Press Releases: February 2019

02/23/19 Statement on Move To Indict Turkish Civil Society Leaders; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/22/19 Ambassador Robert Strayer Travels to Barcelona; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/19 Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier Travels to Brazil and Paraguay; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/19 Intent To Nominate Ambassador Kelly Craft for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/22/19 Interview With Christina Londono of Telemundo;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/22/19 Public Designation of, and Visa Restrictions Placed on, Multiple Officials of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption, Human Rights Violations or Abuses, or Undermining of Democracy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/19 Secretary Pompeo's Phone Call With Japanese Foreign Minister Kono; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/19 Secretary Pompeo's Travel to Vietnam and the Philippines; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/22/19 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the U.S. Chancery Major Rehabilitation in Copenhagen, Denmark; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/19 The Federated States of Micronesia Endorses the Proliferation Security Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/19 The United States Pre-Positions Aid for Venezuelans on the Brazil-Venezuela Border; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/22/19 United States-Israel Diplomatic Efforts Underpin First Israeli Spacecraft Landing on the Moon; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/21/19 2019 P3 Impact Award Applications Are Now Open; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/21/19 Ambassador at Large Brownback Travels to Islamabad and Abu Dhabi ; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/21/19 Brunei Darussalam National Day;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/21/19 Interview With Craig Melvin of NBC Today Show;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; New York City
02/21/19 Interview With Maria Bartiromo of Mornings With Maria on Fox Business Network;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; New York City
02/21/19 Middle East Strategic Alliance Political and Security Pillar Consultations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/21/19 Papua New Guinea National Day;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/21/19 Saint Lucia Independence Day;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/21/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/21/19 Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams Travel to Miami and Cucuta, Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/19 Joint Statement on Escalating Conflict in South Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/20/19 Statement on Hoda Muthana;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/20/19 U.S.-Maldives Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/19 Assistant Secretary Fannon Travel to Japan and the Republic of Korea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/19 Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Call With Greek Foreign Minister George Katrougalos; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/19 Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Call With Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/19 Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Carr Travels to Jerusalem; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/19/19 Special Representative Biegun Travels to Vietnam; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/19 Freedom of Movement for Internally Displaced Persons in Rukban; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/18/19 The Gambia's National Day;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/17/19 Kosovo National Day;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/16/19 Lithuania National Day;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/16/19 On Heather Nauert's Consideration for the Nomination for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/15/19 Assistant Secretary Marie Royce Travels to North Carolina; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/15/19 Interview With Thora Arnorsdottir of RUV;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; U.S. Embassy Reykjavik; Reykjavik, Iceland
02/15/19 Press Availability With Icelandic Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Harpa Concert Hall; Reykjavik, Iceland
02/15/19 Secretary Pompeo's Calls With Nigerian Presidential Candidates President Muhammadu Buhari and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/15/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/15/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/15/19 Secretary Pompeo's Travel to Iceland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/15/19 Serbia National Day;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/15/19 The United States Delivers Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Cucuta, Colombia for the People of Venezuela; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/15/19 U.S. Sanctions on Venezuelan Individuals and Entities; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/15/19 United States Announces New Humanitarian Assistance at the Launch of the Joint Response Plan for Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/19 Co-chairs' Statement on the Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/19 Eight-year Anniversary of the Detention of 2009 Iranian Political Opponents; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/14/19 Interview With Bret Baier of Fox News;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Sheraton Hotel; Warsaw, Poland
02/14/19 Interview With Michel Ghandour of Al Hurra;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Sheraton Hotel; Warsaw, Poland
02/14/19 Interview With Niusha Boghrati of Radio Farda;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Sheraton Hotel; Warsaw, Poland
02/14/19 On the Proposed Amendment to the National Reconciliation Legislation in Guatemala; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/14/19 Press Availability With Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Warsaw, Poland
02/14/19 Remarks With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Warsaw, Poland
02/14/19 Remarks at the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Warsaw, Poland
02/14/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kang; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled Al Yamani; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/19 Situation in Southern Libya; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/14/19 Terrorist Attack on Indian Security Forces Convoy ; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/14/19 Yemen Quad Meeting in Warsaw; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/19 Department of State Announces Publication of 36th Edition of World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers (WMEAT); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/19 Egypt Assumes African Union Presidency; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/13/19 Interview With Jan Mikruta of Polsat;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Sheraton Hotel; Warsaw, Poland
02/13/19 Interview With Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Sheraton Hotel; Warsaw, Poland
02/13/19 Interview With Roxana Saberi of CBS News;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Sheraton Warsaw Hotel; Warsaw, Poland
02/13/19 Iran-based Entities and Individuals Sanctioned Under E.O. 13606 and 13224; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/19 On the Passing of Sibghatullah Mojaddedi;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/13/19 Remarks at Bemowo Piskie Training Area;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Bemowo Piskie Training Area; Orzysz, Poland
02/13/19 Remarks at Meeting With Troops;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Bemowo Piskie Training Area; Orzysz, Poland
02/13/19 Secretary Pompeo's Call With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/19 Statement on ICJ Preliminary Judgment in the Certain Iranian Assets Case; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/13/19 The Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/19 Press Availability With Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Palace on the Island; Warsaw, Poland
02/12/19 Press Availability With Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Bratislava, Slovakia
02/12/19 Remarks With Slovak President Andrej Kiska Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Presidential Palace; Bratislava, Slovakia
