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2020-01-08

Remarks by President Trump on Iran

THE PRESIDENT: As long as I am President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.

Good morning. I’m pleased to inform you: The American people should be extremely grateful and happy no Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered no casualties, all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases.


Senior State Department Official On State Department 2019 Successes in the Western Hemisphere Region

MODERATOR: So this is connected to sort of a series of bureau retrospectives on 2019, looking forward to 2020. So of course you all have talked to [Senior State Department Official] before, and he’s going to start with a statement and then take some of your questions. This is all on background, attribution to a senior State Department official.

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2020-01-07

DOD Statement on Iranian Ballistic Missile Attacks in Iraq

At approximately 5:30 p.m. (EST) on January 7, Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq.  It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil. 

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. Secretary Pompeo discussed President Trump’s recent decision to take decisive defensive action in response to imminent threats to American lives.


2020-01-06

The United States and Kazakhstan Sign Open Skies Agreement

We are pleased to announce that the United States and Kazakhstan have signed the Air Transport (Open Skies) Agreement. U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan William H. Moser signed the Agreement on behalf of the United States and Kazakhstani Minister of Industry and Infrastructural Development Beibut Atamkulov signed on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy today to discuss postponement of his trip to Ukraine.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Belarusian Foreign Minister Makei

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei today to discuss dates for rescheduling his trip to Minsk.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman Al Saud

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman Al Saud in Washington, D.C. today.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Kuwaiti Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Ahmad Nasser al-Mohammed al-Sabah

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Kuwaiti Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Ahmad Nasser al-Mohammed al-Sabah by phone from his office in Washington, D.C.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Phone Call with the Director-General of the World Health Organization, the Honorable Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ph.D.

The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala:
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green spoke with the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Friday to discuss efforts to respond to the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid increasing security concerns and how to best support the Government of DRC and its partners to control the disease.

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