Secretary Pompeo (Sept. 17): "The improved refugee policy of this administration serves the national interest of the U.S. and expands our ability to help those in need all around the world. We will continue to assist the world’s most vulnerable." Full Text»

Secretary Pompeo (Sept. 14): "I want to let our fellow Americans know who are affected by Hurricane Florence that our prayers are with them...The federal government’s help is there, and we still continue to encourage every American who’s in the threatened path to listen to government officials and take heed to their words." Full Text»

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Department Press Briefing

September 18, 2018

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International Day of Democracy

Spokesperson Nauert (Sept. 15): "On this International Day of Democracy, the U.S. reaffirms its unwavering belief in democracy as the form of government with the greatest capacity to advance peace, prosperity, and security, and to safeguard the universal human rights, fundamental freedoms, and dignity of every person." Full Text»

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Iranian Airline Mahan Air

Spokesperson Nauert (Sept. 15) (Twitter): "Mahan Air is an example of Iran’s regime stealing its citizens’ money—sending fighters and weapons to help Assad instead of helping them survive a mismanaged economy. This Treasury Department action is a warning. Aviation industry should not profit from terrorism."

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New Career Ambassadors Confirmed

Secretary Pompeo (Sept. 13) (Twitter): "Today marks a proud moment for the Department. Four of our finest diplomats have been conferred by President Trump as Career Ambassadors—the highest rank in the U.S. Foreign Service. Congratulations, Philip Goldberg, David Hale, Michele Sison & Dan Smith on this high honor. Much deserved!" DipNote»

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