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Date: 10/19/2018 Description: U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo poses for a photo with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico City on October 19, 2018. [State Department photo/ Public Domain] - State Dept Image

Secretary Pompeo (Oct. 19) (Twitter): "Cooperation to stem illegal immigration into the U.S. topped the agenda of my meeting with President Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Videgaray Caso of Mexico. We discussed a wide range of issues and appreciate Mexico's leadership to help Venezuela through the Lima Group. Trip Page» Briefing» More»

Ambassador Haley (Oct. 18): "The use of child soldiers is a moral outrage that every civilized nation rejects, while Iran celebrates it. ... The sanctions the U.S. is leveling against Iran are broad and deep – and for good reason. Any company or individual that does business with this Iranian network is complicit in sending children to die on the battlefields of Syria and elsewhere." Full Text» DipNote» 

Department Press Briefing

October 11, 2018

In Other News

Macedonia's Parliament Decision on Prespa Agreement

Spokesperson Nauert (Oct. 20): "The U.S. welcomes the decision by Macedonia's Parliament to initiate the constitutional changes needed to implement the Prespa Agreement with Greece. The U.S. believes the Prespa Agreement is a historic opportunity to advance stability, security, and prosperity throughout the region." Full Text»


Moves Toward Ukrainian Autocephaly

Secretary Pompeo (Oct. 19): "The U.S. reiterates its strong support for religious freedom and the freedom of members of religious groups, including Ukraine's Orthodox community, to govern their religion according to their beliefs, free of outside interference." Full Text»


Secretary's Travel to Panama

Oct. 18: Secretary Pompeo met with President Varela and the Vice President and Foreign Minister de Saint Malo de Alvarado to reaffirm the longstanding U.S.-Panama partnership. He also expressed appreciation for Panama's leadership on important regional security matters including counter-narcotics and illegal immigration. Trip Page» More»

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