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2020-05-28

Joint Statement on Hong Kong

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.


Azerbaijan Republic Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of the Republic of Azerbaijan as you celebrate Republic Day.

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2020-05-27

Freedom Online Coalition Statement on COVID-19 and Internet Freedom

The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) is a group of 31 countries deeply committed to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). We believe that the human rights and fundamental freedoms that individuals have offline must also be protected online.


Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS’s Small Group

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo looks forward to co-hosting, with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, a virtual meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS on June 4 to review next steps in the campaign to achieve a lasting defeat of ISIS. The D-ISIS Coalition remains critically important to our efforts and united in its determination to see this enemy destroyed.

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PRC National People’s Congress Proposal on Hong Kong National Security Legislation

Last week, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) National People’s Congress announced its intention to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong. Beijing’s disastrous decision is only the latest in a series of actions that fundamentally undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms and China’s own promises to the Hong Kong people under the Sino-British Joint Declaration, a UN-filed international treaty.


Call for UN Security Council Meeting on Hong Kong

The United States is deeply concerned by actions taken by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) National People’s Congress that fundamentally undermine Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and freedoms as guaranteed under the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984,

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Joint Statement on the U.S. – Afghanistan – Uzbekistan Trilateral Meeting

The text of the following statement was released by the governments of the United States of America, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan on the occasion of the inaugural U.S. – Afghanistan – Uzbekistan Trilateral Meeting.

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Keeping the World Safe from Iran’s Nuclear Program

Today, I am announcing the end of the sanctions waiver covering all remaining JCPOA-originating nuclear projects in Iran – the Arak reactor conversion, the provision of enriched uranium for the Tehran Research Reactor, and the export of Iran’s spent and scrap research reactor fuel. The sanctions waiver covering these activities will end following a final, 60-day wind-down period allowing companies and entities involved in these activities to cease their operations.


2020-05-24

Jordan National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send my congratulations and best wishes to you and the people of Jordan on your National Day.
The 74th anniversary of the founding of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a chance to reflect on the deep friendship between our two nations.

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo Welcoming Eid Ceasefire Announcement

I welcome the announcements by the Taliban to observe a three-day ceasefire for Eid and the Afghan government to reciprocate. We worked hard to achieve this moment, and I hope that this respite from conflict gives Afghan people the space and security they deserve to celebrate Eid, while allowing the Taliban and the government the opportunity to take additional steps toward a peaceful future for their country.


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