Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio at a Press Availability

I came today to reinforce the partnership between one of our closest friends and allies.  The strength of the U.S.-Italy friendship was the foundation of a great conversation today that I had with the foreign minister, with the prime minister before that.  We discussed a broad range of issues, and they include things that have …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Italian Prime Minister Conte

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte today in Rome, Italy.  Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Conte discussed Italy’s strong effort to combat COVID-19, as well as U.S. assistance to Italy to help fight the pandemic.  Secretary Pompeo highlighted the substantial business and investment ties between the United States and Italy and noted the …

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The United States and Italy: Longstanding Partners, Friends

The United States and Italy share a deep and enduring relationship, enriched by our people-to-people ties, long-standing economic and security partnership, and a commitment to the same values – democracy, freedom, free and fair trade, and the rule of law. As friends and NATO Allies, we cooperate on confronting some of the world’s most pressing …

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Remarks by President Trump to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, September 22, 2020

PRESIDENT TRUMP: It is my profound honor to address the United Nations General Assembly. Seventy-five years after the end of World War II and the founding of the United Nations, we are once again engaged in a great global struggle. We have waged a fierce battle against the invisible enemy — the China virus — …

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President Trump Is Leading a Once-in-a-Generation Effort to Ensure Americans Have Access to a COVID-19 Vaccine

The President is using all available means to ensure safe vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics are developed, manufactured, and distributed in unprecedented time and scale in response to COVID-19. Earlier this year, President Trump launched Operation Warp Speed, a groundbreaking partnership between the Federal Government, scientific community, and private sector to develop and deliver vaccines in …

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Secretary Pompeo Speech at the National Constitution Center, July 16, 2020

Human rights advocates won great and laudable victories in our lifetimes, from the defeat of fascism, to the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, and to the end of apartheid. But that was then. The great and noble human rights project of the 20th century is in crisis.

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Remarks by President Trump at the 2020 Salute to America

Thanks to the courage of those patriots of July 4th, 1776, the American Republic stands today as the greatest, most exceptional, and most virtuous nation in the history of the world. Our workers, our factories have revolutionized industries and lifted millions into prosperity.  Our artists, architects, and engineers have inspired the globe with transcendent works …

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Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Recovery

Today, Vice President Mike Pence led a discussion with the chief executives of approximately 50 States, territories, and the city of Washington, DC, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force to discuss local, State, and Federal COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, and America’s reopening.

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There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave’

In recent days, the media has taken to sounding the alarm bells over a “second wave” of coronavirus infections. Such panic is overblown. Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and the courage and compassion of the American people, our public health system is far stronger than it was four months ago, and we are …

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Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19

Today, Vice President Mike Pence led a discussion with the chief executives of approximately 50 States, territories, and the city of Washington, DC, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force to update our Nation’s governors on local, State, and Federal COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, and America’s reopening, with a focus on supporting America’s small …

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Secretary Pompeo at a Press Availability on the 2019 International Religious Freedom Report

Good morning, everyone.  It’s great to be with you all today.  I’m here one more time, proudly, to talk about freedom and free societies.  And while America is not a perfect nation by any means, we always strive towards that more perfect union, trying to improve.  We remain the greatest nation in the history of …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

Thank you, Foreign Minister Di Maio.  Luigi, I appreciate it.  We are praying for your country also to continue a swift and steady recovery from the coronavirus. To the 31 representatives with us today, thank you for participating, not only this gathering, but over the past couple of months. Finally, as I begin, I want …

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Joint Communique by Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Small Group

At the invitation of Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio and U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, the Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS Small Group met virtually today to reaffirm our shared determination to continue the fight against Daesh/ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and to create conditions for …

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Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Recovery

Today, Vice President Mike Pence led a discussion with the chief executives of approximately 50 States, territories, and the city of Washington, DC, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force to update our Nation’s governors on local, State, and Federal COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. To open up the meeting, Chaplain of the United States …

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Remarks by President Trump at a Memorial Day Ceremony

THE PRESIDENT:  I stand before you at this noble fortress of American liberty to pay tribute to the immortal souls who fought and died to keep us free.  Earlier today, the First Lady and I laid a wreath in their sacred honor at Arlington National Cemetery.  Now we come together to salute the flag they …

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Remarks by President Trump in Cabinet Meeting, May 19, 2020

Thank you very much, everybody.  Please.  So, welcome to our Cabinet meeting.  And every member of my Cabinet is working tirelessly to defeat the invisible enemy.  That should have never happened to our country.  It should have never happened to the world.  It’s a disgrace.  It could have been stopped at the source, but they …

