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September 27, 2019

Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells At the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

MS ORTAGUS: So we’re actually going to do this one on the record. I think all of you know – most of you know – everybody knows Alice Wells, acting assistant secretary, SCA, South and Central Asian Affairs. Man, it’s the end of the day. (Laughter.) I’m going to need a coffee to get through these next two briefings. Thanks, everybody, for coming.
Available in: Русский


September 26, 2019

Under Secretary for Political Affairs Hale’s Meeting with Caribbean Foreign Ministers at UNGA 74

Under Secretary Hale conducted a High-Level Meeting with Caribbean foreign ministers in New York yesterday. The meeting reaffirmed U.S. commitment to enhancing cooperation and strengthening our partnership with our Caribbean neighbors under the U.S.-Caribbean 2020 strategy
Available in: Français

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the Department of State’s Energy Resources Governance Initiative Event

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, and thank you all for joining us this morning. I want to begin by welcoming Australia, Botswana, and Peru, founding partners of the Energy Resource Governance Initiative, along with the United States, Canada, and Chile.
Available in: Français Português Español

Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of the Small Group on Syria

We, the Foreign Ministers of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America made the following statement on the urgent need for a lasting political solution for Syria, on the basis of United Nations Security Council 2254.
Available in: العربية

Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Haitian Foreign Minister Edmond

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with Haitian Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond, on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York. The Deputy Secretary and the Foreign Minister reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Haiti partnership and shared hope that Haiti’s political stakeholders would soon identify a path to forming a government that remains firmly rooted in democracy and the rule of law.
Available in: Français


September 25, 2019

Religious Freedom and Business Roundtable Event

On September 25, from 4:30–6:30 p.m. at the Harvard Club in New York City, Ambassador Brownback will co-host a business roundtable with Mr. Brian Grim, President of the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation and Mr. Bruce McEver, Founder and Chairman of Berkshire Global Advisors. The event that will feature a discussion on the relationship between religious freedom and economic prosperity.
Available in: العربية

Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan Remarks at Roundtable Discussion on Enhancing Trade and Investment in Africa

DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN:  Well, thank you, Keith.  It’s a great honor for me to be here.
Your Excellencies, members of the business community, distinguished guests, friends and colleagues, thank you so much for being here for this important discussion we have this morning to discuss trade and investment between the United States and Africa.
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The United States Imposes Sanctions on Chinese Companies for Transporting Iranian Oil

Today, the United States is taking further action as part of our maximum economic pressure campaign against the Iranian regime and those who enable its destabilizing behavior. We are imposing sanctions on certain Chinese firms for knowingly engaging in a significant transaction for the transport of oil from Iran, including knowledge of sanctionable conduct, contrary to U.S. sanctions. This is one of the largest sanctions actions the United States has taken against entities and individuals identified as transporting Iranian oil since our sanctions were re-imposed in November 2018.
Available in: العربية

Under Secretary Hale’s Participation in the Ministerial on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Today, the United States, Saudi Arabia, and UN OCHA co-hosted a multilateral conference on Yemen humanitarian assistance on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Available in: العربية

Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Participation in the Global Counterterrorism Forum Ministerial at UNGA

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎
Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan participated today in the tenth Ministerial Plenary meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) on the margins of the 74th UN General Assembly, in New York. The Deputy Secretary participated in sessions that endorsed GCTF framework documents, including two documents produced by U.S. co-led initiatives on interdicting terrorist travel and countering terrorist use of unmanned aerial systems.
Available in: العربية Français

Deputy Secretary Sullivan Hosts African Foreign Ministers for a Roundtable Discussion on Enhancing Trade and Investment in Africa

Today, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan hosted African foreign ministers and senior officials from Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa, together with senior executives from several U.S. corporations and business councils, for a discussion on U.S.-Africa trade and investment.
Available in: Português Français

The United States Increases its Contribution in Response to the Venezuelan Regional Crisis

On September 25, Secretary Pompeo announced in New York nearly $119 million in additional humanitarian assistance to further demonstrate the United States’ commitment and solidarity with the Venezuelan people and the region in response to the Maduro-made Venezuela crisis. This amount includes nearly $36 million for life-saving aid inside Venezuela.
Available in: Español Português

Iranian Aggression: The World Awakes

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning. Good morning, everyone. Thank you. Good morning. Thank you, Senator Lieberman, for inviting me back to address now for the second year in a row. Mark, it’s great to be with you as well. You guys got the comfy seats here this morning.
Available in: اردو العربية Français Português Русский 中文 (中国)


September 24, 2019

Ambassador Nathan A. Sales to Address Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Family Members at UNGA Side Event

Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will deliver opening remarks during the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Side Event “Threats, Challenges, and Resources related to FTF and Family Repatriation” on September 24 in New York City. In his remarks,
Available in: العربية

Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker On Middle East Issues at the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

