Secretary Pompeo’s Statement on Latvia’s National Day

November 18, 2020 – “On behalf of the United States of America, I send congratulations to the Latvian people as you celebrate the 102nd anniversary of your independence. The United States and Latvia enjoy a strong bond based on our shared values and commitment to defending our liberty and freedom as NATO Allies. Thank you …

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Statement from U.S. Ambassador John Carwile on U.S. Presidential Election

Ambassador John Carwile November 3, 2020 The 2020 U.S election campaign cycle ends today against the backdrop of a global pandemic, high early voter turnout, and intense interest across the United States.  Following the traditions of our democracy, candidates around the country have made their case to the American people, journalists have freely reported on …

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NATOs Strength is in its Unity

Nancy Bikoff Pettit U.S. Ambassador to Latvia The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the most successful alliance in history. Over the past 70 years, NATO has helped to create the most secure, stable, and prosperous period in its members’ history. From deterring the Soviet Union during the Cold War to countering the hybrid threats …

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Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

Secretary Pompeo released the State Department’s 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. Read the report Confronting Iran: The Trump Administration’s Strategy . (PDF–4,42 MB)

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Remarks at the Atlantic Council

Remarks A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Atlantic Council Washington, DC October 18, 2018 A/S Mitchell: Thank you, Damon, for that warm introduction, and I’d like to thank Atlantic Council for having me here to speak today at a very important conference. I appreciate the work that Atlantic Council does, …

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Address at the Celebrations of the 242nd Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America

Ambassador Nancy Bikoff Pettit July 12, 2018 National Library of Latvia Labdien, good afternoon ministers and excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the United States Embassy’s celebration of the 242nd year of America’s independence. Every year on the July 4th holiday, Americans reflect on what our country stands for: the ideals that are …

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World AIDS Day

Ambassador Nancy Bikoff Pettit Op-Ed Delfi.lv  December 1, 2017 In June 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report describing cases of a rare lung infection in five young, previously healthy, gay men in Los Angeles.  The report described other unusual infections in the men, indicating that their immune systems …

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