Allies Through Thick and Thin: NATO 70 Years On

Allies Through Thick and Thin: NATO 70 Years On December 9, 2019 Today, as in 1949, the United States views an economically strong, defense capable, and integrated Europe as vital to Transatlantic stability and security.  Last week in London, the leaders of all NATO member states marked the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty …

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Secretary Pompeo Press Statement: On the New EU Leadership Assumption of Office

On the New EU Leadership Assumption of Office   PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 1, 2019 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, …

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Secretary Pompeo: The World Must Address Iran’s Nuclear Escalation

Statement by Secretary MICHAEL R. POMPEO The World Must Address Iran’s Nuclear Escalation November 7, 2019 Iran’s latest nuclear escalations reflect the regime’s intentions all along: to extort the international community into accepting its violence and terror while it undermines the sovereignty of its neighbors. Members of the international community who are rightly concerned with …

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Nortal, Telia, Renee Meriste Recognized for Contributions to Transatlantic Prosperity

November 6, 2019 The American Chamber of Commerce announced today the winners of the 2019 Transatlantic Business Awards.  Nortal AS was named the Transatlantic Company of the Year for being the largest Estonia-based employer in the United States; Renee Meriste was selected as Transatlantic Promoter of the Year in recognition of his achievement in creating the Estonian American Business Alliance to …

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Senior U.S. Army Representative Discusses Security Assistance During Estonia Visit

Senior U.S. Army Representative Discusses Security Assistance During Estonia Visit November 6, 2019 The Commanding General, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, Major General Jeffrey Drushal, traveled to Estonia for the first time November 5-6.  During his two-day stay, he met with the Estonian Ministry of Defense’s Undersecretary for Defense Planning, Mr. Meelis Oidsalu, and Director …

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United States–Estonia Joint Declaration on 5G Security

United States–Estonia Joint Declaration on 5G Security November 1, 2019 Considering that secure fifth generation wireless communications networks (5G) will be vital to both prosperity and national security in the near future, the United States and Estonia declare their desire to strengthen our cooperation on 5G.  5G will enable a vast array of new applications, …

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B-52 Stratofortress Task Force Exercise Improves Interoperability and Readiness

Thursday, October 24 A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber conducted a fly over of Tallinn on Wednesday, October 23 as part of the on-going effort to exercise Air Force Global Strike Command’s ability to conduct strategic bomber operations from a forward operating location in support of U.S Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) and U.S. …

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Senior U.S. Army Europe Representative Discusses Military Medicine, DEFENDER-Europe 20 Exercise During Estonia Visit

October 23, 2019 The Commanding General, U.S. Army Regional Health Command Europe and Command Surgeon, U.S. Army Europe, Brigadier General Ronald Stephens, traveled to Estonia for the first time October 21-22.  During his two-day stay in Estonia, he visited East Tallinn Central Hospital’s Medical Rehabilitation Clinic and met with counterparts from the Estonian Defense Forces …

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Senior U.S. Army Europe Visitor Discusses Cyber, DEFENDER-Europe 20 Exercise During Estonia Visit

October 10, 2019 The Chief Information Officer/Deputy Chief of Staff, G6, of U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR), Brigadier General John Phillips, visited Estonia for the first time October 8-9.  During his two-day stay in Estonia, he visited the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, met with counterparts from the Estonian military, and discussed areas of …

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Joint Statement on U.S.-Estonia Cooperation

October 8, 2019 Joint Statement on U.S.-Estonia Cooperation The United States and Estonia are close Allies in NATO, share fundamental values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law, and work closely together to advance the security, prosperity, and stability of our shared Euro-Atlantic area and the wider world. The United States and Estonia recognize …

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High-Level U.S. Congressional Delegation Focuses on Allied Military Cooperation

Thursday, October 3 A delegation of six U.S. congresspersons visited Estonia from Sunday, September 29 to Wednesday, October 2, led by Member of the House of Representatives John Garamendi, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Readiness Subcommittee. While in Estonia, Representatives John Garamendi (D-CA), Vicky Hartzer (R-MO), John Shimkus (R-IL), Dave Loebsack (D-IA), Jennifer …

