Secretary Pompeo (June 19): "The Human Rights Council enables abuses by absolving wrongdoers through silence and falsely condemning those who have committed no offense. A mere look around the world today demonstrates that the council has failed in its stated objectives." Full Text»

Secretary Pompeo (June 18): "Economic diplomacy has always been the State Department’s mission. What that means is we use American power, economic might, and influence as a tool of policy to help America achieve its interests and promote our values around the world." Full Text» DipNote»

Date: 06/19/2018 Description: A victim of a mass rape campaign poses for a photo in the Democratic Republic of Congo. © AP Image

On June 19, the U.S. joined the international community in standing with the survivors of sexual violence. We marked the fourth International Day To Eliminate Sexual Violence in Conflict and 10 years since the international community recognized for the first time—via the UN Security Council’s unanimous adoption of UNSCR 1820—that wartime rape is not just a human rights issue but a public health and security issue the world cannot afford to ignore. DipNote»

Department Press Briefing

June 21, 2018

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Travel to Europe and North Africa

June 21: Deputy Secretary Sullivan will travel to the Netherlands, Denmark, Algeria, and Morocco, from June 25 to 29, to discuss a range of U.S. priorities, including joint efforts to maintain an enduring defeat of ISIS and promote cooperation on regional and global security challenges. More»


Implication of Malian Soldiers in Civilian Deaths

Spokesperson Nauert (June 21): "The U.S. expresses serious concern about the role of Mali’s military forces in the deaths of 25 people, as acknowledged by Defense Minister Tiena Coulibaly. We support Minister Coulibaly’s decision to immediately open an investigation." Full Text»

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