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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Secretary Pompeo reiterated the U.S. determination to hold Russia accountable for its use of a chemical weapon in Salisbury, UK through sanctions as required by the CBW Act.

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Joint Statement by President Donald J. Trump and President Ivan Duque Marquez on the Crisis in Venezuela

Both countries strongly support Interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaido, and call on all countries around the world to support peace and stability in the region by recognizing President Guaido and supporting the Venezuelan people.

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Remarks at Bemowo Piskie Training Area

SECRETARY POMPEO:  It’s truly an honor to be here alongside Foreign Minister Czaputowicz, Deputy Minister Lipinski, and the members of the NATO battle group, and my thanks also to Lieutenant Colonel Hebel for hosting us. 

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Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Duda of Poland in Joint Press Statement | Warsaw, Poland

PRESIDENT DUDA: Your Excellency, most distinguished Mr. Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence; distinguished Minister of National Defense; esteemed Mrs. Pence, the Second Lady of the United States; all distinguished guests led by the Ambassador of the United States to Poland; ladies and gentlemen: I am delighted and we are delighted, together with my wife, to be able to host the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, together with his wife here in Warsaw.

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Treasury Sanctions Iranian Organizations and Individuals Supporting Intelligence and Cyber Targeting of U.S. Persons

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated an Iran-based entity that organizes international conferences that supported the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force’s (IRGC-QF’s) efforts to recruit and collect intelligence from foreign attendees, including U.S. persons, and four associated individuals.

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Iran-based Entities and Individuals Sanctioned Under E.O. 13606 and 13224

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated an Iran-based entity, as well as four associated individuals, that organize international conferences in support of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force’s (IRGC-QF’s) efforts to recruit and collect intelligence from foreign attendees, including U.S. persons.

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Egypt Assumes African Union Presidency

The United States congratulates Egypt on the start of its presidency of the African Union and looks forward to working together on the shared goal of a stable and prosperous Africa. During Egypt’s chairpersonship, we anticipate continuing our work with the African Union on key issues of mutual interest to include expanding economic opportunity, enhancing security, and consolidating democracy and human rights in Africa.

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Statement on ICJ Preliminary Judgment in the Certain Iranian Assets Case

Today the International Court of Justice has made a preliminary ruling in Certain Iranian Assets, rejecting many of Iran’s baseless claims and significantly narrowing what remains. This is a significant victory for the United States. Certain Iranian Assets is yet another case in which the Iranian regime seeks to misuse legal process and distort principles of international law.

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The Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

There is no shortage of challenges in the Middle East. From weapons proliferation and humanitarian crises, to terrorism and energy security, these issues and others pose serious threats to stability in the region and to security around the world.


Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Ukraine

Thank you Mr. President, and thank you to Assistant Secretary Generals Jenca and Müller and Ambassadors Abakan and Sajdik for your briefings and for your calls for full implementation of the Minsk agreements. Mr. President, we are coming to the fifth year anniversary of the start of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine that has left more than 10,400 dead and 1.6 million displaced, as well as 3.5 million more in dire need of assistance.

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