September 25, 2018
MR PALLADINO: Thanks for coming. Good evening. Welcome. Special guests tonight are Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook. He’ll be speaking about Iran. This briefing is on the record but embargoed until its completion.I’m going to turn it over to Brian to make some introductory remarks. We’re then going to take questions. Please limit...
September 24, 2018
The Foreign Minister explains his desire to “restore effective multilateralism” to combat “actors who are demolishing it”.Ninety-five Heads of Government, including President Macron, will participate in the UN General Assembly from 23 to 29 September in New York. The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, who will also be...
September 20, 2018
Ambassador Nikki HaleyU.S. Permanent Representative to the United NationsU.S. Mission to the United NationsNew York CitySeptember 20, 2018AS DELIVEREDMr. Mladenov, thank you very much for your briefing.
September 20, 2018
MS NAUERT: Good afternoon, everyone. Hope you’re well today. I’d like to start off with telling you a little bit about who we welcomed here at the State Department today. Today Secretary Pompeo met with the Georgian prime minister and reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Georgia bilateral relationship. Ten years ago, Russia invaded Georgia and...
September 19, 2018
Question: Iran in the news. Brian Hook, your special envoy, saying: We want to deal with Iran, but a treaty with Iran. Iranian leaders: No go. They’re like: We don’t want any dealings with the United States at this point. What’s going on?
September 3, 2018
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has hit back at US State Secretary Mike Pompeo for expressing concern over a false report on transfer of Iranian missiles to Iraq. “The US state secretarys expression of concern over the alleged transfer of Iranian missiles to Iraq and violation of [UN] Security Council 2231 Resolution is really...
August 31, 2018
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says following the US’ unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, the European signatories to the 2015 accord have no other way but to remain committed to their obligations under the JCPOA.
Sen. Cruz Leads Letter Urging Treasury Department to Cut Off Iranian Regime from Global Banking System
August 22, 2018
We understand that Iran’s leaders are working with American adversaries, and reportedly even with some allies, to circumvent these sanctions. Please be assured that we will urge the President and our congressional colleagues to provide the necessary resources for the Department’s sanctions enforcement efforts.
August 21, 2018
On August 2, the air and naval arms of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps began a substantial, unannounced military drill in the Persian Gulf and strategic Strait of Hormuz. The move followed the latest round of threats and counter-threats between Iran and the United States regarding freedom of navigation through the strait, with Washington...
August 16, 2018
Good afternoon, everyone. Today I am happy to announce the creation of the Iran Action Group. The Iran Action Group will be responsible for directing, reviewing, and coordinating all aspects of the State Department’s Iran-related activity, and it will report directly to me.