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2020-01-12

The 10th Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake

Today, the United States joins the people of Haiti and the international community in solemn remembrance of the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010.

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

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss U.S. and French efforts in Iraq and continued cooperation in countering Iran’s malign activities in the region.

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2020-01-11

Freedom First in 2020

President Trump has proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Global estimates indicate that as many as 24.9 million people – adults and children – are victims of human trafficking. Traffickers deprive their victims of the ability to exercise their unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – an affront to our nation’s founding principles.


Our Deepest Condolences on the Passing of Oman’s Sultan Qaboos

I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos.  I came to know and admire His Majesty personally and he loved the Omani people and the Omani-American friendship.  We extend our sincere condolences to his family and the people of Oman. 


Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Passing of Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa’id Al Sa’id of Oman

Melania and I were very saddened to learn of the passing of Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id Al Sa’id.  We offer our deepest condolences to the people of Oman.  As the longest-serving leader in the Middle East, Sultan Qaboos brought peace and prosperity to his country and was a friend to all. 

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Freedom First in 2020

President Trump has proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Global estimates indicate that as many as 24.9 million people – adults and children – are victims of human trafficking. Traffickers deprive their victims of the ability to exercise their unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – an affront to our nation’s founding principles.


2020-01-10

United States Further Restricts Air Travel to Cuba

Today, at my request, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) suspended until further notice all public charter flights between the United States and Cuban destinations other than Havana’s José Martí International Airport. Nine Cuban airports currently receiving U.S. public charter flights will be affected.

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Intensified Sanctions on Iran

Today, the United States is taking a series of actions in response to Iran’s attacks against U.S. forces and interests, and to deprive the Iranian regime of revenue to conduct its violent foreign policy. We will continue to hold individuals and entities accountable for supporting the Iranian regime’s many fronts of terror.


The U.S. Continued Partnership with Iraq

America is a force for good in the Middle East. Our military presence in Iraq is to continue the fight against ISIS and as the Secretary has said, we are committed to protecting Americans, Iraqis, and our coalition partners.


Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to express condolences for the lives lost in the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines flight 752.

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