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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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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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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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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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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Estonia National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 24, 2019 Congratulations to the people of Estonia on your 101st anniversary of independence. On behalf of the United States government, I want to thank Estonia for your unwavering commitment to our transatlantic community and your dedication to promoting peace, prosperity, and freedom. The …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 at the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

  Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC June 28, 2018 MS JOHNSTONE: Hello, and welcome to the Department of State. My name is Kari Johnstone and I’m the acting director for the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Thank you all for joining us today to mark the release …

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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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On the Opening of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 14, 2018 Today I am proud to celebrate the opening of the United States Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. This significant event fulfills a promise made by President Trump. As he proclaimed on December 6, 2017, “Seventy years ago, the United States, under President Truman, …

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