SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, good morning, everyone. Happy Ramadan to those of you in time zones where it’s Thursday already.
“I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea.”
-President Donald J. Trump, Twitter, April 22, 2020
Moderator: Good afternoon to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Africa Regional Media Hub. I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across the continent and thank all of you for joining this discussion.
Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you so much to your foreign minister, Maldanado, for being with us today. And of course, it’s always great to see my friend David Beasley. I am glad that you’re doing well and that you’re healthy, absolutely, it’s great to see you.
Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State London Media Hub. I would like to welcome our participants who have dialed in from the United States and across the region.
The United States calls on the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to allow human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang’s freedom of movement, including the ability to join his family in Beijing, now that he has been released after five years of unjust detention.
On behalf of the American people, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump send their sincere condolences to all Canadians following the recent atrocities in Nova Scotia.
Today, we mark precisely two years to the day since the Nicaraguan people rose up peacefully to call for freedom and democracy, demanding change from the corrupt and repressive rule of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo. Unfortunately, the people’s calls for freedom and democracy were met with bullets. At least 325 innocent people have been killed, many by Ortega/Murillo regime snipers.
Susan and I send you Easter greetings and wish you the joy of this Blessed Season. Although churches around the globe have been empty recently, the faith of believers fills the world each and every day.
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.