Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

Secretary Pompeo released the State Department's new report detailing the magnitude of the Iranian regime's destructive behavior at home and abroad. The report covers Iran's support for terrorism, its missile program, illicit financial activities, threats to maritime security and cybersecurity, human rights abuses, as well as environmental exploitation.
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Remarks at the United Against Nuclear Iran Summit

It’s an appropriate but sad irony that we’re talking about Iran during the 73rd UN General Assembly. So many times over the years, the UN – during the UN, Iranian regime leaders and diplomats have used this occasion to turn on their charm offensive with foreign governments, obscure what they’re really up to at home ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consulate General Milan – August 13, 2018

Due to a construction renovation project, the U.S. Consular Section in Milan, Italy, will be closed temporarily to the public September 10-19, 2018.  During this time, American Citizen Services and nonimmigrant visa appointments will not be scheduled, nor will the Consular Section be able to accept walk-in appointments.
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International Conference on Protecting Religious Communities

“Protecting Religious Communities”, Remarks by Knox Thames, Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia July 13, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Religious minorities face a critical moment, as religious diversity is under assault in many areas of the world. Attacks by ISIS and other terrorists, as well as repression ...
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Celebrating the 241st Anniversary of America’s Independence at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan.

Consul General Reeker highlighted that in 2017, we mark the 70th anniversary of something that will continue to bind Italy and the United States together: The Marshall Plan. He went on to say, “The spirit of the Marshall Plan is as needed now as it was seventy years ago, ” and added “the success of ...
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Remarks by Consul General Amb. Philip T. Reeker on Independence Day 2017

In 2017 we mark the 70th anniversary of something that will always bind our two countries together: The Marshall Plan. As the German Marshall Fund reminds us, the Secretary of State George Marshall’s plan was an audacious, innovative strategy to tackle the most pressing challenges of its time. In 1947, Europe was reeling from the ...
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Remarks by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to Troops and Families

And I'm trying to figure out who’s in that helicopter that is coming in. It may be Prime Minister Abe. It may be Justin from Canada. Great people. We made a lot of good friends this week, I'll tell you, a lot of good friends. They’re good people. America is very blessed with a lot ...
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Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Gloria Berbena attends preview of Palazzo Strozzi’s Bill Viola Retrospective

March 8, 2017 Gloria Berbena attended a preview of Palazzo Strozzi’s new Bill Viola retrospective, “Electronic Renaissance.”  The retrospective featuring Viola, an unchallenged master of contemporary video art, will run from March 10 to July 23.  The exhibition is a celebration of Viola’s special relationship with Florence, where his career in video art began when ...
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Mattis Praises Italy’s Security Contributions in First Meeting With Defense Minister

In his first meeting with his Italian counterpart in today, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis thanked Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti for her country’s hospitality for U.S. forces and its contributions to various security missions. The two defense leaders met in Brussels on the sidelines of a NATO defense ministers conference to discuss “the close and enduring ...
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Atlantic Council Speaker Exposes Russian Disinformation

He discussed security issues in the Mediterranean, with a special emphasis on Russia's use of disinformation and how to counter the spread of fake news on social media. Czuperski delivered a presentation at Suor Orsola Benincasa University entitled, "The End of Secrets, the Power of Open Source," to approximately 15 School of Journalism Master's students. ...
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Celebrating Misty Copeland in Milan

Christopher M. Wurst Consul for Press and Culture Gives Remarks in Honor of Misty Copeland Milan, December 22, 2016 On Thursday, Dec 22nd, PAO Chris Wurst presented American Prima Ballerina Misty Copeland with the Consul General’s Award for Cultural Diplomacy at a luncheon reception hosted by Irene and Vincenzo Gambino in her honor. Roberto Bolle, ...
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Remarks by Consul General Rupp at “Amerigo Media Award”

The Amerigo Association brings together Italian alumni of the International Cultural Exchanges Programs promoted by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Throughout the year, Amerigo organizes large public events and conferences all over Italy. One of Amerigo's most important events takes place each year in early December, when Amerigo's national ...
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Talent Garden Blooms in Rome

