The Department of State is appalled by the Iranian regime’s secret execution of two 17-year old males, Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat, in Adelabad prison in Shiraz, as reported by Amnesty International. According to this report, Iran has resumed its execution of minors, while attempting to keep this inhumane practice hidden from the world.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today, May 1, to discuss the situation in Venezuela.
“The people of Venezuela are standing for freedom and democracy, and the United States of America is standing right by their side.” – President Donald J. Trump
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo of Brazil. They noted the positive momentum in the U.S.-Brazil partnership following President Bolsonaro’s March visit, including increased cooperation on defense and security issues.
The United States is alarmed by the escalation of violence in Idlib and northern Hama. Ongoing Russian and regime airstrikes, along with attacks by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other groups connected to Al Qaeda in Syria, continue to destabilize the region, exacerbate the dire humanitarian situation, and cause dozens of civilian deaths and injuries - many of them children.
As we observe Jewish American Heritage Month, our Nation celebrates nearly 4,000 years of Jewish history and honors the numerous contributions of Jewish Americans to our country and the world. Rabbi Akiva, a great Jewish scholar, declared that a central principle of the Torah is to “love thy neighbor as thyself.” Jewish Americans have repeatedly demonstrated their dedication to this commandment, helping the downtrodden and pursue justice, sanctifying the name of God, and embodying the best of America.
QUESTION: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is joining us now from the State Department. Mr. Secretary, thanks so much for joining us.
The United States strongly condemns the Iranian regime’s growing crackdown on women advocating for their human rights.
On April 30, Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the State Department’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will welcome United Nations Assistant-Secretary-General Michele Coninsx and the team from the UN Counterterrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) to Washington, D.C. for its first official assessment visit of the United States.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo hosted a ceremony today to celebrate and commemorate forty years of peace between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel.