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Today, the White House released its 2018 National Cyber Strategy, outlining the steps the federal …

Google+ - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:02

Today, the White House released its 2018 National Cyber Strategy, outlining the steps the federal government is taking to advance an open, secure, interoperable, and reliable cyberspace. Given the interconnected and global nature of cyberspace, the State Department engages in key diplomatic and programmatic initiatives to support many key objectives reflected in the Strategy.

Release of the 2018 National Cyber Strategy

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Today, Ambassador Nathan Sales, U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism, spoke about the release of …

Google+ - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:52

Today, Ambassador Nathan Sales, U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism, spoke about the release of the annual Country Reports on Terrorism. Read his remarks: https://go.usa.gov/xP2uV | Check out the Reports: https://go.usa.gov/xP2ud

Country Reports on Terrorism 2017

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One year later, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico reflects on the days and months following the September…

Google+ - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:13

One year later, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico reflects on the days and months following the September 19, 2017, earthquake that struck Mexico City and surrounding areas.

Remembering and Rebuilding on the Anniversary of Mexico's 2017 Earthquake

As we reach the one year anniversary of the earthquake, our assistance efforts continue, both big and small. With the immediate crisis over, there is time to focus on the longer term – restoring what was lost and preparing for what may come. On September 18, the U.S. government awarded $200,000 in Advisory Council on Historic Preservation funds to Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, roughly equivalent to the Smithsonian Insti...

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The United States remains deeply concerned that the Iranian regime continues to jail upwards of 80…

Google+ - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:12

The United States remains deeply concerned that the Iranian regime continues to jail upwards of 800 individuals on spurious charges related to the exercise of universal human rights. Learn more about the #PrisonersOfIran.

Highlighting the Stories of Unjustly Imprisoned Prisoners of Conscience in Iran

The United States remains deeply concerned that the Iranian regime continues to jail upwards of 800 individuals on spurious charges related to the exercise of universal human rights.

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The Senate has confirmed and the President has conferred the personal rank of Career Ambassador on…

Google+ - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 18:31

The Senate has confirmed and the President has conferred the personal rank of Career Ambassador on four of the State Department’s finest Foreign Service Officers—Philip S. Goldberg, David Hale, Michele Sison, and Daniel B. Smith. This is the highest and most prestigious rank in the Foreign Service. These four diplomats are among our best.

Four Veteran Diplomats Conferred State Department’s Top Rank

The Senate has confirmed and the President has conferred the personal rank of Career Ambassador on four of the State Department’s finest Foreign Service Officers—Philip S.

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Secretary Pompeo: We join with people across the globe in remembering the victims of 9/11 and the …

Google+ - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 11:34

Secretary Pompeo: We join with people across the globe in remembering the victims of 9/11 and the attack in Libya. Those who were lost will never be forgotten.

"The men and women of the U.S. Department of State are proud to stand side-by-side with partners from all over the world in this effort, and we will not waver in our resolve to pursue peace, security, and justice."

Read the Secretary's full statement: https://go.usa.gov/xPr3R

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Today, the United States imposed financial sanctions on four individuals and five entities that ha…

Google+ - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 20:56

Today, the United States imposed financial sanctions on four individuals and five entities that have facilitated weapons or fuel transfers, or provided other financial or material support, to the Assad regime in Syria.

The U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Supporters of the Syrian Regime

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Today, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis traveled to New …

Google+ - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:44

Today, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis traveled to New Dehli for the inaugural U.S.-India “2+2” Dialogue to discuss strengthening strategic, security, and defense cooperation. Check out key moments from the Dialogue.

U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

On September 6, Secretary of State Michael R.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Islamabad, Pakistan with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran K…

Google+ - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 21:29

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Islamabad, Pakistan with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, and other civilian and military leadership. He was accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. Congratulating the Prime Minister on the formation of his government, the Secretary welcomed the further strengthening of civilian institutions. Secretary Pompeo also highlighted the importance of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, and underscored areas of shared interest, such as the expansion of two-way trade and commercial ties.

Secretary Pompeo's Meetings in Pakistan

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Learn how State Department-supported programs improve safety and security in Iraq, including areas…

Google+ - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 21:35

Learn how State Department-supported programs improve safety and security in Iraq, including areas liberated from ISIS.

U.S.-Funded Explosive Hazard Risk Education Programs Improve Safety and Human Security across Iraq

Iraq is contaminated by an estimated 10 to 15 million long-lived landmines, pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXO), and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) from conflicts dating

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United States, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom release joint statement welcoming ceasefire i…

Google+ - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 18:58

United States, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom release joint statement welcoming ceasefire in Tripoli, Libya.

