Statement by Michael Pompeo on the International Human Rights Day

U.S Department of State Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State December 10, 2019 International Human Rights Day In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) to identify common rights and freedoms for all people in all nations. An American, former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, chaired the ...
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The Organization of American States’ final report of the audit on the elections in Bolivia

THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES’ FINAL REPORT OF THE AUDIT OF THE ELECTIONS IN BOLIVIA PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 9, 2019 The United States commends the professional work of the Organization of American States (OAS) electoral audit mission in Bolivia. The thorough investigation presented by the 36 experts of 18 ...
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Statement by Secretary Michael Pompeo on the International Anticorruption Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO December 9, 2019 International Anticorruption Day Today, on International Anticorruption Day, we reaffirm our commitment to prevent and combat corruption globally.  Corruption obstructs economic growth and development, facilitates transnational crime, and fuels terrorism, robbing citizens around the world of their basic ...
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Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release November 25, 2019 In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States is proud to reaffirm its commitment to defending the rights of women ...
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Michael R. Pompeo at the Hudson Institute’s Herman Kahn Award Gala

The China Challenge Speech Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State New York City, New York Hudson Institute’s Herman Kahn Award Gala October 30, 2019 MR MURDOCH: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to be here with you tonight to honor a man of many, many achievements and titles: Captain Pompeo, Editor Pompeo, Chief Executive Pompeo, Representative Pompeo, ...
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The United States Takes Action Against Former Maduro Regime Officials and Strengthens International Efforts

U.S Department of State Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State November 5, 2019 The United States Takes Action Against Former Maduro Regime Officials and Strengthens International Efforts On November 5, the United States identified five members of the former Maduro regime and took action against them under the authority of Executive Order (E.O.) ...
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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the United Nations Event on Religious Freedom

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you all. I want to thank the many world leaders who are here today. Thank you, Vice President Pence, for your work on this issue. I especially want to thank President Trump for being a champion of people of faith all around the world. The Bible says that “Whatever is true, whatever is ...
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The United States Joins the Interim Government of Venezuela and Other Countries in Invoking the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo September 11, 2019 The United States Joins the Interim Government of Venezuela and Other Countries in Invoking the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance The United States joins the Interim Government of Venezuela and ten other countries in invoking the Inter-American Treaty of ...
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Creation of the Venezuela Affairs Unit

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State August 28, 2019 Creation of the Venezuela Affairs Unit The Department of State announces the opening of the Venezuela Affairs Unit (VAU), under the leadership of Charge d’Affaires James Story. The VAU is the interim diplomatic office of the ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Uruguay’s National Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Uruguay’s National Day August 24, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Uruguay on the 194th anniversary of your independence on August 25. The United States and Uruguay enjoy ...
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Historic Accomplishments During Diplomatic Engagements in the Western Hemisphere

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo co-chaired the second Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial from July 18-19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The multilateral forum included 18 governments from the region and the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Committee against Terrorism, all committed to bolstering counterterrorism cooperation to deny terrorists and terrorist financiers safe haven in the region. While ...
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Venezuela’s Independence Day

Venezuela’s Independence Day Press statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State July 5, 2019 On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I congratulate interim President Juan Guaido, the National Assembly, and the people of Venezuela as you celebrate the anniversary of your independence. Once again, the Venezuelan people are besieged by ...
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Executive Order to Impose Sanctions on the Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement by Secretary Pompeo June 24, 2019 Executive Order to Impose Sanctions on the Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran Today, the White House issued an Executive Order sanctioning the Supreme Leader’s Office and authorizing further sanctions on those associated with it. This action was taken as ...
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On the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square 

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square  June 3, 2019 On June 4, we honor the heroic protest movement of the Chinese people that ended on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese Communist Party leadership sent tanks into Tiananmen Square to violently repress ...
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Secretary Pompeo travels to the Netherlands to address the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson June 3, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO TRAVELS TO THE NETHERLANDS TO ADDRESS THE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT AND REINFORCE U.S.-DUTCH TIES  “The free-enterprise system… is the only system where a business started in a dorm room can disrupt a billion-dollar industry, and where risk-takers can rise from the crowd ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the detainment of Edgar Zambrano

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson May 9, 2019 Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the detainment of Edgar Zambrano The arbitrary arrest yesterday evening of Edgar Zambrano, First Vice President of Venezuela’s National Assembly, is an unacceptable and illegal act that is yet another reflection of the repression of the former Maduro regime. ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the World Press Freedom Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO May 3, 2019 World Press Freedom Day On World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to protecting safety and freedom for members of the press.  A free and independent media is indispensable to a vibrant, functioning democracy.  Despite some progress, journalists around the ...
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Statement by M. Pompeo on observance of International Women’s Day 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO March 8, 2019 Observance of International Women’s Day  The United States is proud to observe International Women’s Day, March 8.  We extend our gratitude to the diverse women and girls around the globe who have made vast contributions in lifting up those facing challenges ...
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Secretary Pompeo on Interim President Juan Guaido’s Return to Venezuela

