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As part of the continued commitment by Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo, and USAID Administr…

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 21:46

As part of the continued commitment by Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo, and USAID Administrator Green to support ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq as highlighted earlier this year at the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the United States is proud to announce over $178 million in U.S. foreign assistance to support these vulnerable communities in Iraq. This brings total U.S. assistance for this population to nearly $300 million since Fiscal Year 2017, implemented by both the State Department and USAID.

The preservation of Iraq’s rich historical pluralism is critical to reintegrating persecuted ethnic and religious minority communities into a peaceful Iraq. U.S. efforts to meet this objective span government agencies and are being implemented urgently, in close partnership with local faith and community leaders. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xPNtj

U.S. Assistance to Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Iraq

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Today, the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned a vast network of businesses providing financial su…

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:30

Today, the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned a vast network of businesses providing financial support to the Basij, #Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s militia that recruits, trains, and deploys child soldiers. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPNwj

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz at the Royal…

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:43

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 16, 2018. Read more about the Secretary’s trip here: https://go.usa.gov/xPND9

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At the request of President Donald J. Trump, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to R…

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:34

At the request of President Donald J. Trump, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia today. The President has called for a prompt and open investigation into the disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Follow the Secretary’s trip on https://www.state.gov.

Secretary Pompeo's Travel to Riyadh

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Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S. …

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 23:19

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. Go to blogs.state.gov for more.

This Week at State: October 12, 2018

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The pace of missile launches by the regime in #Iran did not diminish after JCPOA Implementation Da…

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:52

The pace of missile launches by the regime in #Iran did not diminish after JCPOA Implementation Day in January 2016, and it continues to prioritize its missile force development and launch ballistic missiles. Download the report on Iran’s Outlaw Regime at www.state.gov.

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Read about Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo's travel to Tokyo, Japan; Pyongyang, DPRK; Seoul, …

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 19:00

Read about Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo's travel to Tokyo, Japan; Pyongyang, DPRK; Seoul, Republic of Korea; and Beijing, China from October 6-8.

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and China

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Tokyo, Japan; Pyongyang, DPRK; Seoul, Republic of Korea; and Beijing, China from October 6-8. Throughout the Secretary’s trip, he reiterated the Administration’s continued focus on the final, fully verifiable, denuclearization of the DPRK, and longstanding commitment to our alliances and partnerships in the region.

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On October 8, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met separately with Member of the Political Bur…

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 10:28

On October 8, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met separately with Member of the Political Bureau and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China Yang Jiechi and State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing. They discussed the overall state of the bilateral relationship. Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/xP8UK

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo visited Seoul October 7-8 and met with President Moon and For…

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 15:31

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo visited Seoul October 7-8 and met with President Moon and Foreign Minister Kang to give a readout of his October 7 trip to Pyongyang. Secretary Pompeo briefed on his meeting with Chairman Kim, which included his introducing Chairman Kim to Special Representative for North Korea Biegun as his chief negotiator, plans for a second U.S.-DPRK summit, and discussions on achieving the commitments of the June Singapore Summit including the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK as committed to by Chairman Kim and President Trump. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xP88H

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo held productive discussions with Chairman Kim Jong-un in Pyon…

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 15:21

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo held productive discussions with Chairman Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang on Sunday, October 7. They discussed the four elements contained in the U.S.-DPRK Singapore Summit Joint Statement signed by President Trump and Chairman Kim. They also discussed the upcoming second summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim and refined options for the location and date of that next summit. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xP88d

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Read Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo's remarks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tok…

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 20:12

Read Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo's remarks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo: https://go.usa.gov/xP8be | More information on the Secretary's meetings in Japan: https://go.usa.gov/xP8bJ

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Tokyo, Japan; Pyongyang, DPRK; Seoul, Republic…

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 21:59

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Tokyo, Japan; Pyongyang, DPRK; Seoul, Republic of Korea; and Beijing, China from October 6-8.

Secretary Pompeo's Travel to Tokyo, Pyongyang, Seoul, and Beijing

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Find out how State Department initiatives and programs -- from educational exchanges to foreign in…

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 08:31

Find out how State Department initiatives and programs -- from educational exchanges to foreign investment -- help benefit Alabama. #State4States

From Mobile to Montgomery: The Department of State's Impact on Alabama

The State Department benefits the American people by advancing U.S.

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Over the next year, learn more about how the U.S. Department of State impacts each state, from Ala…

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 08:21

Over the next year, learn more about how the U.S. Department of State impacts each state, from Alabama to Wyoming, as we launch a new blog series, “State4States.”

#State4States: How @StateDept Works for the American People

The State Department benefits the American people on a daily basis. The Department’s work in advancing national security, promoting our economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming our country’s exceptional role in the world does not only benefit our partners and allies, it benefits the American people.

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President Donald J. Trump has negotiated a new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). This…

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 21:59

President Donald J. Trump has negotiated a new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). This new agreement will update and rebalance the 24-year-old NAFTA and bring our trade relationship with Canada and Mexico into the 21st century.

President Trump Secures New U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

President Donald J. Trump has negotiated a new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). This new agreement will update and rebalance the 24-year-old NAFTA with modern provisions to serve the interests of American workers and businesses.

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"In October, the United States celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We recog…

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 20:15

"In October, the United States celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We recognize the creativity, innovation, and skill that people with disabilities bring to our workforce, and we rededicate ourselves to creating economic opportunity for all. U.S. workers are the engine of our economy. Our country is stronger and more prosperous because employers utilize the immense talents of individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans." -- Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, October 1, 2018

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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"Very positive meeting with Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho of the Democratic People's Republic of Kor…

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 11:29

"Very positive meeting with Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at the UN General Assembly to discuss the upcoming summit and next steps toward denuclearization of North Korea. Much work remains, but we will continue to move forward." -- Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

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On September 25, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivered remarks at the United Against Nucl…

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 23:45

On September 25, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivered remarks at the United Against Nuclear Iran Summit in New York City. Here are a few highlights from the Secretary's remarks: https://go.usa.gov/xPDDT

Secretary Pompeo Delivers Remarks at United Against Nuclear Iran Summit

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On September 25, President Donald J. Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly's 73rd se…

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 23:43

On September 25, President Donald J. Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly's 73rd session in New York City.

President Trump Addresses the 73rd UN General Assembly

On September 25, President Donald J. Trump addressed world leaders during the United Nations General Assembly's 73rd session in New York. In his remarks, President Trump laid out a positive vision for cooperation among strong, sovereign partners.

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On September 24, President Trump chaired a meeting on the "Global Call to Action on the World Drug…

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 23:28

On September 24, President Trump chaired a meeting on the "Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem" at the United Nations, in New York City. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPDDc

A Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem

On September 24, President Trump chaired a meeting on the Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem at the United Nations, in New York City. Convened during the 73rd session of the United Nations' General Assembly, President Trump -- joined by Secretary Pompeo and Ambassador Nikki Haley -- delivered remarks to world leaders underscoring the global unity needed to combat the scourge of illicit drugs. Here are some highlights.

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