UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

The United States continues to lead in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, illustrated by recent announcements of new foreign assistance that are made possible through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action. UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19 Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson May 29, …

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Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance

Months into fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad, the United States is continuing to lead the global charge against the pandemic, building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance. Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY …

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The United States Protects National Security and the Integrity of 5G Networks

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. PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 15, 2020 The U.S. government today took another step to protect U.S. …

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U.S. cracks down on COVID-19 scams

Let’s be clear: There is no vaccine yet to prevent COVID-19. But there are swindlers around the world trying to cash in on COVID-19 fears with bogus prophylactics and cures. They steal money from their victims and spread misinformation, says Christopher Combs, special agent in charge of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s San Antonio …

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FBI and CISA Warn Against Chinese Targeting of COVID-19 Research Organizations

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a public service announcement today warning organizations researching COVID-19 of likely targeting and network compromise by the People’s Republic of China..

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Briefing With Senior Administration Official and Senior State Department Official On U.S. Global Leadership in the International COVID-19 Response

The U.S. is leading international coordination on the global fight against COVID-19 through the G7 presidency – mobilizing unprecedented international coordination across health, finance, humanitarian assistance, science, and technology sectors to save lives, restore economic growth, protect jobs, and support global trade and investment.

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Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing, April 23, 2020

U.S. trials of the COVID-19 have been going on and have been approved in the United States, Germany, UK, and China. That’s big news. And we’re — a lot of trials are going on. We have a lot of great, brilliant minds working on this, both from the standpoint of a vaccine and therapeutics.   …

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Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing, April 14, 2020

America is continuing to make critical progress in our war against the virus. Over the weekend, the number of daily new infections remained flat nationwide. Flat. Hospitalizations are slowing in hotspots like New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Louisiana. This is clear evidence that our aggressive strategy to combat the virus is working and that …

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Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad, April 06, 2020

Briefing With Dr. William Walters, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Operations, Bureau of Medical Services; Acting Assistant Secretary Alice Wells, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ian Brownlee, Bureau of Consular Affairs On COVID-19: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad SPECIAL BRIEFING DR. WILLIAM WALTERS …

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

The White House April 04, 2020 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 4:15 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: It’s a busy time. Very busy time. And let me begin by again expressing our support, solidarity, and love for the people of our great country. We’re fighting for you and we’re enduring all of this together. And …

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Declaration by NATO Foreign Ministers issued following their meeting of 2nd April 2020

Declaration by NATO Foreign Ministers issued following their meeting of 2nd April 2020   We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of NATO, meet today in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic which is affecting all Allies and partners, imposing a huge cost in lives lost, as well as a sudden and severe shock to our …

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The U.S. Role in International Organizations’ Response to COVID-19

“Whenever you see high quality, effective COVID-19 aid being delivered around the world by UN humanitarian and relief agencies, what you are seeing is the generosity of the American people and those who share our humanitarian values.  We are by far the largest contributors to organizations like the UN Children’s Fund and the World Food …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press

As you all know, the Trump administration continues to put an enormous amount of energy into combating the Wuhan virus and protecting the American people.  We’re highly engaged here at the State Department on that critical mission.  I’ll talk about that a bit and happy to take some questions as well about what we’re doing …

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

  Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing The White House Healthcare March 15, 2020 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 5:15 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Beautiful day outside. And I think we have some great things to talk about. I’ll start by discussing the …

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Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus

Given the importance of protecting persons within the United States from the threat of this harmful communicable disease, I have determined that it is in the interests of the United States to take action to restrict and suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present within the United Kingdom, excluding overseas …

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Proclamation—Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Given the importance of protecting persons within the United States from the threat of this harmful communicable disease, I have determined that it is in the interests of the United States to take action to restrict and suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present within the Schengen Area during …

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Remarks by President Trump in Address to the Nation

Remarks by President Trump in Address to the Nation The White House March 11, 2020 Oval Office 9:02 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: 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 …

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President Donald J. Trump Has Taken Unprecedented Steps To Respond To The Coronavirus And Protect The Health And Safety Of Americans

Together we are putting into policy a plan to prevent, detect, treat and create a vaccine against coronavirus to save lives in America and the world. America will get it done! President Donald J. Trump White House Fact Sheet March 11, 2020   RESTRICTING TRAVEL FROM IMPACTED AREAS: President Donald J. Trump is taking further …

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

The White House Press Briefings March 04, 2020   James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 5:28 P.M. EST THE VICE PRESIDENT:  We just completed another meeting of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.  It’s been a very busy and productive day here at the White House. President Donald Trump has no higher priority than the …

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Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus

Given the importance of protecting persons within the United States from the threat of this harmful communicable disease, I have determined that it is in the interests of the United States to take action to restrict and suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present …

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The Trump Administration Is Establishing the United States Space Command to Advance American Interests and Defend Our Nation

When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space. President Donald J. Trump   The House House Fact Sheet August 29, 2019   ESTABLISHING SPACE COMMAND: Today, at the direction of President Donald J. Trump, the Secretary of Defense …

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White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director to Visit United Kingdom

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Director Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier arrives in the United Kingdom this week to advance U.S.-UK science and technology ties, marking his first international visit as director.

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From Silicon Valley to the American heartland

In a country that prides itself on royal history and traditions, the wedding of American actress Meghan Markle to Britain’s Prince Harry promises something distinctly new: several American touches. They’ll be unmistakable both during the May 19 nuptials in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle and at the glittering banquet afterward for 600 guests.

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U.S. Embassy’s Women in STEM Engagement: A Day with An Aspiring Science Diplomat

The first Saudi woman to combine the fields of medicine and diplomacy, Dr. al Shouli was inspired by the Science Diplomacy conference to one day represent her country as a female science minister.

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U.S. Embassy Press Release – Fishackathon

U.S. Embassy, London April 19, 2016 008/16 @USAinUKPress   The U.S. Embassy is organizing a Fishackathon, April 22-24. The London offices of The Economist will serve as the host venue. The Fishackathon is a U.S. Department of State initiative, launched in 2014 around Secretary Kerry’s Our Ocean conference to develop usable solutions to address worldwide overfishing. The hackathon brings together computer …

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