Heather Nauert


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We keep the families of those who were killed, and injured, in our thoughts as well as the communities that have suffered damage to homes and property.feedback
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Nov 13 2017
Heather Nauert has most recently been quoted in an article called Greek terrorist's prison parole sparks global outrage. Heather Nauert said, “Our embassy in Athens has conveyed our serious concerns about this decision to the government of Greece. In the past, when some of these November 17 people, who have been convicted of murder, have been let out on furlough, they've disappeared.”. Heather Nauert has been quoted a grand total of 112 times in 93 articles.
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Oct 25 2017

The safety and wellbeing of American citizens is our top priority.feedback

Oct 24 2017 - Syria conflict

We are disappointed, we are very disappointed that Russia put what it considered to be political considerations over the Syrian people who were so brutally murdered.feedback

Oct 24 2017 - Rohingya

It is imperative that any individuals or entities responsible for atrocities, including non-state actors and vigilantes, be held accountable.feedback

Oct 22 2017 - Kurds

We urge the central government to calm the situation by limiting federal forces' movements in disputed areas to only those coordinated with the Kurdistan Regional Government.feedback

Oct 18 2017 - Malta

We've responded quickly to the Prime Minister's request for assistance, the government of Malta, and Malta police force have been in contact with the FBI about the investigation, and the FBI is providing specific assistance as it has been requested. We call for a thorough, transparent, and independent investigation into the circumstances behind Ms. Galizia's death.feedback

Oct 18 2017 - Iran

We have long called for a unified, democratic Iraq.feedback

Oct 16 2017 - Venezuelan protests 2017

We will work with members of the international community and bring the full weight of American economic and diplomatic power to bear in support of the Venezuelan people as they seek to restore their democracy.feedback

Oct 13 2017 - Russia

The flags of the former Russian consular properties in San Francisco were respectfully lowered. They're safely stored within each of the buildings. There's no country in the world that pays greater respect to its own flag and to the flags of other nations. That is something that we take seriously.feedback

Oct 12 2017 - United Nations

This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias.feedback

Oct 10 2017

He did not say that. The secretary does not use that language.feedback

Oct 10 2017 - Turkey

Ambassador Bass has our full backing, not only here at the State Department but also at the White House as well.feedback

Oct 10 2017 - NATO

Being able to have close security cooperation, especially with a NATO partner, is incredibly important. And when they start arresting, detaining our people, our people who are responsible for law enforcement coordination, that is a ... major concern of ours. And so that is why we took these steps.feedback

Oct 10 2017 - Turkey

Our ambassadors tend not to do things unilaterally. We have a very close coordination and cooperation with our ambassadors.feedback

Oct 06 2017 - Sudan

The government of Sudan's actions during the last nine months show that it is serious about cooperating with the United States and has taken significant steps to stop conflict and improve humanitarian access within Sudan, and to promote regional stability. Any further normalization of ties will require continued progress by the government of Sudan.feedback

Oct 04 2017

This is not a punishment. Cuba we are not going to say is responsible for these attacks. Let me be clear about that,ok? Cuba has a responsibility under the Vienna Convention to ensure the safety and security of our diplomats and our diplomatic families.feedback

Oct 03 2017 - Russia

Once we learned that, we then offered them extra time there to pack up their items and leave. So we permitted them living in the apartments until Oct. 1. And their time was up. We did not break locks. No FBI (was) involved. This is diplomatic security along with the Foreign Missions Office. What they do is they just walk through, look around. The purpose of that is to make sure that people are no longer living there. And they conducted and they completed it.feedback

Oct 01 2017

#DPRK will not obtain a nuclear capability. Whether through diplomacy or force is up to the regime @StateDept.feedback

Sep 29 2017

We don't know what it was. We don't know who's done it.feedback

Sep 23 2017 - Kurds

The United States strongly opposes the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government's referendum on independence. The costs of proceeding with the referendum are high for all Iraqis, including Kurds. Already the referendum has negatively affected ... coordination to dislodge ISIS from its remaining areas of control in Iraq.feedback

Sep 18 2017 - Syria conflict

I strongly refute these claims. They don't add up. The State Department is focused on important matters of diplomacy. In fact, at this moment Secretary Tillerson is chairing a meeting with the foreign ministers of 15 like-minded countries and the EU on Syria.feedback

