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2019-06-25

Secretary Pompeo Convenes Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

From July 16-18, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will convene the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Advancing international religious freedom for all remains one of the defining challenges of the 21st century and is a top foreign policy priority of this administration.


2019-06-24

Joint Statement on U.S.-Chile High-Level Dialogue

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Chile on the occasion of the June 24, 2019 U.S.-Chile High-Level Dialogue.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Secretary and the Crown Prince discussed the heightened tensions in the region and the need for more robust maritime security in order to promote freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz.

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Houthi Attack on Abha Airport

Yesterday, Iran-backed Houthi rebels launched a drone attack on the Abha airport in Saudi Arabia for the second time in less than two weeks. Initial reports suggest one person was killed and twenty-one were wounded. These Iranian-backed attacks are unacceptable, and all the more reprehensible given that they targeted innocent civilians. They also put Americans living, working, and transiting through Saudi Arabia at risk.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Executive Order to Impose Sanctions on the Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran

Today, the White House issued an Executive Order sanctioning the Supreme Leader’s Office and authorizing further sanctions on those associated with it. This action was taken as part of the Administration’s maximum pressure campaign against the Iranian regime, which has engaged in 40 years of terror and aggression against the United States and our allies. Most recently, it targeted a U.S. unmanned aircraft and executed attacks on international shipping.


Press Briefing with Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President

Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the U.S. International Media Hub in London. I’d like to welcome our participants dialing in and thank you all for joining this discussion.

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Treasury Targets Senior IRGC Commanders Behind Iran’s Destructive and Destabilizing Activities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today against eight senior commanders of Navy, Aerospace, and Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

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Press Briefing with Brian Hook, U.S. Special Representative for Iran

Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the U.S. European Media Hub in Brussels. I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from around the world and thank all of you for joining this discussion.

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Remarks at a Press Availability Following Closed UN Security Council Consultations on Iran

Good afternoon. I just finished briefing the Security Council on additional information we’ve uncovered through our investigation into the oil-tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman. The information I shared is the result of close interagency coordination within the U.S. government, as well as ongoing cooperation with our allies and partners. I explained our investigation into the attacks is ongoing, and we will continue to share information with the Security Council as it becomes available.

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