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While it is too early to determine those responsible for this atrocity, we are working closely with the British government and supporting their efforts to investigate and respond to this attack.feedback
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NEW May 23 2017
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We have to defeat ISIS on the battlefield, but we really have to defeat ISIS in the cyberspace. This is their recruiting tool. This is how they message to lone wolves around the world. And this center is going to concentrate heavily on how to enter that space from the standpoint of experts that live in this part of the world and understand how to message to those who might be influenced by radical messaging.feedback

One of our policy priorities is to get better deals for the United States.feedback

I think there is a great anticipation of the president's trip as to what could be accomplished. The purpose of this trip is really one of conveying a message that America is back in terms of our role as a convener, our role as a facilitator to address the daunting challenges that exist in that part of the world, most particularly the challenge of global terrorism.feedback

If we condition too heavily that others must adopt this value that we've come to over a long history of our own, it really creates obstacles to our ability to advance our national security interests, our economic interests. It doesn't mean that we don't advocate for and aspire to freedom, human dignity and the treatment of people the world over. We do. But that doesn't mean that's the case in every situation.feedback

But we have to remember that this Executive Order came down to make clear that this administration does not want to support or promote the conduct of abortion with our global-health assistance funding. The executive order was very clear in its intent.feedback

He strongly believes that it is the strength of the faith of people in these religions that will stand up and ultimately be victorious over these forces of terrorism.feedback

There is a great sense of expectation and I think a great welcomeness of America returning to the scene. They're ready for re-engagement with America. The people in the rest of the world do not have the time to pay attention to what's happening domestically here. They are more concerned about what they see happening in the relationship with their country and what we are bringing to address these very serious challenges that are affecting all of us.feedback

I paid a military security price every day as the commander of Centcom because the Americans were seen as biased in support of Israel.feedback

During President Trump's meeting with Foreign Minister Lavrov6 a broad range of subjects were discussed among which were common efforts and threats regarding counterterrorism. During that exchange the nature of specific threats were discussed7, but they did not discuss sources, methods or military operations8.feedback

During President Trump's meeting with Foreign Minister Lavrov, a broad range of subjects were discussed, among which were common efforts and threats regarding counter-terrorism. During that exchange, the nature of specific threats were discussed, but they did not discuss sources, methods or military operations.feedback

Russia must now, with great urgency, exercise its great influence over the Syrian regime.feedback

It's in the interest of the American people, it's in the interest of Russia and the rest of the world that we do something to see if we cannot improve the relationship between the two greatest nuclear powers in the world.feedback

The Russians were playing around in our electoral processes.feedback

I think it's important to understand we're not trying to start with a clean slate. I think terms like having 'a reset' are overused. You cannot reset. You cannot erase the past. You cannot start with a clean slate... We're starting with the slate we have.feedback

I think we have such a broad range of important issues that have to be addressed in the U.S.-Russia relationship. Obviously the interference in the election is one of those. I think it's been well documented, it's pretty well understood, the nature of that interference, here and elsewhere. I think we have to look at this relationship in its broadest contours, and there are many, many important areas which require our attention if we are to bring it back to a relationship that we believe is necessary for the security of the U.S.feedback

The president is being very careful to understand how such a decision would impact the peace process.feedback

I will never compromise my own values. And so that's my only line. And my values are those of the country.feedback

We are appreciative that each of you has an important point of view, and you should know that we are taking the time to understand your concerns. The Arctic Council will continue to be an important platform as we deliberate on these issues.feedback

We are appreciative that each of you has an important point of view, and you should know that we are taking the time to understand your concerns. We're not going to rush to make a decision. We're going to work to make the right decision for the United States.feedback

Accounting for 90 percent of North Korean trade, China alone has economic leverage over Pyongyang that is unique.feedback

We shall see. If we can find space for something we feel we can begin to rebuild some level of trust, because today there is almost no trust between us.feedback

In many respects, the Cold War was a lot easier.feedback

All I can offer you on the other side of that equation is an opportunity to shape the future way in which we will deliver on mission, and I can almost promise you … that when this is all done, you're going to have a much more satisfying, fulfilling career, because you're going to feel better about what you're doing because of the impact of what you are doing.feedback

