“…our mission set is twofold: to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and then to make sure that that country, the world’s largest state sponsor of terror, can’t inflict harm on Americans. So we do everything we can each day to reduce that risk, all the while trying to deliver on the President’s commitment, which says we want to make sure we’re taking care of Americans. So reducing our risk, reducing the number of American young men and women who are at risk in the Middle East is a twin objective for President Trump.”
Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker will travel to Israel and Oman January 27-30. In Israel, Assistant Secretary Schenker will meet with government officials to discuss bilateral and regional issues, and he will also participate in the Institute for National Security Studies’ annual conference in Tel Aviv.
MS ORTAGUS: So this entire briefing will be on the record. Alice just came back.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to London, U.K.; Kyiv, Ukraine; Minsk, Belarus; Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; and Tashkent, Uzbekistan January 29 to February 4.
Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS and Special Representative for Syria Ambassador James Jeffrey will travel to London, Copenhagen, and Brussels from January 27-30.
On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we remember the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust and pay tribute to the American soldiers and other Allied Forces who fought tirelessly to defeat the Nazi regime. We also recommit ourselves to the fight against anti-Semitism and to the two words that cannot be repeated often enough: Never Again.
I send my best wishes to all our friends around the world, celebrating the Lunar New Year on January 25.
Melania joins me in sending our warmest greetings to people in the United States and throughout the world celebrating the Lunar New Year.
A Russian national pleaded guilty today to charges related to his operation of two websites devoted to the facilitation of payment card fraud, computer hacking and other crimes.
Thank you all so much. Thank you. Thank you all so much for being here with me today. We’re going to have a lot of fun. I’m going to talk to you about “America First” foreign policy in the Trump administration. (Applause.)