02/12/19 Remarks With Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Prime Minister's Office; Bratislava, Slovakia
02/12/19 Remarks at Gate of Freedom Memorial;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Devin Castle; Bratislava, Slovakia
02/12/19 Remarks at the GLOBSEC Youth Engagement Event;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Historic Old Parliament Building; Bratislava, Slovakia
02/12/19 Secretary Pompeo's Visit to Poland: Honoring Shared History and Building for Our Future; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/19 Signing of the U.S.-Portugal Memorandum of Understanding To Establish a 12-Month Pilot Program To Build Intercultural Understanding and Provide Training at Innovative Organizations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/19 The United States Calls for Zimbabwe To End the Excessive Use of Force by Government Forces and Embrace National Dialogue; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/11/19 Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Republic of Korea's National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-Sang; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/11/19 Press Availability With Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Budapest, Hungary
02/11/19 Remarks at U.S. Embassy Budapest;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; U.S. Embassy Budapest; Budapest, Hungary
02/11/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Hungarian Defense Minister Benko; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/11/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Hungarian Prime Minister Orban; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/11/19 State Department Announces Fulbright Top Producing Institutions; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/11/19 Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L Thompson Travels to Germany and Israel; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/10/19 Secretary Pompeo's Travel to Hungary and Slovakia: Honoring Shared History and Building for a Shared Future; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/10/19 Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Travels to Belgium, Germany, Turkey, Qatar, Afghanistan, and Pakistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/09/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With UN World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/19 Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch Travels to Panama and Costa Rica; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/19 Previewing Secretary Pompeo's Upcoming Trip to Budapest, Bratislava, Warsaw, Brussels, and Reykjavik; Via Teleconference
02/08/19 Special Representative Biegun's Trip to Pyongyang; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/19 U.S.-Portugal Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding To Establish a 12-Month Pilot Program To Build Intercultural Understanding and Provide Training at Innovative Organizations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/19 Attempted Space Launch by the Iranian Regime; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/07/19 Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Spanish Vice Foreign Minister Fernando Valenzuela; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/19 Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan's Meeting With Peruvian Vice Foreign Minister Hugo de Zela; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Swiss Federal Councilor Ignazio Cassis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/19 Secretary Pompeo's Travel to Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belgium, and Iceland; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/07/19 The United States Supports the Venezuelan People With Humanitarian Assistance; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/19 Under Secretary for Political Affairs David M. Hale Travel to West Africa; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/19 Upcoming Nigerian Elections;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/07/19 Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Additional Payments Under Holocaust Deportation Claims Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Africa Working Group of the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance to Rukban; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Grenada Independence Day;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Interview With Maria Bartiromo of Mornings With Maria on Fox Business Network;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Interview With Trish Regan of Trish Regan Primetime on Fox Business Network;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Introductory Remarks at the Meeting of Ministers of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Loy Henderson Auditorium; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Joint Statement on Syria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/19 List of Participants: Meeting of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/19 New Zealand Waitangi Day;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Observance of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Remarks at the Meeting of Ministers of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Loy Henderson Auditorium; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Brazilian Foreign Minister Araujo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With France's Foreign Minister Le Drian; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With His Excellency Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi of Jordan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Moroccan Foreign Minister Bourita; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Statement by Ministers of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS/DAESH; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/19 The Global Coalition - Working To Defeat ISIS; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/19 Under Secretary Hale Participates in G7 Political Director's Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/19 Foreign Service Institute and U.S. Diplomatic Studies Foundation Establish Training Partnership; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/19 On President Trump's State of the Union Address;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/05/19 On the Appointment of Elan S. Carr as Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/05/19 Secretary Pompeo's Call With Afghan President Ghani; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/19 Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr Travels to Slovakia and Belgium; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/19 U.S. Department of State Launches 22.33: A Podcast of Life-Changing Stories; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/19 U.S.-Turkey Joint Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/19 Ambassador Carol Z. Perez Sworn in as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/19 Celebrating the Lunar New Year;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/04/19 Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Syria; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/04/19 Himalayan New Year (Losar);  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/04/19 Presidential Elections in El Salvador; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/04/19 Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela's Interim President by Several European Countries;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/04/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Iranian Women's Rights Activist Masih Alinejad; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/04/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Panamanian Vice President and Foreign Minister de Saint Malo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With the Lima Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/19 Senior State Department Officials Previewing the Ministerial Meeting of the Coalition To Defeat ISIS; Via Teleconference
02/04/19 Special Representative Biegun Travel to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/02/19 U.S. Intent To Withdraw from the INF Treaty February 2, 2019;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
02/01/19 Formation of a New Government in Lebanon; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/01/19 Marie Colvin Civil Suit Against the Syrian Regime; Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino; Washington, DC
02/01/19 Remarks to the Press;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
02/01/19 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Design-Build Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Nassau, Bahamas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC