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U.S. Commends Slovenia for Designating Hizballah
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U.S. Commends Slovenia for Designating Hizballah

U.S. Commends Slovenia for Designating Hizballah (STL.News) This week, Slovenia designated Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization, rejecting the false distinction between Hizballah’s political and military wings.  As the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated, Hizballah is a criminal and terrorist organization posing a global threat to peace and security.  The United States commends Slovenia for taking this step forward to help prevent Hizballah from operating in Europe. Since day one, the Trump administration has engaged in sustained diplomatic engagement to persuade the international community to take a clear-eyed look at Hizballah’s malign activity and take action to prevent Iran-backed Hizballah from operating in their territories.  We’ve placed particular emph...
President Trump’s Executive Order on COVID-19 Vaccines
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President Trump’s Executive Order on COVID-19 Vaccines

President Trump’s Executive Order on Ensuring Access to United States Government COVID-19 Vaccines (STL.News) On December 8, President Trump issued the Executive Order on Ensuring Access to United States Government COVID-19 Vaccines. The Executive Order provides a mandate for the United States to facilitate international access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, reaffirming the United States’ leadership and our commitment to help the world end this pandemic. Through Operation Warp Speed, the Administration has led a historic collaboration between the U.S. private sector and U.S. health and regulatory agencies to accelerate the development, testing, approval, and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines while maintaining the highest quality, efficacy, and safety standards. Bolstering gl...
United States celebrates International Human Rights Day
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United States celebrates International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day (STL.News) On International Human Rights Day, the United States celebrates the rights and freedoms enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  This day has a special resonance for Americans, as the United States was the first nation founded on the belief that all individuals are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. Indeed, it was an American First Lady who convened the United Nations conference that created the 1948 Declaration. Under the Trump Administration, the State Department has taken a leading role in the promotion and protection of unalienable rights. Earlier this year, the Department released the report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights, which reaffirms the indispensable role the Unit...
Future of the United States and the Korean Peninsula
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Future of the United States and the Korean Peninsula

The Future of the United States and the Korean Peninsula (STL.News) It’s great to be back in Seoul and an honor to be here at the Asan Institute with so many distinguished experts on the Korean Peninsula and the Indo-Pacific region.  During my many visits to Seoul over the past two years, I have gained an even deeper respect for the Korean people, and I will end my tenure early next year with many friendships that will carry with me into the future. I have a great admiration for Korea’s vibrant democracy, your rich history and culture, and—as every journalist in Seoul knows, your dakhanmari.  My family has heard many stories of the warm hospitality of your government and the Korean people, and I look forward to bringing them to Korea on a personal visit after I return to life as a priv...
Georgia Governor Announce New Governor’s Office Staff
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Georgia Governor Announce New Governor’s Office Staff

New Governor's Office Staff Announced Atlanta, GA (STL.News) Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced the following changes and additions to Governor's Office staff. Craig Foster is Deputy Director of Policy in the Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp. Most recently, he served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Kemp.  Prior to joining the Kemp Administration, Foster worked as a Policy Analyst for the House Budget and Research Office for 15 years.  A lifelong Georgian, he is a resident of Dallas, Georgia, and the proud father of his son. Ian Caraway is a Legislative Liaison to the Senate and Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp. In this role, he serves as Governor Brian Kemp’s liaison to Georgia’s 700 local governments and advises the governor on education and ...
Executive Order on Rebranding U.S Foreign Assistance
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Executive Order on Rebranding U.S Foreign Assistance

Rebranding United States Foreign Assistance (STL.News) On December 10, President Trump signed the Executive Order on Rebranding United States Foreign Assistance, directing departments and agencies to deploy a single U.S. Government logo on all U.S. foreign assistance. The use of a single logo for U.S. foreign assistance will strongly demonstrate the generosity of the American people and is critical to our public diplomacy efforts. U.S. foreign assistance embodies American values and compassion abroad. As the world’s single most generous nation, the United States has provided nearly $500 billion in U.S. foreign assistance over the last 20 years alone. U.S. foreign assistance has bolstered health systems, saved lives, and fostered strong, stable, and democratic societies while advancing ...
Pompeo with Tony Perkins of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins
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Pompeo with Tony Perkins of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo with Tony Perkins of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins (STL.News) QUESTION: Well, the days and the weeks since the election have not seen a slowing of the Trump administration on the international front. State Department, under the leadership of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, continues to press on to advance the administration’s efforts overseas, American-first policy. And in particular, this is significant when it comes to religious freedom and when it comes to China. As I shared on yesterday’s program, the State Department this week placed Nigeria on its list of Countries of Particular Concern for the first time. That designation marks the first time a democracy was placed on the list, which includes nations whose governments engage in or tolerate system...
Pompeo With Rob Schmitt of Wake Up America on Newsmax
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Pompeo With Rob Schmitt of Wake Up America on Newsmax

