Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs leads U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa region through carefully administered diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance that advances the interests, safety, and economic prosperity of the American people. In cooperation with regional partners, we promote democratic values and foster a free, peaceful, and prosperous Middle East and North Africa. The Bureau uses diplomatic tools and public engagement to end conflict, highlight the value of education, and enhance respect for democratic institutions, including freedom of the press, human rights, religious liberty, and the rule of law. The United States will continue to work closely with its allies and partners in the region to further these mutual interests and counter extremist ideologies that seek to destabilize the region.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo At a United Nations Security Council Session on Middle East Peace and Security
Secretary Pompeo (Aug. 20): "At the UN Security Council today, I made clear that the U.S. will continue to act in concert with our allies and partners to bring stability and prosperity to the Middle East. By doing so, we will sustain the same things for the American people and our friends around the world."Read More
October 21, 2019