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2018-05-29

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the Release of the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

MS NAUERT: Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the State Department. Thank you for coming in so early this morning for the unveiling of the International Religious Freedom Report.


Syria Has Neither the Credibility nor the Moral Authority to Assume the Presidency of the CD

Today marks a sad and shameful day in the history of this body. Simply put, it is a travesty that the Syrian regime – which continues to indiscriminately slaughter its own people with weapons banned by the Chemical Weapons Convention – should presume to preside over this body.

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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 for their effort in defending religious freedom. As he announced and stated, it's a top priority of this administration.


Addressing the Challenge of Returning Families of Foreign Terrorist Fighters – Workshop Held in Madrid, Spain

The United States and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, under the auspices of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), held the third and final regionally-focused workshop of the Initiative on Addressing the Challenge of Returning Families of Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Madrid, Spain on May 28-29, 2018.

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Press Release – Ambassador Haley on the Commemoration of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers

On the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, the international community honors the more than 1 million peacekeepers who have served under the UN flag and risked their lives to protect civilians and promote peace.

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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks this afternoon at a UN Security Council briefing on Ukraine.

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Press Release – The United States Calls for Emergency UN Security Council Meeting on Attacks against Israel

This afternoon, the United States called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the latest attacks on Israel out of the Gaza Strip by Hamas and other militants. We expect the meeting to take place tomorrow afternoon.

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Press Release – Ambassador Haley on Syria Assuming the Presidency of the Conference on Disarmament

For the next four weeks, Syria will hold the rotating presidency of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. The United States would have attempted to block Syria’s presidency, but the rules of the Conference on Disarmament prevented us from doing so.


Commemoration of International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Today, on the annual International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, we mark 70 years of UN peacekeeping, and the service and sacrifice of thousands of uniformed and civilian personnel.

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2018-05-25

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo With Setareh Sieg of Voice of America Persian Service

SECRETARY POMPEO: I think it’s both. It’s something that the President has viewed as a serious threat to Middle East stability and therefore to American national security and also looks at the place that the Iranian people find themselves, and he thinks it’s a place America can help make a difference.


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