October 28 marked 8 days until the November 4 Iran sanctions deadline. Here is the 8th requirement for the #Iran regime: the Iranian regime must release all U.S. citizens, as well as citizens of our partners and allies, each of them detained on spurious charges.
"As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, October 31, 2018. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations." -- President Donald J. TrumpPresidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | The White House
As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the …
Today is International Religious Freedom Day, marking 20 years since the passage of the International Religious Freedom Act (IRF Act).
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October 27th is International Religious Freedom Day and marks the passage of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRF Act). This year is the 20th anniversary of the signing of the IRF Act into law.
The November 4 #Iran sanctions deadline is 9 days away. Here's a reminder of the 9th requirement for the regime: the Iranian regime must end its proliferation of ballistic missiles and half further launching or development of nuclear-capable missile systems.
This Week at State: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo addresses the migrant caravan, counting down to the November 4 #Iran sanctions deadline, speaking to The White House Fellows, President Donald J. Trump remembers victims of the 1983 Beirut terrorist attack, new Foreign Service Institute director, and more: https://go.usa.gov/xPEbzThis Week at State: October 26, 2018
There are 10 days left before the November 4 sanctions deadline, so here’s a reminder about the tenth requirement for the Islamic Republic of #Iran to behave like a normal state: The Iranian regime must provide the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with unqualified access to all sites throughout the country. Statement: https://go.usa.gov/xPPP9 | Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPPPk
With 11 days left until the November 4 sanctions deadline, here’s a reminder about the 11th requirement for the regime in #Iran to behave like a normal state: The regime must stop enrichment and never pursue plutonium reprocessing. This includes closing its heavy water reactor. Statement: https://go.usa.gov/xPPP9 | Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPPPk
Secretary Pompeo outlined 12 requirements for the Islamic Republic of #Iran to act like a normal state. With 12 days to go before the November 4 sanctions deadline, here’s a daily reminder for the regime, starting with #12: The Iranian regime must declare a full account of the prior military dimensions of its nuclear program, and permanently and verifiably abandon such work in perpetuity.
The United States is closely following the migrant caravan, in which thousands of migrants from Honduras and other countries continue to make a dangerous journey through Guatemala and into Mexico. Many migrants are attempting to transit these countries and in the process are violating their sovereignty, their laws, and their procedures. As President Trump has stated, consistent with U.S. law, the United States will not allow illegal immigrants to enter or remain in the United States.
We are concerned that these migrants may be victimized by human smugglers or others who would exploit them. We also are deeply concerned by the violence provoked by some members of the group, as well as the apparent political motivation of some organizers of the caravan.
We understand Mexico will detain and repatriate migrants who enter Mexico in violation of Mexican law, and in instances where migrants apply for asylum, process the requests in accordance with Mexican law. We also understand that those who do not qualify will be returned in a safe and orderly process, consistent with Mexican law.
We welcome the Government of Mexico's collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to address refugee and migration issues in the region, including the influx of people arriving in Mexico. The United States stands ready to assist the Government of Mexico in this effort.
-- Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, October 21, 2018
Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S. Department of State highlights spanning a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives of State events, initiatives, and global issues. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xPndeThis Week at State: October 19, 2018
Read about Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo's travel to Panama City, Panama and Mexico City, Mexico from October 18-19.Secretary Pompeo Travels to Panama and Mexico
Secretary Pompeo traveled to Panama City, Panama and Mexico City, Mexico from October 18-19. In Panama City, the Secretary met with President Juan Carlos Varela and Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo outlines the Trump Administration's strategy on Iran in an article for the November/December 2018 edition of "Foreign Affairs."Confronting Iran
The U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, lays out the Trump Administration's foreign policy towards Iran.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso in Mexico City on October 19, 2018. In Mexico City, Secretary Pompeo will also meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto, as well as with Foreign Secretary-designate Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon. Secretary Pompeo will reaffirm the U.S. commitment to cooperating with both the current administration and the incoming administration of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador on economic issues, shared security challenges, and reducing illegal immigration. Read more about the Secretary’s travel to Panama and Mexico: https://go.usa.gov/xPnUt.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela in Panama City, Panama on October 18, 2018. Read more about the Secretary’s meeting with the President: https://go.usa.gov/xPnUM. Follow the Secretary’s trip to Panama and Mexico: https://go.usa.gov/xPnUt.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers remarks on Iran and child soldiers, at the United Nations Security Council, on October 18, 2018.Amb. Nikki Haley remarks at the UNSC
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Panama City, Panama and Mexico City, Mexico from October 18-19. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xPRRBSecretary Pompeo's Travel to Panama and Mexico
From economic issues to environmental policy, the Department of State continues to engage with and impact Alaska, bringing about fear-reaching benefits for the people of Alaska, the United States, and our Arctic partners.From Sitka to Seward: The Department of State's Impact on Alaska
The State Department's work 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. This work directly impacts the state of Alaska as it continues to live up to its motto: “North to the Future.”
Watch Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump discuss this year's annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF). Read more about PITF: https://go.usa.gov/xPR4g | Learn how you can help fight human trafficking: https://go.usa.gov/xPR4TIvanka Trump on Human Trafficking
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Ankara, Turkey on October 17, 2018. In Ankara, Secretary Pompeo met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. For more on the Secretary’s trip, go to https://www.state.gov.undefined
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Ankara, Turkey on October 17, 2018.
In Ankara, the Secretary will meet with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu to welcome the decision to release Pastor Andrew Brunson and to discuss other issues of bilateral importance. The Secretary will also discuss the Jamal Khashoggi case and reiterate the U.S. offer to assist Turkey in its investigation.