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2018-10-23

Presidential Proclamation on United Nations Day, 2018

On United Nations Day, we recognize the many ways the United Nations has contributed to peace and security among nations.

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo – Remarks to the Press

I want to start off by offering a somber commemoration. Thirty-five years ago today, a Hizballah terrorist, trained by the Iranian regime, drove a truck packed with explosives into the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 241 Marines, sailors, and soldiers. We will never forget that cowardly act of terrorism or the heroes who came in peace and gave their lives that day.


Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Martin Griffiths

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today in Washington D.C. with UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

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U.S. Assistance Enabling Iraq’s Yezidis to Return Safely to their Ancestral Homelands

Salwa and her family fled the Yezidi village of Khinsor for the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) in 2014 to escape the savage wrath of ISIS, which was slaughtering and kidnapping thousands of Yezidis as the group swept across Iraq’s Ninewa Province. Salwa’s car broke down shortly after she and her family escaped Khinsor, forcing them to walk for over a day with their worldly possessions strapped to their backs before reaching safe haven in the IKR.

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2018-10-22

Statement by Heather Nauert – Cameroon’s Presidential Election Results

The United States congratulates the people of Cameroon for largely peaceful elections on October 7. We urge all parties – including the government – to respect the rule of law, resolve peacefully any disputes through established legal channels, and avoid hate speech.

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Assistant Secretary Nagy Travels to the United Kingdom, France, Togo, Guinea, Mali, and Nigeria

Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs Tibor P. Nagy will travel to the United Kingdom, France, Togo, Guinea, Mali, and Nigeria October 29 - November 10.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with UN Special Envoy for Syria

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and discussed the Special Envoy’s progress on convening a constitutional committee.

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2018-10-21

Statement by Secretary Pompeo – Migrant Caravan

The United States is closely following the migrant caravan, in which thousands of migrants from Honduras and other countries continue to make a dangerous journey through Guatemala and into Mexico. Many migrants are attempting to transit these countries and in the process are violating their sovereignty, their laws, and their procedures.

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2018-10-20

Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray

Secretary Pompeo met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray yesterday in Mexico City.

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2018-10-19

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Wells Travels to Bangladesh

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will travel to Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October 20-23.


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