Joint Communique by Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Small Group (June 4)

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Secretary Pompeo delivered opening remarks at the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS’s Small Group (June 4)

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Fulfilling the President’s Generous Commitment to Provide Critical Medical Supplies Across the Globe (June 4)

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Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Recovery (June 3)

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Partners on COVID-19 (June 3)

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31st Anniversary of  Tiananmen Square (June 3)

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Statement by the President (June 1)

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Remarks by President Trump After Viewing SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch (May 30)

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Iranian regime official authorized police to kill protesters (May 29)

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In Defense of Democracy in Venezuela (May 29)

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This Week in Iran Policy (May 29)

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Lifting arms embargo on Iran will fuel regime’s terrorism (May 28)

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Briefing With Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook And Assistant Secretary for International Security and No

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Keeping the World Safe from Iran’s Nuclear Program (May 27)

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Freedom Online Coalition Statement on COVID-19 and Internet Freedom (May 27)

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Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS’s Small Group (May 27)

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Georgia National Day (May 26)

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This Week in Iran Policy (May 22)

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U.S. Participates in the International Donors Conference in Solidarity with the Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants (May 22)

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Iran’s Assassinations and Terrorist Activity Abroad (May 22)

Iran’s Assassinations and Terrorist Activity Abroad (May 22)   “The Iranian regime also continues to export cruelty outside its own borders.  Last week, an Iranian dissident, Massoud Molavi, was assassinated in Istanbul after he defected to Turkey from Iran.  The killing of Mr. Molavi is yet another tragic example in a long string of suspected …

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U.S. leads world in intellectual property protection (May 21)

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Briefing With Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy on U.S. Support for Combating COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa (May 21)

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The United States Designates Company Providing Services for Iranian Airline Mahan Air’s Operations in China (May 19)

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How to prevent another failure of democracy in Venezuela (May 18)

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Remarks by President Trump on Vaccine Development (May 15)

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United States Publishes a Global Maritime Advisory to Counter Sanctions Evasion by Iran, North Korea, and Syria (May 14)

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The United States Condemns Attempts by PRC-Affiliated Actors to Steal American COVID-19 Research (May 14)

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Briefing With Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback On COVID-19 Impact on Religious Minorities (May 14)

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Countries Certified as Not Cooperating Fully With U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts (May 13)

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Indo-Pacific Cooperation on COVID-19 (May 12)

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North American Cooperation on COVID-19 (May 12)

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Condemning Heinous Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan Today (May 12)

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The United States Has Built the World’s Leading Coronavirus Testing System (May 11)

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Iranian regime profits from Maduro’s stolen gold (May 11)

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Leading the World Against Iran’s Threats (May 9)

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Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (May 8)

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Message on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE Day) (May 8)

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Briefing With Special Envoy Lea Gabrielle, Global Engagement Center Update on PRC Efforts to Push Disinformation and Propaganda around COVID (May 8)

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Briefing With Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper on the Political-Military Affairs Bureau’s Support for Global COVID

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This Week in Iran Policy (May 8)

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Briefing on Russian Engagement in the Middle East (May 7)

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Joint Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War (May 7)

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U.S. helps Pacific island countries fight COVID-19 (May 6)

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Joint Statement on United States – Czech Republic Joint Declaration on 5G Security (May 6)

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Briefing With Dr. William Walters, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Operations, Bureau of Medical Services, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary I

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Remarks by Deputy National Security Advisor Matt Pottinger to the Miller Center at the University of Virginia (May 4)

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U.S. helps counter COVID-19 outbreaks in Middle East and North Africa (May 4)

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The U.S. Is Leading the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Developing a Vaccine (May 4)

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Briefing With Senior Administration Official and Senior State Department Official On U.S. Global Leadership in the International COVID-19 Response

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World Press Freedom Day (May 2)

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Update: The United States is Continuing to Lead the Response to COVID-19 (May 1)

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U.S. survivors of COVID-19 donate plasma (April 30)

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Briefing With Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook On Depriving Iran of the Weapons of War (April 30)

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Briefing With Dr. Walters, Dpty Chief Med Officer for Operations, Bureau of Medical Services; Principal Depty. Assistant Secretary Brownlee (April 28)

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Terrorist Attack in Afrin, Syria (April 28)

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (April 27)

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Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with Industry Executives on COVID-19 Response (April 27)

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Iran’s Space Program is Dangerous, Not Peaceful (April 25)

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This Week in Iran Policy (April 24)

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Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence at Tree Planting Ceremony in Recognition of Earth Day and Arbor Day (April 22)

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Statement by the Political Directors of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Small Group (April 16)

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Release of U.S. Government Action Plan to Support the International Response to COVID-19 (April 16

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