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United States | U.S.-Hosted Event on Human Rights Abuses in Venezuela

United States (STL.News) – On March 19, the United States co-sponsored an event with Albania, Argentina, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Romania, and the United Kingdom at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland to highlight the dire human rights situation in Venezuela. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Carrie Filipetti led … Continue reading United States | U.S.-Hosted Event on Human Rights Abuses in Venezuela

United States | U.S.-Brazil Technology Safeguards Agreement

United States (STL.News) – On March 18, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Christopher Ford and Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations Ambassador Ernesto Araujo signed the Technology Safeguards Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil on technology safeguards associated … Continue reading United States | U.S.-Brazil Technology Safeguards Agreement

United States | The Department of State Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia

United States (STL.News) – As a display of our enduring friendship and important partnerships with Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan Jr., Chargé d’affaires for the U.S. Mission to ASEAN Jane Bocklage, and Director of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Addison D. “Tad” Davis IV, along … Continue reading United States | The Department of State Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia

United States | Special Representative Biegun Travel to the United Kingdom

United States (STL.News) – U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will travel to London March 19 to meet with UK, French, and German counterparts to discuss coordinated efforts to advance the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea.        

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Kuwait, Israel, and Lebanon: Reinvigorating Partnerships, Enhancing Bilateral Ties, and Countering Iran

United States (STL.News) – Secretary Pompeo will travel to Kuwait, Israel, and Lebanon March 19–23. The Secretary will participate in a series of bilateral meetings with high-level officials, attend the U.S.-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue and the recurring trilateral Head of State meeting with Israel, Greece, and the Republic of Cyprus, and engage in public events, including … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Kuwait, Israel, and Lebanon: Reinvigorating Partnerships, Enhancing Bilateral Ties, and Countering Iran

United States | Keynote Address and Fireside Chat at the Road to GES Heartland Event

United States (STL.News) – SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. That voiceover intro is a little much. (Laughter.) I thought I might be walking into a wrestling match or something. (Laughter.) And maybe I am. (Laughter.) Thank you, Alan, for that generous, kind introduction. It’s great always to be introduced by someone who you admire and … Continue reading United States | Keynote Address and Fireside Chat at the Road to GES Heartland Event

United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Visit to Angola

United States (STL.News) – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today in Luanda with President João Lourenço and Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto. In these meetings, the Deputy Secretary commended President Lourenço and his government for their efforts to fight corruption and to foster citizen-responsive … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Visit to Angola

United States | Repression of Human Rights in Nicaragua

United States (STL.News) – The United States condemns the Ortega regime’s continued violence and repression toward the Nicaraguan people, including the arbitrary detention of hundreds of peaceful protestors and violence against independent media on March 16. The United States will continue to urge accountability for those who have demonstrated blatant disregard for human rights and … Continue reading United States | Repression of Human Rights in Nicaragua

United States | Interview With E.J. and Ellen of KMBZ Kansas City’s Morning News

United States (STL.News) – QUESTION: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with us this morning. Mr. Secretary, it’s an honor to speak with you. Good morning. SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning. It’s great to be with you as well. QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, I’m going to start here at home with our top story, flooding in Missouri and … Continue reading United States | Interview With E.J. and Ellen of KMBZ Kansas City’s Morning News

United States | Interview With Pete Mundo of the Pete Mundo Morning Show, KCMO

United States (STL.News) – QUESTION: KCMO 103.7 FM and welcome in Mike Pompeo. Mr. Secretary, really appreciate a few minutes of your time as always. SECRETARY POMPEO: It’s good to be with you. QUESTION: You’re in town – it’s great to be with you as always. You’re in town. I know you’ve got an event … Continue reading United States | Interview With Pete Mundo of the Pete Mundo Morning Show, KCMO

United States | Interview With Andy Hooser of The Voice of Reason, KQAM

United States (STL.News) – QUESTION: Thirty-five minutes past the hour. Welcome in to the Voice of Reason here on a Monday. It’s a beautiful day. I want to get right into it as we have limited time with our next guest, but I’m so excited to have him back on the program as he’s actually … Continue reading United States | Interview With Andy Hooser of The Voice of Reason, KQAM

