Remarks by Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs At a Joint Press Availability

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release March 7, 2022 FOREIGN MINISTER RINKĒVIČS: (Via Interpreter) Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. And indeed, today I had the honor to welcome my U.S. counterpart here in the National Museum of Latvia, Mr. Blinken. When we met last time in December, when the foreign …

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Diplomacy over War; Truth over Lies

Ambassador John Carwile February 1, 2022 The world is watching Russia’s pattern of unprovoked aggression toward Ukraine. Russia’s actions are a threat not only to Ukraine, but to Europe and to the international rules-based order. Our aims are simple. We stand with our allies and partners to support European cohesion, strengthen our transatlantic relationship, and …

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Representative Steny Hoyer reflects on the U.S. Helsinki Commission’s historic visit to Latvia in February 1991

Thirty years ago I was honored to lead a Congressional delegation to Latvia and other Baltic states in a moment of uncertainty and peril for democracy and self-determination. In Riga I saw firsthand the yearning for freedom after decades of Soviet occupation and communist rule. I was proud to bring the well wishes of the …

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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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