Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to discuss the importance of recent developments in the U.S.-Turkish bilateral relationship. The Secretary restated his concerns regarding Turkey’s continued unjust detention of U.S. citizens and locally employed staff, including NASA scientist Serkan Golge.
The Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, also known as the INF Treaty, required the destruction of U.S. and Soviet ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles (“GLBMs” and “GLCMs”) with a range capability between 500 and 5,500 kilometers, and their associated launchers, support structures, and equipment, within three years after the Treaty entered into force in 1988.
While this Council remains focused on the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, it ignores other very serious conflicts in the Middle East. One has in recent months come to the doorstep of Europe and the United States.
Today, the United States, in coordination with the UN Security Council’s Libya Sanctions Committee, imposed financial sanctions on Libyan militia leader Salah Badi (Badi).
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Oman’s longtime friendship and strategic partnership with the United States, as well as Oman’s engagement on the region’s most challenging issues.
The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Ukraine on the occasion of the 2018 U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new education policy to guide the Agency's investments in international education. This new policy will focus resources on programs that produce measurable learning outcomes for students.
MS NAUERT: Okay. A couple announcements to bring you before I take your questions.
First, I’d like to address a meeting that I was able to have yesterday with some incredible women who are from the Committee to Protect Journalists. They were the winners of the International Press Freedom Award and they joined me here at the State Department yesterday to share some of their stories.
The annual United Nations resolution entitled “The Occupied Syrian Golan” is scheduled for a vote on Friday, November 16. In previous years, the United States has abstained from voting on this resolution.
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Saud al-Qahtani, his subordinate Maher Mutreb, Saudi Consul General Mohammed Alotaibi, and 14 other members of an operations team for having a role in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.