Remarks by Vice President Pence at the 6th U.S.-ASEAN Summit

REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AT THE 6TH U.S.—ASEAN SUMMIT   Suntec Convention Centre Suntec City, Singapore VICE PRESIDENT PENCE:  Your Majesty, your excellencies, it is my honor to join you all here at the 6th Summit between the United States of America and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Last year, President Trump attended ...
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Remarks at a Press Availability Following the U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue

REMARKS Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo With Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Chinese Politburo Member Yang Jiechi, And Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe At a Press Availability Ben Franklin Room Washington, D.C. November 9, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. Secretary Mattis and I are pleased to welcome Director Yang ...
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Excerpts: Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mnuchin on Iran Sanctions

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. November 2, 2018 EXCERPTS OF ON-THE-RECORD-BRIEFING Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin on Iran Sanctions Via Teleconference SECRETARY POMPEO:  … Earlier this year, President Trump withdrew from the fatally flawed nuclear deal and implemented a new campaign ...
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#What X means to me# – Combating the opioids epidemic

 #What X means to me# – combating the opioids epidemic. Do you know that more Americans died due to opioid overdoses than car crashes in 2016? In this video, Senator Lamar Alexander from Tennessee talks about how serious the opioids crisis in the U.S. and the importance of controlling fentanyl (a form of opiates that is ...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces New Initiative to Combat Chinese Economic Espionage

Washington, DC Thursday, November 1, 2018 The President has made clear that this country remains open to friendship and productive relationships with China.  Nothing is more important for the world.  We want our relationships to improve, not get worse.  But these problems must be solved.  These threats must be ended. This Department of Justice—and the Trump ...
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Excerpts: Secretary’s Remarks: Interview With Brian Kilmeade of The Brian Kilmeade Show

10/31/2018 12:38 PM EDT Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Via Teleconference October 31, 2018 QUESTION: Today is an important day in U.S.-Iranian relations. Tell us why. SECRETARY POMPEO: So we are now just a handful of days from all of the sanctions that the previous administration had relieved against Iran snapping back, coming ...
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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo With Hugh Hewitt of the Hugh Hewitt Show

INTERVIEW Via Teleconference October 26, 2018 QUESTION:  Welcoming back now the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  Mr. Secretary, good morning to you. Mr. Secretary, in the past two weeks I’ve had on Vice President Pence and National Security Advisor John Bolton and now you.  They both indicated a clear turning in our strategic posture vis-a-vis ...
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International Religious Freedom Day

International Religious Freedom Day Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC October 26, 2018 Today we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRF Act) into law. The IRF Act expanded U.S. foreign policy capabilities to promote and defend religious freedom around the world. It ...
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Readout:Secretary of Defense Mattis’ bilateral engagement with Chinese Minister of National Defense

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-301-18 Oct. 23, 2018 Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis’ bilateral engagement with Chinese Minister of National Defense GEN Wei Fenghe at the 2018 ADMM-Plus Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Minister of National Defense GEN Wei Fenghe ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks to the Press

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC October 23, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. I want to start off by offering a somber commemoration. Thirty-five years ago today, a Hizballah terrorist, trained by the Iranian regime, drove a truck packed with explosives into the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, ...
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Assistant Secretary A. Wess Mitchell Speeches: Remarks at the Atlantic Council

A/S Mitchell: Thank you, Damon, for that warm introduction, and I’d like to thank Atlantic Council for having me here to speak today at a very important conference. I appreciate the work that Atlantic Council does, both here and in Europe, and I have to say the title of today’s event I think is very ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Interview With Greta Van Susteren of Voice of America

10/19/2018 04:42 PM EDT Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Sheraton Hotel Mexico City, Mexico October 19, 2018 QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, nice to see you, sir. SECRETARY POMPEO: Greta, it’s great to be with you. QUESTION: This is your second trip to Mexico, but why are you here now in Mexico? SECRETARY POMPEO: So ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Interview With Sabrina Bacal of TVN

So America wants good things for the people of Panama and for the region, and so we want to make sure when there are countries that invest, China included, that they’re done in a way that is consistent with international law and they’re good for the Panamanian people. And we’ve seen times when that was ...
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The White House statement on the Universal Postal Union (UPU)

Statement from the Press Secretary President Donald J. Trump received a report from the Department of State pursuant to the August 23, 2018, Presidential Memorandum on “Modernizing the Monetary Reimbursement Model for the Delivery of Goods Through the International Postal System and Enhancing the Security and Safety of International Mail.”  The report noted that sufficient ...
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Speeches: Remarks on Navigating Challenges and Prospects in the Indian Ocean Region

