Secretary Pompeo (Aug. 16): "I am happy to announce the creation of the Iran Action Group. The Iran Action Group will be responsible for directing, reviewing, and coordinating all aspects of the State Department’s Iran-related activity, and it will report directly to me.... Brian Hook will lead the Iran Action Group with the formal title of Special Representative for Iran." Full Text» Briefing»

Deputy Secretary Sullivan (Aug. 7): "Even as we remember our fallen colleagues, we continue our efforts to defeat al-Qaida, ISIS, and other global terrorist organizations, and to prevent further attacks on the U.S. and our citizens. Our resolve is as strong today as ever." Full Text» Secretary's Statement» DipNote»

Date: 08/14/2018 Description: USAID provides scholarships to academically talented, but economically disadvantaged young women through its Merit and Needs Based Scholarship Program. © USAID Pakistan

Ensuring access to quality education can prepare girls to become agents of change in their families and hometowns, and on the world stage. DipNote»

Department Press Briefing

August 15, 2018

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Stabilization Efforts in Syria

Spokesperson Nauert (Aug. 16): “The U.S. applauds today’s announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of its generous contribution of $100 million for ongoing, Coalition-supported stabilization efforts in areas liberated from ISIS in Syria.” Full Text»

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Passing of Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Secretary Pompeo (Aug. 16): "I extend my heartfelt condolences to the people of India on the recent passing of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee…. Our two countries and our bilateral relationship continue to benefit from Prime Minister Vajpayee’s vision, which helped promote expanded cooperation." Full Text»

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