Secretary Pompeo

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Protecting religious freedom: A U.S. priority

Religious freedom is a fundamental right and a U.S. priority. The State Department's annual International Religious Freedom Report monitors abuses.
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The Warsaw Process: New solutions to old problems

A multilateral initiative co-led by the U.S. and Poland is bringing together 80 countries to advance global strategic priorities in the Middle East.
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Partnership or extortion? U.S. vs. Iranian models for the Middle East

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells the U.N. Security Council how the U.S. works with other countries to pursue Middle East peace while Iran uses violence.
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Australia, Japan and U.S. work toward maritime security

The three countries announced that they are committed to increasing the presence of maritime law enforcement in the Indo-Pacific region.
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A salute to Pacific service members

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo honored the service of Micronesian veterans who fought alongside Americans in the U.S. military.
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Pompeo: ‘Small islands are big strongholds of freedom’

The U.S. will negotiate with Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau to extend a security agreement that protects the region's territorial waters.
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U.S. and Australia reaffirm ‘mateship’

For over a century, the two countries have enjoyed a prosperous friendship, which was reaffirmed during Secretary Pompeo's visit to Australia.
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Pompeo to ASEAN: We can all prosper

Secretary Pompeo celebrated the history of American partnership in Southeast Asia's economic rise and looked forward to mutual prosperity with ASEAN.
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Chinese leader calls religious internment ‘pioneering’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls the re-education camps “abhorrent.” Detainees suffer beatings and torture in an effort to wipe out their culture.