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  • The Critical Mission of Providing Diplomatic Security: Through the Eyes of a U.S. Navy Seabee

    Tomorrow the State Department commemorates its 51-year partnership with the U.S. Navy Seabees. A Memorandum of Understanding, signed between the Department and U.S. Navy Support Unit on April 21, 1966, officially detailed Seabees to the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) to perform construction, installation, renovation, maintenance, and repair projects in sensitive areas of U.S. Department of S...

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  • Conducting a Comprehensive Review of U.S. Iran Policy

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered remarks at the U.S. Department of State outlining the Trump administration's decision to conduct a review of U.S. Iran policy across the entire government. Secretary Tillerson explained that a comprehensive Iran policy requires the United States address "all of the threats posed by Iran." Secretary Tillerson said, “Iran is the world’s leading stat...

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  • Collaborating to Prevent Terrorist Attacks Against Soft Targets

    As the State Department’s Worldwide Caution warns, terrorists aim to assault “soft” targets, including high-profile public events, hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, sporting events, places of worship, shopping malls, markets, and public transportation systems.  Private industry and government officials have sought to protect these targets through different measures tailored to their communities....

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  • Secretary Tillerson on U.S.-Saudi Cooperation to Achieve Shared Economic Goals

    Today U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke at the second annual U.S.-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit on how the United States and Saudi Arabia can deepen economic partnership in a way that strengthens ties and benefits both economies. The event, hosted at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry, brought together government officials...

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  • Russian Journalists Explore Innovation and the Media on U.S. Press Tour

    On a balmy mid-March evening, 11 Russian journalists clustered around a table in one of Austin’s time-honored barbeque joints, a platter piled high with brisket and a trough of mashed potatoes between them.  The group had gathered for a traditional southern meal on the final evening of a ten-day press tour sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and the State Department’s Foreign Press Center. ...

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  • Vice President Pence Visits South Korea, Reaffirms United States’ Ironclad Commitment

    During his first official trip to the Asia-Pacific region, Vice President Mike Pence visited South Korea, also known as the Republic of Korea (ROK), on April 16-18. During his visit, the Vice President participated in a bilateral meeting with Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn and met with National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun. While on his trip, Vice President Pence focused on issues impacting ...

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  • Women Plumbers Aid Jordan’s Water Conservation Effort

    Ra’eda projects confidence as she repairs leaky faucets, checks for rust in water tanks, and explains the basics of plumbing maintenance to her clients in Zarqa, Jordan. Ra’eda has an unusual profession for a woman in Jordan: She is a plumber. As one of 30 women trained as plumbers through an Millennium Challenge Corporation-funded program, Ra’eda and her former classmates are challenging attit...

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  • This Week at State: April 14, 2017

    Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? We’ve got you covered. Each week DipNote will recap the latest U.S. Department of State highlights spanning a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives in one blog post. Here are the highlights from This Week at State: Secretary Tillerson Discussed U.S. Strategy in Syria Following Military Airstrike  On April 9, Secretary of Sta...

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  • Our Pan American Ties: Celebrating our Shared Hemisphere

    Today we celebrate Pan American Day, and this week we marked Pan American Week, both established to recognize the unity and strong bonds across the Western Hemisphere. Since Pan American Day was first celebrated 86 years ago, the lives of the more than one billion people that make up the Americas have never been more closely intertwined. From educational exchanges and business ties to joint sci...

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  • President Trump Welcomes NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

    Today President Donald J. Trump met with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House to discuss strengthening the NATO Alliance, including its funding. In their meeting, the two leaders also discussed NATO’s role in addressing international challenges involving peace and security, counterterrorism, and the situation in Syria. During a joint pr...

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  • Secretary Tillerson's Visit to Moscow Marks An Important Moment in the Relationship

    Today U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia. Secretary Tillerson discussed a range of global issues and challenges including counterterrorism efforts, cyberspace, and bilateral relations as well as other areas of common interest such as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Ukraine...

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  • G7 Foreign Ministers Stand United to Face Pressing International Challenges

    Today U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wrapped up his attendance of the G-7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Lucca, Italy. Secretary Tillerson, along with the foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the High Representative of the European Union released a joint communique outlining major international issues covered during their meetings, which were intended to advance...

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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 August 12th, 1944 that occurred in Sant’Anna and we re-dedicate ourse...

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  • Secretary Tillerson Discusses U.S. Strategy in Syria Following Military Airstrike

    On April 9, U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson appeared on ABC This Week and CBS Face the Nation to discuss the situation in Syria and the importance of the war to defeat ISIS in the United States’ strategy there. During a discussion with John Dickerson on CBS Face The Nation Secretary Tillerson addressed the message the United States intended to convey through the April 7 military airstr...

