World Press Freedom Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 2, 2021 Tomorrow, the United States joins the international community in celebrating World Press Freedom Day. Information and knowledge are powerful tools, and a free and independent press is the core institution connecting publics to the information they need to advocate for themselves, make informed decisions, …

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U.S. State Department Counselor & National Security Council Coordinator for the Middle East & North Africa Lead Interagency Delegation to Midd

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 1, 2021 An interagency delegation consisting of U.S. State Department Counselor Derek Chollet and National Security Council Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Brett McGurk, as well as Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Joey Hood and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East Dana Stroul, will …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Armenian Remembrance Day

  APRIL 24, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Each year on this day, we remember the lives of all those who died in the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide and recommit ourselves to preventing such an atrocity from ever again occurring. Beginning on April 24, 1915, with the arrest of Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople …

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Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 23, 2021 Today, I am announcing that Jeffrey Feltman will serve as the U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa.  This appointment underscores the Administration’s commitment to lead an international diplomatic effort to address the interlinked political, security, and humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa.  Having held senior positions in …

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East

Rodney Hunter Political Coordinator New York, New York April 22, 2021 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. And thank you, to you and the other members of the Council, for bearing with us as we’ve dealt with some of these technical issues this morning. And thank you again, Special Coordinator Wennesland and Acting Director Paulsen, …

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A Proclamation on Earth Day, 2021

APRIL 22, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS On April 22, 1970, millions of Americans rallied together to protect the right of all of us to live free from environmental hazard and harm. On that first Earth Day, they gathered all across America — on college campuses, in public parks, and State capitals — galvanized by a …

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FACT SHEET: President Biden Sets 2030 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Target Aimed at Creating Good-Paying Union Jobs and Securing U.S. Leadership

APRIL 22, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Building on Past U.S. Leadership, including Efforts by States, Cities, Tribes, and Territories, the New Target Aims at 50-52 Percent Reduction in U.S. Greenhouse Gas Pollution from 2005 Levels in 2030 Today, President Biden will announce a new target for the United States to achieve a 50-52 percent …

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: U.S. International Climate Finance Plan

APRIL 22, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad (E.O. 14008, signed January 27, 2021) called for the preparation of a Climate Finance Plan (herein “Plan”). This Plan – the first of its kind in the U.S. government – focuses on international climate finance. …

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Tackling the Crisis and Seizing the Opportunity: America’s Global Climate Leadership

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PHILIP MERRILL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND APRIL 19, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good afternoon, everyone.  And Will, thank you for a wonderful introduction.  And thank you for lending us this absolutely spectacular setting and backdrop – certainly the best setting and backdrop I’ve had in my brief tenure as Secretary.  And thanks so much …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the Press on the COVID Response

REMARKS TO THE PRESS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE BEN FRANKLIN ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. APRIL 5, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon. Since the United States recorded its first COVID-19 death in February 2020, more than 550,000 Americans have died in the pandemic.  More than 30 million Americans have been infected. Millions of Americans lost loved ones, often without having the …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.  The Secretary and the Crown Prince discussed the heightened tensions in the region and the need for more robust maritime security in order to promote freedom of navigation in …

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U.S. National Security Adviser and Mohamed bin Zayed discuss latest regional, global developments

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and visiting U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton had an official meeting on Wednesday and discussed several issues of mutual concern, including joint coordination as part of the international efforts to counter violence, extremism, and …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for the United Arab Emirates’ support for UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister agreed …

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Readout of the President’s call with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed

Today the President spoke with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed. During the call the President thanked the Crown Prince for the UAE’s support in recovering United States citizen Danny Burch from captivity in Yemen and reuniting him with his family. They also discussed regional security issues and efforts to promote stability in …

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Readout of the Meeting with Trump Administration Officials and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, and United States Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook met yesterday in the United Arab Emirates with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. They discussed increasing cooperation between the United States and the United Arab Emirates, and the Trump Administration’s …

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IDEX 2019

Chargé d’Affaires Steve Bondy joined Lt. General Patricia E. McQuistion of the Association of the United States Army to open the American Pavilion at IDEX 2019, where more than 100 American companies exhibited the most innovative defense technologies.

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Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan attended a farewell reception

Charge d’Affaires Steve Bondy and Mrs. Meghan Bondy welcomed His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan, who honored us by attending the farewell reception for our dear Embassy colleague, Nadia Ibrahim. After 33 years of dedicated service, Nadia is known and loved by many in the UAE, and while we will be sad to see …

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Secretary of Defense Meets With Mohammed bin Zayed

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, held talks with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis in the capital on September 7. They discussed increasing defense and military ties as well as regional and international issues. They exchanged views on efforts being made to address …

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Commander of USCENTCOM Meets Mohamed bin Zayed

General Joseph Votel, Commander of United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) met Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi on September 3. They explored ways of further solidifying friendly bilateral ties and reviewed prospects of coordination and cooperation in defense and military fields. They also discussed an array of issues of mutual interest.

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo – On the Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks

Today we honor the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the terrorist attacks 17 years ago on September 11. Today also marks six years since the tragic loss in Libya of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods. The diverse nationalities of the victims of 9/11 and the attack in …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met on July 10 in Abu Dhabi with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. The Secretary thanked the Crown Prince and the Foreign Minister for the United Arab …

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Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, a short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now underway. We thank them both. Tonight, I …

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