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The United States Protects National Security and the Integrity of 5G Networks, May 15, 2020

The U.S. government today took another step to protect U.S. national security and the integrity of 5G networks by expanding the Commerce Department’s foreign direct product rule to restrict Huawei from circumventing U.S. law. We will not tolerate efforts by the Chinese Communist Party to undermine the privacy of our citizens or the integrity of …

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Transatlantic Cooperation on COVID-19

As President Trump has said, the United States is working with our friends and partners around the world to coordinate our efforts on stopping the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States values our cooperation with allies and partners in combatting the pandemic and in planning for our collective recovery.  In addition to the …

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Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Seventy-five years ago today, the last remnants of the Nazi regime unconditionally surrendered to the Allied Powers, marking the end of World War II in Europe.  Today, we celebrate the forces of freedom who defeated tyranny and emerged victorious in that monumental struggle.  We pay tribute to those who served for their service and pause …

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Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with Industry Executives on COVID-19 Response

Okay, thank you very much.  And I’m honored to be joined by representatives of many great American retail companies, some of the greatest companies anywhere in the world.  And we’re talking today about different things, and — including distribution and medical diagnostics, et cetera.  You’ll see in a second, they’re going to say hello.

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Ambassador Eisenberg Interview with Mediaset TV Network, April 20, 2020

Italy and the United States clearly are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.  Our countries have been particularly hard hit and we continue to feel ongoing pain. So I would like to take this opportunity to express my condolences on behalf of President Trump and my American colleagues around the world and friends.  We …

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President Donald J. Trump Is Beginning the Next Phase In Our Fight Against Coronavirus: Guidelines for Opening Up America Again

“All of American society is engaged and mobilized in the war against the invisible enemy. While we must remain vigilant, it is clear that our aggressive strategy is working.” President Donald J. Trump

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Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with Recovered COVID-19 Patients, April 14, 2020

Well, thank you very much, everybody.  This is a group of people who, in many cases, became quite famous because they went through a lot having to do with the coronavirus.  A tremendous amount.  And a lot of them were covered, and we know them from the media.  They’ve all got very interesting and very …

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Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing, April 14, 2020

Thank you very much.  Please.  Very importantly, I’d like to begin by saying that we’ve just reached agreement — the Secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, with the major airlines, all of our great airlines — to participate in a Payroll Support Program.  This agreement will fully support airline industry workers, preserve the vital role airlines …

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Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with Healthcare Executives, April 14, 2020

Well, thank you very much.  And I want to welcome many of our nation’s top hospital CEOs to the White House.  It’s an honor to have you.  Friends of mine for a long time, in many cases.  We’re glad to be joined by Vice President Pence, who’s in the other room — he’ll be coming …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press, April 7, 2020

First, I want to express my thanks to the dozens of countries that have expressed support for the new Venezuela framework that I announced when I was here last week.  The goal is to replace Maduro’s illegitimate dictatorship with a legitimate, transitional government that can hold free and fair elections, presidential elections to represent all …

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Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Energy Sector CEOs

Okay, thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to be with the world leaders in American oil and gas and, really, I could say, the world leaders, period, when it comes to energy and American energy.  The biggest companies anywhere — anywhere in the world. I want to thank Secretary of the Interior, David …

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A Million American Lives Are Worth Fighting For, April 1, 2020

So many communities, small businesses, and Americans from all backgrounds are patriotically doing their part. President Trump knows these changes are difficult on many. To help as much as possible, he signed unprecedented economic relief into law last week, including major support for small businesses and workers.

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing

I want to start today by highlighting several critical developments on both the testing and treatment that will help us win our war against the coronavirus. On Friday, the FDA authorized a new test developed by Abbott Labs that delivers lightning-fast results in as little as five minutes.  That’s a whole new ballgame.  I want …

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Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with Supply Chain Distributors on COVID-19

Well, thank you very much.  First of all, I’d like to congratulate the Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA and everybody else in the federal government, working with state government, but on the incredible job that the Army Corps and FEMA did on building the hospital in New York at the Javits Center.  Two thousand …

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Washington Disaster Declaration

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Washington and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing. The President’s action makes Federal funding available for Crisis …

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U.S. scientists work tirelessly on coronavirus vaccines

U.S. innovators are rushing to combat the new coronavirus, with vaccines already in development and new treatment options being tested in the United States and Asia. The rapid response received a boost this month as President Trump signed into law $8.3 billion in federal funds to fight COVID-19. The funding is helping federal agencies and their private-sector …

