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2020-03-31

The U.S. Role in International Organizations’ Response to COVID-19

“Whenever you see high quality, effective COVID-19 aid being delivered around the world by UN humanitarian and relief agencies, what you are seeing is the generosity of the American people and those who share our humanitarian values. We are by far the largest contributors to organizations like the UN Children’s Fund and the World Food Program because we believe in effective multilateralism that is focused on helping those in need, not scoring political points. This is what true global leadership looks like.”


A New Path to Venezuelan Democracy

As the coronavirus spreads around the world, it’s easy to forget the Venezuelan people’s suffering at the hands of Nicolás Maduro’s regime. The Trump administration hasn’t. Today we are announcing a Democratic Transition Framework to help Venezuelans escape from the national crisis that falling oil prices and the coronavirus have now deepened.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar by telephone today regarding coordination of efforts to respond to COVID-19.


The United States Proposes a Framework for a Peaceful Democratic Transition in Venezuela

On March 31, the United States proposed a pathway to resolving Venezuela’s crisis by means of a peaceful, democratic transition. This framework calls for the establishment of broadly acceptable transitional government to administer free and fair presidential elections and a pathway to lifting Venezuela-related U.S. sanctions.


Democratic Transition Framework for Venezuela

Full return of all members of the National Assembly (AN); Supreme Court (TSJ) lifts order of contempt and restores all powers to the AN, including immunities for deputies; National Constituent Assembly (ANC) is dissolved. The U.S. lifts sanctions imposed on ANC members due to their membership in the ANC.


2020-03-30

Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Syria (via VTC)

Thank you, Mr. President. Good morning. And I just want to say a special thanks to my friend Mark for giving me the latest update and what’s on the ground in Syria. As you well know, I’m always eager to know everything I can from you and I really appreciate the time that you always take to fill us in. As well as Geir,

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Restrictions on Iran’s Nuclear Program Continued

The United States is renewing four restrictions on the Iranian regime’s nuclear program for an additional 60 days.

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East (via VTC)

Thank you, Mr. President and thank you, Mr. Mladenov, for your briefing. As always, and especially under these difficult circumstances, we are grateful for the continued efforts of your team to fairly address the longstanding conflict.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to discuss Transatlantic cooperation and the upcoming NATO Foreign Ministerial. Secretary Pompeo emphasized U.S. support for NATO and the importance of Transatlantic unity.


2020-03-28

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with French Foreign Minister Le Drian

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss G7 cooperation and our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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