I know change like this is really stressful for a lot of people. There's nothing easy about it, and I don't want to diminish in any way the challenges I know this presents for individuals, it presents to families, it presents to organizations. I'm very well aware of all of that.feedback

I appreciate the constructive way that China has engaged with the United States.feedback

In some circumstances, if you condition our national security efforts on someone adopting our values, we probably can't achieve our national security goals. It really creates obstacles to our ability to advance our national security interests, our economic interests. It doesn't mean that we leave those values on the sidelines. It doesn't mean that we don't advocate for and aspire to freedom, human dignity, and the treatment of people the world over.feedback

We are preparing additional sanctions if it turns out North Korea's actions warrant additional sanctions.feedback

That's what we are hoping that we can begin to build a way where we can learn how to work together. I don't know whether we can or not. I characterized to President Putin our relationship was the lowest since the Cold War. He did not disagree.feedback

We just kind of lost track of how we were doing it, and I think things have gotten out of balance.feedback

I don't want to say we are off to a great start on this. It's in its very early stages and I don't know where it will go.feedback

We were promoting relations. We were promoting economic activity. We were promoting trade with a lot of these emerging economies, and we just kind of lost track of how we were doing. And as a result, things got a little bit out of balance. We want to take a fresh look at where's this relationship going to be 50 years from now.feedback

We need your help to identify how you are going about completing the Department of State's mission. My commitment on that first day was to deploy the talent and resources of the State Department in the most efficient way possible. In order to do that, we need your help in identifying processes that we all need improved.feedback

Failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences.feedback

We must have full and complete compliance by every country.feedback

It is likely only a matter of time before North Korea develops the capability to strike the US mainland. Indeed, the DPRK (North Korea) has repeatedly claimed it plans to conduct such a strike. Given that rhetoric, the United States cannot idly stand by, nor can other members of this Council who are within striking distance of North Korean missiles.feedback

I urge this council to act before North Korea does. We must work together to adopt a new approach and impose increased diplomatic and economic pressures on the North Korean regime.feedback

North Korea must take concrete steps to reduce the threat that its illegal weapons programs pose to the United States and its allies before we can even consider talks. We will not reward their bad behavior with talks.feedback

Conditions must change before there is any scope for talks to resume.feedback

North Korea launched yet another intermediate range ballistic missile. The United States has spoken enough about North Korea. We have no further comment.feedback

The era of strategic patience is over. President Trump has made it clear that the patience of the United States and our allies in this region has run out and we want to see change. We want to see North Korea abandon its reckless path of the development of nuclear weapons, and also its continual use and testing of ballistic missiles is unacceptable.feedback

All options for responding to future provocations must remain on the table. Diplomatic and financial levers of power will be backed up by willingness to counteract North Korean aggression with military action, if necessary. In light of the growing threat, the time has come for all of us to put new pressure on North Korea to abandon its dangerous path. I urge this Council to act before North Korea does.feedback

We must levy new sanctions on DPRK entities and individuals supporting its weapons and missile programs, and tighten those already in place.feedback

The more we bide our time, the sooner we will run out of it. All options for reacting to future provocations must remain on the table.feedback

We know that China is in communications with the regime in Pyongyang. They confirmed to us that they had requested the regime conduct no further nuclear test. We do not seek regime change in North Korea. ... What we are seeking is the same thing China has said they seek – a full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. But North Korea has to decide they're ready to talk to us about the about the right agenda, and the right agenda is not simply stopping where they are for a few more months or a few more years and then resuming things. That's been the agenda for the last 20 years.feedback

And indications are in the past that when certain events have happened, he has taken – made rational choices.feedback

Obviously, that will be the way we would like to solve this.feedback

All indications, Bret, by intelligence agencies ... are that he is not crazy. He may be ruthless, he may be a murderer, he may be someone who in many respects we would say, by our standards, is irrational. But he is not insane.feedback

We want to change that calculus of theirs and we have said to them: your pathway to survival and security is to eliminate your nuclear weapons and we and other countries will help you on the way to economic development.feedback