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President Donald J. Trump Is Taking Necessary Safety Measures at the Border to Prevent Further Spread of the Coronavirus

The United States has reached mutual agreements with Canada and Mexico to restrict non-essential travel across our northern and southern borders. The United States will expeditiously return aliens who cross between ports of entry or are otherwise not allowed to enter the country, as the facilities in which these aliens would normally be held cannot …

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Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence in a Video Teleconference with Governors on COVID-19

Well, thank you very much.  It is great having FEMA involved.  We’ve had tremendous success working together, and we appreciate all of the people here.  And it’s an honor to be with all of you.  You’re doing a fantastic job, by the way.  And so now we’re, as of yesterday when we — when we …

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Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence in a Briefing with Nurses on COVID-19 Response

Well, thank you very much.  And today I welcome the great nurses of our country to the White House and express our gratitude for those on the frontlines in our war against the global pandemic.  And it’s been something, but we’re winning it.  We will win.  It’s a question of when, and I think it’s …

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Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Tourism Industry Executives on COVID-19 Response

Well, thank you very much.  We have the tourism industry executives, the biggest anywhere in the world.  These are the great ones, and they’re going to say a couple of little words pretty soon, I think.  We’ll talk about their company quickly and the number of employees and what’s happened since the Chinese virus came …

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Coronavirus Guidelines for America

This afternoon, President Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force issued new guidelines to help protect Americans during the global Coronavirus outbreak. Even if you are young and otherwise healthy, you are at risk—and your activities can increase the risk of contracting the Coronavirus for others. Everyone can do their part. The new recommendations are …

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President, Vice President and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing

Thank you very much.  We just completed a very good meeting of the Coronavirus Task Force.  And we — we’re really — they’re really doing a great job, our professionals.  The results are very — very, very good.  And when you compare this to what’s happening around the world, we’re very proud of our people. …

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Letter from President Donald J. Trump on Emergency Determination Under the Stafford Act

I have determined that the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant an emergency determination under section 501(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (the “Stafford Act”). My decision to make this determination pursuant to section 501(b) of the Stafford …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Conference

We’ve been working very hard on this.  We’ve made tremendous progress.  When you compare what we’ve done to other areas of the world, it’s pretty incredible.  A lot of that had to do with the early designation and the closing of the borders. And, as you know, Europe was just designated as the hotspot right …

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President Donald J. Trump Has Mobilized the Full Resources of the Federal Government to Respond to the Coronavirus

President Trump is exercising statutory authorities to declare a national emergency in response to the coronavirus. The unprecedented action the President is taking invites States, territories, and tribes to access over $42 billion in existing funding to combat the coronavirus.

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President Trump Has Taken Unprecedented Steps To Respond To The Coronavirus

President Trump is issuing a proclamation under section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to restrict travel to the United States from foreign nationals who have recently been in certain European countries. Section 212(f) of the INA only applies to the movement of human beings, not goods or cargo.

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Remarks by President Trump in Address to the Nation

My fellow Americans: Tonight, I want to speak with you about our nation’s unprecedented response to the coronavirus outbreak that started in China and is now spreading throughout the world. Today, the World Health Organization officially announced that this is a global pandemic. We have been in frequent contact with our allies, and we are …

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Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Bankers on COVID-19

Well, thank you very much.  And we are having a meeting — a very important meeting — with the, I would say, the greatest bankers in the world, the most important banks in the world, financial centers, and having a good discussion.  We’re discussing the economy.  We’re discussing how it relates to jobs and all …

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Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence on Coronavirus, March 10

Well, thank you very much.  We’re meeting with the top executives of the health insurance companies, the biggest companies in our country — probably the biggest companies in our country, probably the biggest companies in the world.  I can’t imagine being much bigger. But these are the great — the great health insurance companies.  And …

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Press Briefing by Vice President Pence and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force

Well, let me say, the recommendations that you have and that every American now has at Coronavirus.gov apply to every jurisdiction in the country, every state and every community, irrespective of whether or not there’s been a coronavirus case established. I will tell you that we’re working very closely with California, Washington, New York, Florida to develop …

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Remarks by Vice President Pence in a Coronavirus Briefing with Cruise Line Executives and Port Directors

As many of you know, Florida had its first two COVID-19-linked fatalities yesterday.  And so we are stressing to folks that if you look at how this virus impacts people, the folks who are elderly and have underlying medical conditions are at much greater risk to have serious complications.  So we’ve been working hard with …

