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Secretary’s Remarks: International Anticorruption Day

Corruption facilitates transnational crime, fuels terrorism, obstructs economic growth and development, weakens the rule of law, and undermines democracy. Ultimately, it endangers our national security.

The Russian and Assad Regime’s False Allegations on Chemical Weapons Use in Aleppo

On November 24, 2018, the Assad regime and Russia falsely accused the opposition and extremist groups of conducting a chlorine attack in northwestern Aleppo.


Remarks at the Ukraine-Hosted Side Event at the 2018 OSCE Ministerial Council On Russian Aggression in Crimea, the Kerch Strait, and the Sea of Azov

The past four years of Russian aggression against Ukraine I think have been a wake-up call for all of us. If ever in the OSCE’s history there were a reason for its existence, it’s today, in Ukraine. Recent events in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov should give us all a new sense of urgency.

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Briefing on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF)

MS NAUERT:  Thank you.  Good afternoon, everyone.  Thanks so much for joining us, and welcome to the State Department on-the-record call about INF.  This call will be embargoed until the end of the call.

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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN General Assembly Meeting on a U.S. Draft resolution to Condemn Hamas

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks this afternoon in the General Assembly before a vote on a U.S. resolution to condemn Hamas terrorism.


Press Availability at NATO Headquarters

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good evening, everyone. I want to begin this evening by expressing my condolences to the Bush family on the passing of a great man, President George H. W. Bush. He embodied literally the best of America in his devotion to public service and his ardent patriotism.

Restoring the Role of the Nation-State in the Liberal International Order

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction. Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today. It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful place, to get a chance to make a set of remarks about the very work that you do, the issues that confront the Marshall Fund and confront our region as well.Before I start today with my formal remarks, it would be – I would be enormously remiss if I did not pay a well-deserved tribute to America’s 41st president, George Herbert Walker Bush.

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United States and the Republic of the Congo Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

We welcome the December 4, 2018, signing of the new Open Skies Air Transport Agreement between the United States and the Republic of the Congo.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel

Secretary Pompeo met with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel today in Brussels.

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International Nongovernmental Organizations in Pakistan

The United States recognizes the vital role that international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) play in Pakistan, in partnership with Pakistani institutions, on causes ranging from disaster response, to human and economic development, to promoting human rights and democratic values.

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