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2017-09-05

Why Women Leaders are Essential to the Continued Fight Against ISIS

ISIS has lost 90 percent of the territory it controlled in Iraq in August 2014, and at least 58 percent in Syria, with the liberation of Mosul this summer marking a milestone in the fight to defeat the Islamic State.

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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Second Round of NAFTA Negotiations

On September 5, 2017, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo concluded the second round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Mexico City, Mexico.

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2017-09-04

Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Meeting on North Korea

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks at an emergency UN Security Council briefing on North Korea. Ambassador Haley and her counterparts from Japan, France, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Korea requested the emergency meeting in response to North Korea’s latest nuclear test.


2017-09-03

Secretary Mattis Statement at the White House

We had a small group national security meeting today with the President and the Vice President about the latest provocation on the Korean peninsula.


Secretary Mattis Statement at the White House

We had a small group national security meeting today with the President and the Vice President about the latest provocation on the Korean peninsula.


2017-09-01

Sentencing of Mohammad Ali Taheri to Death in Iran

We are deeply concerned by reports that an Iranian court has sentenced Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of an Iranian spiritual movement, to death. The charges of founding a religious cult and “spreading corruption on earth” are inconsistent with Iran’s international obligations to respect and ensure his freedoms of expression and religion or belief and to reserve the death penalty “only for the most serious crimes.” We are also deeply disturbed by reports that a number of Taheri’s followers have been recently arrested on similar objectionable charges.

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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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