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U.S. Advances Partnerships to Build Support for Iran Pressure Campaign

ADVANCING STRONG PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN AMERICA AND THE GULF The United States is committed to its partnerships with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates as these Gulf partnerships are critical to achieving shared regional objectives: defeating ISIS, countering radical Islamic terrorism, protecting global energy supplies, and rolling back Iranian aggression. These Gulf countries are all partners in ...

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State Department Press Briefing – December 11, 2018 [video + transcript]

The U.S. Department of State holds a press briefing to update the media on the status in Iraq. Transcript 2:35 p.m. EST MR PALLADINO: Hello, everybody. We have a special guest today I’d like to announce, and who will speak at the top. We have our Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Brett McGurk. And Brett ...

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Secretary Pompeo Discusses Belgium Joining U.N. Security Council with Prime Minister

U.S. Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert highlighted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Brussels, Belgium where he discussed preparations as Belgium joins the United Nations Security Council. “Secretary Pompeo met with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel today in Brussels,” Nauert said in a statement Tuesday. “They discussed ways the U.S. and Belgium can cooperate on matters of global ...

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U.S. to Suspend Obligations Under INF Treaty Due to Russia’s Violations

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert announced Tuesday that the United States would suspend its obligations to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty because Russia has repeatedly violated the agreement. “Today the United States declared that Russia is in material breach of the INF,” Nauert posted. “Unless Russia returns to full & verifiable compliance, we will suspend our obligations under the ...

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Secretary of State Pompeo to hold press briefing Tuesday [video + transcript]

Mike Pompeo white house press briefing 6-7-18

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a briefing to update the media on recent issues and events. Likely topics are: International Court of Justice proceedings against Iran for attacks on Iran Migrant invasion crossing Mexico towards the United States Saudi murder mystery Live Stream of Sec. Pompeo’s press briefing 10/23/18 U.S. Dept. of State Transcript SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. I ...

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Watch: Sec. of State Pompeo Delivers Statement on ‘Outlaw Regime’ Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver a statement and take questions in a State Department press briefing Wednesday morning. Although the focus of the briefing was not specified by State Department officials, an announcement for the briefing referenced a may report on Iran entitled “Outlaw Regime.” The event is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. EST.

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State Department: Jerusalem Embassy Dedication Ceremony to be held Monday

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The Department of State is proud to announce that the U.S. Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem will be dedicated on Monday, May 14. Ambassador David M. Friedman will preside over the dedication ceremony and Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan will lead the Presidential Delegation to the historic opening along with Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, Advisor ...

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Tillerson fired, Pompeo moves over, America gets first female spy chief

Rex Tillerson

President Donald Trump made a series of changes in his administration with all the drama of his former reality show. Without actually uttering the words “you’re fired” the president used Twitter to announce a series of moves that put Tillerson out-to-pasture, moved his CIA chief over to head the State Department and gave the CIA it’s first ever woman director. ...

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U.S. embassy in Jerusalem to open in May

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The U.S. Department of State said Friday that it would open its new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem in May. “In May, the United States plans to open a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem,” the State Department said in a statement. “The opening will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary.” The Embassy will initially be located in the Arnona neighborhood, in a ...

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Former State Department Official Emerges At Center Of Dossier Drama

  by Chuck Ross One of the newest names to emerge in the dossier saga is Jonathan Winer, a former State Department official who met with dossier author Christopher Steele prior to the 2016 election. Investigators on the Senate Judiciary and House Intelligence Committees have turned their interest to Winer and the State Department’s handling of information from Steele. It ...

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This week at State: Iran, human trafficking, North Korea and Russia

Heather Nauert - This week at department of state

The U.S. Department of State released a video Friday in which Spokeswoman Heather Nauert, Vice President Mike Pence and Rex Tillerson discuss the ongoing protests in Iran, the administration’s efforts to fight human trafficking and the situation with North Korea.

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Trump administration issues new rules on refugees

Rex Tillerson and Luis Veidegaray of Mexico

President Donald Trump has issued a new Executive Order that provides for the general resumption of the refugee admission program after a 120-day review. Based on Section 6(a) of Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” the U.S. government undertook a 120-day review of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) to identify and ...

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State Department Warns Americans of Tainted Mexican Alcohol

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The United States Department of State issued a travel warning Wednesday urging citizens traveling to Mexico to be wary of Alcoholic drinks. The State Department’s “Safety and Security” section on Mexico was updated with a concern about tainted drinks. Alcohol: There have been allegations that consumption of  tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out. If you choose to ...

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Report: FBI releases 7,000 documents related to Hillary email case

Hillary emails

The FBI released to the State Department 7,000 new documents from Anthony Weiner‘s laptop, but public release of them is still months or perhaps years away. Judicial Watch is suing the State Department over their Freedom of Information Act request demanding Hillary Clinton emails from her tenure at State. During a hearing Thursday, the existence of the 7,000 new documents ...

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WATCH LIVE: First Lady Melania Trump to Honor Women of Courage

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  First Lady Melania Trump and the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon will present the 2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award Wednesday. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Department of State at 11 am eastern time. International #WomenOfCourage has honored more than 100 courageous women from over ...

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