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Briefing With Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook On Depriving Iran of the Weapons of War

MS ORTAGUS: Thank you. Happy Thursday afternoon, everybody. We will have an on-the-record briefing today. Per usual, this is embargoed until the end of the call, please. As Secretary Pompeo indicated yesterday, the United States is firm in its position that come October of this year the Iranian regime will not be able to buy convention weapons from Russia, China, or anywhere else.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At a Press Availability

SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, good morning, everyone. How are you all doing today? You’re all safe, healthy, good? I want to send my condolences first of all to the Americans and people all around the world who have suffered from the loss of loved ones because of this horrible virus.

Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria (via VTC)

Thank you, Mr. President, and first of all, I would like to express my condolences for this horrific massacre of dozens of civilians, including 11 children in the Afrin market, and all I can say is thank God for the White Helmets and the first responders there. Mark, thank you so much for your informative briefing,

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Proclamation on Jewish American Heritage Month, 2020

In 1654, the first Jewish settlers arrived in New Amsterdam, present day New York City, seeking the freedom to practice their faith.  In the centuries since, Jewish Americans have contributed in countless ways to our country’s culture and character.

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The United States’ Concern with the Southern Transitional Council’s Announcement of “Self-Rule” in Southern Yemen

The United States is concerned with the recent actions of Yemen’s Southern Transitional Council (STC), including what the STC calls an announcement of “self-rule.” Such unilateral actions only exacerbate instability in Yemen.

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Terrorist Attack in Afrin, Syria

The United States condemns the act of terror carried out today in Afrin, Syria, claiming the lives of dozens of people shopping in the central market as they prepared to break the Ramadan fast.

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Youth, Peace, and Security (via VTC)

Thank you, José, and thank you for hosting this very important issue today. Thank you, Secretary-General Guterres, for your presentation and for your report on such an important issue. I know I’m not alone in saying that our future truly does rest in the hands of our young people, and that we must do everything in our power to remove the obstacles that limit their meaningful participation in public life.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Omani Sultan Haitham

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Omani Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al Said. Secretary Pompeo and Sultan Haitham discussed U.S. and Omani efforts to contain and mitigate COVID-19.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with French Foreign Minister Le Drian

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss cooperation on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Secretary Pompeo stressed the United States’ steadfast commitment to the Transatlantic relationship and solidarity at NATO.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Interim President of Venezuela Guaidó

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Venezuela’s interim President Juan Guaidó where he affirmed, the United States’ continued support for his and the democratically elected National Assembly’s efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela.

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