MS ORTAGUS: So everyone’s met Schenker before, right? Yeah, no? Most of you?
Available in: العربية

GCC+2 Ministerial at the United Nations General Assembly

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo hosted the foreign ministers of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) +2 Ministerial today on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Available in: العربية

Joint Statement on the Fourth C5+1 Ministerial

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan on the occasion of the Fourth C5+1 Ministerial.
Available in: Русский

Under Secretary Hale’s Meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale met with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in New York yesterday. Under Secretary Hale thanked Prime Minister al-Sarraj for the Government of National Accord’s continued partnership with the United States on a range of issues, including counterterrorism.
Available in: العربية


September 23, 2019

Remarks by President Trump at the United Nations Event on Religious Freedom | New York, NY

PRESIDENT TRUMP: That’s very nice. Thank you very much. That’s very nice. And I want to thank Mike. Today, it’s a true honor to be the first President of the United States to host a meeting at the United Nations on religious freedom. And an honor it is. It’s long overdue. And I was shocked when I was given that statistic that I would be the first. That’s very sad, in many ways. And it’s great to be with you.
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The Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan is co-hosting an invitation-only panel discussion for United Nations delegations and non-governmental partners on the Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang.
Available in: العربية

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback On President Trump’s Core Event on Religious Freedom

MODERATOR: Everybody, we’re fortunate enough to be joined by our Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback. This briefing is provided on the record. We’ve got about 25 minutes, I think, for this. We believe we’ll be joined by survivors of religious persecution who were in the event from earlier today, so we’re leaving the front seats open for them, however they will not take questions here. Okay, all right.
Available in: Español

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan Leads U.S. Delegation to Ministerial-level Meeting of Rio Treaty

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan led the U.S. delegation to a ministerial-level meeting of the Rio Treaty on September 23 in New York, NY, convened by the state parties. This meeting discussed regional next steps to address the worsening crisis in Venezuela; the previous time the OAS convened this meeting was to discuss collective action following the attacks of September 11, 2001. The historic nature of this meeting highlights the depth of collective concern over the Venezuela crisis.
Available in: Español

Remarks at the Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs

Good afternoon. Thank you, Mr. President, Vice-Presidents, and delegates. Today’s meeting of Western Hemisphere democratic countries marks a turning point for the horrific crisis in Venezuela. Your presence here sends a resounding message that freedom and democracy are values our nations cherish, dictators and tyrants will face accountability for crimes against their citizens, and we as a region stand united against the repression of the illegitimate narco-state of Maduro’s regime.
Available in: Español

The United States Co-Hosts Second Ministerial Meeting on Advancing Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok, and Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, co-hosted the second Ministerial Meeting on Advancing Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace, on the margins of the 74th UN General Assembly in New York. Twenty-six countries joined the United States to sign a statement highlighting their joint commitment to ensuring greater accountability and stability in cyberspace.
Available in: العربية<

Statement Welcoming UN Secretary General’s Announcement of an Agreement Between the Government of Syria and the Syrian Negotiations Committee to Form a Constitutional Committee

The United States welcomes UN Secretary General Guterres’ announcement that an agreement has been reached between the Government of Syria and the Syrian Negotiations Commission to form a Constitutional Committee facilitated by the United Nations in Geneva.
Available in: العربية

Deputy Secretary Sullivan Leads U.S. Delegation to 30th Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will lead the U.S. delegation to the 30th Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, which serves as the Organ of Consultation in Application of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (also known as the Rio Treaty) on September 23 in New York, NY. This meeting, on the margins of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, will discuss regional next steps on the worsening crisis in Venezuela, which continues to pose a clear threat to peace and security in the Western Hemisphere.
Available in: العربية Español

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the United Nations Event on Religious Freedom

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you all. I want to thank the many world leaders who are here today. Thank you, Vice President Pence, for your work on this issue. I especially want to thank President Trump for being a champion of people of faith all around the world. The Bible says that “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.” And that’s what we are all doing here today.
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September 22, 2019

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Central Asian (C5) Foreign Ministers

SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, good morning, everyone. Welcome to our big week here in New York.
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September 21, 2019

Under Secretary Keith Krach Travels to New York

Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach will travel to New York City on September 22 for meetings with his counterparts on the margins of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) High Level week.
Available in: العربية


September 20, 2019

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Bernicat’s Meetings at the UN General Assembly

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Marcia Bernicat will travel to New York for meetings during the United Nations General Assembly, including leading the U.S. delegation to the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit on September 23.
Available in: العربية Français

United States to Co-Host Second Ministerial Meeting on Advancing Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, together with Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok and Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne will co-host the second Ministerial Meeting on Advancing Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace, on the margins of the 74th UN General Assembly, in New York City.
Available in: العربية

Brian Hook to Deliver Remarks at Asia Society

In conjunction with the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Special Representative for Iran and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State Brian Hook will deliver remarks on the Trump Administration’s Iran policy
Available in: العربية

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The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future