We do not seek a regime change in North Korea. We are not seeking the collapse of the regime.feedback

I think this was one of the mistakes in how that agreement was put together, is that it completely ignored all of the other serious threats that Iran poses.feedback

We are concerned that the government of Maduro is violating its own constitution and is not allowing the opposition to have their voices heard, nor allowing them to organize in ways that expresses the views of the Venezuelan people.feedback

We're reviewing all the status of North Korea, both in terms of state sponsorship of terrorism as well as the other ways in which we can bring pressure on the regime in Pyongyang to re-engage with us, but re-engage with us on a different footing than past talks have been held.feedback

The evidence is clear: Iran's provocative actions threaten the United States, the region, and the world. As I indicated at the beginning, the Trump administration is currently conducting a comprehensive review of our Iran policy. Once we have finalized our conclusions we will meet the challenges Iran poses with clarity and conviction.feedback

The United States is keen to avoid a second piece of evidence that strategic patience is a failed approach.feedback

This deal represents the same failed approach of the past that brought us to the current imminent threat we face in North Korea. The Trump administration has no intention of passing the buck to a future administration on Iran. The evidence is clear Iran's provocative actions threaten the U.S., the region and the world.feedback

An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea – and to take the world along with it.feedback

The JCPOA fails to achieve the objective of a non-nuclear Iran. It only delays their goal of becoming a nuclear state. The Trump administration has no intention of passing the buck to a future administration on Iran.feedback

President Donald J. Trump has directed a National Security Council-led interagency review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that will evaluate whether suspension of sanctions related to Iran pursuant to the JCPOA is vital to the national security interests of the United States.feedback

Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terror, through many platforms and methods.feedback

The longer time goes by, it's possible that the case will be made. And there are certain individuals who are working to make that case.feedback

We discussed our view that Russia, as their closest ally in the conflict, perhaps has the best means of helping Assad recognise this reality.feedback

I'm not a big media press access person. I personally don't need it. I understand it's important to get the message of what we're doing out, but I also think there's only a purpose in getting the message out when there's something to be done.feedback

And we expect that Washington will have a constructive reaction.feedback

This is just the latest in a series of the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime. (…) Clearly, our view is that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end, and they have again brought this on themselves with their conduct of the war of these past few years.feedback

There is a low level of trust between our countries. The world's two primary nuclear powers cannot have this kind of relationship.feedback

With respect to Russia's complicity or knowledge of the chemical weapons attack, we have no firm information to indicate that there was any involvement by Russia, Russian forces into this attack. What we do know, and we have very firm and high confidence in our conclusions, is the attack was planned and carried out by regime forces at the direction of Bashar al-Assad.feedback

Clearly, this is an issue that has emerged in our time for which we have yet, as an international community, come to some conclusion on how we want to respond to that. This is just the latest of the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, and notwithstanding their use on more than 50 occasions of chlorine bombs and cluster bombs and other types of weapons that are intended to maim and kill in the most horrific ways.feedback

I expressed the view that the current state of U.S.-Russia relations is at a low point and there is a low level of trust between our countries. The world's two foremost nuclear powers cannot have this kind of relationship. Until full progress is made under the Minsk accords, the situation in Ukraine will remain an obstacle to improvement in relations between the U.S. and Russia.feedback

Our meetings today come at an important moment in the relationship so we can further clarify areas of common objectives, areas of common interests even when our tactical approaches are maybe different.feedback

I look forward to a very open, candid, frank exchange so that we can better define the U.S.-Russian relationship from this point forward.feedback

I hope that what the Russian government concludes is that they have aligned themselves with an unreliable partner in Bashar al-Assad.feedback

We both have agreed our lines of communication shall always remain open.feedback

Cyber tools to disrupt weapons programs – that's another use of the tools, and I make a distinction between those two.feedback

We need to attempt to put an end to this steady degradation, which is doing nothing to restore the trust between our two countries or to make progress on the issues of the greatest importance to both of us.feedback