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C-130J Military Transport Training Flights Further Strengthen U.S-Estonia Ties

Friday, September 13  A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and personnel from the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, will be conducting low-level training flights this weekend in the vicinity of Ämari Airbase in Estonia.  This unit is recognized for implementing airlift, airdrop, and aeromedical evacuation operations.  While in Estonia the squadron …

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CV-22 Ospreys Conduct Training, Facilitate Force Interoperability In Estonia

Monday, September 9 United States Special Operations Forces (USSOF), Estonian Defense Forces (EDF), and the Estonian Defense League (EDL) conducted training exercises in Estonia with visiting CV-22 Ospreys, September 4-8.  The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover, and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency, …

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Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO August 2, 2019 U.S. Withdrawal from the INF Treaty August 2, 2019 On February 2, 2019, the United States provided its six-month notice of withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty due to the Russian Federation’s continuing violation of the treaty. The U.S. withdrawal pursuant to Article …

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Operation Rapid Forge Concludes Forward Deployments to the Baltics and Poland

Thursday, July 25 Operation Rapid Forge, run out of Spangdahlem Air Base (AB) in Germany from July 8-25, completed forward deployments to host nation bases in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland today.  Through the European Deterrence Initiative (EDI) funding and under United States Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa (USAFE) leadership, Operation Rapid Forge increases …

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NASA and American Society for Microbiology Mentorship Launches STEAM Camp Forward

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Representatives from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) arrive in Tallinn this week to support the Women in Science (WiSci) STEAM Camp for Girls.  WiSci is a public-private partnership between the Department of State, the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up initiative, Intel, Google, …

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Statement on July 22 Terrorist Attack in Gao, Mali

The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn is saddened to learn of yesterday’s terrorist attacks on Estonian, French, and Malian troops serving in Operation Barkhane and Malian civilians at the Gao military camp in Mali.  We deeply admire these service members’ commitment to eradicating terrorism, and the risks that are attached to this mission.  We share our sympathies …

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U.S. Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security visits Estonia

Monday, July 22 Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs Andrea L. Thompson will be in Tallinn July 23-24 to conduct bilateral meetings with Ministry of Defense Permanent Secretary Kristjan Prikk, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Under Secretary Paul Teesalu and Ambassador Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar. While in Estonia, Under Secretary Thompson will deliver remarks at the …

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Female Troops Serve as Role Models at Women in Science (WiSci) STEAM Camp for Girls

Tuesday, July 16 U.S. Marines arrive in Tallinn this week from Norway, Germany, and the United States to support the Women in Science (WiSci) STEAM Camp for Girls.  WiSci is a public-private partnership between the Department of State, the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up initiative, Intel, Google, NASA, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the …

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Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force Visits Estonia, Extends Congratulations

Thursday, July 11 General David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, will visit Estonia July 13-14 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Estonian Air Force.  During his visit, he will meet with leadership from the Ministry of Defense and Estonian Defense Forces, and will attend the air …

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Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale Travel to Finland, Estonia, Czech Republic, Moldova, and the UK

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE July 9, 2019  On July 9, Under Secretary Hale will arrive in Helsinki, where he will meet with Finnish officials and the Political Directors of the 28 EU Member States to discuss, among other shared interests, Transatlantic security.  Under Secretary Hale will …

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Joint Statement on the Third U.S.-Estonia Cyber Dialogue

Media Note U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokeperson JUNE 7, 2019 The following statement was released by the Government of the United States of America and the Republic of Estonia. Cybersecurity policymakers from the United States and Estonia convened for their third bilateral cybersecurity consultation in Tallinn, June 7, 2019, to affirm their …

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Maryland National Guard Leadership Visits Estonia, Discusses Partnership

Thursday, June 20 Major General Linda L. Singh, the adjutant general of Maryland, visited Estonia June 17-20 in order to meet with Estonian military and civilian counterparts and discuss cooperation in cyber matters, education, and defense issues. “There are no limits to our partnership, and meeting here in Estonia, and building those personal connections are …