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Remarks by President Trump After Tour of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

That was many weeks ago.  So they saw there was something going on in China long before anybody even heard of it.  That was actually before it was even in the print. They heard there was a problem in China.  That’s when they started working on this, and that’s pretty incredible.  That’s why we’re in …

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Remarks by President Trump at Signing of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020

I think, you know, a lot of people are staying here and they’re going to be doing their business here.  They’re going to be traveling here.  And they’ll be going to resorts here.  And, you know, we have a great place.  That’s where — so, foreign people come, but we’re going to have Americans staying …

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Press Briefing by Vice President Pence and Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force

Let me begin, as always, by saying that according to all the experts gathered here and on our task force, the risks of the American public of contracting the coronavirus remains low. But that being said, we’re continuing to lean into this effort in full partnership with state and local health authorities around the country …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks to the Press, March 5, 2020

Let’s start with our efforts, the State Department’s efforts on coronavirus.  The State Department continues to support President Trump’s strong leadership and whole-of-government approach to protect Americans.  There’s no higher duty for us. I’m sure you’ve all seen the President’s briefings and updates from CDC and HHS, and the good news that Deborah Birx from …

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Remarks by Vice President Pence in Meeting at the 3M Innovation Center

As the President said, we’re all in this together.  And he wanted me to be here in Minnesota to build on the strong partnership that we have, with your administration, here to protect the people of Minnesota as our nation deals with the coronavirus.  But I’m also here, as Governor Walz said, because not only …

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Press Briefing Vice President Pence and Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force

Finally, with regard to testing, we had a meeting today that gave us great hope for great progress in the near future on expanding testing across the country.  We have a ways to go yet, and I’m pleased to report, as we’ve been able to convey to state governments — governors around the country — …

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Remarks by President Trump in State of the Union Address

Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback.  Tonight, I stand before you to share the incredible results.  Jobs are booming, incomes are soaring, poverty is plummeting, crime is falling, confidence is surging, and our country is thriving and highly respected again.  (Applause.)  America’s enemies are on the run, America’s fortunes are on the …

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Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Mattarella of the Italian Republic Before Bilateral Meeting

Well, thank you, President Mattarella.  Thank you for your warm hospitality.  Thank you for welcoming me here in my very first visit to the Italian Republic as Vice President of the United States.  And let me also say: It was a privilege to be in Jerusalem with you yesterday, as we marked the 75th anniversary …

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Remarks by President Trump on Iran

Good morning.  I’m pleased to inform you: The American people should be extremely grateful and happy no Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime.  We suffered no casualties, all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases. Our great American forces are prepared for …

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Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Conte

Thank you very much.  We just met with the Prime Minister of Denmark.  Had a great meeting and discussed a lot of things, including trade. And now we’re meeting with a friend of mine — a good friend of mine, the Prime Minister of Italy.  And we have many things to discuss, including trade and …

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Remarks by President Trump and President Mattarella of the Italian Republic at a Reception

Well, thank you very much, everyone.  It’s an honor to have you all at the White House.  You hear that beautiful music in the background?  Normally, we wait until it ends, but you’re Italian; we move fast, right?  (Laughter.)  You definitely move fast.    Tonight, we celebrate the extraordinary friendship between Italy and the United …

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Remarks by President Trump and President Mattarella of Italy in Joint Press Conference

Thank you very much.  Today, it is my honor to welcome President Sergio Mattarella of Italy to the White House.  We’ve known each other for a while.  We’ve dealt with each other for a while.  And we’ve had some really great conversations.  We’ve had a very productive discussion throughout the day with our staffs and …

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Remarks by President Trump and President Mattarella of the Italian Republic Before Bilateral Meeting

Well, thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to have the President of Italy with us.  He is a man of great distinction.  He’s highly respected in this country.  And it’s nice to have you at the White House.  Thank you very much, Mr. President. We’ve had a great relationship with Italy for a …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio At a Press Availability

Back to first principles.  Your – the predicate of your final question about objecting to what the folks on Capitol Hill have asked is fundamentally not true.  What we objected to was the demands that were put that are – deeply violate fundamental principles of separation of powers.  They contacted State Department employees directly, told …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Maurizio Molinari of La Stampa

So I’ve seen the results of the decision today.  They – they’re consistent with what we’d anticipated.  We believed all along that the WTO would rule in this way.  We’ll now work through it, what the appropriate response is.  I will certainly talk to the EU and we’ll get to the right outcome. As I’ve …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo with Giovanna Pancheri of Sky TG24