Russia, Iran and Hezbollah have become the protectors of a Syrian regime that uses poison gas on babies! Babies! Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, Assad – poison gas enablers. Sad.feedback

I think it is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end.feedback

I think it is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end, but the question of how that ends and the transition itself could be very important, in our view, to the durability ... of a unified Syria. I hope that ... the Russian government concludes they have aligned themselves with an unreliable partner in Bashar al-Assad.feedback

We do not want the regime's uncontrolled stockpile of chemical weapons to fall into the hands of or other terrorist groups who could and want to attack the United States or our allies. Nor can we accept the normalization of the use of chemical weapons by other actors or countries in Syria or elsewhere. So that's why we are not presupposing how that occurs.feedback

I'm hopeful that we can have constructive talks with the Russian government, with Foreign Minister Lavrov and have Russia be supportive of a process that will lead to a stable Syria.feedback

To date, Astana has not achieved much progress.feedback

We cannot let this happen again. We want to relieve the suffering of the Syrian people. Russia can be a part of that future and play an important role. Or Russia can maintain its alliance with this group, which we believe is not going to serve Russia's interests longer term. It is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end. But the question of how that ends and the transition itself could be very important in our view to the durability, the stability inside of a unified Syria. That's why we are not presupposing how that occurs.feedback

If you violate international agreements, if you fail to live up to commitments, if you become a threat to others, at some point a response is likely to be undertaken.feedback

(Chinese) President Xi (Jinping) clearly understands, and I think agrees, that the situation has intensified and has reached a certain level of threat that action has to be taken.feedback

We rededicate ourselves to holding to account any and all who commit crimes against the innocents anywhere in the world. This place will serve as an inspiration to us all.feedback

I think the real failure here has been Russia's failure to live up to its commitments under the chemical weapons agreements that were entered into in 2013. The failure related to the recent strike and the recent terrible chemical weapons attack in large measure is a failure on Russia's part to achieve its commitment to the international community.feedback

I hope Russia is thinking carefully about its continued alliance with Bashar al-Assad, because every time one of these horrific attacks occurs, it draws Russia closer into some level of responsibility.feedback

Once the ISIS threat has been reduced or eliminated, I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilizing the situation in Syria, using an acronym to refer to the Islamic State militant group.feedback

We're asking and calling on Bashar al-Assad to cease the use of these weapons. Other than that, there is no change to our military posture.feedback

Clearly they are Bashar al-Assad's current ally, they should have the greatest influence on Bashar al-Assad and certainly his decisions to use chemical weapons, they should have the greatest influence on him, to cause him to no longer use those. I hope that Russia is thinking carefully about its continued alliance with Bashar al-Assad because every time one of this horrific attack occurs, it draws Russia closer in to some level of responsibility.feedback

If we judge that they have reached that level, that becomes a significant problem.feedback

I am aware of no such plan. President Xi expressed agreement that the regime has reached new levels of concern. China has expressed on multiple occasions that their policy is unchanged – for a denuclear Korean peninsula. We expect that they will. They have indicated that they will. And we need to give them time. The assessments are obviously somewhat difficult. Clearly he (Mr Kim) has made significant advancements in delivery programmes. We have been quite clear with the regime in Pyongyang. That's what we have asked for – to cease the testing.feedback

The message that any nation can take is, If you violate international norms, if you violate international agreements, if you fail to live up to commitments, if you become a threat to others, at some point a response is likely to be undertaken. In terms of North Korea, we've been very clear that our objective is a denuclearized Korea peninsula. President Xi clearly understands, and I think agrees, that the situation has intensified and has reached a certain level of threat that action has to be taken.feedback

We are prepared to do more. The president will make whatever decision he thinks is in the best interest of the American people.feedback

I don't draw conclusions of complicity at all, but clearly they've been incompetent and perhaps they've just simply been outmaneuvered by the Syrians.feedback

If you violate international agreements, if you fail to live up to commitments, if you become a threat to others, at some point a response is likely to be undertaken. If we judge that they have perfected that type of delivery system, then that becomes a very serious stage of their further development. I think there's a shared view and no disagreement as to how dangerous the situation has become. And I think even China is beginning to recognize that this presents a threat ... to China's interests as well.feedback

