On the U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement (November 4, 2019)

Press Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo November 4, 2019 Today the United States began the process to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.  Per the terms of the Agreement, the United States submitted formal notification of its withdrawal to the United Nations.  The withdrawal will take effect one year from delivery of the notification. As noted in  his June 1, 2017 remarks , President Trump made the …

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U.S. Withdrawal from the INF Treaty on August 2, 2019

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State August 2, 2019 On February 2, 2019, the United States provided its six-month notice of withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty due to the Russian Federation’s continuing violation of the treaty. The U.S. withdrawal pursuant to Article XV of the treaty takes effect today because …

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press (July 8, 2019)

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. In my address at the Claremont Institute back in May, called “A Foreign Policy from the Founding,” I made clear that the Trump administration has embarked on a foreign policy that takes seriously the founders’ ideas of individual liberty and constitutional government. Those principles have long played a prominent role in …

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Secretary’s Remarks: International Roma Day (April 8, 2019)

On behalf of the Government of the United States, it is my great pleasure to congratulate the Romani people on the occasion of International Roma Day. On this day, we recognize the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the Romani people and their contributions to the dozens of countries around the world in which they …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Iran’s President Works to Further Isolate Iranian Regime From Both World and Iranian People (November 26, 2018)

Iranian President Rouhani has once again called for the destruction of Israel. He referred to it as a “cancerous tumor” and a “fake regime.” Such statements inflame tensions in the region by seemingly calling for war. At an international conference on Islamic unity, Rouhani also encouraged Muslims worldwide to unite against the United States. This …

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President Trump and the First Lady’s Visit to Helsinki (July 15-16, 2018)

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited Helsinki on July 15-16, 2018. They met with President Sauli Niinistö and Jenni Haukio of Finland at the Mäntyniemi Residence. President Trump met with President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation at the Presidential Palace on July 16, 2018. At the same time, Secretary of …

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The 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report

The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue. It represents an updated, global …

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On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr (June 14, 2018)

Press Statement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, I extend my best wishes to our Muslim friends and partners celebrating Eid al-Fitr. This holiday marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting, charity, compassion, and reflection. Eid al-Fitr reminds all of us in the United States …

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