Yeah, so I’ve seen that decision.  Frankly, it’s what we had expected.  We – our view has been all along for a long time now that these subsidies were illegal.  We’re working with your government and we’re working with the EU government to try and find the right mix of the way to respond to …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Travels to Italy to Discuss Transatlantic Partnership with Key Ally

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Rome and Abruzzo, Italy, October 1-3, where he will meet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio to discuss the importance of Transatlantic unity and our strong and enduring bilateral relationship.  The Secretary will also travel to his ancestral home …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Travel to Italy, The Holy See, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Greece

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Italy, The Holy See, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Greece from October 1 to 6. The Secretary will attend the U.S.-Holy See Symposium on Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations, where he will deliver keynote remarks.  He will have a private audience with His Holiness Pope Francis, and meet …

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Presidential Proclamation on Patriot Day, 2019

On Patriot Day, we solemnly remember the nearly 3,000 people who perished on September 11, 2001.  With gratitude, we honor the brave first responders, resolute members of our military, and ordinary Americans who showed extraordinary courage to save others on that fateful day.  We will always be grateful for the heroic men and women of our …

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U.S. Applauds Italy’s Foreign Terrorist Fighter Repatriation

The United States commends the Government of Italy for the repatriation of an Italian foreign terrorist fighter from Syria.  Italy is a key partner in the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, and we appreciate its commitment to countering terrorism.  With this repatriation, Italy has provided an important example to all members of the Global Coalition …

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Secretary Pompeo Announces Intent To Designate IRGC as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

Good morning. I’m here to make an important foreign policy announcement concerning the Islamic Republic of Iran. Today the United States is continuing to build its maximum pressure campaign against the Iranian regime. I am announcing our intent to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, including its Qods Force, as a foreign terrorist organization in …

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The U.S. Supports the People of Venezuela as They Strive for Democracy

In a statement, the White House Press Secretary said, “The United States will continue to take steps to pressure Maduro, his regime, and those who support him, until they step out of the way and allow a democratic transition to occur under Interim President Guaido and the National Assembly of Venezuela.” This action underscores President Trump’s …

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Remarks by President Trump to the Venezuelan American Community

As we meet today, the people of Venezuela stand at the threshold of history, ready to reclaim their country and to reclaim their future. Not long ago, Venezuela was the wealthiest nation, by far, in South America.  But years of socialist rule have brought this once-thriving nation to the brink of ruin.  That’s where it …

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U.S. Mission to Italy and Consulates General will be CLOSED on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The President has declared a National Day of Mourning on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in honor of former President George H. W. Bush. The U.S. Mission to Italy (Embassy Rome and constituent posts), the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, and the U.S. Mission to the U.N. Agencies will therefore be closed on December 5.

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President Trump message on the death of former President George H.W. Bush

Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night. Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service — to be, in his words, “a …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks to the Media

Good morning, everyone. I want to update you on three issues, four if you want to count the – my upcoming trip to Asia, including North Korea. First, the situation in Iraq; the second, a statement about the ruling this morning from the International Court of Justice; and finally, I want to talk about my …

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Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Conte of Italy in Joint Press Conference

Mr. Prime Minister, I want to begin by congratulating you once again on your tremendous victory in Italy. It was something that all the world was watching, and it excited the people all across Italy and, I can tell you, all across the United States, as well. Congratulations. In your election, the Italian nation has …

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Secretary of State Pompeo on Supporting Iranian Voices

Thank you very much. Well, thank you, Fred, for that kind introduction. It reminded me when I was going through my confirmation process they were chasing down all the people I’d known my whole life, and they found one of the young men who played basketball with me at Los Amigos, and his quote was …

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Message from President Mattarella on the occasion of Independence Day

The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella sent the following message to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump: «The anniversary of July 4 grants me the opportunity to extend our warmest wishes on behalf of the Italian people and myself. The United States and Italy are united by a long-standing friendship, …

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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy

President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy to the White House on July 30, 2018. Italy is an important NATO Ally, a leading partner in Afghanistan and Iraq, and key in bringing stability to the Mediterranean region. Together, the United States and Italy will look to deepen cooperation in addressing global …

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Press Conference by President Trump

Well, thank you very much, everybody.  We appreciate it.  We’re getting ready to go back.  We had a tremendous 24 hours.  We’ve had a tremendous three months, actually, because this has been going on for quite a while.  That was a tape that we gave to Chairman Kim and his people, his representatives.  And it …

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Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un