PA Rome facilitated the visit of Ambassador John Phillips and Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs Todd Avery to Talent Garden (TAG) on December 6. TAG, a Milan-based a start-up, recently opened a co-working space in Rome, marking its 13th outpost in Italy, after also inaugurating spaces in four other European countries. Cisco, together with IBM ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Share

The following is attributable to Elizabeth Trudeau, Director, Press Operations: Secretary Kerry met today in Rome with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Secretary Kerry expressed the United States' ongoing grave concerns over the situation in Syria, particularly the attacks on civilians in Aleppo. ‎ The two leaders discussed efforts to advance discussions on a Cessation ...
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Joint Press Availability With Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni

We’ve updated our ideas on various international issues that we are working on together, and Italy has always been grateful for the U.S. leadership in Yemen. We also spoke of the Syrian crisis; and as I already said at the press conference after the meeting with Minister Lavrov, we cannot build up a path towards ...
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SIOI Zero Hackathon Official Opening FAO

Good morning! It is a pleasure to be here with you today to launch this important event that embraces collaborative problem solving with the goal of producing solutions to some of the most challenging issues we face today. I would like to thank SIOI for sponsoring this event and FAO for providing such a beautiful ...
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Inauguration of KFC – Kentucky Fried Chicken – in Assago

On November 23rd, Consul General Amb. Philip Reeker participated in the opening of the eighth KFC – Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Italy this year, at suburban Milan's Assago shopping mall. KFC expects to open 14 more restaurants in the next few months. The Assago KFC (sharing a vast parking lot with a thriving McDonald's) ...
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Milan Public Affairs Officer in Vicenza on “The Obama Legacy.”

On November 23rd U.S. Consulate Milan Public Affairs Officer Christopher Wurst was a guest speaker in an initiative organized by the City Councilor for Youth Policies Giacomo Possamai and the Office for Youth Policies of the City of Vicenza on the Obama legacy, immigration and integration and American public diplomacy.
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Sharing Thanksgiving with Homeless and Migrants

Consul General Mary Ellen Countryman, with a group of Marines, and other consulate volunteers cooked and served a bountiful Thanksgiving meal to approximately 30 homeless Italians and migrants at the daily soup kitchen run by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Naples, at the “Saint Louise de Marillac” Convent, located near ...
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DCM Degnan at Coding Girls Workshop

Buon pomeriggio a tutti! E’ un grande piacere per me essere qui al Volterra oggi, tra tanti giovani. Una bella sensazione quella di guardare il futuro, e ho davanti agli occhi un futuro pieno di impegno e di promesse. So che una parte di questo impegno e una parte molto importante dal mio punto di ...
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American Express Pride Network in Italy

It is a pleasure to join you today for the launch of the American Express Pride Network. I would like to congratulate American Express for establishing the Italian chapter of this program, which highlights the value of diversity and underlines your efforts to gain equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI) ...
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U.S. After the Presidential Elections. DCM Kelly Degnan in Bologna and Forlì

On November 16, DCM Kelly Degnan traveled to Bologna and Forlì to give two lectures on post-election issues. The DCM provided an overview of the U.S. Presidential transition process. Approximately 80 students of Political Science and other faculties attended the presentation in Bologna and 300 in Forlì. Each event was followed by an extended Q&A ...
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President-Elect Trump and Secretary Clinton Speeches After Election Results

President-Elect Trump: "I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone, with everyone — all people and all other nations. We will seek common ground, not hostility; partnership, not conflict."
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Remarks by Ambassador Phillips at “America Decides” Election Night Event

Welcome to “America Decides,” where an estimated 134 million voting Americans will determine who will occupy the White House for the next four years, and which parties will control the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. Whatever happens, of one thing we can be sure: This election will change history like never before.
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Independence Day in Milan

Celebrating the 240th Anniversary of America’s Independence at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan Milan, July 1, 2016 Friday evening, July 1, the Consul General and Mrs. Reeker, welcomed 900+ guests to a special event celebrating the 240th anniversary of the U.S. Independence. The event was held at the historic Castello Sforzesco and the new Deputy ...
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