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement By Secretary Pompeo March 4, 2019 Interim President Juan Guaido’s Return to Venezuela The United States applauds the people of Venezuela for their actions to create a peaceful democratic transition, and congratulates Interim President Juan Guaido on his successful diplomatic efforts in the region and safe return ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo – Let Humanitarian Aid Into Venezuela

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Secretary Pompeo February 23, 2019 Let Humanitarian Aid Into Venezuela Today has been a historic day.  Interim President Juan Guaido, the National Assembly and the people of Venezuela have been an inspiration to the world.  Hundreds of thousands of volunteers turned out in peace to ...
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Several European countries recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement by Secretary Pompeo February 4, 2019 Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President by Several European Countries We welcome the decision today by Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to recognize ...
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Protecting Venezuela’s Assets for Benefit of Venezuelan People

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson  STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON January 29, 2019 Protecting Venezuela’s Assets for Benefit of Venezuelan People On January 25, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo certified the authority of Venezuela’s interim President Juan Guaido to receive and control certain property in accounts of the Government of ...
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Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson January 28, 2019 Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector Today, the United States has taken necessary actions to prevent the illegitimate former Maduro regime from further plundering Venezuela’s assets and natural resources. The United States has determined that persons operating in ...
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Pompeo at OAS: “The United States is a friend of Venezuela and of the Venezuelan people”

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at the Organization of American States January 24, 2019 Organization of American States Washington, D.C. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you very much.  The United States is a friend of Venezuela and of the Venezuelan people.  We have watched Venezuelans suffer for ...
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United States is Ready to Provide Urgent Humanitarian Aid to the People of Venezuela

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson January 24, 2019 United States is Ready to Provide Urgent Humanitarian Aid to the People of Venezuela Today, Secretary of State Pompeo announced that the United States is ready to provide more than $20 million in initial humanitarian assistance to the people of Venezuela as they struggle to ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Human Rights Day

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Human Rights Day December 10, 2018 Seventy years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Emerging from a world war that shocked humanity with its cruelty, the sovereign nations of the world united to specify those rights that are ...
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Sec. of State Michael R. Pompeo and Sec. of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin on Iran Sanctions

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson  November 2, 2018 On-The-Record Briefing Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin on Iran Sanctions Via Teleconference MS NAUERT: Thank you, sir.  Good morning, everyone, and welcome to today’s on-the-record call on the Iran snapback sanctions.  We’re pleased to have with us ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Uruguay’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Secretary Pompeo Uruguay’s Independence Day August 25, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Uruguay on their 193rd anniversary of independence. For over 150 years, our nations have enjoyed a strong history of cooperation. Our ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on LGBTI Pride Month

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by SecretaryPompeo June 1, 2018 LGBTI Pride Month The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Commemoration of International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Today, on the annual International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, we mark 70 years of UN peacekeeping, and the service and sacrifice of thousands of uniformed and civilian personnel. UN peacekeepers serve under dangerous and uncertain circumstances, and too often pay the ultimate sacrifice. We honor in particular today the more than 3,700 peacekeepers who ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the Opening of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Secretary Pompeo  on the Opening of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem May 14, 2018 Today I am proud to celebrate the opening of the United States Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. This significant event fulfills a promise made by President Trump. As he proclaimed on December 6, ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement By Secretary Pompeo May 8, 2018 On President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the JCPOA As we exit the Iran deal, we will be working with our allies to find a real, comprehensive, and lasting solution to the Iranian threat. We have a shared interest with our ...
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Secretary Pompeo statement on World Press Freedom Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Secretary Pompeo statement on World Press Freedom Day Washington, DC May 3, 2018 On the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, we renew our commitment to promoting and protecting a free press, which is an essential pillar of democracy. The United States values freedom of the ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Iran Atomic Archive

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO April 30, 2018 Iran Atomic Archive For many years, the Iranian regime has insisted to the world that its nuclear program was peaceful. The documents obtained by Israel from inside of Iran show beyond any doubt that the Iranian regime was not telling ...
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Statement from the President on the Confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

The White House Office of the Press Secretary April 26, 2018 Statement from the President on the Confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State I am pleased with the Senate’s confirmation of Mike Pompeo to serve as our country’s top diplomat. Having a patriot of Mike’s immense talent, energy, and intellect leading the Department ...
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