President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S.–DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.  President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong …

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Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans, a short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.  A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now underway.  We thank them both. Tonight, I …

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President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address

Here tonight are two fathers and two mothers:  Evelyn Rodriguez, Freddy Cuevas, Elizabeth Alvarado, and Robert Mickens.  Their two teenage daughters — Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens — were close friends on Long Island.  But in September 2016, on the eve of Nisa’s 16th Birthday, neither of them came home.  These two precious girls were …

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Remarks by President Trump to the World Economic Forum

But America first does not mean America alone. When the United States grows, so does the world. American prosperity has created countless jobs all around the globe, and the drive for excellence, creativity, and innovation in the U.S. has led to important discoveries that help people everywhere live more prosperous and far healthier lives.

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A New National Security Strategy for a New Era

The publication of the National Security Strategy (NSS) is a milestone for any presidency. A statutorily mandated document, the NSS explains to the American people, U.S. allies and partners, and federal agencies how the President intends to put his national security vision into practice on behalf of fellow citizens. First and foremost, President Donald J. Trump’s NSS …

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Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem, December 6, 2017

So today, let us rededicate ourselves to a path of mutual understanding and respect. Let us rethink old assumptions and open our hearts and minds to possible and possibilities. And finally, I ask the leaders of the region — political and religious; Israeli and Palestinian; Jewish and Christian and Muslim — to join us in …

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At Christmas tree lighting, President Trump revives the tradition’s religious spirit

On an unseasonably warm November 30, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participated in the 95th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting. With the White House’s south facade as the backdrop, spectators gathered on the Ellipse at President’s Park to watch musical performances from groups such as the Beach Boys and listen to …

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President Donald J. Trump Strengthens Security Standards For Traveling to America

Earlier this year, the President signed Executive Order 13780, which asked the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a new minimum baseline for how much information sharing with foreign nations is required to determine whether their nationals seeking entry into the United States present security threats to our Nation. The new baseline furthers the aims …

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Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates: Welcome to New York. It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address the people of the world. As millions of our citizens continue to suffer the effects of the devastating hurricanes that …

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President Trump’s Opening Remarks at the United Nations General Assembly

President Donald J. Trump opened the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York with comments on the need for international cooperation on UN reform. He was flanked by UN Secretary General António Guterres and United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who provided opening remarks. Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Advisor …

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Remarks by President Trump at the Reforming the United Nations: Management, Security, and Development Meeting

I actually saw great potential right across the street, to be honest with you, and it was only for the reason that the United Nations was here that that turned out to be such a successful project.   So I want to thank you, Ambassador Haley, for your introduction and for your steadfast advocacy for …

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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 11, 2017, as Patriot Day

Throughout history, everyday Americans and first responders have done the extraordinary through selfless acts of patriotism, compassion, and uncommon courage.  Not just in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, but across our great Nation, Americans on September 11, 2001, bound themselves together for the common good, saying with one voice that we will be neither scared …

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Remarks by President Trump at the 9/11 Memorial Observance

I want to thank you, Secretary Mattis, General Dunford, members of the Cabinet, members of the Armed Forces, first responders, and most importantly, to the families and to the survivors:  It’s an honor to join you on this very, very solemn occasion.  This is an occasion that is extraordinary, and it will always be extraordinary. …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Phone Call with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy to discuss the agenda for the upcoming G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany and to renew his appreciation for the Prime Minister’s efforts in hosting the exceptional G7 Summit in May. President Trump also underscored his appreciation for Italy’s efforts to address the …

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2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

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 that LGBTI persons continue to face the threat of violence and discrimination. Violence …

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Italian Republic National Day

The United States and Italy are strong partners, Allies, and friends. Throughout America’s history, Italian-Americans have enriched our communities by sharing their cultural heritage. This deep and enduring friendship, founded on mutual respect, trust, and affection is not one we take for granted. Rather, it is one we rekindle and strengthen every time we come …

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President Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal From the Paris Climate Accord

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and begin negotiations to either re-enter or negotiate an entirely new agreement with more favorable terms for the United States. The decision is a fulfillment of the promise President Trump made to the American people during his campaign. …

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Statement by President Trump on the Paris Climate Accord

In my meetings at the G7, we have taken historic steps to demand fair and reciprocal trade that gives Americans a level playing field against other nations. We’re also working very hard for peace in the Middle East, and perhaps even peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Our attacks on terrorism are greatly stepped …

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Remarks by the Vice President Introducing President Trump’s Statement on the Paris Accord

