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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Kazakhstani President Tokayev

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Kazakhstani President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Secretary Pompeo welcomed President Tokayev’s engagement with civil society and encouraged the Government of Kazakhstan to implement reforms to strengthen the protection of fundamental freedoms and to counter human trafficking.

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Under Secretary David Hale’s Travel to Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania

Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to West Africa from February 4-13, to advance America’s diplomatic engagement in the Sahel. His trip will focus on bolstering peace and security regional partnerships, including increased engagement between ECOWAS and the G5 Sahel.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Uzbekistan

Secretary Pompeo will travel to Uzbekistan on February 2-3, where he will meet President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov to reaffirm U.S. support for Uzbekistan’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, as well as its political, economic, and human rights reforms.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Kazakhstani First President Nazarbayev

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Kazakhstani First President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Secretary Pompeo discussed a range of global and regional issues with Kazakhstan’s elder statesman and praised the breadth and depth of the bilateral relationship begun under Nazarbayev’s leadership.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Kazakhstan

Secretary Pompeo will travel to Kazakhstan on February 1-2, where he will meet with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, First President Nursultan Nazarbayev, and Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi to reaffirm our enhanced strategic partnership and discuss avenues to increase bilateral trade and investment.

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This Week in Iran Policy

“Iran’s continued nuclear escalation underscores the serious challenge the Iranian regime poses to international peace and security. The time is now for the international community to stand together against Iran’s nuclear extortion. If the world is concerned with Iran’s behavior now, it should consider how Iran would behave with a nuclear weapon.”

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Prystaiko

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko in Kyiv, Ukraine. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Prystaiko discussed next steps to advance diplomatic efforts to end the Russia-instigated conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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Designation of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Its Head Ali Akbar Salehi and Renewing Nuclear Restrictions

In response to the Iranian regime’s series of provocative nuclear escalations, the Department of State designated the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and its head, Ali Akbar Salehi, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) proliferators and their supporters. The United States is committed to taking any action necessary to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

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Proclamation on National African American History Month, 2020

Through bravery, perseverance, faith, and resolve — often in the face of incredible prejudice and hardship — African Americans have enhanced and advanced every aspect of American life. Their fight for equality, representation, and respect motivates us to continue working for a more promising, peaceful, and hopeful future for every American.

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United States Welcomes the EU’s Acknowledgement of the Unacceptable Risks Posed by Untrusted 5G Suppliers

On January 29, the European Union (EU) Network Information Security Cooperation Group released a toolbox of recommended measures to mitigate security risks in 5G networks. The United States welcomes this initiative from Member States, the Commission, and the EU Cybersecurity Agency.

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