Find out how the work of the U.S. Department of State benefits the people of California in our latest #State4States DipNote blog entry.From San Diego to San Francisco: The State Department's Impact on California
The State Department benefits the American people by advancing U.S. national security, promoting our economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming our country’s exceptional role in the world. These impacts are fear reaching across the “Golden State” of California.
"Outlaw authoritarian regimes fear nothing more than having the lid blown off their true workings. The Trump administration will continue to reveal the regime’s illicit revenue streams, malign activities, crooked self-dealing, and savage oppression. The Iranian people themselves deserve to know the grotesque level of self-interest that fuels the regime’s actions."
-- Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo
Learn more by downloading "Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of #Iran's Destructive Activities": https://go.usa.gov/xPPPk
The end of the Cold War forced new thinking among policymakers and analysts about the greatest challenges to U.S. national security.
There are five days until the #Iran sanctions deadline, so here’s a reminder for the regime about the 5th requirement to behave like a normal state: The Iranian regime must end its military support for the Houthi militia and work towards a peaceful political settlement in Yemen. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPPPk
"The United States calls on all parties to support UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths in finding a peaceful solution to the conflict in Yemen based on the agreed references.
"The time is now for the cessation of hostilities, including missile and UAV strikes from Houthi-controlled areas into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Subsequently, Coalition air strikes must cease in all populated areas in Yemen.
"Substantive consultations under the UN Special Envoy must commence this November in a third country to implement confidence-building measures to address the underlying issues of the conflict, the demilitarization of borders, and the concentration of all large weapons under international observation.
"A cessation of hostilities and vigorous resumption of a political track will help ease the humanitarian crisis as well.
"It is time to end this conflict, replace conflict with compromise, and allow the Yemeni people to heal through peace and reconstruction."
-- Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo
The State Department's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) marks its 40th anniversary in 2018. Find out how INL works to keep Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad: https://www.state.gov/j/inl/.Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Marks 40th Anniversary
"We congratulate the government of #Denmark on its arrest of an Iranian regime assassin. For nearly 40 years, Europe has been the target of #Iran-sponsored terrorist attacks. We call on our allies and partners to confront the full range of Iran’s threats to peace and security."
-- Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo
“We congratulate the government of #Denmark on its arrest of an Iranian regime assassin. For nearly 40 years, Europe has been the target of #Iran-sponsored terrorist attacks. We call on our allies and partners to confront the full range of Iran’s threats to peace and security.”
At the Our Ocean 2018 conference in Bali, Indonesia, the United States announced 15 commitments to strengthen sustainable management of marine resources; prevent plastic and other debris from entering the ocean; support research and observation of ocean ecosystems; and foster partnerships promoting maritime security and a sustainable blue economy. The commitments represent a whole-of-government approach, with contributions from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Smithsonian Institute, and the U.S. Department of State. For a description of these commitments, visit https://www.state.gov/e/oes/rls/other/2018/286990.htm.U.S. Commitments at Our Ocean 2018
Find out how the U.S. Department of State benefits the lives of the people of Arkansas in our latest #State4States blog entry.From Little Rock to Little Flock: The Department of State's Impact on Arkansas
The State Department benefits the American people by advancing U.S. national security, promoting our economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming our country’s exceptional role in the world. Find out how the work of State Department directly impacts the state of Arkansas.
Iraq’s ethnic and religious minorities suffered unspeakable atrocities under the genocidal rule of ISIS. Beyond the toll that ISIS took on Iraq’s Shia and Sunni populations, ISIS systematically targeted Christian, Kaka’i, Shabak, Turkmen, and Yezidi communities across Ninewa and Kirkuk Provinces. ISIS subjected these groups to countless atrocities, including individual and mass killings, crucifixion, slavery, torture, and rape. Find out how the United States is helping these historically marginalized and recently devastated communities safely return to their ancestral homelands and rebuild their lives in peace.U.S.-Funded Clearance of Deadly ISIS Explosives Enables Iraqi Minorities to Rebuild their Communities Safely
Iraq’s ethnic and religious minorities suffered unspeakable atrocities under the genocidal rule of ISIS. Beyond the toll that ISIS took on Iraq’s Shia and Sunni populations, ISIS systematically targete
The U.S. Mission to the African Union and the African Union opened their joint Countering Violent Extremism Week in Addis Ababa on October 29. The second annual meeting will feature a conference followed by a two-day capacity-building communications-focused workshop for practitioners from across Africa.
