Statement from the White House Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2019 Statement from the White House Press Secretary The United States is seriously concerned by continued attacks against protestors, civic activists, and the media, as well as restrictions on Internet access, in Iraq. Iraqis won’t stand by as the Iranian regime drains their resources and uses armed groups and political …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke recently with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi. Secretary Pompeo condemned the recent violence in Iraq and noted that those who violated human rights should be held accountable. Secretary Pompeo reiterated that peaceful public demonstrations are a fundamental element of …

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Secretary Pompeo announces providing $17 million of additional demining efforts

“I’m pleased to announce today the department is providing an additional $17 million of additional demining efforts in the Nineveh region in Iraq. This is on top of the 90 million we have provided countrywide in this year alone. The additional funding will help us make more progress in clearing mines from areas with a …

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United States Commemorates World Refugee Day

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO On World Refugee Day, we join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and our international partners in commemorating the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to persecution and conflict. As global displacement has reached record levels, it is …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

The United States stands for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights.  Our nation was founded on the bedrock principle that we are all created equal – and that every person is entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Around the world, far too many governments continue to arrest and abuse …

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Statement by U.S. Department of State About the Iraqi Parliamentary Election

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO Iraqi Parliamentary Election The United States congratulates the Iraqi people on today’s parliamentary election. Citizens from every ethnic and religious group, and from all 18 provinces, including those internally displaced, made their voices heard. The newly elected members of parliament will have the important task of forming …

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