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Date: 10/19/2018 Description: U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo poses for a photo with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico City on October 19, 2018. [State Department photo/ Public Domain] - State Dept Image

Secretary Pompeo (Oct. 19) (Twitter): "Cooperation to stem illegal immigration into the U.S. topped the agenda of my meeting with President Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Videgaray Caso of Mexico. We discussed a wide range of issues and appreciate Mexico's leadership to help Venezuela through the Lima Group. Trip Page» Briefing» More»

Ambassador Haley (Oct. 18): "The use of child soldiers is a moral outrage that every civilized nation rejects, while Iran celebrates it. ... The sanctions the U.S. is leveling against Iran are broad and deep – and for good reason. Any company or individual that does business with this Iranian network is complicit in sending children to die on the battlefields of Syria and elsewhere." Full Text» DipNote» 

Department Press Briefing

October 11, 2018

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Secretary's Travel to Panama

Oct. 18: Secretary Pompeo met with President Varela and the Vice President and Foreign Minister de Saint Malo de Alvarado to reaffirm the longstanding U.S.-Panama partnership. He also expressed appreciation for Panama's leadership on important regional security matters including counter-narcotics and illegal immigration. Trip Page» More»

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Merging the Embassy and Consulate General in Jerusalem

Secretary Pompeo (Oct. 18) (Twitter): "I am pleased to announce the merger of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem into a single mission. This will improve efficiency and effectiveness. It does not signal a change of U.S. policy. We are committed to achieving a lasting and comprehensive peace between Israel and the Palestinians." More»

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Secretary Pompeo's Op-Ed: Confronting Iran

Secretary Pompeo (Oct. 18): "The U.S. is determined to pursue a maximum pressure campaign to confront the regime in Iran, which defies international norms, abuses the Iranian people's human rights, and spreads death and destruction around the world." Full Text»

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