Secretary of State Rex Tillerson To Deliver Address On International Religious Freedom

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 14, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of the 2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom (IRF) at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, in the Treaty Room at the U.S. Department of State.

Religious freedom is both a core American value and a fundamental human right. Mandated by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, the IRF Report describes the status of religious freedom in foreign countries and U.S. actions and policies in support of religious freedom worldwide.

Secretary Tillerson’s remarks will be open to the press and streamed live at and To be a part of the conversation, please follow: @StateDept, @StateDRL, and #ReligiousFreedom on Twitter.

Preset time for video cameras: 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

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