Secretary Tillerson (Jan. 18): "There’s a lot going on in the Middle East and in Syria as well. So we have many, many shared interests that we’re going to be talking about, and just pleased to welcome him yet again." Full Text»

Secretary Tillerson (Jan. 17): "A stable, unified, and independent Syria ultimately requires post-Assad leadership in order to be successful. Continued U.S. presence to ensure the lasting defeat of ISIS will also help pave the way for legitimate local civil authorities to exercise responsible governance of their liberated areas." Full Text» Trip Page»

Secretary Tillerson (Jan. 16): "We recognize that no one action or resolution will compel North Korea to give up its nuclear program, but if all countries cut off or significantly limit their economic and diplomatic engagements with North Korea, the sum total of our individual national efforts will increase the chances of a negotiated resolution." Full Text» Trip Page»

Department Press Briefing

January 18, 2018

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Deputy Secretary's Travel

Deputy Secretary Sullivan travels to New York on January 19, to participate in a ministerial-level, UN Security Council meeting on “Building Regional Partnership in Afghanistan and Central Asia as a Model to Link Security and Development.” More»


New Open Skies Agreement

Jan. 17: The United States and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with regard to Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba signed a new bilateral Open Skies Agreement that reflects the dissolution of the Netherland Antilles and the new legal status of the BES Islands as special municipalities of the Netherlands. More»

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