Sep 18 2017 - Syria conflict

The two recommitted to deconflicting military operations in Syria, reducing the violence, and creating the conditions for the Geneva process to move forward.feedback

Sep 17 2017

It is an aggressive investigation that continues, and we will continue doing this until we find out who or what is responsible for this.feedback

Sep 16 2017

The reality is, we don't know who or what has caused this. And that's why the investigation is underway.feedback

Sep 15 2017 - United Nations

In terms of the smaller footprint, there will be some support staff who will not be going this year because we recognize that there is a thing called technology, there's this thing called email. The secretary firmly believes coming out of the private sector that we all need to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars.feedback

Sep 14 2017 - Sanctions

Waiving some of those sanctions should not be seen as an indication of President Trump or his administration's position on the (Iran nuclear deal), nor is the waiver giving the Iranian regime a pass on its broad range of malign behavior.feedback

Sep 10 2017

There is absolutely no news about East End on any of these pages. I've posted over ten times asking for assistance as to whether anyone has seen my uncle Kingston 'Iman' Eddy and not one person has replied. I am lost for words at this point. I honestly don't know what else to do.feedback

Sep 10 2017

Evacuation efforts will prioritize U.S. citizens needing urgent medical care, followed by a broad call with additional information other U.S. citizens remaining on the island. We will accommodate third country nationals on a space available basis. We continue to advise U.S. citizens to shelter in place at a secure location until they have specific and confirmed departure plans.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - Sanctions

It's a legitimate question… I can say that the pressure campaign is working. Now, when you see a test that took place on Sunday, you may think, goodness, that is not working. But that is not the case, and here's why: It can take a long, long time for sanctions to work… It is not an overnight thing.feedback

Sep 01 2017

We can confirm another incident which occurred last month and is now part of the investigation.feedback

Sep 01 2017

An investigation into the incidents is ongoing, and we revise our assessments as we receive new information. We continue to ensure our personnel receive the best possible medical evaluation and care. Embassy Havana has a medical officer on staff, and we have had consistent medical coverage at post through the reported incidents.feedback

Aug 31 2017

We believe this action was unwarranted and detrimental to the overall relationship between our two countries. In the spirit of parity invoked by the Russians, we are requiring the Russian government to close its Consulate General in San Francisco, a chancery annex in Washington, D.C., and a consular annex New York City. These closures will need to be accomplished by September 2.feedback

Aug 25 2017 - Russia

We did not want to have to reduce the size of our staff in Russia. They do a lot of fantastic work over there. Unfortunately, that is something that the Russian government has told us that we have to do: decrease the number of our staff.feedback

Aug 25 2017 - Russia

They will now be out of jobs. President Putin claims that he cares about the economy in Russia. That's a funny way of showing it, caring about the economy by putting your people out of work.feedback

Aug 25 2017 - Wiretapping

This is something that we have not experienced in the past. We are working very hard to try to take care of our folks who are there on official duty – and trying to provide them all the care and the treatment and the support that they would need. Why do it when you want things to go well, and why the Canadians? Nobody dislikes the Canadians!feedback

Aug 24 2017 - ICBM

We consider it overall a good first step that there haven't been any missile launches or testing for ...three-plus weeks or so.feedback

Aug 24 2017

The incidents are no longer occurring.feedback

Aug 24 2017 - Israel

We're really happy that Mr. Greenblatt is there. There is no freelancing, the efforts that the White House is engaged with, as it pertains to Israel and all of this, we are aware of those efforts, we stay in close contact.feedback

Aug 24 2017

It took some time for people to be able to determine that, yes, there is a pattern taking place here. Yes, there is something going on.feedback

Aug 24 2017

We take this situation extremely seriously. We're not assigning responsibility at this point. The investigation is ongoing.feedback

Aug 10 2017

We consider these to be incidents because we are still trying to determine the actual cause of their situation. They have had a variety of physical symptoms, and that's as far as I can go.feedback

Aug 10 2017

We will not confirm the health status of any Americans. What I can tell you is that these were U.S. government personnel who were in Havana, in Cuba, on official duty.feedback