Remarks Alice G. Wells Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Indian Ocean Conference Colombo, Sri Lanka October 11, 2018 Ambassador Wells: — I want to thank our hosts for this vitally important Track 1.5 dialogue. It’s a real pleasure to be here. I’d like to focus my remarks on two distinct ...
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We cannot let e-cigarettes become an on-ramp for teenage addiction

By Alex M. Azar and Scott Gottlieb October 11 at 8:05 AM Alex M. Azar is the secretary of health and human services. Scott Gottlieb is the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. At the Department of Health and Human Services, we are deeply concerned about the risks that e-cigarettes pose for children, given how quickly ...
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IMFC Statement of Secretary Mnuchin October 2018

Bali – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement at the International Monetary Fund Conference: “I am pleased to have the opportunity to discuss global economic developments at the IMF and World Bank Annual meetings in Bali.  Global growth is stronger than it has been since the financial crisis, and our challenge ...
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Secretary Pompeo and Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun’s Remarks With Traveling Press

REMARKS Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo And Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun With Traveling Press Grand Hyatt Hotel Seoul, Republic of Korea October 8, 2018 QUESTION:  So how close are you guys on the logistics for a second summit? SECRETARY POMPEO:  Pretty close. QUESTION:  Like, so an announcement should be — SECRETARY ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks With Yang Jiechi Before Their Meeting

10/08/2018 09:42 AM EDT Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Diaoyutai, Beijing October 8, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Director Yang, it’s good to see you. Thank you for hosting me today. I appreciate it. I look forward to a good conversation. As you said, there are many issues, places where we have disagreements, and it ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Before Their Meeting

10/08/2018 09:16 AM EDT Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Diaoyutai, Beijing October 8, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Foreign Minister Wang. Thank you for welcoming me to Beijing. I did indeed want to come here to have discussions (inaudible) the issues that you’ve characterized we have a fundamental disagreement. We have grave concerns ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Administration’s Policy Toward China

October 4, 2018 The Hudson Institute Washington, D.C. 11:07 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Ken, for that kind introduction. To the Members of the Board of Trustees, to Dr. Michael Pillsbury, to our distinguished guests, and to all of you who, true to your mission in this place, “think about the future in ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Administration’s Policy Toward China

October 4, 2018 REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE ON THE ADMINISTRATION’S POLICY TOWARD CHINA The Hudson Institute Washington, D.C. Over the course of the past two years, our President has forged a strong personal relationship with the President of the People’s Republic of China, and they’ve worked closely on issues of common interest, most importantly ...
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On the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

On the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting Special Briefing John J. Sullivan,  Deputy Secretary of State Robert Palladino,  Deputy Spokesperson Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, N.Y. September 27, 2018 MR PALLADINO: Thank you all for coming. We are privileged today to have with us the Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, who will be speaking ...
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On the Ministerial Meeting on Advancing Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace

Special Briefing John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Robert L. Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, NY September 28, 2018 MR PALLADINO: Thank you, again – all of you – for coming. Welcome today’s roundtable discussion. We are privileged ...
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Remarks at a Meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State With Members of the UN Security Council United Nations New York City September 27, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning. The 8,363rd meeting of the Security Council is called to order. The provisional agenda for this meeting is non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea. The agenda is adopted. In accordance with Rule ...
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Joint Statement on Trilateral Meeting of the Trade Ministers of the US, Japan, and the EU

Joint Statement on Trilateral Meeting of the Trade Ministers of the United States, Japan, and the European Union   Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative, and Mrs. Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, met in New York on 25 September 2018. Statement ...
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Remarks by President Trump at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Counterproliferation

United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 10:21 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. The 8,362nd meeting of the Security Council is called to order. The agenda for this meeting is: “Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.” The agenda is hereby adopted. I am honoured to be ...
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Remarks by President Trump to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly | New York, NY

United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 10:38 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Madam President, Mr. Secretary-General, world leaders, ambassadors, and distinguished delegates: One year ago, I stood before you for the first time in this grand hall. I addressed the threats facing our world, and I presented a vision to achieve a brighter future for ...
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International Efforts To Implement UN Security Council Resolutions on DPRK’s Illicit Shipping Activities

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 22, 2018 The United States welcomes coordination on international efforts to implement UN Security Council Resolutions on North Korea’s illicit shipping activities, which prohibit ship-to-ship transfers of any goods or items to or from North Korean vessels of any goods or items going to or coming ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks on the President’s Agenda at the UN General Assembly, New York