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  • U.S.-China Relations: Ensuring an Enduring Alliance for the Future

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Mar-a-Lago in Florida to join President Donald J. Trump for meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping April 6-7. At the outset of the visit, Secretary Tillerson underscored the importance of the United States’ relationship with China and our commitment ensuring the ties between our nations endure for the future. Secretary Tillerson said, “In the pas...

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  • This Week at State: April 7, 2017

    Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? We’ve got you covered. Each week DipNote will recap the latest U.S. Department of State highlights covering a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives in one easy to read post. Here are the highlights from This Week at State: The United States Responded to Recent Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria At the direction of President Tr...

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  • This Week at State: March 31, 2017

    Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? Here’s our weekly This Week at State recap of the latest U.S. Department of State highlights covering a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives: First Lady Trump Presented 2017 International Women of Courage Awards On March 29, First Lady Melania Trump and Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon honored 13 extraor...

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  • The United States and Turkey Approach Shared Challenges, Strengthen Ties

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Ankara, Turkey, on March 30, to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other senior Turkish government officials. During a press availability following his meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Secretary outlined three mutual long-term goals on which their conversation focused:   working together to defeat Daesh/IS...

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  • Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Alaska Purchase

    Today marks the 150th anniversary of the Purchase of Alaska and Treaty of Cession. The treaty was a result of years of talks between American and Russian officials and would eventually come to be seen as one of U.S. Secretary of State William Seward’s crowning achievements, despite at the time being jeered by critics as “Seward’s Folly” and “Seward’s Icebox.” Many Americans are unfamiliar with ...

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  • Women in the OSCE: Building a Safer, More Secure, Prosperous World

    In 1975, thirty-seven countries signed the Helsinki Final Act  -- a visionary document heralded as groundbreaking for its recognition that human rights and peace and security are two sides of the same coin. Though it wasn’t unusual at the time, in retrospect it is notable that  -- despite the immense contributions of women to the advancement of democracy and human rights even at that time  --  ...

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  • Stories of Resilience: Honoring the 2017 International Women of Courage Awardees

    First Lady Melania Trump, today, honored 13 extraordinary women with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. This award recognizes women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women's rights, empowerment, and justice, often at great personal risk.  The women we’ve honored this year illustrate how courage takes all forms, and h...

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  • #WomenofCourage: How You Can Watch the 2017 Ceremony

    On March 29, First Lady Melania Trump and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon will honor a group of women with the State Department’s annual International Women of Courage award.  This award honors women who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength, and leadership in acting to improve others’ lives. Through the International Women of Courage award, now in its...

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  • Taking on the ‘Digital Caliphate’ in our Fight Against ISIS

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has not only undermined stability in Iraq, Syria, and the region but also posed a threat to international peace and security more broadly.  We continue to see a new twist in ISIS’s strategy: the weaponization of fear. ISIS’s communicators around the world spend their days at keyboards interacting with a would-be terrorist, methodically feeding a recrui...

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  • Telling Stories of Women at the Department of State through the U.S. Diplomacy Center’s Collection

    The U.S. Diplomacy Center is dedicated to telling the story of American diplomacy. Each item in our collection of over 7,200 artifacts has a story to tell and sheds light on a unique moment of diplomatic history. Our mission is to help domestic and international visitors understand what diplomacy is, who does it, and the critical role that diplomacy plays in securing America’s peace and prosper...

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  • This Week at State: March 24, 2017

    Did you miss any key foreign policy developments this week? We’ve got you covered. Each week, DipNote will recap the latest U.S. Department of State highlights covering a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives. Here are the highlights from This Week at State: Secretary Tillerson Traveled to East Asia U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson concluded his first trip to the East Asi...

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  • Sharing the Vibrancy of U.S.-Philippines People-to-People Ties

    The U.S. Department of State recently hosted 10 distinguished Filipino journalists for a reporting tour of the United States. Amid the backdrop of the recent U.S. political transition, these media professionals traveled to study the vibrant ties between the U.S. and Filipino people and the important role that Filipino-Americans play in American politics, culture, business, society, and sports. ...

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  • Strengthening Global Health Security and Ending AIDS

    On World Health Day (April 7), we recommit ourselves to making the world a healthier and more secure place. Fifteen years ago, an HIV diagnosis was often a death sentence, and controlling the AIDS pandemic was unimaginable. In the hardest-hit regions of sub-Saharan Africa, babies and children were facing doubling and tripling mortality rates, and life expectancy was cut by 20 years. In 2003, fe...

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