Countering Iran’s Global Terrorism (November 13)

Countering Iran’s Global Terrorism (November 13) Nathan A. Sales Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism Washington Institute for Near East Policy Counterterrorism Lecture Series Washington, DC November 13, 2018 Thanks for that warm introduction and for hosting me here. It’s a real pleasure to participate in the Washington Institute’s Counterterrorism Lecture Series. A number of my predecessors ...
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U.S. Embassy in Georgia Statement (November 9)

U.S. Embassy in Georgia Statement (November 9) On November 8, retired Ambassador Ross Wilson arrived in Tbilisi and will assume the role of chargé d’affaires, ad interim, at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi.  Ambassador Wilson is a seasoned diplomat, served as Ambassador to Turkey (2005-2008) and Azerbaijan (2000-2003), served in a similar interim charge capacity ...
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Ambassador Ross Wilson’s statement to media following his meeting with Foreign Minister Zalkaliani (November 9)

Ambassador Ross Wilson’s statement to media following his meeting with Foreign Minister Zalkaliani (November 9) Ambassador Ross Wilson, Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim:  Good afternoon!  I want to begin by thanking the Foreign Minister for making himself available to me on my very first day in Georgia.  We had, I think, an excellent conversation that familiarized me, or refamiliarized me, with Georgia’s perspective ...
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Chargé D’affaires Elizabeth Rood Emphasizes Importance of Vocational Education (November 5)

Chargé D’affaires Elizabeth Rood Emphasizes Importance of Vocational Education (November 5)   Chargé D’affaires Elizabeth Rood opened Third-annual “Investing in Human Capital” TVET Conference together with Minister of Education Batiashvili, and MCC Deputy Vice-President Lona Stoll.  Chargé Rood emphasized that everyone present at the conference plays an important role in shaping Georgia’s economic future as a member of ...
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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo And Secretary of Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin at a Press Availability on Iran Sanctions (November 5)

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo And Secretary of Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin at a Press Availability on Iran Sanctions (November 5)   MODERATOR: Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the Foreign Press Center. We are pleased to have with us this morning Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mnuchin. They’ll both have some opening remarks and ...
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Press Availability With Secretary of Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin (November 5)

Press Availability With Secretary of Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin (November 5) Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington Foreign Press Center Washington, DC MODERATOR: Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the Foreign Press Center. We are pleased to have with us this morning Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mnuchin. They’ll both have some opening remarks and then ...
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Iran sanctions/Europe in on-record briefing by Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook (November 2)

Iran sanctions/Europe in an on-record briefing by Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook (November 2)   Press Correspondent’s Room Washington, D.C. MR HOOK: I’m happy to take questions. And you’ve heard the Secretary talk. I just (inaudible). QUESTION: What are the eight countries? MR HOOK: Huh? QUESTION: What are the eight countries? QUESTION: What are ...
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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin on Iran Sanctions (November 2)

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin on Iran Sanctions (November 2)   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 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury ...
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National Security Advisor John Bolton Press Conference Tbilisi, Georgia (October 26)

National Security Advisor John Bolton Press Conference Tbilisi, Georgia (October 26)   Ambassador Bolton: Thank you very much for being here today. I am delighted to be in Georgia. This is the first time here for me. I had excellent meetings with the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Defense, and ...
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National Security Advisor John Bolton Interview with Reuters reporter Margarita Antidze (October 26)

National Security Advisor John Bolton Interview with Reuters reporter Margarita Antidze (October 26)   Transcript of responses provided by Reuters INF TREATY The reasons that we withdrew from the INF treaty as the president has announced, I think, very clearly last Saturday and then repeated again publicly on Monday, are two. Number one is the ...
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DAS George Kent’s Statement at the edge of Russian-occupied South Ossetia (October 13)

DAS George Kent’s Statement at the edge of Russian-occupied South Ossetia (October 13)   Ten years have passed since Russia occupied Georgian territory.  I have come here today to remind the people of Georgia that the United States is with them, and to remind them that the world has not forgotten what happened here.  The international ...
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Press Conference with Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent (October 12)

Press Conference with Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent (October 12)   Good afternoon! My name is George Kent and I am the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Caucuses and Eastern Europe.  On this visit, I am visiting Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia to engage the counties of this region in ...
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CDA Elizabeth Rood delivered remarks to the soldiers of the 22nd Battalion and to the Marines and Sailors of the Georgia Liaison Team (September 28)

CDA Elizabeth Rood delivered remarks to the soldiers of the 22nd Battalion and to the Marines and Sailors of the Georgia Liaison Team (September 28) On September 28, CDA Elizabeth Rood delivered remarks to the soldiers of the 22nd Battalion and to the Marines and Sailors of the Georgia Liaison Team prior to their deployment to Afghanistan ...
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Chargé d’affaires Rood and USAID Mission Director Wiebler meet election observation organizations (September 26)

