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2018-08-16

On-The-Record Briefing – Director of Policy Planning Brian Hook On the Creation of the Iran Action Group

MR HOOK:  I’d like to thank the Secretary.  In May, the Secretary announced our new Iran strategy to protect America’s national security, the security of our allies and partners, and to promote a brighter future for the Iranian people. 


Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Safadi discussed regional developments.

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Statement By Heather Nauert – U.S. Welcomes Saudi Contribution for Stabilization Efforts in Syria

The United States applauds today’s announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of its generous contribution of $100 million for ongoing, Coalition-supported stabilization efforts in areas liberated from ISIS in Syria.

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2018-08-15

Statement by Heather Nauert – Attempts To Deny the Srebrenica Genocide

International courts have concluded that genocide occurred in Srebrenica in 1995. The Republika Srpska Government’s adoption of the 2004 report on the Srebrenica genocide was an important step in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s reconciliation and in facing the difficult facts of the past.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid

On Tuesday, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid.  The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Kuwait’s strong partnership and longtime friendship with the United States.

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Department Press Briefing – August 15, 2018

MS NAUERT: Good afternoon, everybody. I'm not going to say who it was. A couple announcements to bring in, starting out with a very serious topic, and that is the suicide attack that took place in Afghanistan.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura 

At Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s invitation, he and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura met privately today in Washington.  They discussed UN progress on forming a constitutional committee. 


2018-08-14

Secretary Pompeo’s Calls With Iraq’s Prime Minister Abadi and Iraqi Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Barzani

Secretary Pompeo spoke with Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al Abadi and Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government. The Secretary expressed appreciation for the two leaders' progress in resolving outstanding Baghdad-Erbil issues according to the Iraqi constitution's framework for dialogue.

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Remarks on Recent Russian Space Activities of Concern

Mr. President, I would like to bring to the attention of this body a matter related to outer space that is of great concern to my government and that relates to space security.

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Department Press Briefing – August 14, 2018

QUESTION: Okay. I want to ask you about a phone call the Secretary had yesterday with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. They seemed - the readout of the call mentioned several topics, but it didn't say specifically whether the Secretary had raised with the Crown Prince the attack in Yemen, for which - that we talked about last week, which the death toll of children has now risen to, I believe, 50, nor did it mention the whole dispute between the Saudis and Canada.

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