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2020-06-04

Statement from the Press Secretary Commemorating the 31st Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

The American people reflect on the courage and optimism of the hundreds of thousands of Chinese citizens who gathered peacefully 31 years ago in Beijing and throughout China to protest widespread official corruption and demand a greater say in the governance of their country.

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DFC Approves $1 Billion of Investments in Global Development

Projects support developing countries reeling from COVID-19 and include first transactions using equity and technical assistance

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Joint Communique by Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Small Group

At the invitation of Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio and U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, the Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS Small Group met virtually today to reaffirm our shared determination to continue the fight against Daesh/ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and to create conditions for an enduring defeat of the terrorist group, which remains the Coalition’s sole purpose, through a comprehensive, multifaceted effort.


Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Foreign Minister Di Maio. Luigi, I appreciate it. We are praying for your country also to continue a swift and steady recovery from the coronavirus.


New Nasdaq Restrictions Affecting Listing of Chinese Companies

The Trump Administration is committed to ensuring that all American businesses and investors can operate on a level playing field with the rest of the world.


Digital Briefing on USAID’s Ongoing Development Priorities and COVID-19 Assistance Response in Africa

Moderator:  Good afternoon to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Africa Regional Media Hub.  I would like to welcome our participants from across the continent and thank all of you for taking part in this discussion.

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Release of Michael White

We are bringing another American home. Michael White, a U.S. Navy veteran who has been wrongfully jailed in Iran for nearly two years, has been released. He is now on his way back to the United States, where we look forward to reuniting him with his family. I commend U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook for negotiating Mr. White’s release with the Iranians. I thank the Swiss government and the work of our diplomats for facilitating this successful diplomacy.


Fulfilling the President’s Generous Commitment to Provide Critical Medical Supplies Across the Globe

The United States has been the largest contributor to global health security and humanitarian assistance for more than a half century, saving lives all over the planet.


Special Briefing via Telephone with Richard Norland, U.S. Ambassador to Libya

Moderator:  Good morning and good afternoon to everyone from the Department of State’s Dubai Regional Hub.  I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from the United States and around the world for this on-the-record press briefing with U.S. Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland. 

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Remarks at International Women of Courage Honorary Awards Ceremony: Tiananmen Mothers

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE KELLEY CURRIE: Today is a solemn day in China. Thirty-one years ago, at this very hour, troops of the People’s Liberation Army began to clear peaceful protests from Tiananmen Square, using machine guns and tanks, massacring unknown numbers.

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