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2017-08-31

Achieving Parity in Diplomatic Missions

The United States has fully implemented the decision by the Government of the Russian Federation to reduce the size of our mission in Russia. We believe this action was unwarranted and detrimental to the overall relationship between our countries.


Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada

President Donald J. Trump today spoke with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to address the continuing devastation from catastrophic flooding in Texas and Louisiana caused by Hurricane Harvey.

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Eid al-Adha Message from Secretary Rex Tillerson

Please accept my best wishes to Muslims around the world as they celebrate Eid al-Adha, and my congratulations to those returning home as they mark the end of the Hajj pilgrimage.


2017-08-30

Criminalizing Dissent in Venezuela

The United States condemns the call by Venezuela’s illegitimate Constituent Assembly for trials of the political opposition, including members of the democratically-elected legislature, on charges of treason and alleged involvement in Venezuela’s economic crisis.

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NATO: America’s Most Crucial Security Alliance

In an op-ed published in The New York Times on August 30th, United States Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison emphasized the United States’ commitment to “America’s most crucial security alliance, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)”.

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. The President and the King praised the resilience of the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, and King Salman offered his condolences to the families who have lost loved ones.

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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks Following the Renewal of the UN Mission in Lebanon

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks following the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2373 renewing the mandate for the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

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Washington Remains United Behind NATO

Partisanship and contentiousness typically dominate Washington news. In the clamor, it’s easy to overlook the national consensus on a significant issue: the need to revitalize America’s most crucial security alliance, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray

Today U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Foreign Secretary of Mexico Luis Videgaray to review issues of bilateral and regional importance. Secretary Tillerson thanked the Government of Mexico for its offer of assistance in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. They discussed joint efforts to weaken transnational criminal organizations and to strengthen Central America’s economy.

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2017-08-29

Statement by President Donald J. Trump on North Korea

The world has received North Korea’s latest message loud and clear: this regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior.


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