Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met today with Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah in Doha. This meeting closely followed a March 27th meeting between the defense minister and the secretary at the Pentagon.
Secretary Tillerson spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today to follow up on bilateral issues discussed during his April 11-12 visit to Moscow.
Today the United States co-hosted with France and the United Kingdom a UN Security Council Arria-formula meeting on the Syria Commission of Inquiry (COI). After six years of impartial and independent investigations, their reports highlight the devastating toll of the Assad regime’s brutality against the Syrian people.
President Trump spoke yesterday by telephone with His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Amir of Qatar. They reaffirmed the close defense cooperation between our two countries and committed to strengthen efforts to defeat violent terrorists.