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2017-10-26

President Donald J. Trump is Taking Action on Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

“The best way to prevent drug addiction and overdose is to prevent people from abusing drugs in the first place. If they don’t start, they won't have a problem.” – President Donald J. Trump


In Recognition of Intersex Awareness Day

We recognize that intersex persons face violence, discrimination, harassment, and persecution on account of their sex characteristics. At a young age, intersex persons routinely face forced medical surgeries without free or informed consent.

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On-The- Record- Briefing Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Scott Busby On the Release of the Report on Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea

MS NAUERT: Next, I would like to introduce you to one of the – our other deputy assistant secretaries. Come on up here. This is Scott Busby. Scott works for our DRL Bureau, which is Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.


Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the Release of a Report on Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

The findings issued today by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and United Nations’ Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) have concluded that the Assad regime used chemical weapons on over 100 innocent civilians using the poison gas sarin in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, on April 4, 2017.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson At a Press Availability in Geneva, Switzerland

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, obviously this has been a – although a number of days, not a long trip, but it’s been a lengthy trip in terms of the number of stops. And so I have a number of, I think, observations I want to offer you. So I’ve put them down on paper here so I don’t overlook some things. So I’m going to go through that and then welcome your questions at that point.


2017-10-25

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson And Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj At a Press Availability

India and the United States have had close relations now for more than 70 years and we are natural allies, in the words of Prime Minister Modi. We are grateful for his friendship and his vision of a closer U.S.-India relationship and a vision we certainly share. The United States supports India’s emergence as a leading power and will continue to contribute to Indian capabilities to provide security throughout the region. In this regard, we are willing and able to provide India advanced technologies for its military modernization efforts. This includes ambitious offers from American industry for F-16 and F-18 fighter planes. I’m grateful to my friend and colleague, Secretary of Defense Mattis, that he was able to visit India last month, and he and I both look forward to the inaugural 2+2 dialogue early next year.

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Kenya Elections

The United States urges all Kenyans to remain calm, reject violence, and uphold the principles of their Constitution in the election scheduled for tomorrow.

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Remarks of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Future Investment Initiative Conference

I am here in Saudi Arabia to commemorate the opening of the new Terrorist Financing Targeting Center. The Memorandum of Understanding establishing the intent to create the Center was signed during President Trump’s first international trip andthe creation of this Center is a major step forward in our ability to disrupt the finances and operations of terrorist organizations.

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USAID ANNOUNCES $6.3 MILLION IN AWARDS TO BOLSTER SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA’S OFF-GRID ENERGY SECTOR

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will advance off-grid energy solutions in sub-Saharan Africa through several new awards announced today at the Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa Conference in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The awards provide capital to companies engaged in household solar-systems and micro-grids to expand operations, scale innovations, test new business models, and finance new rural-electrification connections to millions of people.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson And Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj At a Press Availability

India and the United States have had close relations now for more than 70 years and we are natural allies, in the words of Prime Minister Modi. We are grateful for his friendship and his vision of a closer U.S.-India relationship and a vision we certainly share. The United States supports India’s emergence as a leading power and will continue to contribute to Indian capabilities to provide security throughout the region. In this regard, we are willing and able to provide India advanced technologies for its military modernization efforts. This includes ambitious offers from American industry for F-16 and F-18 fighter planes. I’m grateful to my friend and colleague, Secretary of Defense Mattis, that he was able to visit India last month, and he and I both look forward to the inaugural 2+2 dialogue early next year.


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