PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: Secretary Pompeo, our wonderful friend Mike, it’s good to see you back in Jerusalem. I counted and I think we’ve – this is our 12th meeting since you became Secretary of State. This doesn’t include dozens and dozens of telephone calls. We have met here in Jerusalem and in Washington and in so many places in between, but every meeting was characterized by that same powerful alliance of values that has informed your activity and the activity of the Trump administration that cements even further the historic American-Israeli alliance. I want to thank you, I want to thank the President, for all that you’ve done for Israel’s security and everything you’re doing to solidify this friendship.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Israel.
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab today in Jerusalem, Israel.
During his August 24 visit to Vilnius, Lithuania, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun met with Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis, and other officials to discuss the situation in Belarus, countering threats posed by Russia and the People’s Republic of China, and the promotion of human rights and democracy. The Deputy Secretary reaffirmed the long-standing U.S.-Lithuania friendship and our nations’ shared commitment to security, economic, and global interests.
On behalf of the United States government and the American people, I send my congratulations to the people of Ukraine on the 29th anniversary of your nation’s independence.
Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun will travel to Vilnius, Lithuania; Moscow, Russia; Kyiv, Ukraine August 24–27 to meet with senior government leaders to discuss a range of regional and international issues.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Israel, Sudan, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates August 23-28. He will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem to discuss regional security issues related to Iran’s malicious influence, establishing and deepening Israel’s relationships in the region, as well as cooperation in protecting the U.S. and Israeli economies from malign investors.
Friday, August 21 marks the annual Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. To both remember and honor these victims, today the U.S. Department of State is announcing visa restrictions on 14 Iranian individuals for their involvement in gross violations of human rights on behalf of the Iranian regime, the world’s leading state sponsor of terror. This action is taken pursuant to Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations,
On this third annual International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, the United States stands with the victims of terrorism and their families. The pain and suffering caused by terrorism is a heavy burden that the American people know all too well.
Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Ambassador James Jeffrey, joined by Special Envoy for Syria Joel Rayburn, will travel to Geneva, Istanbul, and Ankara from August 22-28.