The United States is deeply concerned about the vulnerability of the North Korean people to a coronavirus outbreak.
Acting Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip T. Reeker will travel to Munich, Germany; Paris, France; and Brussels, Belgium February 14–21.
I am outraged that High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet published a database of companies operating in Israeli-controlled territories.
SECRETARY POMPEO: Look, I know you all got briefings of the substance of this trip, what we’re trying to accomplish in each of the places we’re going. We’re going to start with some meetings tomorrow, and then a set of remarks in the morning on Saturday morning in Munich, where we’ll talk about the West and the West’s role in the world.
Question: You have done with all your meetings with Turkish officials, and we know that it is a mess, a [loop]. We wonder, did you offer anything to Turkish officials which might change, a game-changer recommendation?
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud in Washington, D.C. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Al Saud discussed bilateral and regional issues of mutual concern, including the continued need to counter the Iranian regime’s destabilizing behavior.
The United States calls on Iran to fulfill its commitments to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and adhere to the FATF’s anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism standards that protect the international financial system from illicit finance. Iran should be treated like any other nation. Nearly every country in the world has adopted these standards.
AMBASSADOR CURRIE: Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the United States Department of State. My name is Kelley Currie. I am the ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues here at the department. We are honored and delighted to have leaders from across the U.S. Government here in attendance for the inaugural meeting of the interagency steering committee of the White House’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative.
The Iranian regime uses satellite launches to develop its ballistic missile capabilities. The technologies used to launch satellites into orbit are virtually identical and interchangeable with those used in longer range systems, including intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The first duty of the federal government is to keep our citizens safe. Since the United States first became aware on Dec. 30 of what has become known as the novel coronavirus, America’s public health officials have closely monitored the situation, worked to understand the virus and taken steps to limit Americans’ exposure to it.