Aug 10 2017

The Cuban government has a responsibility and an obligation under the Geneva Convention to protect our diplomats. That is part of the reason why this is such a major concern of ours, why we take this so seriously...in addition to the protection and security of Americans.feedback

Aug 10 2017

We don't have any definitive answers about the source or the cause of what we consider to be incidents. It's caused a variety of physical symptoms in these American citizens who work for the U.S. government. We take those incidents very seriously, and there is an investigation currently under way.feedback

Aug 10 2017 - Trump Presidency

I can say that I speak for Secretary Tillerson and this building....Our secretary has been very clear, as has been Secretary Mattis, that our diplomatic and military means are both strong and capable. He's a cabinet secretary, he's fourth in line to the presidency, he carries a big stick.feedback

Aug 10 2017

What this requires is providing medical examinations to these people. Initially when they started reporting what I'll call just symptoms, it took time to figure out what it was, and this is still on-going. So, we're monitoring it, we provide medical care and concern to those who believe they have been affected by it and we take this extremely seriously.feedback

Aug 10 2017

We requested their departure as a reciprocal measure since some U.S. personnel's assignments in Havana had to be curtailed due to these incidents. Under the Vienna Convention, Cuba has an obligation to take measures to protect diplomats.feedback

Aug 10 2017 - Trump Presidency

I think that everyone has clearly heard what Secretary Tillerson's forceful comments have been and continue to be.feedback

Aug 10 2017 - Trump Presidency

He's a cabinet secretary. He's the fourth in line to the presidency. He carries a big stick.feedback

Aug 04 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

I can certainly say that we have not provided defensive weapons nor have we ruled out the option to do so.feedback

Aug 03 2017 - Venezuelan protests 2017

The United States considers the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly the illegitimate product of a flawed process designed by the Maduro dictatorship to further its assault on democracy. The United States will not recognize the National Constituent Assembly.feedback

Aug 01 2017 - Human Rights

We will continue to take strong and swift actions against the architects of authoritarianism in Venezuela, including those who participate in the National Constituent Assembly. We encourage governments in the hemisphere and around the world to take strong action to hold accountable those who undermine democracy, deny human rights, bear responsibility for violence and repression, or engage in corrupt practices.feedback

Jul 31 2017 - Travel ban

I saw in one major newspaper today where people were talking about, oh, there are neat experiences in North Korea, which makes it sound like it's a fantastic place to go. Let me use this as an opportunity to remind people: It is not safe for Americans to go to North Korea. Let me remind you, we still have Americans who are being detained in North Korea. We don't want to see any more people go to North Korea and be detained, and that is why we put that travel ban in place.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Iran

We consider this to be a provocative action, and a provocative action that undermines the security, the prosperity of those in the region and around the world as well. We believe that what happened overnight in the early morning hours here in Washington is inconsistent with the Security Council resolutions.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - United Nations

We would consider that a violation of UNSCR 2231. We consider that to be continued ballistic missile development. ... We believe that what happened overnight, in the early morning hours here in Washington, is inconsistent with the Security Council resolutions.feedback

Jul 21 2017 - North Korea

Due to mounting concerns over the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea's system of law enforcement, the secretary has authorized a Geographical Travel Restriction on all U.S. citizen nationals' use of a passport to travel in, through or to North Korea.feedback

Jul 20 2017 - Sanctions

The secretary continues to abide by his ethical commitments, including that recusal from Exxon-related commitments.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Iran

The administration is continuing to conduct a full review of U.S. policy toward Iran. During the course of this review, the United States will continue to aggressively counter Iran's malign activities in the region.feedback

Jul 17 2017

Tillerson "has no preconceived notions about the outcome of the transformation process he has begun at the state department.feedback

Jul 13 2017 - Qatar

We hope the parties will agree to do so and we will continue to support the emir of Kuwait in his mediation efforts.feedback

Jul 12 2017 - Sudan

We remain deeply committed to engagement with the GOS and working toward further progress.feedback

Jul 07 2017 - Qatar

We remain very concerned about that ongoing situation involving Qatar and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries.feedback

Jul 07 2017 - Human Rights

As with past arrests of prominent human rights defenders, journalists, academics, and activists, we underscore the importance of respecting due process and individual rights, as enshrined in the Turkish Constitution, and consistent with Turkey's own international commitments. More voices, not fewer, are necessary in challenging times.feedback