U.S. Ambassador to the African Union Mary Beth Leonard and Principal Deputy Coordinator for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism Alina Romanowski delivered opening remarks along with African Union officials highlighting the strong partnership between the United States and Africa to counter terrorism and the roots of violent extremism.
The conference will focus on developments and best practices in the Lake Chad Basin and Horn of Africa. This event will build and strengthen relationships between governments and civil society organizations, and increase the capacity of CVE practitioners to challenge extremist narratives on the African continent.
With six days to go before the sanctions deadline, this is the 6th requirement for the #Iran regime to behave like a normal state: The Iranian regime must respect the sovereignty of the Iraqi government and permit the disarming, demobilization, and reintegration of Shia militias. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPPPk
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone today with Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro. The Secretary congratulated Mr. Bolsonaro on his win and reinforced the vibrant partnership between the United States and Brazil based on our mutual commitment to promote security, democracy, economic prosperity, and human rights. They discussed collaboration on priority foreign policy issues including Venezuela, countering transnational crime, and ways to strengthen economic ties between the United States and Brazil, the two largest economies in the Western Hemisphere.Secretary Pompeo's Call With Brazilian President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro
"The Unites States extends its deepest condolences to those who lost family and loved ones in the October 29 plane crash in Indonesia. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Indonesia in this time of sorrow. Preparations are underway to assist the Indonesian government in its investigation of this tragic accident."
-- Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert
The United States and Japan will hold a session of the Extended Deterrence Dialogue (EDD) on October 29-31 in Tokyo, Japan. The EDD provides an opportunity for the two governments to frankly exchange views on how to maintain and strengthen deterrence as part of their security and defense cooperation. Under the framework of extended deterrence, the U.S. security commitment to Japan remains ironclad and enduring.Extended Deterrence Dialogue Between the United States and Japan
Meet the new Director of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), Ambassador Daniel B. Smith. For more than 70 years, FSI has evolved to equip foreign affairs professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals in an ever-changing world.Up To the Task of Preparing Our Foreign Affairs Professionals
I’m deeply honored to be named by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo as the new Director of the Foreign Service Institute. The Foreign Service Institute, “FSI” for short, is responsible for training employees of the State Department and other U.S. Government foreign affairs agencies to represent U.S. interests internationally.
The Government of the Republic of Indonesia will host Our Ocean 2018: Our Ocean, Our Legacy in Bali, October 29–30, 2018. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber will lead the U.S. government delegation. The U.S. delegation will also include senior officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).U.S. Delegation to Our Ocean 2018
With ISIS defeated in the Yezidis’ ancestral homelands, displaced families are now returning to rebuild their lives. In addition to the death and destruction previously inflicted, ISIS also left countless improvised explosive devices (IEDs), landmines, and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) in the areas that they once occupied. Read about how Yezidis who survived ISIS are playing a critical role ridding the area of these dangerous explosive hazards.U.S. Assistance Enabling Iraq’s Yezidis to Return Safely to their Ancestral Homelands
With ISIS defeated in the Yezidis’ ancestral homelands, displaced families are now returning to rebuild their lives. Thanks to assistance provided by the U.S. Department of State, Salwa and other Yezidis who survived ISIS are playing a critical role ridding Sinjar of these dangerous explosive hazards
Find out how the work of the U.S. Department of State benefits the people of Arizona in our #State4States blog entry.From Phoenix to Flagstaff: The Department of State's Impact on Arizona
The State Department’s impact on the 48th U.S. state is wide, ranging from educational and professional exchanges, to economic and military partnerships. One example is Arizona State University’s participation in the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists, a flagship initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ International Visitor Leadership Program.
"The United States congratulates Jair Bolsonaro on his election as the next president of Brazil. We salute Brazil’s strong commitment to democracy and congratulate the Brazilian people on participating in a successful election.
"The United States and Brazil share a vibrant partnership based on our mutual commitment to promote security, democracy, economic prosperity, and human rights. As two of the largest democracies and economies in the world, we are working together to address the 21st century’s most pressing global and regional challenges.
"We value our deep cooperation with Brazil and look forward to working with President-elect Bolsonaro in the coming years."
-- Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert
Seven days from today, sanctions will be reimposed on #Iran’s regime. Here’s a reminder about the 7th requirement for the regime to behave like a normal state: it must end support to Middle East terrorist groups, including Lebanese Hizballah, Hamas, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.