In that regard, we are hopeful that we can work with Russia and use their influence to achieve areas of stabilization throughout Syria and create the conditions for a political process through Geneva in which we can engage all of the parties on the way forward and it is through that political process that we believe the Syrian people will lawfully be able to decide the fate of Bashar al-Assad.feedback

If we can achieve ceasefires in zones of stabilization in Syria, then I believe - we hope we will have the conditions to begin a useful political process.feedback

There is no role for him to govern. We have already issued some very strong statements. And yes, that will be part of the discussions when I visit Moscow. To call upon Foreign Minister Lavrov and the Russians to fulfill their contract to the international community, when they agreed to be the guarantor of the elimination of chemical weapons. And why Russia has not been able to achieve that is unclear to me. I don't draw conclusions of complicity at all, but clearly they have been incompetent, and perhaps they have simply been outmanoeuvred by the Syrians.feedback

Once the ISIS threat has been reduced or eliminated, I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilizing the situation in Syria. We're hopeful that we can prevent a continuation of the civil war and that we can bring the parties to the table to begin the process of political discussions.feedback

He "would not in any way attempt to extrapolate that to a change of our policy or our posture relative to our military activities in Syria today. There's been no change in that status. Through the Geneva process, we will start a political process to resolve Syria's future in terms of its governance structure and that ultimately, in our view will lead to a resolution of Bashar al Assad's departure.feedback

We would be happy to work with them, but we understand it creates unique problems for them and challenges and that we would be, and are, prepared to chart our own course if this is something China is just unable to coordinate with us. They're really embedded in every discussion, that that is really what guides much of our view around how we're going to work together.feedback

I don't think you have to have a separate conversation, somehow separate our core values around human rights from our economic discussions, our military-to-military discussions, or our foreign-policy discussions.feedback

President Trump noted the importance of adherence to international norms in the East and South China Seas and to previous statements on non-militarization.feedback

I think all Americans and all our allies in the free world should take great comfort in what occurred with that strike last night. The fact that planes may be landing in and out of there, they are not refueling and they're not able to initiate any activity from that airport today.feedback

That we could not yet again turn away.feedback

[I]t's important to recognize that as Assad has continued to use chemical weapons in these attacks with no response – no response from the international community – that he, in effect, is normalizing the use of chemical weapons, which may then be adopted by others. So it's important that some action be taken on behalf of the international community to make clear that the use of chemical weapons continues to be a violation of international norms.feedback

Either Russia has been complicit or Russia has been simply incompetent in its ability to deliver on its end of the agreement.feedback

Overall, the situation in Syria is one where our approach today and our policy today is first to defeat ISIS. In the midst of that … we will start a political process to resolve Syria's future in terms of its governance structure. And that ultimately, in our view, will lead to a resolution of Bashar al-Assad's departure.feedback

A few days later they translated this belief into action on the ground with chemical weapons. It's a weapon of terror and sent an obvious message inside and outside of Syria that the regime is still here. That it feels it can do anything.feedback

This clearly indicates the president is willing to take decisive action when called for.feedback

I think it does demonstrate that President Trump is willing to act when governments and actors cross the line ... It is clear that President Trump made that statement to the world.feedback

There were no decisions or prior contacts, nor have there been any since the attack, with Moscow.feedback

Clearly, Russia has failed in its responsibility to deliver on that commitment from 2013. So either Russia has been complicit or Russia has been incompetent in its ability to deliver on that agreement.feedback

There may be other economic measures they can take, and we can explore some of those with the Russians.feedback

Even as we share a desire to work together, the United States does recognize the challenges China can present to American interests.feedback

The president said that he would look at the dates, and we would work with them to see when that visit might occur. The president underscored the need for China to take concrete steps to level the playing field for American workers, stressing repeatedly the need for reciprocal market access.feedback

Both the atmosphere [and] the chemistry between the two leaders was positive.feedback

The use of prohibited chemical weapons, which violates a number of international norms and violates existing agreements, called for this type of a response, which is a kinetic military response.feedback