Since the first day of this administration, President Donald Trump has been working tirelessly to keep the promises that he made to the American people. President Trump has been reforming healthcare, enforcing our laws, ending illegal immigration, rebuilding our military. And this President has been rolling back excessive regulations and unfair trade practices that were …

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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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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan

President Donald J. Trump met today with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan in Taormina, Italy, before the start of the G7 Summit. In the wake of the horrific terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom, the two leaders reaffirmed their shared resolve to cooperate to the fullest extent possible to counter …

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Statement from First Lady Melania Trump on her Visit to Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital

“My visit to Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital today was very moving. To spend time speaking to and coloring with children who have such a positive spirit despite illness was an amazing gift,” stated First Lady Melania Trump. “The time I spent with the little ones in the Intensive Care Unit is something I will never …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis and Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin

The Pope and the President discussed how religious communities can combat human suffering in crisis regions, such as Syria, Libya, and ISIS-controlled territory. The President affirmed that the United States and the Holy See share many fundamental values and seek to engage globally to promote human rights, combat human suffering, and protect religious freedom.

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meetings with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni

President Donald J. Trump today held meetings with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. The leaders discussed the alliance between the United States and Italy, as well as priorities in the areas of defense cooperation, counterterrorism, and efforts to deny terrorists safe havens from Mali to Libya to Iraq to Afghanistan. President …

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Melania Trump Announces Inaugural Foreign Trip as First Lady of the United States

The First Lady will join her husband throughout each day, but will also participate in many of her own events. In the latter part of the trip, Mrs. Trump will attend spousal programs at the NATO and G-7 summits. She will conclude the trip by delivering remarks to United States military personnel and families in …

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Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Foreign Travel

[…] Traveling next to Italy, President Trump will meet with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican to discuss cooperation between the United States and religious communities in areas of joint concern. He will also meet, in Rome, with President Mattarella of Italy, who will later host the G-7, to discuss multilateral cooperation and bilateral …

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on World Press Freedom Day

Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to promoting the fundamental principles of a free press around the world. We honor those men and women who work tirelessly, often at great personal risk, to tell the stories we would not otherwise hear. They are the guardians of democratic values and ideals. The …

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Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Gentiloni of Italy in Joint Press Conference

Mr. Prime Minister, I’m thrilled that you are here today to discuss how we can make this great relationship even more productive in the years to come. On the economy, Italy is one of America’s largest trading partners. A lot of people don’t know that. We both seek a trading relationship that is balanced, reciprocal …

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Press Availability Share

Good afternoon, all. The Trump administration is currently conducting across the entire government a review of our Iran policy. Today I’d like to address Iran’s alarming and ongoing provocations that export terror and violence, destabilizing more than one country at a time. Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and is responsible for …

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Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a Press Availability

Earlier today, Foreign Minister Lavrov and I had a lengthy conversation about issues that require immediate attention and issues that require longer-term attention. We understand that improvement in the long-term relationship will be required if we are to make progress on issues where we have different views. We spoke extensively about Syria, and in some …

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Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Before Their Meeting

We also had telephone conversations since that time, and as we’ve often agreed, our lines of communication shall always remain open. Our meeting today comes at an important moment in the relationship so that we can further clarify areas of common objectives, areas of common interest, even when our tactical approaches may be different, and …

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G7 Foreign Ministers Stand United to Face Pressing International Challenges

While the statement covers nearly two dozen regions and topics of interest ranging from Middle East and Africa to maritime security, the issues of counterterrorism, defeating ISIS, and the crises in Iraq and Syria were adressed at great length. The statement acknowledged that international cooperation remains of paramount importance in the fight against terrorism. Regarding …

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Secretary Tillerson: United States Will Stand Up to Those Who Commit Crimes Against ‘Innocents’

Today, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attended a ceremony at the Sant’Anna di Stazzema memorial in Italy, which is dedicated to the victims of the massacre committed in the village by the Nazis in 1944 during World War II. At the wreath laying ceremony at Sant’Anna Secretary Tillerson stated, “We remember the events of …

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Interview with Secretary of State Tillerson on Situation in Syria

And once the ISIS threat has been reduced or eliminated, I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilizing the situation in Syria. We’re hopeful that we can prevent a continuation of the civil war and that we can bring the parties to the table to begin the process of political discussions. Clearly, that …

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Secretary of State Tillerson To Travel to Lucca and Moscow

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Lucca, Italy, April 9-11 to attend the G-7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. The G-7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting provides a venue for the foreign ministers to discuss global political and security issues of mutual concern. Their discussions will set the stage for the G-7 Leaders’ Summit which President …