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Estonia, U.S. Work Together to Combat Mines

Wednesday, June 26 The U.S. European Command (EUCOM) Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) Program donated diving equipment to the Estonian Rescue Board and conducted a series of diver trainings throughout June 2019. U.S. Navy Divers from the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) were deployed June 2-16 as part of the EUCOM HMA Program to complete a …

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U.S. and Estonia Strengthen Collaboration in Military Rehabilitation

Friday, June 14, 2019 The United States Air Force in Europe – Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA) Command Surgeon, the Estonian Defense Forces, the Medical Rehabilitation Clinic, and the East Tallinn Central Hospital are co-hosting the International Military Rehabilitation Symposium in Tallinn June 19-20.  Representatives from Romania, Lithuania, Georgia, Ukraine, and the UK will also participate …

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BALTOPS Demonstrates Allies’ Deterrence Capability, Interoperability

Wednesday, June 12 The United States, Estonia, and 16 of their NATO Allies and partners are coming together June 9-21 as part of the 47th annual exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2019.  This multinational training is the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Sea region, engaging 8,600 maritime, ground, and air force personnel led by the …

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U.S. Marines Visit Local Communities in Advance of NATO Exercise, BALTOPS

Estonian civil defense students learn first aid from U.S. Marines Thursday, May 30 U.S. Marines arrived in Tallinn May 25 ahead of the 47th annual maritime exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS). These service members will visit local schools and take part in community engagements across Estonia, giving demonstrations in first aid, orienteering, and teamwork. BALTOPS is …

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U.S. Embassy Hosts an Expert Exchange on Ending HIV/AIDS Transmission in the Region

Tuesday, May 21st The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn is bringing together experts representing Estonia, Russia, Latvia, Finland, the United States, and the World Health Organization (WHO) from May 23 to 24 in Narva to discuss best practices in ending the transmission of HIV/AIDS as well as its intersection with opioid abuse in the Baltic Sea …

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Assistant Treasury Secretary Centers on Addressing Money Laundering

Monday, May 20, 2019 U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes Marshall Billingslea visited Tallinn May 16 – 19 to meet with banking oversight officials as well as representatives from Estonia’s banking sector.  Assistant Secretary Billingslea also had an opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Ratas and President Kaljulaid.  In …

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Assistant Secretary of Defense Reaffirms U.S. Military Commitment to Estonia

Monday, May 20th U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans and Capabilities Dr. James H. Anderson visited Estonia May 16 – 18 in order to meet with Ministry of Defense and Estonian Defense Forces’ leadership and discuss opportunities to deepen the U.S.-Estonia defense relationship.  The Assistant Secretary’s visit underscored the United States’ ironclad commitment …

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American Hip-Hop Artist and Rapper “Wordsmith” Touring Estonia

The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn is pleased to announce that motivational musician Wordsmith will be touring Estonia with a series of free, family-friendly concerts May 20-24. The musician and his band will visit eight cities, with evening programs open to the public in Valga, Narva, Kiviõli, and Tallinn. Wordsmith, born Anthony Parker, is a Baltimore-based …

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High-Profile Military Presence at Spring Storm Reinforces Commitment to NATO Ally Estonia

For Immediate Release, May 9, 2019 The deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR), Major General Andrew Rohling, visited Estonia for the first time May 7-8.  During his two-day visit, he traveled to Tapa base for meetings with Estonian Defense Forces and UK Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroup leadership. While in Tapa, Major General …

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Looking North: Sharpening America’s Arctic Focus

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Rovaniemi, Finland May 6, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Ambassador. I know you’re enjoying your time here tremendously, and you are doing an outstanding job. It’s great to look out here and see so many friends, too. Who’d have thought I could come this far north and know this …

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Press Availability at NATO Foreign Ministerial 2019