Jul 06 2017 - Qatar

We've become increasingly concerned that that dispute is at an impasse at this point. We believe that this could potentially drag on for weeks; it could drag on for months; it could possibly even intensify.feedback

Jul 06 2017 - Qatar

We believe that overall, the fight against terrorism is something that will bring all these countries together eventually, because we still have that shared fight. And I think all the nations recognize that.feedback

Jul 03 2017 - Refugees

We are always looking for additional ways to enhance our screening, whether it be for visa applicants or if it's for refugees.feedback

Jun 30 2017

This is not an ideal situation, trying to work within difficult budget constraints right now. The Department of State has authorized A-100 entry-level Foreign Service Officer classes for July and September. All eligible Pickering and Rangel Fellows have been offered spots in these classes per the terms of their fellowship.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - Department of Homeland Security

People here are hard at work with Department of Justice and also I believe Homeland Security to try to figure out exactly what this term 'bona fide' should mean and will mean, and then we'll get that information out to our folks across the world.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Supreme Court

Beyond 6 July, we are not totally certain how that will work because, again, this is in flux, this is in progress, this is a new development as the supreme court just spoke to this yesterday.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Qatar

They're best worked out with the countries themselves.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Qatar

We are mystified that the Gulf states have not released to the public, nor to the Qataris, the details about the claims that they are making toward Qatar. The more that time goes by, the more doubt is raised.feedback

Jun 27 2017

We have a couple days still to work this out and get more information. We will be looking to the Department of Justice to get more clarification on what a bona fide relationship would be.feedback

Jun 24 2017 - Qatar

I think that they [the Gulf protagonists] will know exactly what things are reasonable and what things are actionable.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Sanctions

Let's remember that these sanctions didn't just come out of nowhere. If the Russians seek an end to these sanctions, they know very well the U.S. position.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

Let's remember that these sanctions didn't just come out of nowhere. Our targeted sanctions were imposed in response to Russia's ongoing violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbor, Ukraine.feedback

Jun 21 2017

Now that it has been more than two weeks since the embargo started, we are mystified that the Gulf states have not released to the public nor to the Qataris the details about the claims that they are making toward Qatar.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Qatar

At this point, we are left with one simple question: Were the actions really about their concerns regarding Qatar's alleged support for terrorism or were they about the long-simmering grievances between and among the GCC countries.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Qatar

We've just said to the parties involved: Let's finish this. Let's get this going.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - North Korea

We hold North Korea accountable for Otto Warmbier's unjust imprisonment. We want to see three other Americans who were unjustly detained brought home as soon as possible.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Qatar

We see this as long-simmering tensions that have been going on for quite some time, and that is why we believe that this can be resolved peacefully among the parties without the United States having to step in in some sort of formal mediation role, that they can do this on their own, and we're asking them to 'Let's move this along.feedback

Jun 17 2017

A negotiation implies that we are willing to give up something in exchange for something in return. This was not a negotiation, this was bring back, we want to come get our guy.feedback

Jun 15 2017

We will weigh additional actions.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Iran

The depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilized world.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Qatar

We recognise that Qatar has made some great efforts to try to stop financing of terror groups, including prosecuting suspected financiers, freezing assets and introducing stringent controls on its banking system there, however, let me make this clear, they have made progress but they still have work to do. More work needs to be done.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - London

The United States stands ready to provide any assistance authorities in the United Kingdom may request.feedback

Jun 03 2017 - French Election Results

The United States stands ready to provide any assistance authorities in the United Kingdom may request. Our hearts are with the families and loved ones of the victims. We wish a full and quick recovery to those injured in the attacks. All Americans stand in solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom.feedback

May 18 2017 - NATO

We respect those concerns, and continue regular consultations with our NATO ally on this and other topics of mutual importance.feedback

May 18 2017 - Turkey

Violence is never an appropriate response to free speech, and we support the rights of people everywhere to free expression and peaceful protest. We are communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms.feedback

May 15 2017 - Syria conflict

Simply put, the killing, the devastation has gone on for far too long in Syria.feedback

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