Press Releases: May 2018

05/31/18 Amendments to the Terrorist Designations of al-Nusrah Front; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/31/18 India and Pakistan Agree To Uphold Ceasefire;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/31/18 Mother's Day Violence in Nicaragua;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/31/18 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Foreign Relations of the United States; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/31/18 Recommendations to the President on Securing America's Cyber Interests and Deterring Cyber Threats Through International Engagement;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/31/18 Remarks at a Press Availability;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Spellman Room, Lotte Palace Hotel; New York City
05/31/18 Samoa National Day;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/30/18 Briefing on Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Vice Chairman Kim Yong-chol; New York City
05/30/18 On the Opening of Negotiations To Modernize the Columbia River Treaty Regime; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/30/18 Secretary Pompeo Travels to New York To Meet With North Korean Vice-Chairman Kim Yong Chol;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/30/18 Secretary Pompeo's Call With France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/30/18 Secretary Pompeo's Call With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/30/18 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Hungarian Foreign Minister Szijjarto; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/30/18 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo To Hold a Press Availability; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/30/18 Statement on Georgian Territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/29/18 Addressing the Challenge of Returning Families of Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Workshop Held in Madrid, Spain; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, United States
05/29/18 Briefing on the Release of the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom; Washington, DC
05/29/18 Commemoration of International Day of UN Peacekeepers ;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/29/18 Five Things To Know About This Year's International Religious Freedom Report Release; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/29/18 Release of the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
05/29/18 United States Hosts First-Of-Its-Kind Chinese Study Visit To Observe Drug Prevention and Treatment Best Practices; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/27/18 Azerbaijan National Day;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/27/18 On the Occasion of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia's National Day;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/26/18 Long Overdue Freedom for Joshua Holt in Venezuela;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/25/18 Assad Regime Intentions in the Southwest De-escalation Zone;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/25/18 Calling Russia To Account for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/25/18 Colombian Accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/25/18 Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan and Administrator Mark Green's Meeting With International Non-Governmental Organizations and United Nations Agencies; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/25/18 General Elections in Barbados;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/25/18 Georgia National Day;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/25/18 Guyana's Independence Day;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/25/18 On the National Dialogue in Nicaragua; Washington, DC
05/25/18 Secretary Pompeo To Release the 2017 International Religious Freedom Report; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/25/18 Secretary Pompeo's Call With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kang; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/25/18 Secretary Pompeo's Phone Call With Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/24/18 Eritrea National Day;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/24/18 Full Committee Hearing Review of the FY 2019 State Department Budget Request;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Opening Statement Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
05/24/18 H-2A Agricultural Worker Visa Modernization Joint Cabinet Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/24/18 Interview With Setareh Sieg of Voice of America Persian Service;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Monroe Room; Washington, DC
05/24/18 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/24/18 The Shoot Down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/23/18 Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Brazilian Presidential Foreign Policy Advisor Fred Arruda; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/23/18 Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi at a Press Availability;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
05/23/18 Responding to Unjustified Diplomatic Actions in Venezuela;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/23/18 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/23/18 Strengthening American Diplomacy: Reviewing the State Department's Budget, Operations, and Policy Priorities;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Opening Statement Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
05/22/18 Ambassador Deborah L. Birx Travel to Geneva; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/22/18 Conviction of Tashi Wangchuk;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/22/18 Department of State Announces Additional $7 Million To Combat Ebola in D.R.C.; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/22/18 Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Pete Marocco Travels to Albania and Germany; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/22/18 Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Brazilian Deputy Foreign Minister Marcos Galvao; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/22/18 Joint Statement of the Second U.S.-Mongolia Economic Policy Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/22/18 Launching Negotiations to Modernize the Columbia River Treaty Regime; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/22/18 Remarks at a Press Availability;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
05/22/18 U.S.-Brazil Bilateral Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/18 After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; The Heritage Foundation; Washington, DC
05/21/18 An Unfair, Unfree Vote in Venezuela ;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/21/18 Assistant Secretary Kevin E. Moley Travel to Geneva; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/18 Assistant Secretary Mitchell Travel to Wiesbaden, Budapest, and Bratislava; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/18 Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan's Meeting With Saudi Foreign Minister al-Jubeir; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/18 Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/18 Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Indian Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/18 Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/18 Referendum in Burundi;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/21/18 Remarks at the 2018 Plenary Session of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/21/18 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/18 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Polish Foreign Minister Czaputowicz; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/21/18 The State Department Hosts Mongolian Foreign Minister Tsogtbaatar Damdin; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/18 Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Argentine Foreign Minister Faurie; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/18 Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/18 Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Republic of Korea Vice Foreign Minister Cho; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/18 Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/18 On the Passing of Bernard Lewis;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/19/18 On the Death of Pakistani Exchange Student Sabika Sheikh;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/18/18 Ambassador Tina Kaidanow, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Travels to Germany, Japan, India, and Singapore; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/18 Briefing on Iran;  Director of Policy Planning Brian Hook; Via Teleconference