Press Availability Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC April 4, 2019   SECRETARY POMPEO: So good afternoon, everyone. Seventy years ago today, 12 courageous nations came together to form an alliance that to this day remains the bedrock guarantor of Western security and democratic liberties. Today, our 29 nations believe …

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NATO at Seventy: Standing the Test of Time, Adapting to an Ever-Changing World

By Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Horst April 4, 2019 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the most successful alliance in history. Over the past 70 years, NATO has helped to create the most secure, stable, and prosperous period in its members’ history. From deterring the Soviet Union during the Cold War to countering the hybrid …

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WiSci STEAM Camp for Girls

U.S. Embassy Hosting Girls’ STEAM Camp in Tallinn with Google, Intel Experts The U.S. Embassy in Estonia is partnering with the UN Foundation’s Girl Up campaign and U.S. Embassies in Latvia, Poland, and Georgia to host a  Women in Science (WiSci) STEAM Camp for Girls  in Tallinn from July 14 to 27, 2019.  This program is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department …

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U.S. Embassy Tallinn. Statement

For immediate release March 18, 2019 We condemn in the strongest possible terms the verbal attack on Rabbi Shmuel Kot that took place on Saturday in Tallinn. Hateful language of this nature, whether directed at an individual’s religion, race, ethnicity, gender, or other core identities has no place in modern society. Words matter and can lead …

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Transatlantic Community Imposes Sanctions on Russia

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC March 15, 2019 Today, the United States, EU, and Canada took coordinated action in response to Russia’s continued aggression against Ukraine by imposing sanctions on individuals who orchestrated the unjustified November 25 attack on three Ukrainian naval vessels near the Kerch Strait. Additionally, the United States imposed sanctions …

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U.S. Embassy: C-145 Acquisitions Underscore U.S. Commitment to NATO & Estonia

Photo: U.S. Embassy In an inauguration ceremony attended by Minister of Defense Jüri Luik at Ämari Air Base on Tuesday, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Horst remarked how Estonia’s recent acquisition of two American C-145 aircraft illustrated the United States’ enduring commitment to its Baltic partner and NATO ally. “This C-145 aircraft is the latest tangible …

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Interim President Juan Guaido’s Return to Venezuela

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC March 4, 2019 The United States applauds the people of Venezuela for their actions to create a peaceful democratic transition, and congratulates Interim President Juan Guaido on his successful diplomatic efforts in the region and safe return to Venezuela. The United States and freedom-loving nations …

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Remarks by President Trump in Press Conference

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2019 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP IN PRESS CONFERENCE JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam February 28, 2019 2:15 P.M. ICT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  I want to begin by thanking the Prime Minister and President of Vietnam.  We’re in Hanoi.  It’s an …

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Secretary Pompeo: 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 …

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Press Statement: Boris Nemtsov

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC February 26, 2019 Four years ago, former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, a leading figure in Russia’s democratic movement, was gunned down outside the walls of the Kremlin. Although five men were convicted for carrying out his assassination, the United States continues to call on Russian authorities …

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Continued U.S.-Estonia High Level Engagement Emphasizes Strength of NATO Alliance

Press Release February 21, 2019 U.S. Rear Adm. Stephen Evans, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 2, traveled through the Baltic region February 19-21 and met with key leaders in Estonia, reaffirming the United States’ commitment to NATO and the importance of strengthening interoperability with allies and partners at all levels. “We train together to enhance our …

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Press Release: U.S. Presence at Winter Camp Demonstrates Continued Commitment to NATO Allies

February 15, 2019 On Friday, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Horst visited the NATO Winter Camp training event at the Tapa Army Base in Tapa, Estonia. The exercise, which brings together over 1,000 service members from the Estonian Defense Forces’ (EDF) Scouts Battalion, NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroup, the Estonian Defense League, the Maryland National …

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Op-Ed by Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Horst Published in daily newspaper Postimees February 6, 2019 The United States counts Estonia among our closest partners and friends. We proudly recognized your re-independence in 1991 and stood with you in Freedom Square in February of last year to celebrate your centennial. Representatives from the highest levels of the U.S. …

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President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address

