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US Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo Interview With Melissa Scheffler of KWCH TV Wichita

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The U.S. Department of State released the following transcript: QUESTION: So let’s talk about Senator Dole. Who is Bob Dole to you? SECRETARY POMPEO: Bob’s a friend and a legend and a true patriot, a truly great American.  When you think about the arc of American history over the last, what, 50 … Continue reading US Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo Interview With Melissa Scheffler of KWCH TV Wichita

US Department of State News: Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With the U.S.-South Africa Working Group on African and Global Issues

WASHINGTON (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan led the U.S. delegation to the U.S.-South Africa Working Group on Africa and Global Issues.  Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Director General Mahoai discussed ways to deepen bilateral cooperation, … Continue reading US Department of State News: Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With the U.S.-South Africa Working Group on African and Global Issues

US Department of State News: Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Former South African President Motlanthe

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The US Department of State (DOS) released the following statement: The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: On March 14, while in Johannesburg, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe to discuss the U.S.-South African bilateral relationship. The two also discussed President Motlanthe’s … Continue reading US Department of State News: Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Former South African President Motlanthe

U.S. Department of State News: Morocco’s Repatriation of Foreign Terrorist Fighters From Syria

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the following statement: The United States commends the Kingdom of Morocco for repatriating eight Moroccan foreign terrorist fighters from Syria.  Morocco is a highly capable partner in the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, and we appreciate its commitment to countering terrorism.  Morocco’s actions should encourage … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Morocco’s Repatriation of Foreign Terrorist Fighters From Syria

US Department of State News: Senior State Department Official On North Korea

WASHINGTON (STL.News) The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following transcript late yesterday: MODERATOR: Thank you all for coming today to this on-background briefing.  For your situational awareness only and not for reporting, with us today is [Senior State Department Official]. You may – for purposes of attribution, he is a senior State Department … Continue reading US Department of State News: Senior State Department Official On North Korea

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Houston, Texas

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement: Secretary Pompeo will travel to Houston, Texas on March 12 to deliver keynote remarks at CERA Energy Week’s “Reshaping the Energy Future” conference.  The speech will address how America’s energy revolution strengthens national security in an age of renewed great power competition. … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Houston, Texas

U.S. Department of State: Concern Regarding India-Pakistan Tensions

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement late yesterday.  It states the following: Following Indian counter-terrorism actions on February 26, I spoke with Indian Minister of External Affairs Swaraj to emphasize our close security partnership and shared goal of maintaining peace and security in the region.  I also spoke to … Continue reading U.S. Department of State: Concern Regarding India-Pakistan Tensions

U.S. Department of State News: Let Humanitarian Aid Into Venezuela

WASHINGTON (STL.News) The U.S. Department of State released the following statement, Saturday, February 23, 2019.  Additionally,  the State Department released the video on February 24, 2019.  Statement is as follows: Today has been a historic day.  Interim President Juan Guaido, the National Assembly, and the people of Venezuela have been an inspiration to the world.  … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Let Humanitarian Aid Into Venezuela

U.S. Department of State News: Statement On President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s State of the Union address last night: In his first two years, President Trump has strengthened America at home and abroad by putting the interests of the American people first and reasserting American leadership around the world.  History will … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Statement On President Trump’s State of the Union Address

U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Intent To Withdraw from the INF Treaty February 2, 2019

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement: On December 4, 2018, the United States announced that the Russian Federation is in material breach of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, an assessment shared by all NATO Allies.  The United States also provided notice that unless Russia returned to full … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Intent To Withdraw from the INF Treaty February 2, 2019

State Department News: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Design-Build Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Nassau, Bahamas

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement: The Department of State has awarded the Design-Build contract for the new U.S. Embassy in Nassau, Bahamas to Caddell Construction Co., LLC of Montgomery, Alabama. This new Embassy complex will provide a safe, secure, and modern facility platform for the Embassy community … Continue reading State Department News: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Design-Build Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Nassau, Bahamas

U.S. Department of State News: Formation of a New Government in Lebanon

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement: The United States welcomes Lebanon’s announcement of the formation of a new government and congratulates President Aoun and Prime Minister Hariri on this historic occasion.  We commend Lebanese leaders for working collectively to overcome the political obstacles that prolonged this process, and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Formation of a New Government in Lebanon

US Department of State: US leaving arms control treaty with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of a U.S.-Russia arms control treaty (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the U.S. is pulling out of a treaty with Russia that’s been a centerpiece of arms control since the Cold War. The American … Continue reading US Department of State: US leaving arms control treaty with Russia

U.S. Department of State News: Interview With Sean Hannity of Fox News

WASHINGTON – Jan. 31, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) release the following transcript of Secretary Pompeo interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News: QUESTION: All right, so much happening around the globe. Joining us now is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  Mr. Secretary, always good to see you and thank you for … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Interview With Sean Hannity of Fox News

U.S. Department of State News: Sentencing of Wang Quanzhang of China

WASHINGTON – Jan. 29, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement: The United States is deeply concerned by the sentencing of human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang in Tianjin, China on January 28 to four-and-a-half years in prison on charges of “subverting state power.”  Wang was among the first individuals detained during … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Sentencing of Wang Quanzhang of China