Americans expect the United States to assert bold leadership on the world stage that reflects our values.  And under President Trump, we are certainly leading from the front. This was clear from just the first meeting this morning, in which we issued a call for Global Action for the World Drug Problem, the scourge of ...
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Remarks by President Trump at “Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem” Event

United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 8:35 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you all for being here this morning. It is a great honor to address you on an issue that affects every nation across the globe: the world drug problem.  And a big problem it is. The scourge of drug addiction continues to ...
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Spokesperson Heather Nauert on the Administration’s UNGA Priorities

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC September 20, 2018 I thought I’d take a few moments to give you a sense of the administration’s priorities for this year’s UNGA, and they fall within five overarching themes. First among the priorities is addressing the global threat posed by weapons of mass destruction. That includes ...
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Secretary Pompeo Remarks to the Media, September 17, 2018

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC September 17, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. The United States anticipates processing up to 310,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Fiscal Year 2019. We propose resettling up to 30,000 refugees under the new refugee ceiling, as well as processing more than 280,000 asylum seekers. They ...
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USTR Finalizes Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Imports in Response to China’s Unfair Trade Practices

September 17, 2018 Washington, DC – As part of the United States’ continuing response to China’s theft of American intellectual property and forced transfer of American technology, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released a list of approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs.  ...
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Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mattis: Excerpts from Closing Remarks at the U.S.-India 2+2 Dialogue

SECRETARY POMPEO: This is my first trip to India as Secretary of State, and it is an honor to travel here for such an important and successful event. Later today, Secretary Mattis and I will meet with Prime Minister Modi. We look forward to discussing how best to advance the U.S.-India relationship, one that is ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Video Greeting for Eid al-Adha

 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Hi everyone, I’m Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  Today, I would like to wish all Muslims a blessed Eid Al Adha to mark the end of the Hajj pilgrimage. This is a time of reflection and prayer, when Muslims around the world come together with friends and family in the spirit of ...
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Statement from the U.S. Mission to the UN on North Korea Sanctions Actions at the UN

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2018 Statement from the U.S. Mission to the UN on North Korea Sanctions Actions at the UN The U.S. Mission to the United Nations submitted a list of designation proposals today to the UN Security Council’s 1718 ...
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Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action

Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released the following statement regarding further action under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974: “On June 18, the President directed me to identify $200 billion worth of Chinese goods for additional tariffs at a rate of 10 percent, in response to China’s decision to cause ...
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Remarks on “America’s Indo-Pacific Economic Vision”

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Indo-Pacific Business Forum U.S. Chamber of Commerce Washington, DC July 30, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. It’s great to be with you. Thank you, Tom, for the kind introduction. Thanks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for having me here and hosting this important Indo-Pacific Business Forum as ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: Religious persecution in Iran, China must end now

Around the world, adherents from innumerable faith backgrounds suffer similar violations of their most fundamental human rights. Earlier this year, the State Department hosted six United States-based Uighur journalists with Radio Free Asia’s Uighur Service. Their reporting indicates that Chinese authorities are likely detaining, at least, hundreds of thousands of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in internment camps in Xinjiang.  ...
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Remarks With Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State UN Headquarters New York City July 20, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. First I want to commend my good friend Ambassador Haley and her excellent team here at the United Nations. Her leadership in advancing American interest on North Korea and many other issues has been evident here ...
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Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            July 10, 2018 Contact: USTR Public & Media Affairs media@ustr.eop.gov Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released the following statement regarding action under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974: “On Friday, in response to unfair ...
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Remarks at the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC June 28, 2018 MS JOHNSTONE: Hello, and welcome to the Department of State. My name is Kari Johnstone and I’m the acting director for the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Thank you all for joining us today to mark the release ...
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As demand and deaths increase, US and China cooperate on opioid addiction treatment

Published June 26, 2018 at 6:09 PM Updated June 26, 2018 at 6:10 PM The U.S. and China are highlighting their efforts to fight the opioid epidemic together, as they mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. “Cooperation on combatting the flow of illicit opioids is one of the true bright spots ...
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My first year as US Ambassador

By Terry Branstad Source:Global Times Published: 2018/6/27 23:23:40 It was one year ago today that I began my service as US Ambassador to China. It is also the week before which our nation celebrates its birth. In my first year as US Ambassador to China I have gained a greater appreciation of two things: the ...
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U.S. Embassy’s Message Celebrating the LGBTI Pride Month

