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2019-10-12

Congratulations on the Awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Prime Minister Abiy

The United States congratulates Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, on the prestigious honor of being the 100th recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Prime Minister Abiy’s commitment to seeking peace on the African continent and ending conflict with Eritrea demonstrates courage, strength, and leadership.

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2019-10-11

Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper Travels to Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Qatar

Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper travels to Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Qatar, October 13-18, 2019 to build on U.S. efforts to strengthen regional security partners in the face of growing Iranian aggression.

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Warsaw Process Working Group on Human Rights Convenes in Washington, D.C.

The United States and Poland convened the Warsaw Process Working Group on Human Rights October 10 to 11 in Washington, D.C.

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Treasury Sanctions Individuals for Corruption in South Sudan

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Ashraf Seed Ahmed Al-Cardinal (Al-Cardinal) and Kur Ajing Ater (Ajing) for their involvement in corruption in South Sudan. Five companies determined to be owned or controlled by Al-Cardinal and one company owned or controlled by Ajing were also sanctioned.

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Special Briefing via Telephone with Deputy Assistant Secretary Jon Piechowski Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Media Hub of the Americas, in Miami, Florida. I would like to welcome our participants, who have dialed in from across the region and from the United States.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: ‎
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

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Being a Christian Leader

SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  (Cheers.)  Good morning.  Good morning, thank you.  Thank you.  Good morning.  Good morning, everyone.  Thank you, Dr. Clinton, for that kind introduction.  It’s great to be with you and your wife, Julie. 

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Brian H. Hook, Special Representative for Iran and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State

MR HOOK:  Today, the Defense Department announced the deployment of additional U.S. forces to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Esper have had many talks with the Saudis, and those discussions intensified after the Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia on September 14th.

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Deputy Assistant Secretary Jon Piechowski Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Media Hub of the Americas, in Miami, Florida. I would like to welcome our participants, who have dialed in from across the region and from the United States.

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2019-10-10

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman

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