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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Remarks by President Trump and President Putin in Joint Press Conference

  July 16, 2018 Presidential Palace Helsinki, Finland 5:10 P.M. EEST PRESIDENT PUTIN:  (As interpreted.)  Distinguished Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen: Negotiations with the President of the United States Donald Trump took place in a frank and businesslike atmosphere.  I think we can call it a success and a very fruitful round of negotiations. We ...
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Remarks by President Trump at Press Conference After NATO Summit

  July 12, 2018 NATO Headquarters Brussels, Belgium 12:21 P.M. CEST THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much, everybody.  Appreciate it.  We’ve had a very amazing two-day period in Brussels.  And we really accomplished a lot, with respect to NATO.  For years, Presidents have been coming to these meetings and talked about the expense — ...
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Remarks by President Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at Bilateral Breakfast

  THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 11, 2018 Chief of Mission Residence Brussels, Belgium 9:13 A.M. CEST      PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Good morning, everybody.  Good morning to the media — the legitimate media and the fake-news media.  Good morning to them.  A lot of good people here.  Surprising. Q    ...
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Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit   June 12, 2018 President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the ...
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Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Mitchell’s Heritage Speech

Anchoring the Western Alliance Good morning everyone. I’d like to thank Heritage Foundation for inviting me to speak today. I have followed Heritage’s research for years and appreciate the work that its scholars do in bringing original ideas to the policy debate. I especially want to acknowledge James Carafano, Luke Coffey and the rest of ...
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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Remarks by President Obama and President Ilves of Estonia in Joint Press Conference

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release  September 3, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT ILVES OF ESTONIA IN JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE Bank of Estonia Tallinn, Estonia 11:59 A.M. EEST      PRESIDENT ILVES:  Good morning.  To begin with, I’d like to welcome President Obama to Estonia.  It is a genuine ...
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