Chargé d’affaires Rood and USAID Mission Director Wiebler meet local election observation organizations (September 26) Elections are the foundation of democracy. Today Chargé d’affaires Elizabeth Rood and USAID Mission Director Peter Wiebler met with local and international election observation organizations. Election observers help deter fraud; expose problems and irregularities; provide an accurate measure of the quality of ...
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Remarks by President Trump to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly | New York, NY (September 25)

Remarks by President Trump to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly | New York, NY (September 25) United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 10:38 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Madam President, Mr. Secretary-General, world leaders, ambassadors, and distinguished delegates: One year ago, I stood before you for the first time in this ...
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Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell’s opening remarks at the Tbilisi International Conference (September 12)

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell’s opening remarks at the Tbilisi International Conference (September 12)   In many ways, the topic of Georgia and the West is much broader and much easier because I would say, as I had said in April and I will continue to say, that Georgia will be in ...
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Under Secretary Thompson’s interview with Tabula’s Tamara Chergoleishvili (September 11)

Under Secretary Thompson’s interview with Tabula’s Tamara Chergoleishvili (September 11)   Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Andrea Thompson’s interview with Tabula’s Tamara Chergoleishvili on top of her remarks at the 4th Tbilisi International Conference  – “World in 2018: Upside Down?” CHERGOLEISHVILI: Are there any plans to restart talks about arms control with ...
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Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs visits Georgia (July 10)

Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs visits Georgia (July 10) Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs arrived in Tbilisi for an official two-day visit. During her visit, A/S Royce met with the Minister of Education, Mikheil Chkhenkeli, and distinguished alumni of U.S. Government-funded exchange programs and cultural assistance beneficiaries. ...
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Rear Admiral Paul Verrastro visit to Georgia (June 19)

Rear Admiral Paul Verrastro visit to Georgia (June 19) Today, European Command Director of Logistics, Rear Admiral Paul Verrastro visited the Emergency Management Service (EMS) and met Mr. Giorgi Mghebrishvili, Director of the Service to discuss ongoing structural and legislative changes as well as support that the US Department of Defense provides to EMS to ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of State Affairs Commission of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Before Bilateral Meeting

Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Before Bilateral Meeting (June 11) Capella Hotel Singapore 9:08 A.M. SGT Q Mr. President, how do you feel (inaudible)? PRESIDENT TRUMP: I feel really great. We’re going to have a great discussion and, I ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Georgia National Day (May 26)

Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Georgia National Day (May 26)   On behalf of the Government of the United States, I would like to wish the Government of Georgia and the Georgian people a joyous Independence Day. This year marks the centennial anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, the first independent Georgian state in modern ...
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Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s Meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili (May 23)

Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s Meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili (May 23) Vice President Mike Pence met today with Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili of the Republic of Georgia. The Vice President welcomed Prime Minister Kvirikashvili to the Vice President’s Residence as a follow up to Vice President Pence’s trip to Georgia last year. Both affirmed the ...
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After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy (May 21)

After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy (May 21) Mike Pompeo Secretary of State The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC May 21, 2018 MS JAMES: Good morning. (Applause.) Welcome to the Heritage Foundation. My name is Kay James and I have the honor of being the president here. It is a pleasure and honor to welcome our ...
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Remarks at the 2018 Plenary Session of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership (May 21)

Remarks at the 2018 Plenary Session of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership (May 21) Mike Pompeo  Secretary of State Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili Treaty Room Washington, DC May 21, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, good morning. Good morning, Prime Minister. Welcome and congratulations on your hundredth anniversary of your independence. That’s a major milestone along the way. ...
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Assistant Secretary A. Wes Mitchell’s Remarks at the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum (May 1)

Assistant Secretary A. Wes Mitchell’s Remarks at the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum (May 1) AS DELIVERED Well, thank you Mr. Prsdient, Mr. Prime Minster, Mr. Foreign Minister, Mr. Chairman.  I am very happy to be here this morning.  I had the pleasure of speaking with Prime Minister Kvirikashvili in March, and he asked me to ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary Bridget Brink’s Media Engagement following the Meetings with Speaker Kobakhidze and Opposition Parties (September 11)

Deputy Assistant Secretary Bridget Brink’s Media Engagement following the Meetings with Speaker Kobakhidze and Opposition Parties (September 11) Q-n about the content of the meetings  DAS Brink:  First of all I would like to thank the Speaker of Parliament for receiving me this evening.  For the last couple of days I have had a really great set of meetings with members of government ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks on Middle East Peace (December 28)

Secretary Kerry’s Remarks on Middle East Peace (December 28) 12/28/2016 01:56 PM EST Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State The Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC December 28, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very, very much. Thank you. (Coughs.) Excuse me. Thank you for your patience, all of you. For ...
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