U.S. Department Of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
September 27, 2018
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met this morning with UN Secretary-General Guterres and his British, Chinese, French, and Russian counterparts as Permanent Members of the UN Security Council. Secretary Pompeo emphasized the importance of working together to address pressing global challenges.
Secretary Pompeo emphasized the need to fully implement UN Security Council resolutions in order to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea. He also pressed for the re-imposition of sanctions to pressure Iran to change its malign behavior, which continues to threaten regional and global stability. Secretary Pompeo expressed support for a UN-led political process to end the conflict in Syria, consistent with UN Security Council Resolution 2254, and pressed other Permanent Members of the Security Council to support the UN-led political processes in Libya and Yemen.