Issued on: February 5, 2019 Remarks as prepared for delivery TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: We meet tonight at a moment of unlimited potential.  As we begin a new Congress, I stand here ready to work …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release February 4, 2019 Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President by Several European Countries 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 …

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Remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release February 1, 2019 Press Briefing Room Washington, D.C. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  At the core of President Trump’s foreign policy are a few very, very simple truths.  The security of the American people must be our greatest consideration, the agreements into which we …

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Statement from the President Regarding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2019 For far too long, Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with impunity, covertly developing and fielding a prohibited missile system that poses a direct threat to our allies and troops abroad.  Tomorrow, the United States will suspend its obligations under the …

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Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC January 28, 2019 Today, the United States has taken necessary actions to prevent the illegitimate former Maduro regime from further plundering Venezuela’s assets and natural resources. The United States has determined that persons operating in Venezuela’s oil sector may now be subject to sanctions pursuant …

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Remarks at a United Nations Security Council Meeting on Venezuela

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State United Nations New York City January 26, 2019 Good morning. On behalf of President Trump and the American people I first want to thank Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas of the Dominican Republic, the current president of the Security Council, for scheduling this meeting. My former colleague, Ambassador Haley, …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo

Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO January 25, 2019 Greece Ratifies Prespa Agreement The United States welcomes the decision by Greece’s Parliament to ratify the Prespa Agreement.  The leaders of Greece demonstrated vision, courage, and persistence in their pursuit of a solution to the name dispute, which will allow the future …

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Attention: U.S. Government Shutdown

Embassy Tallinn is OPEN for Visa and Passport appointments. The Federal Government of the United States of America is currently in a Lapse of Appropriations period starting Saturday, December 22, 2018. Passport and visas services, and emergency services for U.S. citizens, will continue at the U.S. Embassy Tallinn during the U.S. government shutdown. We will not be …

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Joint Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen 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 …

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Sanctions Announcement on Russia

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 19, 2018 Today, the Departments of State and the Treasury took joint action against Russia’s continued and blatant disregard for international norms. Specifically, the State Department added 12 individuals and entities to the List of Specified Persons (LSP) pursuant to Section 231 of the Countering America’s …

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On EU Resolve in Holding Russia Accountable

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC December 15, 2018 The United States welcomes recent steps by the EU and its Member States to hold Russia accountable for its aggression against Ukraine. The European Parliament’s December 12 resolution reiterates the importance of Ukraine’s role in the European energy supply network and condemns the construction of …

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Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Meeting on Iran

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State United Nations New York City December 12, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you very much, and good morning. Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate them. Just two days ago, the head of the IRGC’s airspace division, Amir Hajizadeh, boasted that Iran is capable of building missiles with a range …

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Remarks to the First Plenary of the 2018 OSCE Ministerial Council

A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs 2018 Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council Milan, Italy December 6, 2018 Thank you, Minister Moavero, for hosting us this week. Secretary Pompeo regrets that he could not be here today. He returned to Washington to pay his respects to President George H.W. Bush. During …

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Remarks at the Ukraine-Hosted Side Event at the 2018 OSCE Ministerial Council

Remarks at the Ukraine-Hosted Side Event at the 2018 OSCE Ministerial Council on Russian Aggression in Crimea, the Kerch Strait, and the Sea of Azov   Remarks A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs 25th OSCE Ministerial Council Milan, Italy December 6, 2018 Thank you, Pavlo, for organizing this important event. The …

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Via Teleconference : On the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF)

ON-THE-RECORD-BRIEFING Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. And Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) Via Teleconference December 6, 2018 MS NAUERT:  Thank you.  Good afternoon, everyone.  Thanks so much for joining us, and welcome to the State Department on-the-record call about INF.  …

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Press Availability at NATO Headquarters

Press Availability Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Brussels, Belgium December 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good evening, everyone. I want to begin this evening by expressing my condolences to the Bush family on the passing of a great man, President George H. W. Bush. He embodied literally the best of America in his devotion to public …

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Remarks: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo German Marshall Fund

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  REMARKS Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo 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, …