People around the world celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride this Month.  Here in China, American diplomats celebrate Pride Month with friends and colleagues, taking advantage of the chance to recognize the value society gains from each member of society. It is important that each member of our community—of all communities—feel free ...
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International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Ambassador Terry Branstad June 26 marks International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, one of the most pressing public health challenges facing the world today is drug use, production and trafficking. And next month will be the 233rd birthday of Commissioner Lin Zexu, who spearheaded Qing Dynasty’s campaign to suppress opium. Fortunately, this is ...
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Remarks at the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center Oxon Hill, Maryland June 22, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, good morning, everyone. I’m not going to do all 31 flavors for you as they’re not in my prepared remarks. Frankly, I learned a lot actually from that job working scooping ice cream, things ...
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Remarks on America’s Economic Revival

Remarks Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Detroit Economic Club Detroit, Michigan June 18, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thanks, Gerry, and thanks to the Detroit Economic Club for hosting me. It’s great to be with you. The whole Twitter thing up there makes me really nervous. (Laughter.) And to be – to have my name mentioned ...
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Statement from the President Regarding Trade with China

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2018 Statement from the President Regarding Trade with China On Friday, I announced plans for tariffs on $50 billion worth of imports from China.  These tariffs are being imposed to encourage China to change the unfair practices identified in the Section 301 ...
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Statement by the President Regarding Trade with China

  FOREIGN POLICY Issued on: June 15, 2018 My great friendship with President Xi of China and our country’s relationship with China are both very important to me.  Trade between our nations, however, has been very unfair, for a very long time.  This situation is no longer sustainable.  China has, for example, long been engaging in several unfair ...
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Statement by Secretary of State Pompeo on the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 14, 2018 On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, I extend my best wishes to our Muslim friends and partners celebrating Eid al-Fitr. This holiday marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting, charity, compassion, and reflection. Eid al-Fitr reminds all of us ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings with Chinese Officials

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT June 14, 2018 Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings with Chinese Officials including President Xi Jinping, Politburo Member Yang Jiechi, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: On his first trip to China as U.S. Secretary of State, ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese President Xi Jinping Opening Remarks

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release REMARKS June 14, 2018 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo And Chinese President Xi Jinping Opening Remarks June 14, 2018 Beijing, China PRESIDENT XI:  (Via interpreter.)  Secretary Pompeo, it is, indeed, with great pleasure that I welcome you to China on this trip.  I understand that ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo And Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo And Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi June 14, 2018 Beijing, China STATE COUNCILOR YANG:  (Via interpreter)  Welcome to China.  It will be a great pleasure to meet you.  We spoke on the phone on 5th of May, and I was greatly impressed by the constructive approach to the China-U.S. relationship. ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a Press Availability

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release REMARKS June 14, 2018 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo And Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi At a Press Availability June 14, 2018 Beijing, China MODERATOR:  (Inaudible.)  We welcome you to (inaudible) press conference, (inaudible). STATE COUNCILOR WANG:  (In Chinese.) MODERATOR:  (In Chinese.) ...
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Remarks by Secretary Pompeo and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Before their Meeting

June 14, 2018 STATE COUNCILOR WANG:  (In Chinese.) SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you.  Thank you for being such a gracious host.  It is wonderful to see you again after your visit to Washington where we had a chance to spend some time together.  I’m thrilled to be here for my first time as Secretary of State.  ...
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Press Availability With Korean Foreign Minister and Japanese Foreign Minister

MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, we would like to now begin the Korea, U.S., and Japan Foreign Ministers Meeting joint press conference. Today, we have been joined by the Minister Kang Kyung-wha, the Secretary Pompeo, and Foreign Minister Kono. They will speak for five minutes. And as was consulted previously, Minister Kang is going to speak in ...
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Press Conference by President Trump

Press Conference by President Trump   FOREIGN POLICY  Issued on: June 12, 2018 Capella Hotel Singapore 4:15 P.M. SGT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much, everybody.  We appreciate it.  We’re getting ready to go back.  We had a tremendous 24 hours.  We’ve had a tremendous three months, actually, because this has been going on for quite a while.  ...
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Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un

STATEMENTS & RELEASES Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit     FOREIGN POLICY  Issued on: June 12, 2018 President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the ...
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Statement Regarding the Summit Between the United States and North Korea

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2018 Statement Regarding the Summit Between the United States and North Korea The discussions between the United States and North Korea are ongoing and have moved more quickly than expected. President Donald J. Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong ...
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Remarks by Secretary Mattis at Plenary Session of the 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis; John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS June 2, 2018 JOHN CHIPMAN:  Ministers, members of houses of parliament, delegates, welcome to the opening plenary of the 17th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue. We have a very full program before us this morning, and so I’m delighted to be able to open ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: 29th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 3, 2018 On the 29th anniversary of the violent suppression of peaceful demonstrations in and around Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, we remember the tragic loss of innocent lives. As Liu Xiaobo wrote in his 2010 Nobel Peace Prize speech, delivered in absentia, “the ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a Press Availability

