Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Safadi discussed regional developments.
The United States applauds today’s announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of its generous contribution of $100 million for ongoing, Coalition-supported stabilization efforts in areas liberated from ISIS in Syria.
International courts have concluded that genocide occurred in Srebrenica in 1995. The Republika Srpska Government’s adoption of the 2004 report on the Srebrenica genocide was an important step in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s reconciliation and in facing the difficult facts of the past.
On Tuesday, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Kuwait’s strong partnership and longtime friendship with the United States.
MS NAUERT: Good afternoon, everybody. I'm not going to say who it was. A couple announcements to bring in, starting out with a very serious topic, and that is the suicide attack that took place in Afghanistan.
At Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s invitation, he and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura met privately today in Washington. They discussed UN progress on forming a constitutional committee.
Secretary Pompeo spoke with Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al Abadi and Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government. The Secretary expressed appreciation for the two leaders' progress in resolving outstanding Baghdad-Erbil issues according to the Iraqi constitution's framework for dialogue.
Mr. President, I would like to bring to the attention of this body a matter related to outer space that is of great concern to my government and that relates to space security.
QUESTION: Okay. I want to ask you about a phone call the Secretary had yesterday with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. They seemed - the readout of the call mentioned several topics, but it didn't say specifically whether the Secretary had raised with the Crown Prince the attack in Yemen, for which - that we talked about last week, which the death toll of children has now risen to, I believe, 50, nor did it mention the whole dispute between the Saudis and Canada.
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Secretary Pompeo thanked the Crown Prince for Saudi Arabia's support for northeast Syria's urgent stabilization needs, its engagement with the Iraqi government, and its offer to help Iraq address its water and electricity shortages by sending desalination vessels and providing diesel for offline generators.