United States | Interview With Nick Vasos and Kim Byrnes of Fox 4 News Mornings

United States (STL.News) – QUESTION: Well, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the metro today for a conference on global entrepreneurship. QUESTION: Yeah. You may remember he’s from Kansas, served as a congressman from the Wichita area. Well, Secretary Pompeo joins us now from the InterContinental Hotel in Kansas City. Good morning. Tell us … Continue reading United States | Interview With Nick Vasos and Kim Byrnes of Fox 4 News Mornings

United States | Aruba National Day

United States (STL.News) – On behalf of the Government of the United States, I offer my best wishes to the people of Aruba as you commemorate your National Day on March 18. The United States values the strong ties and exchanges between our nations. We look forward to expanding travel between our two countries and … Continue reading United States | Aruba National Day

United States | Interview With Lukas & Careth in the Morning, B98 FM

United States (STL.News) – QUESTION: 97.9 B98, Lukas and Careth in the Morning. It’s 7:44. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on with us. Good morning, Secretary – or Mr. Secretary, I should say. I’m being very proper now. SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning. Thanks for being so formal. It’s great to be back home. It’s … Continue reading United States | Interview With Lukas & Careth in the Morning, B98 FM

United States | Interview With Nick Gosnell of WIBW NewsDay Now

United States (STL.News) – QUESTION: It’s 7:25. On the phone with me this morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Good morning, Mr. Secretary. SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. QUESTION: Tell us why you’re in Kansas this week. SECRETARY POMPEO: Nick, it’s great to be with you. It’s great to be back home. I’m here today to … Continue reading United States | Interview With Nick Gosnell of WIBW NewsDay Now

Arizona News: NEW DATA: Trade With Mexico, Canada On The Rise

PHOENIX, Aa. (STL.News) — According to new data released by the United States Census Bureau, Arizona’s bilateral trade with its North American trading partners jumped in 2018 — reversing a downward trend of recent years. Trade with Mexico increased 7.7 percent from 2017 to 2018 to a total of $16.7 billion while trade with Canada grew … Continue reading Arizona News: NEW DATA: Trade With Mexico, Canada On The Rise

Florida News: PHOTO RELEASE Governor Ron DeSantis Addresses More Than 1,000 Business and Community Leaders at Broward Workshop

Davie, Fla. (STL.News) – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis addressed more than 1,000 business and community leaders at the Broward Workshop. The Broward Workshop is a private, non-profit business organization that works to facilitate positive solutions to pressing issues facing Broward County. “It was great to be in Broward County this morning to discuss ways we … Continue reading Florida News: PHOTO RELEASE Governor Ron DeSantis Addresses More Than 1,000 Business and Community Leaders at Broward Workshop

Arizona News: Governor’s Office To Hold Judicial Interviews In Yuma County News ReleaseMarch 15, 2019

PHOENIX, Aa. (STL.News) — Governor Doug Ducey today announced that members of his executive staff will conduct on-site interviews for candidates who have applied for a judicial vacancy on the Superior Court in Yuma County. Judicial interviews will take place as follows on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the Yuma County Courthouse, 250 W. Second Street, … Continue reading Arizona News: Governor’s Office To Hold Judicial Interviews In Yuma County News ReleaseMarch 15, 2019

United States | Previewing Secretary Pompeo’s Trip to Beirut, Jerusalem, and Kuwait City

United States (STL.News) – MODERATOR: Thank you. Good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us for today’s background call to preview Secretary of State Pompeo’s upcoming trip to Beirut, Jerusalem, and Kuwait City. For your situational awareness only and not for reporting, we are joined today by [Senior State Department Official], who will be referred … Continue reading United States | Previewing Secretary Pompeo’s Trip to Beirut, Jerusalem, and Kuwait City

United States | Under Secretary Hale Travel to Tampa

United States (STL.News) – Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to Tampa, March 18–19, to deliver remarks at the U.S. Central Command GCC+2 Chiefs of Defense Conference. The Under Secretary will address military leaders from the GCC member states, Egypt, and Jordan, highlighting U.S. policy objectives in the Middle East. … Continue reading United States | Under Secretary Hale Travel to Tampa