U.S. Department of State News: Representative of the Government of Venezuela to the United States

WASHINGTON – Jan. 27, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement: The United States accepted interim President Juan Guaido’s designation of Carlos Alfredo Vecchio as the Chargé d’Affaires of the Government of Venezuela to the United States on January 25.  Mr. Vecchio will have authority over diplomatic affairs in the … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Representative of the Government of Venezuela to the United States

U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at a Press Stakeout

WASHINGTON – Jan. 26, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following transcript: SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning.  The United States is very proud that we had a long overdue meeting here of the UN Security Council today and we are equally proud to stand with the Venezuelan people as they protest and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at a Press Stakeout

U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at a United Nations Security Council Meeting on Venezuela

WASHINGTON – Jan. 26, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement: Good morning.  On behalf of President Trump and the American people I first want to thank Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas of the Dominican Republic, the current president of the Security Council, for scheduling this meeting.  My former colleague, Ambassador … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at a United Nations Security Council Meeting on Venezuela

U.S. Department of State News: Remarks Before a Procedural Vote at a UN Security Council Meeting on Venezuela

WASHINGTON – Jan. 26, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following: Thank you, Mr. President.  The focus of the UN Security Council is to safeguard international peace and security.  The former Maduro regime has oppressed its people for years, forcing millions of Venezuelans to flee the country merely to gain very … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Remarks Before a Procedural Vote at a UN Security Council Meeting on Venezuela

U.S. Department of State News: Remarks on Venezuela

WASHINGTON – Jan. 26, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State released the following transcript late yesterday: SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. Today I am incredibly excited to announce that a seasoned, principled, and tough-minded foreign policy veteran is joining our State Department team. Elliott Abrams is coming aboard to lead our efforts on Venezuela. … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Remarks on Venezuela

U.S. Department of State News: Details on the “Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East”

WASHINGTON – Jan. 25, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement: The “Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East,” held jointly by the United States and Poland, will take place in Warsaw, Poland on February 13-14.  We have received very positive responses from our partners … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Details on the “Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East”

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo Interview With Martha MacCallum of Fox News

WASHINGTON – Jan. 24, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State released the following transcript of Marth MacCallum of Fox News interviewing Secretary Pompeo: QUESTION: You said new winds are blowing in the world and they’re positive.  You pointed to the Brexit example and also to President Trump.  Nations matter, borders matter.  One headline said, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo Interview With Martha MacCallum of Fox News

U.S. Department of State: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo With Scott Thuman of Sinclair Broadcast Group

WASHINGTON – Jan. 20, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following transcript of an interviews with Secretary Pompeo: QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thank you for the time. SECRETARY POMPEO: You bet. It’s great to be with you. QUESTION: This week, four Americans were killed in Syria. ISIS has claimed responsibility, yet when … Continue reading U.S. Department of State: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo With Scott Thuman of Sinclair Broadcast Group

U.S. Department of State News: Congratulatory Statement on Madagascar’s Presidential Election

WASHINGTON – Jan. 19, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement: The United States commends the Malagasy government and its citizens for the peaceful presidential election, which further strengthens Madagascar’s democracy.  Since Madagascar’s independence in 1960, the United States has supported the development of the country’s democratic processes and institutions.  We … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Congratulatory Statement on Madagascar’s Presidential Election

U.S. Department of State News: Attacks on LGBTI Community in Chechnya

WASHINGTON – Jan. 17, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement: We are deeply disturbed by credible reports out of Chechnya about renewed attacks against individuals perceived to be members of the LGBTI community.  Civil society groups report that at least 40 individuals have been illegally detained since December, including … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Attacks on LGBTI Community in Chechnya

U.S. Department of State News: Terrorist Attack in Nairobi, Kenya

WASHINGTON – Jan. 16, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement today: The United States condemns in the strongest terms the January 15 terrorist attack at the DusitD2 Hotel Complex in Nairobi, Kenya.  The United States offers our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed and a quick … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Terrorist Attack in Nairobi, Kenya

U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement of the Second United States-Qatar Strategic Dialogue: Forward Together

WASHINGTON – Jan. 13, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) today released the following statement: The governments of the State of Qatar and the United States held the second Strategic Dialogue in Doha, Qatar on January 13, 2019.  U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo co-chaired the opening session with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement of the Second United States-Qatar Strategic Dialogue: Forward Together

U.S. Department of State News: Remarks With Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani at a Press Availability

WASHINGTON – Jan. 13, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) today released the following statement: FOREIGN MINISTER AL THANI: (Via interpreter) In the name of God, most gracious, most compassionate, at the outset I would like to thank His Excellency the Secretary of State Mr. Mike Pompeo for visiting Doha, and I would … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Remarks With Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani at a Press Availability

U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue

WASHINGTON – Jan. 13, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) today released the following statement: FOREIGN MINISTER AL THANI: (Via interpreter, in progress) that link our two countries in order to reinforce a deep partnership and cooperation in all aspects economic and also military relations, which are the most important pillars of such … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue