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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with new Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud. Secretary Pompeo congratulated Foreign Minister Al Saud on his new appointment.

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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

In far too many places around the world, journalists are killed, tortured, jailed, and harassed for reporting that exposes the abuses of corrupt regimes, undermines the work of terrorist and criminal organizations, gives voice to overlooked communities, and counters disinformation.

Situation In Iraq

The United States welcomes any serious efforts made by the Government of Iraq to address the ongoing problems in Iraqi society. The Government of Iraq should listen to the legitimate demands made by the Iraqi people who have taken to the streets to have their voices heard.

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Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020

President Trump signed the Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020, following consultations with Congress conducted by the State Department, along with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services. Our Departments will work closely to implement the President’s program, which provides for the resettlement of up to 18,000 refugees in the United States this fiscal year.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Germany

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Germany from November 6-8 to underscore important bilateral relationships, meet with key leaders, and commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Counterterrorism Coordinator Ambassador Nathan Sales On the Release of the Country Reports on Terrorism 2018

MS ORTAGUS:  Happy Friday.  Good afternoon.  Okay.  The State Department is releasing its Annual Country Reports on Terrorism, which describes the global counterterrorism landscape in 2017 and fulfills a congressional mandate. 

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40th Anniversary of the U.S. Embassy Takeover in Tehran

On Monday, November 4, 2019, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will host an event honoring the service and sacrifice of the former hostages on the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran.

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Human Smuggler Indicted On U.S. Charges And Arrested As Part Of Brazilian Takedown Of Significant Alien Smugglers

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, extensive coordination and cooperation efforts between United States and Brazilian law enforcement authorities culminated in the Brazil Federal Police (DPF) conducting a significant enforcement operation to disrupt and dismantle a transnational alien smuggling organization, including the arrest on Brazilian charges of an alleged alien smuggler who has also been indicted in the United States. The alien smugglers targeted in this operation are alleged to be responsible for the illicit smuggling of scores of individuals from South Asia and elsewhere, into Brazil, and ultimately to the United States.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the 20th Anniversary of the Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) Ceremony

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Manisha. Thanks, everybody.
Good afternoon. The – talking about my old days in the private sector brings – like, there’s things I miss in the world. (Laughter.)

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