REMARKS May 31, 2018 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a Press Availability   Lotte Palace Hotel Spellman Room New York, New York SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good afternoon, everyone.  As you know, in addition to my meeting with Vice Chairman Kim Yong-chol, we have teams in Singapore and at the DMZ working with their North Korean ...
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Recommendations to the President on Securing America’s Cyber Interests and Deterring Cyber Threats

Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 31, 2018 As a highly connected nation, the United States depends on the open, interoperable, reliable, and secure global Internet. Through its diplomatic efforts, international engagement, and coordination on behalf of the U.S. government, the U.S. Department of State advances U.S. objectives in cyberspace to ensure that ...
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Secretary of Defense Mattis, Remarks at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Change of Command Ceremony

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis May 30, 2018 America’s National Defense Strategy is a roadmap for the American military and it acknowledges this reality, taking a clear-eyed look at the world as it is, not how we would wish it to be. Our 2018 National Defense Strategy is the first of its kind in ...
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Ambassador-at-Large Brownback‘s Remarks on the Release of the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. May 29, 2018 EXCERPTS OF ON-THE-RECORD-BRIEFING Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback On the Release of the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom AMBASSADOR BROWNBACK:  I want to thank Secretary Pompeo.  I’m grateful to him, to President Trump, Vice President Pence, the administration ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks on the Release of the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. May 29, 2018 Good morning, everyone.  It is my great privilege to join you this morning and to release the 2017 International Religious Freedom Report.  This report is a testament to the United States’ historic role in preserving and advocating for religious freedom around the ...
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Strengthening American Diplomacy: Reviewing the State Department’s Budget, Operations, and Policy Priorities

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you, Chairman Royce, thank you Ranking Member Engel. It’s good to see you both again. And thank you distinguished members of the committee that I had the privilege to serve with. It is great to be back. And I appreciate the opportunity to discuss the 2019 budget request for the State ...
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Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi at a Press Availability

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon. I’m pleased today to host State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi here in Washington for my first meeting with [1]  the Secretary of State. Thank you. It’s wonderful to see you. As you know, the President and this administration is committed to a constructive, results-oriented relationship with China, and I am glad ...
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Heather Nauert Statement On The Conviction Of Tashi Wangchuk

 STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON May 22, 2018 Conviction of Tashi Wangchuk We are deeply disappointed that the Chinese government convicted Tashi Wangchuk, an advocate for Tibetan language education, on the charge of “inciting separatism” for exercising his fundamental freedom of expression in calling on the government to give greater attention and resources to teach the ...
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After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy

Mike Pompeo Secretary of State The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC May 21, 2018 MS JAMES: Good morning. (Applause.) Welcome to the Heritage Foundation. My name is Kay James and I have the honor of being the president here. It is a pleasure and honor to welcome our distinguished guest, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, back to ...
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Remarks by Knox Thames Special Advisor for Religious Minorities at the International Muslim Communities Congress

Statement by Knox Thames Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South/Central Asia U.S. Department of State The Future of Muslim Minorities: Opportunities and Challenges Abu Dhabi, UAE May 7-8, 2018 Promoting and protecting religious minorities is a foundational tenet of the United States, established in our constitution domestically and mandated in ...
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Ambassador Branstad’s Statement On the 10th Anniversary of Sichuan Earthquake

Ten years ago, Sichuan was struck by a powerful earthquake which unleashed devastation throughout the region and claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 people, many of them children. Tragedies like this remind us all of our shared humanity, and people throughout America mourned the victims, prayed for survivors, and sent relief supplies and assistance. In ...
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Remarks by President Trump At Arrival Of Americans Detained In North Korea

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________           For Immediate Release May 10, 2018 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AT ARRIVAL OF AMERICANS DETAINED IN NORTH KOREA Joint Base Andrews Prince George’s County, Maryland 3:02 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  This is a great honor.  Hopefully everything is going to work out at the highest ...
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Remarks by President Trump on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

FOREIGN POLICY Issued on: May 8, 2018 Diplomatic Reception Room 2:13 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans:  Today, I want to update the world on our efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The Iranian regime is the leading state sponsor of terror.  It exports dangerous missiles, fuels conflicts across the Middle East, and supports ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on China’s Political Correctness 

Statement from the Press Secretary on China’s Political Correctness President Donald J. Trump ran against political correctness in the United States. He will stand up for Americans resisting efforts by the Chinese Communist Party to impose Chinese political correctness on American companies and citizens. On April 25, the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration sent a letter ...
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