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Statement by President Trump on Syria

My fellow Americans: On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women, and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. …

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Remarks by President Trump in Joint Address to Congress

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — (applause) — and citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our nation’s path towards civil rights and the work that …

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Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy to discuss strengthening bilateral cooperation across a range of shared interests, including security and counterterrorism. The leaders discussed Libya, the influx of migrants and refugees into Europe, as well as Italy’s priorities, and the upcoming G-7 meeting in Italy. President Trump reiterated …

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National African American History Month, 2017

For generations, African Americans have embodied the shared progress of our Nation. Through toil and struggle and with courageous actions that have broken barriers, they have made America a better place to live and work for everybody. Women like Katherine Johnson, a pioneer in space history whose work helped America win the Space Race, and …

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President’s Call with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

President Obama spoke today by phone with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy to thank him for the close friendship and partnership the leaders enjoyed during the Prime Minister’s tenure. President Obama and Prime Minister Renzi discussed the outcome of Italy’s December 4 constitutional referendum. The President emphasized that Italy will remain one of the …

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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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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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A Toast to the New U.S. President Elect

About one hundred close contacts from the political, business, military, and cultural spheres, including Naples Prefect Gerarda Pantalone and U.S. and Italian military commanders from Capodichino, attended the U.S. Consulate General’s reception on November 9 to toast new U.S. President Elect Donald Trump. Several journalists from leading local print, broadcast, and online outlets widely reported …

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Obama and Renzi Toast Remarks at State Dinner

Toast Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Renzi of Italy at State Dinner The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 18, 2016 South Lawn Tent 9:21 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good evening, everybody!  Buonasera!  On behalf of Michelle and myself, welcome to the White House.  And welcome to the final …

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Remarks by Vice President Biden, Secretary Kerry and Italian PM Renzi at State Luncheon

Our two nations are NATO allies; we work together extremely closely in Afghanistan and Iraq. We are partners in training international peacekeepers and security forces. We stand side by side in the fight against terrorist groups who are trying to destroy the very civilization that Roman lawmakers, philosophers, and artists did so much to create.

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Press Conference of President Obama and PM Renzi

Press Conference of President Obama and Prime Minister Renzi of the Republic of Italy The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 18, 2016 Rose Gargen 11:44 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Please, everybody have a seat.  Salve.   Once again, I want to welcome Prime Minister Renzi and his delegation back to …

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Remarks by President Obama and PM Renzi in Arrival Ceremony

And in Italy, and in Prime Minister Renzi, the United States has a partner with whom we share a common vision. Inclusive, growing economies that create opportunity and reduce injustice and inequality. A Europe that is whole, and free, and at peace. A strong NATO alliance committed to our collective defense and united in the …

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President Obama interviewed by “La Repubblica”

Exclusive interview with US President: “Italy is at the forefront of the refugee crisis. But a small number of nations on the frontlines can’t bear this heavy burden alone”. On terrorism: “Italy is a vital member of our coalition. I’m confident that we will win and ISIS will lose”. On TTIP and free market: “It’s …

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Joint Statement on Syria by the Foreign Ministers of France, Italy, Germany, the UK, the U.S., and the EU

We demand immediate, expanded humanitarian access to all areas of Syria, including those on the United Nations’ priority list, and we deplore the delays and obstruction caused primarily by the Syrian regime of humanitarian deliveries to Syrians in desperate need. We fully support the United Nations investigations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria …

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Joint Communique on Libya

We reaffirm our solidarity with the Libyan people and express our sympathy for those who lost their lives in the fight against terrorism. We also welcome the efforts against terrorist groups as listed by the UN in other parts of Libya, including Benghazi, and commit to collectively pursue those efforts. We urge all Libyans to …

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Young Voters on the U.S. Presidential Election

[…] While discussing the policies of individual candidates, each speaker discussed their personal insights on each candidate—stating whether they agreed or disagreed with the proposed policies and why RSO interns, Laura Herring and Regina Seweryn, also discussed their experiences as first time voters and tackled the challenge of describing two of the candidates in the …

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Secretary John Kerry at EXPO Milan 2015

On Saturday, October 17, welcomed by EXPO CEO Giuseppe Sala and by Italian Foreign Affairs Minister Paolo Gentiloni, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Expo.  From the Expo Center, Kerry launched a clear message, inviting the whole international community to support the committment of the Obama Administration on food sustainability and climate change.  “…Food …

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