Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

Secretary Pompeo released the State Department’s new 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. Download the report (.PDF file, 4,500 Kb)
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Diversity Visa Lottery Program – DV-2020

Program Overview: The Department of State administers the Congressionally-mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program annually. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For Fiscal Year 2020, 50,000 Diversity Visas (DVs) will be ...
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The Importance of Diversity in European Energy Security

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 29, 2018 This week’s World Gas Conference in Washington, DC, reinforced the fundamental importance of countries and regions employing a diverse matrix of fuels, source countries and delivery routes to enhance their energy security. Over the last week, U.S. officials underscored the strong U.S. opposition to ...
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2018 Trafficking in Persons Report

ROMANIA: Tier 2 The Government of Romania does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Romania remained on Tier 2. The government demonstrated increasing efforts by significantly increasing prosecutorial use ...
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Major Partner Countries Call Upon Romania to Consider Potential Negative Impact of Criminal Law Amendments

On behalf of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States please receive the statement below: We, Romania’s international partners and allies, call on all parties involved in amending Romania’s criminal and criminal procedure codes to avoid changes that would weaken the rule of law or Romania’s ability to fight crime or corruption.  ...
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Assistant Secretary Wess Mitchell’s Statement to Media at Departure

For the past couple of days, as you know, I was here for a meeting with the U.S.-Romanian Strategic Dialogue.  It gave us a chance to talk about the extensive cooperation that the United States and Romania have in so many areas, but particularly security and defense, energy cooperation.  We have a very robust commercial ...
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Joint Statement on the Implementation of the Joint Declaration on the Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century between Romania and the United States

The Governments of Romania and the United States of America held the sixth plenary meeting of the Strategic Partnership Dialogue in Bucharest, Romania, on June 19, 2018.  This partnership is rooted in a shared commitment to the values and interests that underpin the West.  The two governments reaffirm this commitment and pledge to work together on ...
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Statement Of The United States Embassy On The World Press Freedom Day

May 3rd marks the annual commemoration of World Press Freedom Day.  The United States values freedom of the press as a key component of democratic governance.  Democratic societies are not infallible, but they are accountable.  Romania has become a regional model for the rule of law.  Many of these improvements are due to the determination ...
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Joint Press Release on the Interim Strategic Partnership Meeting between the United States of America and Romania

Representatives of the U.S. Department of State and Embassy of the United States of America and representatives of the ministries and agencies of the Government of Romania and of the Cabinet of the Vice Prime-Minister for the Implementation of Strategic Partnerships held an Interim Strategic Partnership meeting in Bucharest, Romania, on March 30th, 2018. The ...
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Proposals Affecting the Independence of the Judiciary

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC The United States notes with concern that the Parliament of Romania is considering legislation that could undermine the fight against corruption and weaken judicial independence in Romania. This legislation, which was originally proposed by the Ministry of Justice, threatens the progress Romania has made in recent years ...
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New Entry Period For Diversity Visa Program – DV-2019

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. In order to ensure fairness and protect the integrity of the process for all those ...
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Romanian Justice Ministry Proposals to Revise its Justice System

U.S. Embassy Statement Concerning the August 23, 2017, Romanian Justice Ministry Proposals to Revise its Justice System The United States-Romania Strategic Partnership is rooted in a commitment to democratic values, good governance and strengthening the rule of law as these are the foundation for increasing our shared security and prosperity.  Firmly establishing rule of law ...
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Video: President Trump Holds a Joint Press Conference With President Iohannis

Remarks By President Trump and President Iohannis In A Joint Press Conference Rose Garden 2:51 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP: President Iohannis, thank you for being here. It’s an honor to welcome such a good friend of America to the White House. As you know, the people of Romania and America share much in common — ...
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United Nations Security Council Briefing on Ukraine

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Under-Secretary-General Feltman, Under-Secretary-General O’Brien, and Ambassador Apakan for your useful and comprehensive briefings today. This is my first appearance in this chamber as the Permanent Representative of the United States. ...
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Major Partner Countries Call on the Government of Romania not to Reverse its Fight Against Corruption

On behalf of the Embassies of Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands and the United States please receive the statement below: “We, Romania’s international partners and allies, express our profound concern at the actions of the Romanian Government on the night of January 31, 2017, which have undermined Romania’s progress on rule of law and the ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm met with Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu

The Embassy of the United States in Bucharest acknowledges that Ambassador Hans Klemm met with Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu earlier today.  The Ambassador congratulated the Minister on his appointment, and noted the United States’ commitment to strengthening our strategic partnership, a partnership based on shared values and the common goals of promoting regional security, economic ...
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U.S. Embassy Congratulates The New Government And Parliament Of Romania

