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2020-01-05

The United States Congratulates Interim President Juan Guaido on His Re-Election as President of the National Assembly

On behalf of the United States, I congratulate Juan Guaido on his re-election as president of the Venezuelan National Assembly and condemn the failed efforts of the former Maduro regime to negate the will of the democratically elected National Assembly.


2020-01-04

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the situation in Iraq as well as Iran’s continued provocations and threats to the region.


Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Bahraini Crown Prince Al Khalifa

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today to Bahraini Crown Prince al-Khalifa to discuss the situation in Iraq as well as Iran’s continued provocations and threats to the region.


Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to discuss President Trump’s recent decision to take defensive action in response to imminent threats to American lives.


2020-01-03

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with the Speaker of Iraq’s Council of Representatives Mohammed al-Halbousi

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with the Speaker of Iraq’s Council of Representatives Mohammed al-Halbousi. Secretary Pompeo discussed President Trump’s recent decision to take defensive action in response to imminent threats to American lives.


State Department Terrorist Designations of Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq and its leaders, Qays and Laith al-Khazali

Today, the Secretary of State announced his intent to designate Aas’ib Ahl al-Haq -- also known as AAH -- as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Additionally, the Secretary has designated AAH and two of its leaders, brothers Qays and Laith al-Khazali, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) under section 1(a)(ii)(A) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, as amended by E.O. 13886.


Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud by phone today from his office in Washington, D.C. Secretary Pompeo discussed President Trump’s recent decision to take decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad.


Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today to French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss President Trump’s recent decision to take defensive action by killing Qassem Soleimani in response to imminent threats to American lives.


Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Pakistani Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today to Pakistani Chief of Staff General Bajwa to discuss President Trump’s recent decision to take defensive action by killing Qassem Soleimani in response to imminent threats to American lives.


Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to discuss President Trump’s recent decision to take defensive action to protect U.S.


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