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Presidential Proclamation Announcing the Death of George H.W. Bush

Issued on: December 1, 2018 It is my sorrowful duty to announce officially the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the United States, on November 30, 2018. President Bush led a great American life, one that combined and personified two of our Nation’s greatest virtues: an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to …

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Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City November 26, 2018 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. This morning I spoke with President Trump and Secretary Pompeo and my statement reflects the concerns at the highest level of the American government. For the past …

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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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Remarks to the Press

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC November 20, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. Happy Thanksgiving.I want to touch on five topics today. First, the United States today sanctioned an international network that the Iranian regime and Russia are using to provide millions of barrels of oil to the Assad regime. …

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Press Release: F-15 and KC-135 Presence in Estonia

F-15 and KC-135 Presence in Estonia Highlights Capabilities, Demonstrates U.S. Commitment to Allies & Partners This week, Ämari Airbase hosts several F-15E Strike Eagles from the 492nd Fighter Squadron from RAF Lakenheath and KC-135 stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing from RAF Mildenhall, England. On hosting these KC-135 refueling tankers and F-15E aircraft in Estonia, U.S. …

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Remarks at the Atlantic Council

Remarks A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Atlantic Council Washington, DC October 18, 2018 A/S Mitchell: Thank you, Damon, for that warm introduction, and I’d like to thank Atlantic Council for having me here to speak today at a very important conference. I appreciate the work that Atlantic Council does, both here …

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Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

Secretary Pompeo  released  the State Department’s report detailing the magnitude of the Iranian regime’s destructive behavior at home and abroad. The report covers Iran’s support for terrorism, its missile program, illicit financial activities, threats to maritime security and cybersecurity, human rights abuses, as well as environmental exploitation.  Download the report»   Confronting Iran: The Trump Administration’s Strategy» . (pdf – 4,42 MB)

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Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

Secretary Pompeo  released  the State Department’s report detailing the magnitude of the Iranian regime’s destructive behavior at home and abroad. The report covers Iran’s support for terrorism, its missile program, illicit financial activities, threats to maritime security and cybersecurity, human rights abuses, as well as environmental exploitation.  Download the report»   Confronting Iran: The Trump Administration’s Strategy» .

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Remarks by President Trump to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 25, 2018 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP TO THE 73RD SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 10:38 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Madam President, Mr. Secretary-General, world leaders, ambassadors, and distinguished delegates: One year ago, I stood …

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Opening of Exhibit “Celebrating the Centennials of Baltic Independence and U.S. – Baltic Relations”

September 17, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn and Riigikogu are pleased to announce the opening of an exhibit titled, “Celebrating the Centennials of Baltic Independence and U.S.-Baltic Relations” in the Riigikogu vestibule on Tuesday, September 18th at 1:30pm.  Remarks will be delivered by members of the Riigikogu as well as U.S. Charge d’Affaires Ambassador Clifford …

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Press Release: Transatlantic Business Award Program Continues to Strengthen Shared Transatlantic Prosperity

September 4, 2018 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 the second annual Transatlantic Business Awards program. Dedicated to strengthening transatlantic economic ties and acknowledging outstanding and innovative achievements by Estonian-based companies and individuals in the U.S. …

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U.S. Strategy Toward the Russian Federation

Remarks A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC August 21, 2018 As delivered Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, thank you for inviting me to testify today. If you’ll indulge me, I want to start with a piece of welcome news, it’s unrelated to this morning’s testimony. …

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Opening Remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

For Immediate Release  REMARKS July 25, 2018 Opening Remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee July 25, 2018 Washington, D.C. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good afternoon, Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, and distinguished members.  Thank you for the opportunity to be with you today. During my confirmation hearing you asked …

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Press Release: USS Winston S. Churchill Arrives in Tallinn

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that an American Navy ship – the USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (DDG 81) – pulled into Muuga harbor on July 23.  Routine port calls such as these strengthen the relationship between Estonia and the U.S. and help to maintain a safe and secure maritime environment.  This port visit also …

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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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