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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo deliver remarks to the media in the press briefing room at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 13, 2019.

Attacks in the Gulf of Oman

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On June 13, Secretary Pompeo delivered remarks to the media sharing the assessment of the United States Government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of… more

Celebrating Israel's Independence

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivered the keynote address at the Israeli Embassy’s Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. In his… more

This Week at State: May 10, 2019

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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 in one blog post. more

Iran One Year Later

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One year ago today, President Trump announced the United States would cease to participate in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and would instead embark on a bold new strategy to end Iran’s destabilizing… more
An Iranian technician works at a Uranium Conversion Facility south of the capital Tehran, Iran.

Reining in Iran’s Scientists

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Last month, the U.S. Departments of State and Treasury announced new sanctions on Iran, in what amounts to a cautionary message to scientists in Iran who may consider working for the regime. In the… more

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