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2020-01-10

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Canadian Foreign Minister Champagne

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Canadian Foreign Minister François‑Philippe Champagne.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Champagne discussed the crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752. 

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This Week in Iran Policy, January 6-10

“Three pieces to reducing the risk of terror from the Iranians.  First is the one that we’ve engaged in to deny them wealth and resources…

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Press Briefing by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin on Iran Sanctions

SECRETARY MNUCHIN:  Good morning, everybody.  Thank you for being here today.  I’d just like to make a brief comment before we talk about Iran sanctions.  I’m sure everybody saw that the DOW hit 29,000.


2020-01-09

Supporting the Venezuelan People

Venezuela’s political crisis has led to the flight of more than 4.8 million people, the collapse of a once prosperous country’s educational, economic, industrial, and healthcare systems, and the abuse of human rights and fundamental freedoms. A swift negotiated transition to democracy is the most effective and sustainable route to peace and prosperity in Venezuela. Negotiations could open the path out of the crisis through a transitional government that will organize free and fair elections.

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Free and Fair Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Venezuela

A broadly acceptable, negotiated transitional government must be responsible for overseeing elections. Independent electoral authorities run and administer an election. In the Venezuelan context, this includes:

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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells Travels to Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will travel to Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan, from January 13-22.

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo to Deliver Remarks at The Commonwealth Club

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver remarks to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, California at 4:15 p.m. PST / 7:15 p.m. EST on Monday, January 13, 2020.

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Iranian Strikes in Iraq

Casualties: The President noted in his remarks that there were no casualties; governments of Iraq, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and Spain also reported no casualties among their soldiers in Iraq.


United States and Canada Finalize Action Plan on Critical Minerals Cooperation

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Cynthia Kierscht and Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada Shawn Tupper finalized the U.S.-Canada Critical Minerals Action Plan in December 2019.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg regarding the Iranian regime’s dangerous attack against Ayn al-Asad and Erbil Air Bases, and the continued threat Iran poses to the region. Secretary Pompeo reiterated President Trump’s call for NATO to become more involved in the Middle East, and the two agreed NATO could contribute more to regional security and the fight against international terrorism.

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