Joint Statement Welcoming the Ceasefire in Tripoli, Libya

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U.S. Embassy Hanoi honors Senator John McCain by announcing a new fellowship for young Vietnamese …

Google+ - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 21:48

U.S. Embassy Hanoi honors Senator John McCain by announcing a new fellowship for young Vietnamese leaders committed to public service.

U.S. Embassy in Vietnam Honors Senator McCain

U.S. Embassy Hanoi opened a condolence book for Senator John McCain from August 27-29 at the Rose Garden Tower in Hanoi, Vietnam. In honor of Senator McCain's contributions and those of his former U.S. Senate colleague John Kerry, Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink announced U.S. Embassy Hanoi's new McCain/Kerry Fellowship.

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Foundation for the Defense of Democracies hosts a discussion on Iran policy, with keynote remarks …

Google+ - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 13:17

Foundation for the Defense of Democracies hosts a discussion on Iran policy, with keynote remarks from Brian Hook, Special Representative for Iran on August 28, 2018.

Special Representative Hook Delivers Keynote Remarks on Iran Policy at FDD

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On August 27, 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrori…

Google+ - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:03

On August 27, 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act, creating the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and formalizing the structure of today’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS).

On the anniversary of this landmark presidential action, we remember the tragic events that led to the passage of the Act. In the years leading up to its signing, terrorist attacks on U.S. embassies in Tehran, Islamabad, Beirut, and Kuwait City dramatically altered how U.S. officials perceived and responded to the terrorist threat, and redefined diplomatic security.

Looking Back at the Events That Created DS and the Diplomatic Security Service

On August 27, 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act, creating the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and formalizing the structure of today’s Diplomatic Securi

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On August 6-9, Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, travel…

Google+ - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:35

On August 6-9, Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, traveled to Bogota to lead the U.S. Presidential Delegation to Colombia for the inauguration of newly elected President Iván Duque. Other members of the delegation included U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker and Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Kirsten D. Madison. Ambassador Haley’s trip reinforced the strength of the U.S.-Colombian partnership and the key role the country plays in the region.

Ambassador Haley Visits Colombia

On August 6-9, Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, traveled to Bogota to lead the U.S. Presidential Delegation to Colombia for the inauguration of newly elected President Iván Duque. Other members of the delegation included U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker and Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Kirsten D. Madison. Ambassador Haley’s trip reinforce...

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Each year on August 19, the world recognizes World Humanitarian Day. In a statement, Secretary of …

Google+ - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:29

Each year on August 19, the world recognizes World Humanitarian Day. In a statement, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said, "On this World Humanitarian Day, the United States remains committed to saving lives and we recognize the tremendous service of all humanitarian heroes, including the many brave aid workers and partners on the ground who work tirelessly every day to help people in need."

Recognizing World Humanitarian Day

Each year on August 19, the world recognizes World Humanitarian Day. In a statement, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said, "On this World Humanitarian Day, the United States remains committed to saving lives and we recognize the tremendous service of all humanitarian heroes, including the many brave aid workers and partners on the ground who work tirelessly every day to help people in need."

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On the day of August 20 or 21 Eid Al Adha, or the annual Feast of Sacrifice, marks the end of the …

Google+ - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:19

On the day of August 20 or 21 Eid Al Adha, or the annual Feast of Sacrifice, marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca which Muslims are required to make at least once in their lives.

Secretary Pompeo’s Eid Greeting

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announces the creation of the Iran Action Group, at the Depar…

Google+ - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:29

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announces the creation of the Iran Action Group, at the Department of State, on August 16, 2018.

Secretary Pompeo announces the creation of the Iran Action Group

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As the world celebrates International Youth Day on August 12, the U.S. Department of State's Offic…

Google+ - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 22:21

As the world celebrates International Youth Day on August 12, the U.S. Department of State's Office of Global Women's Issues highlights those advancing girls' education.

Education Is Vital To Empowering Youth To Become Agents of Change

International Youth Day, observed on August 12, celebrates the contributions young people make toward societal change, especially on issues such as preventing conflict, protecting human rights, and promoting sustainable peace.

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On August 7, 1998, two U.S. embassies in Africa suffered coordinated and nearly simultaneous bombi…

Google+ - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 14:09

On August 7, 1998, two U.S. embassies in Africa suffered coordinated and nearly simultaneous bombings later linked to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. The attacks killed more than 250 people, including five local guards and Marine Security Guard Sgt. Jesse Aliganga, and injured more than 5,000 others at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya and the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

On the Anniversary of the Bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania

On August 7, 1998, two U.S. embassies in Africa suffered coordinated and nearly simultaneous bombings later linked to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. The attacks killed more than 250 people, including five local guards and Marine Security Guard Sgt. Jesse Aliganga, and injured more than 5,000 others at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya and the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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