United States | The Department of State Breaks Ground on the New U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

United States (STL.News) – As a display of enduring friendship and the important bilateral partnership, Charge d’Affaires Heide B. Fulton, Principal Deputy Director of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Henry V. Jardine, with the President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez, and Honduran and U.S. officials, broke ground today on the new U.S. Embassy compound in Tegucigalpa, … Continue reading United States | The Department of State Breaks Ground on the New U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

United States | Briefing With Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams

United States (STL.News) – MR PALLADINO: Welcome back. It’s Friday and we have with us Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams. Thank you for joining us again. Please. MR ABRAMS: You’re very welcome. I’m going to start taking attendance and see how much interest there is here. (Laughter.) A few things to start with. The … Continue reading United States | Briefing With Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams

United States | Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance Dr. Yleem D.S. Poblete Travels to Geneva, Switzerland

United States (STL.News) – Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance Yleem Poblete will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, March 17-20, 2019. In Geneva, Assistant Secretary Poblete will deliver the opening statement for the United States on March 19 to launch the U.S. Presidency of the Conference on Disarmament (CD). The Presidency rotates … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance Dr. Yleem D.S. Poblete Travels to Geneva, Switzerland

United States | Counterterrorism Coordinator Ambassador Nathan A. Sales’ Visit to London To Discuss U.K. Decision To Designate Lebanese Hizballah

United States (STL.News) – Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, traveled to London on March 14 to discuss the U.K.’s recent designation of Hizballah. During his visit, Ambassador Sales congratulated our British allies for their leadership in designating Hizballah in its entirety and rejecting the false distinction between its military wing and its … Continue reading United States | Counterterrorism Coordinator Ambassador Nathan A. Sales’ Visit to London To Discuss U.K. Decision To Designate Lebanese Hizballah

United States | Joint Statement on U.S.-Germany Strategic Dialogue

United States (STL.News) – The governments of the United States and Germany held the inaugural U.S.-Germany Strategic Dialogue in Washington, D.C., on March 15, 2019. U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale co-chaired the meeting with German State Secretary Andreas Michaelis, who led a high-level delegation from Berlin. The delegations discussed a … Continue reading United States | Joint Statement on U.S.-Germany Strategic Dialogue

United States | Remarks to the Press

United States (STL.News) – SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. Today I’d like to make brief remarks on two foreign policy issues. But first, I want to offer my personal condolences to the nation of New Zealand in the wake of the grotesque mosque attacks in Christchurch. The thoughts and prayers of the American people are … Continue reading United States | Remarks to the Press

United States | Transatlantic Community Imposes Sanctions on Russia

United States (STL.News) – Today, the United States, EU, and Canada took coordinated action in response to Russia’s continued aggression against Ukraine by imposing sanctions on individuals who orchestrated the unjustified November 25 attack on three Ukrainian naval vessels near the Kerch Strait. Additionally, the United States imposed sanctions on six Russian defense firms, including … Continue reading United States | Transatlantic Community Imposes Sanctions on Russia

United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With YALI/IVLP/CCI Alumni in South Africa

United States (STL.News) – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: On March 14, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with young South Africans who have participated in U.S.-funded professional and academic exchange programs including the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the International Visitors Leadership Program, and the Community College Initiative program. Deputy … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With YALI/IVLP/CCI Alumni in South Africa

United States | Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams On-Camera Briefing in the Press Briefing Room

United States (STL.News)- Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams will hold an on-camera, on-the-record briefing TODAY, Friday, March 15, at 1:00 p.m. in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State. This event is open press coverage. Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued … Continue reading United States | Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams On-Camera Briefing in the Press Briefing Room

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Beirut, Jerusalem, and Kuwait City

United States (STL.News) – Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Beirut, Jerusalem, and Kuwait City March 19-23. In Beirut, the Secretary will meet with Lebanese leaders to discuss the political, security, economic, and humanitarian challenges facing Lebanon. The Secretary’s visit will underscore U.S. support for the Lebanese people and Lebanon’s legitimate state … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Beirut, Jerusalem, and Kuwait City