. “Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security. “But ...
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4th of July Reception Remarks by Ambassador James D. Melville, Jr.

  Ministers, fellow ambassadors, your Excellencies, dear friends and guests – welcome! Tere tulemast, sõbrad! First, I’d like to start by thanking all of our sponsors! Without your generosity and support, this event would not be possible. I’d like to thank Omar Torrez and his wonderful band, for providing such great entertainment! And thank you, ...
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Remarks by the Vice President to the Atlantic Council

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release June 5, 2017 REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TO THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARDS The Ritz Carlton D.C. 8:35 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, all.  Thank you, Ambassador Gray, for that kind introduction. It truly is an honor to be ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to ...
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SECURITY MESSAGE: EVENTS IN TALLINN ON 26 APRIL 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn informs U.S. citizens of events scheduled for April 26th in Tallinn in memory of the 10th anniversary of the 2007 relocation of the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn , the Soviet World War II memorial. Schedule of Events: 1900-1930: Public gathering at Tõnismäe park 1930-2000: March/movement to Sakala 20/Tatari 9, where an individual was killed ...
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Press Release: F-35As Deploy to Estonia for the First Time

April 25, 2017 – Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft and approximately 20 supporting Airmen arrived today at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The F-35As are participating in their first-ever training deployment to Europe.  The aircraft and total force Airmen and are from the 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, and ...
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Estonian Chamber of Commerce – Opening Remarks by Ambassador James D. Melville, Jr.

April 18, 2017 Thank you, Piret.  It’s a pleasure to join you today and see so many Estonian businesses interested in doing business with the United States. With an annual GDP of 18 trillion dollars and a population of over 325 million, the United States is one of the world’s most dynamic economy and a ...
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Press Release: USG and Estonian Competition Authority Host Cybersecurity Workshop for Utility Regulators

From March 30-31, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the U.S. National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) conducted the second technical workshop on cybersecurity for Black Sea electric utility regulators in Tallinn, Estonia.  The workshop was hosted by the Estonian Competition Authority, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy ...
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Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Opening Statement to Press in Estonia by Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, EUCOM Commander

  14 March 2017 It’s an honor to be here with our host your Commander of Defense Force General Riho Terras.  We are good friends, we have developed a great friendship and relationship since I came into the job. Thank you for a great visit.  We truly appreciate the strong Alliance between our countries and ...
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Estonian Special Olympics Team Farewell Ceremony – Remarks by Ambassador Melville

March 13, 2017 Thank you Ambassador Danler for hosting us all at this truly special event. It’s my honor to join you this afternoon as we celebrate your trip to the Special Olympics. Dear athletes, mentors, coaches, family members and supporters, we are here today because a courageous American woman, and former U.S. State Department ...
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Plastics Pollution Exhibition at the Energy Discovery Centre

Ambassador Melville and Minister of the Environment Marko Pomerants launched an interactive exhibit on plastics pollution on March 7 at the Energy Discovery Centre .  The exhibit will raise awareness about plastics pollution, describe the impact of micro-plastics on the ocean environment, and provide examples of simple actions individuals can take at home to prevent plastic from ending ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Occasion of Estonia’s National Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON February 22, 2017 On the Occasion of Estonia’s National Day On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate the people of Estonia on the 99th anniversary of the founding of your republic. Your achievements in advancing democratic values, ...
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Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence at the Munich Security Conference

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release February 18, 2017 The Munich Security Conference Munich, Germany THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Ambassador Ischinger.  Chancellor Merkel, Secretary General, distinguished colleagues, and honored guests, I bring greetings on behalf of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.  In my still new ...
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The Inaugural Address – Remarks of President Trump

REMARKS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J.  TRUMP – AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY INAUGURAL ADDRESS FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort ...
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Signing of Defense Cooperation Agreement – Remarks by Ambassador James D. Melville

January 17, 2017 Tallinn, Estonia It’s a real honor and pleasure to be here this morning. First of all, I’d like to compliment you and the excellent team of colleagues you have at the ministry for the way we were able to work together in finalizing this next step in our defense cooperation. Today’s signing ...
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ERI Construction Ribbon Cutting – Remarks by Ambassador James D. Melville

December 15, 2016, Tapa, Estonia Ambassador Bubbear, Major General Gronski, Brigadier General Sirel, honorable guests and friends, it is a pleasure to be with you this afternoon to officially mark the completion of infrastructure improvements overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Through the hard work of the many men and women, Estonians and ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation led by Senator John McCain to Visit Estonia

A delegation of U.S. Senators led by Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will visit Estonia December 27- 28. The delegation will include Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).  The delegation will meet President Kersti Kaljulaid, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and other officials to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia November 23, 2016 The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration against NATO, Saturday, September 10, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn informs U.S. citizens of a planned demonstration scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 11:30 to 14:00 in the Old Town Area.  The stated purpose is to protest the NATO presence in Europe. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the area during the demonstration and remain cognizant that the ...
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Security Message: Tallinn Airport Bomb Threat July 26, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn informs U.S. citizens of a reported bomb threat of unknown credibility affecting Tallinn Airport.  Police and airport security have made the appropriate responses, however the threat is ongoing. Media reported, and police confirmed, that an English speaker claiming to be a member of Daesh (the Arabic language acronym for the ...
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Independence Day Remarks

Tere õhtust! Tere tulemast sõbrad! Aitäh tulemast Ameerika Iseseisvuspäeva tähistamisele! Good evening, friends.  President of Parliament Eiki Nestor, Prime Minister Rõivas, President Rüütel, ministers, fellow ambassadors, your excellencies, dear friends and guests, welcome to our Independence Day celebration!  I’d first like to thank our generous sponsors for their contributions and assistance with the event tonight. ...
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Travel Alert – Europe

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation.  The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present ...
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Webinar on Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers” on 29 June 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. (9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Estonian time). To register and attend this webinar, use the Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers webinar link available at:   www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/445/15416 .  Attendees should log in 10 minutes ...
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Remarks – Business Case for Diversity

Ambassador James D. Melville, Jr. Ministry of Economy Thank you, Minister.  It’s an honor to be here this morning.  I’d like to applaud your efforts to hold a constructive dialogue with the business community on a topic that elicits a range of strong emotions. The migration crisis in Europe and the attacks in Paris and ...
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Security Message: Planned Demonstrations for Victory Day, Monday 9 May 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn informs U.S. citizens of planned demonstrations throughout Estonia scheduled for Monday 9 May to mark Victory Day.   Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid these areas during the demonstrations, and to remain cognizant that the security situation can change rapidly in these scenarios. Even demonstrations or gatherings intended to be peaceful ...
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Remarks at Interdisciplinary Seminar

Ambassador James D. Melville, Jr. Remarks at Interdisciplinary Seminar Solaris Theater  Thank you, Professor Nazarenko.  You have been a good friend to the U.S. Embassy community for many years, and we are grateful for this collaboration.  I would like to present you with this certificate of appreciation in recognition of your support.  I look forward ...
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Remarks at AmCham Annual General Meeting

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U.S. Airmen Teach Students Football Fundamentals

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Press Call on Upcoming UNGA Events

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