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Rob Schmitt of Wake Up America on Newsmax (STL.News) QUESTION:  All right.  We’ve got a very special guest joining us on “Wake Up America” now.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is with us here on the show.  Mr. Secretary, good morning. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Rob, good to be with you this morning. QUESTION:  It’s a pleasure to have you with us.  Newsmax magazine had you on its cover saying that you were President Trump’s sheriff by implementing his “American First” policies.  If you had to say that you are most proud of one thing that you’ve achieved as Secretary of State, what would that be? SECRETARY POMPEO:  Goodness, Rob, it’s hard to nail down to a single thing.  President Trump came into office with a fundamentally different view from what Washing...
Michael R. Pompeo With Jan Jekielek of The Epoch Times
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Michael R. Pompeo With Jan Jekielek of The Epoch Times

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Jan Jekielek of The Epoch Times’ American Thought Leaders Program (STL.News) QUESTION:  Secretary Mike Pompeo, such a pleasure to have you on American Thought Leaders. SECRETARY POMPEO:  It’s great to be with you.  Thanks for the invitation to be here and have this great conversation today. QUESTION:  Well, we’re going to focus on your “distrust and verify” approach to China and on religious freedom as well, since we don’t have a ton of time.  I’d love to talk to you about all sorts of things.  So in – when you were at – speaking at the Nixon Library, and this speech that kind of capped off the series of four — SECRETARY POMPEO:  Mm-hmm. QUESTION:  — about the approach to China, you mentioned that Chinese dissidents had been warning for decades...
Michael R. Pompeo With David Rubenstein of Bloomberg News
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Michael R. Pompeo With David Rubenstein of Bloomberg News

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With David Rubenstein of Bloomberg News (STL.News) QUESTION:  Hello.  We’re here today with Mike Pompeo, the 70th Secretary of State.  And we’re beginning the new year with a conversation with him.  Mr. Secretary, thank you very much for giving us time today. SECRETARY POMPEO:  David, it’s great to be with you.  Happy New Year to you. QUESTION:  So did you get any time off for the holidays, or you had to work straight through? SECRETARY POMPEO:  I did.  I had a chance to get back home to Kansas for the first time in quite a while and have a couple days.  It was really nice to be back on the farm in Winfield. QUESTION:  Okay.  So unlike many people who went, let’s say, where warmer weather was, that wasn’t your interest? SECRETARY POMPEO:  It was ...
Michael Pompeo With Ben Shapiro of The Ben Shapiro Show
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Michael Pompeo With Ben Shapiro of The Ben Shapiro Show

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Ben Shapiro of The Ben Shapiro Show (STL.News) QUESTION:  Welcome back.  This is the Ben Shapiro Show.  Well, while the world focuses in on the Electoral College and election 2020, the Trump administration has continued to do good work, particularly overseas.  And joining us on the line right now is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  Secretary of State, thanks so much for joining the program. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Ben, it’s great to be with you. QUESTION:  So let’s talk about another historic peace deal, this time between Israel and Morocco.  This makes the fourth country to sign normalization of relations with Israel.  Maybe you can talk a little bit about the Abraham Accords, what they actually mean for the future. SECRETARY POMPEO:  The administration...
Removing the Cuban Military’s Grip from Cuba’s Banking Sector
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Removing the Cuban Military’s Grip from Cuba’s Banking Sector

Removing the Cuban Military’s Grip from Cuba’s Banking Sector (STL.News)  The Department of State is announcing the addition of Banco Financiero International S.A. (BFI) to the Cuba Restricted List, effective upon publication in early January. BFI is a Cuban military-controlled commercial bank that benefits directly from financial transactions at the expense of the Cuban people. The Cuban military uses BFI’s key role in foreign exchange to give military and state companies preferential access, secure advantageous exchange rates, and finance government-controlled projects that enrich the regime. The profits earned from these operations disproportionately benefit the Cuban military rather than independent Cuban entrepreneurs, furthering repression of the Cuban people and funding Cuba’s inte...
Pompeo With Mark Levin of The Mark Levin Show
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Pompeo With Mark Levin of The Mark Levin Show

