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United States | United States Calls for a Lawful, Transparent Process To Resolve Electoral Disputes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

United States – The United States stands with the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at this historic moment. It is the people who should determine their country’s future through a fully transparent and constitutional process. The United States recognizes the legitimate concerns over the transparency of the electoral process. As the … Continue reading United States | United States Calls for a Lawful, Transparent Process To Resolve Electoral Disputes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

United States | United States Urges a Free and Fair Electoral Process Ahead of Moldova’s February Parliamentary Elections

United States – The United States urges the Moldovan authorities to take all necessary measures to ensure a free and fair electoral process and a transparent outcome that respects the will of Moldovan voters. We encourage the government to implement OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) prior recommendations for Moldova that remain … Continue reading United States | United States Urges a Free and Fair Electoral Process Ahead of Moldova’s February Parliamentary Elections

United States | U.S. Commitment to Religious Freedom

United States – Today the United States honors National Religious Freedom Day. On this day in 1786, the Virginia General Assembly adopted Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. It begins with a groundbreaking statement: “Almighty God hath created the mind free.” This Statute goes on to guarantee freedom of religion to people of all … Continue reading United States | U.S. Commitment to Religious Freedom

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed a number of global and bilateral issues, including Russia and Venezuela. They expressed their concerns about the arbitrary detentions and politically motivated … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland

United States | Iran’s Firing of Space Launch Vehicle Defies International Community

United States – In continued defiance of the international community and UN Security Council Resolution 2231, the Iranian regime fired off a space launch vehicle today. Such vehicles incorporate technologies that are virtually identical and interchangeable with those used in ballistic missiles, including intercontinental ballistic missiles. Today’s launch furthers Iran’s ability to eventually build such … Continue reading United States | Iran’s Firing of Space Launch Vehicle Defies International Community

United States | Vice President Pence To Deliver Remarks to Global Chiefs of Mission Conference

United States – Vice President Mike Pence will deliver remarks to the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference “One Team, One Mission, One Future” at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the Department of State. This event is open press coverage. Due to security screening requirements, video cameras must preset … Continue reading United States | Vice President Pence To Deliver Remarks to Global Chiefs of Mission Conference

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id

United States – Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id in Muscat. The Secretary commended the Sultan for Oman’s unique capacity to create opportunities for dialogue on difficult issues at challenging times, including by separately hosting both Palestinian Authority President Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in Oman … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id

United States | Remarks to Traveling Press

United States – SECRETARY POMPEO: So good afternoon, everyone. I had a brief but very productive trip. I had a chance to meet with the Saudi foreign minister, with King Salman, and then, ultimately, with Crown Prince Salman; discussed the issues that relate to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States as they … Continue reading United States | Remarks to Traveling Press