Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Transatlantic Quad Foreign Ministers

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT January 20, 2022 Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Transatlantic Quad Foreign Ministers The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, and UK Minister of State for Middle East, North ...
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Targeting Repression and Supporting Democracy

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN December 7, 2021 Targeting Repression and Supporting Democracy Consistent with the goals of this week’s Summit for Democracy, the United States is committed to using its full range of tools to counter serious human rights abuse and repressive ...
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U.S. GCC Iran Working Group Statement

U.S. GCC Iran Working Group Statement 11/17/2021 01:26 PM EST Office of the Spokesperson Senior officials of the United States (U.S.) and the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), convened their Working Group on Iran at the GCC’s headquarters in Riyadh on November 17, as decided by the U.S.-GCC Foreign Ministerial on September 23. ...
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Designation of Iranian Cyber Actors for Attempting to Influence the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN November 18, 2021 Designation of Iranian Cyber Actors for Attempting to Influence the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election State-sponsored actors, including Iranian groups, have engaged in covert and deceptive activities to disseminate disinformation through websites and social media designed ...
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Special Envoy Malley Regional Travel

Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley will lead an interagency team to the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain from November 11-20 to hold consultations with partners and attend a series of regional engagements.  He will coordinate our approaches on a broad range of concerns with Iran, including its destabilizing activities in the region ...
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Remarks by President Biden at the COP26 Leaders Statement

Remarks by President Biden at the COP26 Leaders Statement NOVEMBER 01, 2021•SPEECHES AND REMARKS Scottish Event Campus Glasgow, Scotland 2:55 P.M. GMT THE PRESIDENT: Ladies and gentlemen, to state the obvious, we meet with the eyes of history upon us and the profound questions before us. It’s simple: Will we act? Will we do what ...
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Remarks by Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the COP26 U.S. Center Opening Event

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release REMARKS November 1, 2021 Secretary Antony J. Blinken At the COP26 U.S. Center Opening Event November 1, 2021 Glasgow, United Kingdom SECRETARY BLINKEN: Good afternoon. It is a great pleasure to join all of you for what is the official launch of the U.S. ...
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Designation of Six Targets Involved in Iran’s Destabilizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Activities

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN October 29, 2021 Designation of Six Targets Involved in Iran’s Destabilizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Activities Today, the United States designated six Iranian targets – two entities and four individuals – using Executive Orders (E.O.) 13224 and 13382, which ...
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Sixth Anniversary of Iran’s Wrongful Detention of Siamak Namazi

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN October 13, 2021 Sixth Anniversary of Iran’s Wrongful Detention of Siamak Namazi Today marks six years that Iran has wrongfully detained Siamak Namazi, a U.S. citizen who has committed no crime and has been held by the Iranian government for the better part of a ...
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Special Envoy Malley’s Trip to the Middle East

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release                                          MEDIA NOTE  October 13, 2021  Special Envoy Malley’s Trip to the Middle East Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley will travel to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia from October 15-21 to meet and discuss with our Gulf partners a range of ...
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The United States Imposes Sanctions on International Networks Supporting Terrorism

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN September 17, 2021 The United States Imposes Sanctions on International Networks Supporting Terrorism The United States has designated Lebanon- and Kuwait-based members of a financial network that funds Hizballah, as well as members of an international network of ...
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Sanctioning Iranian Intelligence Affiliates for Targeting Dissidents Abroad

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN September 3, 2021 Sanctioning Iranian Intelligence Affiliates for Targeting Dissidents Abroad Iran’s attempt to kidnap a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil because she used her freedom of speech to criticize the Iranian government is unacceptable and an egregious ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken On Release of the 2020 International Religious Freedom Report

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson REMARKS TO THE PRESS May 12, 2021 Secretary Antony J. Blinken On Release of the 2020 International Religious Freedom Report Press Briefing Room Washington, D.C. MR PRICE:  Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us today.  I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to introduce Secretary Blinken, who will ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken Virtual Remarks at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Multilateralism

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Virtual Remarks at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Multilateralism May 7, 2021 Washington, D.C. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good morning, good afternoon, good evening.  Let me start by thanking China and Foreign Minister Wang for initiating this critical discussion on the future of the United Nations and the international order.  ...
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Remarks by President Biden in Address to a Joint Session of Congress

Remarks by President Biden in Address to a Joint Session of Congress APRIL 29, 2021 •  SPEECHES AND REMARKS U.S. Capitol (April 28, 2021) **See correction below, marked by an asterisk. 9:06 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you.  Good to be back.  And Mitch and Chuck will understand it’s good to be almost home, down ...
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Reaffirming and Reimagining America’s Alliances

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE NATO HEADQUARTERS AGORA BRUSSELS, BELGIUM MARCH 24, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon. A few weeks ago, not long after becoming Secretary of State, I spoke directly to the American people.  I said that my number one job is to ensure that America’s foreign policy delivers for them – that it makes their lives more ...
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