05/18/18 Cameroon National Day;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/18/18 Joint U.S.-EC Workshop Strengthens Cooperation To Counter Nuclear Smuggling; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/18 Remarks With Dutch Foreign Minister Stephanus Blok Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/18/18 Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks on U.S. Policy on Iran at The Heritage Foundation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/18 Secretary Pompeo's Call With African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/18 Secretary Pompeo's Call With Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/18 Secretary Pompeo's Call With Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/18 Secretary Pompeo's Call With Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/18 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Dutch Foreign Minister Blok; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/18 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Martin Griffiths; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/18 United Arab Emirates: Record of Discussion on Civil Aviation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/18 2018 U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/18 Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch Travels to the Republic of Korea and China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/18 Canada Joins the Global Equality Fund; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/18 Close of Candidate Registration Period for Cambodia's National Elections;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/17/18 Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travel to Argentina and Brazil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/18 On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/17/18 Remarks With Uzbekistan President of Shavkat Mirziyoye Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/17/18 Report of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission in Syria Regarding an Alleged Incident in Saraqib, Syrian Arab Republic on 4 February 2018;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/17/18 Secretary Pompeo's Call With Afghan President Ashraf Ghani; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/18 Secretary Pompeo's Call With Nigerian President Buhari; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/18 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/18 Secretary Pompeo's Phone Call With Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/18 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Breaks Ground on the New U.S. Embassy Annex in Nairobi, Kenya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/16/18 Briefing on the Release of New HIV Treatment Results From the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief on its 15th Anniversary; Via Teleconference
05/16/18 Landmark U.S.-Uzbekistan Agreements Signed on Education and Culture ; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/16/18 Norway National Day;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/16/18 Release of Anwar Ibrahim;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/16/18 Secretary Pompeo's Call With Qatari Foreign Minister Al Thani; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/16/18 Secretary Pompeo's Call With Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/16/18 Secretary Pompeo's Phone Call With Edgars Rinkevics, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/16/18 State Department Terrorist Designations of ISIS in the Greater Sahara (ISIS-GS) and Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/15/18 Chinese Government's Harassment of Early Rain Covenant Church;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/15/18 On the Occasion of Ramadan;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/15/18 The Opening of the Kerch Bridge in Crimea;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/14/18 New U.S.-Morocco Plan of Action Promotes Innovation in Waste Management and Pollution Mitigation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/18 On the Opening of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem ;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/14/18 Oppression of Baha'is in Yemen;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/14/18 Paraguay National Day;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/14/18 Remarks With United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/14/18 Remarks at the Dedication Ceremony of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem;  Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan; Jerusalem, Israel
05/14/18 Secretary Pompeo's Calls With French Foreign Minister Le Drian, UK Foreign Secretary Johnson, and German Foreign Minister Maas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/18 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/18 Secretary Pompeo's Participation in a Meeting of the Lima Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/18 Timor-Leste Parliamentary Elections;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/14/18 U.S.-Brazil Bilateral Cooperation on Cyber and Internet Policy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/18 United Arab Emirates: Discussions Seek Level Playing Field; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/18 Interview With Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/13/18 Interview With Margaret Brennan of CBS Face the Nation;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/12/18 Iraqi Parliamentary Election;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/11/18 Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton Travels to China and Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/18 Briefing on the Opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem; U.S. Ambassador David Melech Friedman, Israel; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
05/11/18 Condemning Violence in Nicaragua;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/11/18 Congratulations to State Department Employees Hoa Thi Tran and the Asia Assistance Team as 2018 Service to America Medal Finalist; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/18 Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/11/18 Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha at a Press Availability;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
05/11/18 U.S. Embassy Jerusalem Dedication Ceremony; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/18 Under Secretary Andrea L. Thompson Travels to France and the United Kingdom; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/10/18 New All-Cargo Rights Added to U.S.-Jamaica Air Transport Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/10/18 Remarks With Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero Espinoza Before Their Meeting;  Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/10/18 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Final Selection for Special Architecture/Engineering Services IDIQ Contract; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/09/18 Addressing the Challenge of Returning Families of Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Workshop Held in Bali, Indonesia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/09/18 Malaysian General Election;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/09/18 On the Occasion of Europe Day;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/09/18 Remarks to the Traveling Press;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; On Plane ert Yokota Air Base, Japan
05/09/18 Situation on the Yemeni Island of Socotra;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/09/18 Statement From the Freed Americans; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/08/18 Background Briefing On Secretary Pompeo's Travel To Meet With Representatives From the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea; On Plane ert Yokota Air Base, Japan
05/08/18 Background Briefing on President Trump's Decision To Withdraw From the JCPOA; Washington, DC
05/08/18 Closure of Controlled Crossing Points in Russian Occupied Georgian Territory of South Ossetia;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/08/18 Election of Nikol Pashinyan as Prime Minister of Armenia;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/08/18 On President Trump's Decision to Withdraw From the JCPOA;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/08/18 Remarks to the Traveling Press;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; On Plane ert Yokota Air Base, Japan
05/07/18 Annual Greening Diplomacy Initiative Award Winners Announced; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/07/18 Deputy Secretary Sullivan To Deliver Opening Keynote Remarks at the 48th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/07/18 U.S. Congratulates Tunisians on Municipal Elections;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/05/18 Secretary Pompeo's Phone Call With Chinese Politburo Member Yang Jiechi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/04/18 Remarks at the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Memorial Plaque Ceremony;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; C Street Lobby; Washington, DC
05/04/18 Remarks at the Department of State's Foreign Affairs Day;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
05/03/18 Poland National Day;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/03/18 Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks at the Foreign Affairs Day Celebration and Attend the AFSA Memorial Plaque Ceremony on May 4; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/03/18 World Press Freedom Day;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Washington, DC
05/02/18 Attack on Libyan High National Elections Commission;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/02/18 On the Occasion of North Korea Freedom Week;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/02/18 Remarks at Swearing-in Ceremony;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
05/02/18 The Global Engagement Center's Technology Series To Counter Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/01/18 Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/01/18 Launching of Operations To Liberate Final ISIS Strongholds in Syria;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/01/18 Proposed Constitutional Amendments in Burundi;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/01/18 U.S. Department of State Hosts "Why Air Quality Monitoring Matters" Discussion and Inducts First U.S. Embassy Monitor Into Permanent Collection; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/01/18 U.S.-Honduras Bilateral Human Rights Working Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/01/18 Welcome Remarks to Employees;  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Harry S. Truman Building C Street Lobby; Washington, DC