Excerpts of Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Raqqa’s Liberation from ISIS 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Excerpts of Statement by Secretary Tillerson October 20, 2017 Raqqa’s Liberation from ISIS … We congratulate the Syrian people and the Syrian Democratic Forces, including the Syrian Arab Coalition, on the liberation of Raqqa.  The United States is proud to lead the 73-member Global ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson On the Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON September 11, 2017 On the Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks Today we remember the victims of the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, and honor the heroes who valiantly saved many lives that day, even sacrificing their own.  Their courage on that day ...
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Tillerson On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON August 31, 2017 On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha As the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca and Medina comes to a close, I wish Muslims across the globe a meaningful and blessed Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha, also known as the ‘Festival of Sacrifice,’ is ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Liberation of Mosul

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON July 10, 2017 Liberation of Mosul On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate Prime Minister Abadi and the Iraqi people on their liberation of Mosul. This is a critical milestone in the global fight against ISIS, and underscores the success ...
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Statement by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 23, 2017 On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, best wishes to all Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr. This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan, a month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting, prayer, and charity. This day offers ...
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Statement by Secretary of State Tillerson on LGBTI Month

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 7, 2017 In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also recognize ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Terrorist Attack in Kabul

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON May 31, 2017 On the Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan The United States strongly condemns today’s deadly attack in Kabul. We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed and injured, including our Afghan partners, members of the ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Occasion of Nowruz

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON Message on the Occasion of Nowruz March 20, 2017  I wish a joyful and prosperous Nowruz to all those around the world celebrating this ancient tradition that marks the beginning of spring and the beginning of a new year. Millions of people across ...
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On President Trump’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress

As the President laid out in his address to Congress, the State Department will continue to engage to advance U.S. interests in the world in cooperation with our partners and allies. We will also continue to support policies and institutions that keep Americans safe, including a robust NATO where Allies meet their responsibilities, an immigration ...
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Learn about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson, a globe-trotting oil executive and engineer, is the new U.S. secretary of state and chief foreign affairs adviser to President Trump. He was confirmed February 1 as the 69th secretary of state, a position first held by Thomas Jefferson and most recently by John Kerry. Five predecessors won the Nobel Peace Prize. Rex ...
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