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2020-02-21

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman Al Saud

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman Al Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia yesterday. Secretary Pompeo and the Deputy Minister discussed the continued threat posed by the Iranian regime and the United States’ commitment to work with Saudi Arabia to face these threats.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Saudi King Salman

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Secretary Pompeo and King Salman noted the strong and enduring 75-year partnership between Saudi Arabia and the United States.


Next Steps Toward a U.S. Agreement with the Taliban

The United States and the Taliban have been engaged in extensive talks to facilitate a political settlement to end the war in Afghanistan, reduce United States and Allied Forces presence, and ensure that no terrorist group ever uses Afghan soil to threaten the United States or our allies.


The United States Condemns Russian Cyber Attack Against the Country of Georgia

On October 28, 2019, the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Main Center for Special Technologies (GTsST, also known as Unit 74455 and Sandworm) carried out a widespread disruptive cyber attack against the country of Georgia.

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United States Commends FATF for Re-imposition of Countermeasures on Iran

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State
The United States commends the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)’s February 21st call for all jurisdictions to swiftly enact effective countermeasures to protect the international financial system from the terrorist financing threats emanating from Iran.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Omani Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al Said

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Omani Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al Said in Muscat, Oman. 

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

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The United States and Oman: Reinforcing Our Friendship and Strategic Partnership

Sultan Qaboos was a revered leader and a friend to all nations. The United States deeply valued His Majesty’s strong partnership in promoting regional stability and security. We honor his legacy and remain committed to our strong partnership and friendship with Oman.

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2020-02-20

Briefing With Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook

MR BROWN: I really mean it, truly. (Laughter.) Joining us today is our Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook. He’s here to talk about, as he had in the past, Iran’s malign behavior and our efforts to deter it. He’ll start off with some brief remarks and then take your questions.


Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Ambassador John Abizaid Remarks to the Traveling Press

MS ORTAGUS: Okay. The Secretary and the Ambassador are going to give some remarks, and we have a little bit of time for questions. We are tight. We’ll try to get to everybody, but please raise your hands. Let’s keep it orderly.

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