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Mark Levin of The Mark Levin Show (STL.News) QUESTION:  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Merry Christmas to you, sir. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Merry Christmas to you as well, Mark.  It’s great to be with you. QUESTION:  It’s always a pleasure.  First, let me ask you this question:  You’ve been Secretary of State how long? SECRETARY POMPEO:  Two and a half years and change after being CIA director. QUESTION:  CIA director, Secretary of State.  These are two incredibly prominent positions, foreign policy positions.  You’ve worked with President Trump for some time now.  Enormous accomplishments by the President and you supporting the President’s agenda, and one of them is confronting China.  You’ve been confronting China.  You’ve been talking out about ...
Reinstatement of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to AGOA
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Reinstatement of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to AGOA

Reinstatement of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to AGOA (STL.News) On December 22, President Donald J. Trump issued a proclamation reinstating the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) eligibility for trade preferences under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).  This decision affirms the DRC’s progress in meeting AGOA’s rigorous eligibility requirements as established by the U.S. Congress and President Tshisekedi’s efforts to reform and strengthen the DRC’s democratic institutions, protect human rights, and combat corruption.  The reinstatement also recognizes the DRC’s progress towards establishing a market-based economy, rule of law, political pluralism, and the right to due process, as well as eliminating barriers to U.S. trade and investment, and enacting policies t...
Announcement of New Virtual Presence Post
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Announcement of New Virtual Presence Post

Announcement of New Virtual Presence Post for Western Sahara (STL.News) Consistent with President Trump’s proclamation on recognizing the sovereignty of the Kingdom?of Morocco over the Western Sahara, the State Department announces that it has begun the process to establish a U.S. consulate in the region.  Effective immediately, we are inaugurating a virtual presence post for Western Sahara, with a focus on promoting economic and social development, to be followed soon by a fully functioning consulate.  This virtual presence post will be managed by the U.S. Embassy in Rabat.  The United States looks forward to this increased engagement and?we will continue to support?political negotiations?to?resolve?the issues between Morocco and the POLISARIO within the framework of Morocco’s autonomy p...
Protecting U.S Investors from Financing Chinese Military Companies
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Protecting U.S Investors from Financing Chinese Military Companies

Protecting U.S. Investors from Financing Communist Chinese Military Companies (STL.News) President Trump took decisive action last month to protect American investors and pension holders from funding Communist Chinese military companies (CCMCs) through Executive Order (13959) Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies.  The Trump Administration is coordinating closely to counter the threat these companies present to the economy and national security of the United States. Today, the Treasury Department noted that Executive Order 13959 prohibits the ownership of any CCMC shares by exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and index funds, as well as any of their 50 percent or greater majority-owned subsidiaries that have been publicly listed by...
Washington: Statement from the Press Secretary on Price Transparency
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Washington: Statement from the Press Secretary on Price Transparency

Washington: Statement from the Press Secretary on Price Transparency for Medical Services and Prescription Drugs (STL.News) – Today, the Trump Administration finalized the most far-reaching price transparency reform in the history of American healthcare – fulfilling a commitment President Donald J. Trump made to the American people.  As a result of today’s action, health insurance companies will finally be required to disclose to the public the price they pay for covered services and prescription drugs. Further, insurance companies will be required to disclose the estimated cost a patient will have to pay, prior to that patient receiving care. In June of last year, President Trump signed the healthcare transparency Executive Order and promised the American people he would take on the spec...
Prescott, AZ: Remarks by President Trump After Air Force One Arrival
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Prescott, AZ: Remarks by President Trump After Air Force One Arrival

(STL.News) – Prescott Regional Airport Prescott, Arizona 11:36 A.M. MST THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. You know our senator.  You know our governor.  They’re great — both of them.  And they’re doing a terrific job. We have a big — two speeches today.  And we have thousands and thousands of people waiting.  There’s never been anything like this, I will say that, with — I’m being very humble.  I’ll say that, Jeff. Is that okay? But there’s never been anything like it.  We have tremendous crowds.  You saw the lines.  They formed two days ago. So we’re going to make two stops.  And you’re going to be with us a little bit, and I know you’re going to be with us a little bit. And we have a very exciting election coming up.  We’re doing very well in North Carolina, very well in Florida, ver...