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2018-05-10

Current Developments in Armenia

The United States congratulates Armenia on its election May 8 of a new prime minister.

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Intensifying Crackdown on Freedom of Religion or Belief in Russia

Ensuring respect for the freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief is a pillar of our shared OSCE commitments and the OSCE’s comprehensive concept of security. As recently as the Kyiv Ministerial meeting in 2013, participating States “committed to ensuring respect for and enjoyment of freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief for all.”

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A Call on Russia to Respect the Freedoms of Association and Peaceful Assembly

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, in Article 20, that “Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.” In Copenhagen in 1990, OSCE participating States reaffirmed that “Everyone will have the right of peaceful assembly and demonstration,” and “The right of association will be guaranteed.” These words are as powerful as they are clear, and must be respected in every participating State of the OSCE region, regardless of culture, language, or tradition.

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In Celebration of Europe Day

On behalf of the U.S. government, please allow me to congratulate my colleagues in this room on the occasion of Europe Day and offer good wishes to your nearly 750 million co-citizens.

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Statement by Ambassador Haley on Otto Warmbier and the Release of American Prisoners from North Korea

While our hearts are proud for the three prisoners released from North Korea, there is one courageous family that deserves special prayers. Otto Warmbier’s memory will live on in our hearts and inspire us in our work to make the world a safer place for everyone.


Statement from the Press Secretary on Iranian Regime Provocation against Israel

The United States condemns the Iranian regime's provocative rocket attacks from Syria against Israeli citizens, and we strongly support Israel's right to act in self-defense.

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2018-05-09

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – Remarks to the Traveling Press

SECRETARY POMPEO: So we had a good day in the sense that I had a good and lengthy conversation with Chairman Kim in preparation for the President’s summit.


Statement from the Press Secretary on the Release of Three Americans

At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other representatives of the United States government traveled to Pyongyang, North Korea on May 9 to prepare for the President’s upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


Statement from the Press Secretary on the Release of Three Americans

At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other representatives of the United States government traveled to Pyongyang, North Korea on May 9 to prepare for the President’s upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Statement by Heather Nauert – Situation on the Yemeni Island of Socotra

The United States is closely following the situation on the Yemeni island of Socotra and engaging with all parties to reinforce Yemen's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the need for de-escalation and dialogue. Political dialogue is necessary for the Republic of Yemen Government to rightfully ensure the safety and security of its residents on Socotra and throughout the rest of the country.

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