The Embassy of the United States of America congratulates the new Government and Parliament of Romania. We look forward to working with Prime Minister Grindeanu and his cabinet to further develop our Strategic Partnership,which aims to increase our shared security, enhance our nations’ mutual prosperity, and strengthen democratic institutions. Our partnership is also based on ...
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Transatlantic Relations

Secretary Kerry’s October 4 Speech on Transatlantic Relations at George Marshall Foundation in Brussels SECRETARY KERRY: Well, je suis John Kerry. (Laughter.) Welcome. Karen, merci, danke schon, dank u wel, and thank you – I’m really delighted to be here in the heart of Europe. I’m delighted to be in this extraordinary library building of great history, and I ...
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Joint Statement on the Implementation of the Joint Declaration on the Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century Between Romania and the U.S.

The Governments of the United States of America and Romania held their fifth annual Strategic Partnership Dialogue in Washington, DC, on September 26, 2016. This partnership is rooted in a shared commitment to democratic values – rule of law, open markets, respect for human rights, and people-to-people ties. The two Governments reaffirmed these principles and ...
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The Fifth Anniversary Of The Joint Declaration On Strategic Partnership For The 21st Century Between The United States Of America And Romania

The Embassy of the United States in Romania and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly recognize and salute the fifth anniversary of the signing, in Washington, D.C., on the 13th of September 2011, of the Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century between the United States of America and Romania.  The Joint Declaration ...
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Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on Syrian Refugee Admissions

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2016 Less than a year ago, in response to an historic global refugee crisis, involving millions of Syrians in flight from violence and conflict, President Obama directed his Administration to increase the number of Syrian refugees provided safe haven in the United ...
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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work at the Inauguration of the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Facility at Deveselu

– As prepared.  Check against delivery – Deveselu, Romania Good afternoon.  It’s a real pleasure for me to be here on my first visit to Romania.  I only wish I could stay longer to see more of this beautiful country.  I want to thank President Iohannis, Prime Minister Ciolos, and Minister Motoc for being such ...
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Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos at the Inauguration of the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Facility at Deveselu

– As prepared.  Check against delivery – Deveselu, Romania Secretary General, Deputy Secretary of Defense, President of the Romanian Senate, Ministers, Your Excellencies, Dear members of the military, diplomats and local officials, Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to be at the Deveselu Military Base today with you – Romanian, American, North-Atlantic Alliance ...
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NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg at the Aegis Ashore Operationalisation Ceremony

– As prepared.  Check against delivery – Deveselu, Romania Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for that welcome. Today represents an important moment for NATO and for transatlantic security. This ceremony means that the United States’ AEGIS Ashore system here at Deveselu is certified for operations. This represents a significant increase in the capability to defend ...
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U.S. Amiral Mark Ferguson at the Inauguration of the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Facility at Deveselu

– As prepared.  Check against delivery – Deveselu, Romania President of Romanian Senate Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu,Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Valeriu Zgonea, Prime Minister Ciolos, Secretary General Stoltenberg, Ambassador Klemm, Deputy Secretary of Defense Work, Minister of Foreign Affairs Comanescu, Minister of National Defense Motoc, General Ciuca, distinguished visitors and guests; Good Morning and on ...
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Press briefing with Ambassador Lute, Assistant Secretary Frank Rose and Romanian State Secretary For Strategic Affairs Daniel Ionită

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Ambassador to NATO Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Romanian State Secretary Daniel Ionită Strategic Affairs Bucharest, Romania Moderator:  We have a very prestigious panel.  I would like to begin with our host, Romanian State Secretary for Strategic Affairs, Daniel Ionită.  You’ll find his bio in your ...
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Corruption Harms Us All: Here’s What We Can Do About It

By the U.S. Department of State’s Luis E. Arreaga, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs As many who read this are no doubt aware, business leaders often confront difficult and seemingly impossible challenges not only to thrive, but just to survive.  As a diplomat, many have told me that ending ...
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President Obama on the Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning.  Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle that we are all created equal.  The project of each generation is to bridge the meaning of those founding words with the realities of changing times — a never-ending quest to ensure those words ring true for every single American. Progress on this ...
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135 Years Of Friendship

U.S. Diplomacy in Romania: A Persistent Affinity 135 Years Old Op-Ed by Mark Taplin It was a Christmas Eve, half a century ago, that my father still remembers well. Dressed in a morning suit he had hastily borrowed, he witnessed William Crawford present his credentials to Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej in an official ceremony at Palatul Victoria ...
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European Reassurance Initiative and Other U.S. Efforts in Support of NATO Allies and Partners

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Since early March, the United States has taken action, both bilaterally and through NATO, to reassure allies of our solemn commitment to their security and territorial integrity as members of the NATO Alliance.  A persistent U.S. air, land, and sea presence in the region, ...
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