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2020-01-19

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on the margins of the Berlin Summit. Secretary Pompeo expressed outrage over the pointless and tragic death of detained U.S. citizen Moustafa Kassem in Egypt.

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2020-01-18

Designation of IRGC Commander Shahvarpour for Gross Human Rights Violations During Protests

Yesterday, the Department of State designated Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hassan Shahvarpour, Khuzestan Province’s Vali Asr Commander, for his involvement in gross violations of human rights against protestors during the November protests in Mahshahr, Iran. According to multiple media reports and information submitted by the Iranian people through the Department of State’s Rewards for Justice tip-line, IRGC units under Shahvarpour’s command killed as many as 148 Iranians when they encircled fleeing protestors in armored vehicles, firing machine guns into the crowd and lighting fire to the marsh in which the protestors took cover.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Iraqi President Barham Salih

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Iraqi President Barham Salih. Secretary Pompeo and President Salih agreed on the need to reduce tensions in the region.

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2020-01-17

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi today in Washington, D.C.


The OAS Revival

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Good morning, everyone. I want to thank the Permanent Council Chair from Guyana for honoring the United States request to speak today. And I’d also like to recognize the OAS’s superb Secretary General, Luis Almagro, for your excellent leadership in support of democratic values. I want to extend my regards, too, to Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez, as well.


2020-01-16

U.S. Senate Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Today, the United States Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, also known as the USMCA, bringing us one step closer to fulfilling President Trump’s promise to modernize and update trade agreements.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Germany, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Florida

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Germany, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Florida January 18-23.

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U.S.-Russia Strategic Security Dialogue

Today, Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation Dr. Christopher A. Ford, who has been delegated the authorities and functions of the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, led a U.S. interagency delegation to Vienna, Austria, to participate in a U.S.-Russia Strategic Security Dialogue. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov led the Russian delegation.

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Senior State Department Officials Previewing Secretary Pompeo’s Trip to Germany, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Florida

MODERATOR: Hi. Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you so much. We have a lot of people that have dialed into today’s call on Secretary Pompeo’s upcoming travel within the Western Hemisphere and, of course, his first stop in Germany.

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2020-01-15

Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Sean Cairncross Travel to Partner Countries: Kenya and Mozambique

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 15, 2020 – The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) CEO Sean Cairncross will travel to Nairobi, Kenya from January 21 to 23, and Maputo, Mozambique from January 24 to 27, for initial engagements following the countries’ selection by the MCC Board of Directors at its December 2019 meeting.

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