U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo board an airplane as he departs Asunción, Paraguay, April 13, 2019. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha/ Public Domain]
August 22, 2019

Secretary's Travel to Canada

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  • August 22, 2019

    Promoting Religious Freedom

    Today we remember victims of persecution everywhere, including those of faith and no faith. We must continue to defend the unalienable right to freedom of religion or belief, until persecution is a thing of the past. Let us turn our convictions into action.

  • August 21, 2019

    Remembering Victims of Terrorism

    We express our solidarity with the victims of terrorist attacks and their families. We honor their strength and re-commit to preventing attacks and holding terrorists accountable.

  • August 21, 2019

    Anniversary of Chemical Weapons Attack

    Six years ago today, the Assad regime launched a horrific chemical attack in Ghouta – killing more than 1,400 Syrians, many of them children. The regime’s barbaric history of using chemical weapons against its own people cannot and will not be forgotten or tolerated.

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Mike Pompeo was sworn in as the 70th U.S. Secretary of State on April 26, 2018. The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service and U.S. Agency for International Development.

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