It would seem there would be no role for [Assad] to govern the Syrian people.feedback

The process by which Assad would leave is something that will require an international community effort.feedback

Assad's role in the future is uncertain, clearly. With the action he's taken, it would seem there would be no role for him to govern the Syrian people.feedback

We are considering an appropriate response for this chemical weapons attack. It is a serious matter. It requires a serious response.feedback

The process by which Assad would leave is something that I think requires an international community effort, to both first defeat ISIS within Syria to stabilize the Syrian country, to avoid further civil war, then work collectively with our partners around the world on political protests that would lead to Assad leaving.feedback

There's no doubt in our mind that the Syrian regime under the leadership of Bashar Assad is responsible for this horrific attack. And we think it's time that the Russians really need to think carefully about their continued support of the Assad regime.feedback

There's no doubt in our mind that the Syrian regime under the leadership of Bashar al Assad is responsible for this horrific attack.feedback

We have placed a single can of Pepsi at the North Korean border. Their move.feedback

Those who defend and support [Assad], including Russia and Iran, should have no illusions about Assad or his intentions.feedback

Those who defend and support him, including Russia and Iran, should have no illusions about Assad or his intentions. Anyone who uses chemical weapons to attack his own people shows a fundamental disregard for human decency and must be held accountable.feedback

The longer-term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people.feedback

As the self-proclaimed guarantors to the ceasefire negotiated in Astana, Russia and Iran also bear great moral responsibility for these deaths.feedback

When I start hearing [U.S. President Donald] Trump talk about a preemptive strike, or that all options are on the table [or] try to take out [North Korean leader] Kim Jong Un, that would be total war. My students would be the ones being killed.feedback

First is ensuring that NATO has all the resources, financial and otherwise, that are necessary for NATO to fulfill its mission.feedback

We will uphold the agreements we have made to defend our allies. These are not just words. Tomorrow, a U.S. enhanced, forward presence battalion will be deployed in Poland. The United States sanctions will remain until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered our sanctions.feedback

As President Trump has made clear, it is no longer sustainable for the U.S. to maintain a disproportionate share of NATO's defense expenditures. Allies must increase defense spending.feedback

Our goal should be to agree at the May leaders meeting that by the end of the year all allies will have either met the pledge guidelines or will have developed plans that clearly articulate how, with annual milestone progress commitments, the pledge will be fulfilled. Allies that do not have a concrete plan to spend 2 percent of GDP on defense by 2024 need to establish one now. Allies that have a plan to reach the 2 percent guideline need to accelerate efforts and show results.feedback

We want to discuss how we can build on NATO's already important involvement in the fight to defeat ISIS and other counter-terrorism actions that NATO can provide, and ultimately bring stability to the Middle East.feedback

The US sanctions will remain until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered our sanctions.feedback

As President Trump has made clear it is no longer sustainable for the US to maintain a disproportionate share of Nato's defence expenditures. Allies must increase defence spending. They must demonstrate by their actions that they share the US government's commitment. The United States is committed to ensuring Nato has the capabilities to support our collective defence. We will uphold the agreements we have made to defend our allies. We understand that a threat against one of us is a threat against all of us, and we will respond accordingly.feedback

Allies must increase defense spending to meet their commitments. Our bond remains essential for facing national and international security challenges in an increasingly unstable world. Today, Russia's ongoing hostility and occupation is compromising our shared vision of a Europe that is whole, free and at peace. Sanctions will remain until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered our sanctions. Well, I'm very pleased to be in Brussels for this meeting and discussions with my NATO colleagues.feedback

That's how we come to a better decision in all that we do. And only if we do that can we then be honest with all of our partners and allies around the world as well. And still, I mean, we're going to have our differences, but we're going to be very honest and open about those, so at least we understand them.feedback

These are not easy decisions. They are difficult choices that need to be made.feedback

We had a very good discussion and conversation today, both on the Prime Minister's level and the President, around an exchange of views on how best to secure areas going forward in Syria. We are exploring a number of options and alternatives. And we had a good discussion around those and there is additional, I think, consideration on both sides yet to come.feedback

The policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security, and economic measures. All options are on the table. North Korea must understand that the only path to a secure, economically-prosperous future is to abandon its development of nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and other weapons of mass destruction.feedback

Since Montenegro borders on five other Balkans nations, including NATO allies Croatia and Albania, its membership will support greater integration, democratic reform, trade, security, and stability with all of its neighbors.feedback

Montenegro's participation in the May NATO summit as a full member, not an observer, will send a strong signal of transatlantic unity and that no third parties have veto power over NATIO decisions.feedback

In that case, we would come under attack one missile after another unless we strike the enemy base and stop them. So the discussion is around the need to neutralize the missile launch base.feedback

Let me be very clear: The policy of strategic patience has ended.feedback

I think as you saw from our meeting yesterday on the coalition to defeat ISIS there's great unanimity around the effort to defeat ISIS, not just on the battlefield but also off the battlefield and around the world. So yes I would say there's great unanimity.feedback

I recognize there are many pressing challenges in the Middle East, but defeating ISIS is the United States' number one goal in the region.feedback

The United States will increase our pressure on ISIS and al Qaeda and will work to establish interim zones of stability, through ceasefires, to allow refugees to return home. As a coalition we are not in the business of nation building or reconstruction.feedback

The expansion of ISIS has necessitated a large scale military response, and our offensive measures are reclaiming areas in Iraq and Syria in which ISIS has had a large and destructive footprint. Our end goal in this phase is the regional elimination of ISIS through military force.feedback

As we stabilize areas encompassing ISIS's physical caliphate in Iraq and Syria, we also must prevent their seeds of hatred from taking root elsewhere. We must ensure ISIS cannot gain or maintain footholds in new regions of the world.feedback

I was supposed to retire in March, this month. I was going to go to the ranch to be with my grandkids.feedback

I didn't want this job. I didn't seek this job. My wife told me I'm supposed to do this. When he asked me at the end of that conversation to be secretary of state, I was stunned. I told you God's not through with you.feedback

Looking at ongoing conflicts, if we accept that we're just going to continue to never solve any of these conflicts, then the budget should stay at the current level. We haven't gotten that far yet.feedback

On behalf of the United States, I send my condolences to the victims and their families. The American people send their thoughts and prayers to the people of the United Kingdom. We condemn these horrific acts of violence, and whether they were carried out by troubled individuals or by terrorists, the victims know no difference.feedback

We can't get to deconflicting the rest of the region with Isis in the way.feedback

All that did was drag out the agony for everyone. We haven't gotten that far yet.feedback

Montenegro's participation in the May NATO Summit as full member, not as an observer, will send a strong signal of transatlantic unity. It is strongly in the interests of the United States that Montenegro's membership in NATO be ratified.feedback

If the businessmen-turned U.S. authorities thought that they would frighten (North Korea), they would soon know that their method would not work.feedback

You've asked me a lot of questions here that I didn't answer, and I'm not answering them because we have some very, very complex strategic issues to make our way through with important countries around the world, and we're not going to get through them by just messaging through the media.feedback

We want to ensure at all times, if confirmed, that the secretary of state and the State Department is fully transparent with the public. We get through them in face-to-face meetings behind closed doors. We can be very frank, open, and honest with one another, and then we'll go out and we'll have something to share about that. But the truth of the matter is all of the tactics and all of the things we're going to do, you will know them after they've happened.feedback

They never invited us for dinner, then at the last minute they realized that optically it wasn't playing very well in public for them, so they put out a statement that we didn't have dinner because I was tired.feedback

We know that through further dialogue, we will achieve a greater understanding that will lead to a strengthening of ties between China and the United States, and set the tone for our future relationship for cooperation.feedback

There is a question perhaps even in the minds of the Chinese: How will the American people, the Chinese people, live with each other in this world for the next half century?feedback

We share a common view and a sense that tensions on the rise on the peninsula are quite high right now and that things have reached a rather dangerous level, and we have committed ourselves to doing everything we can to prevent any type of conflict from breaking out.feedback

The host country decides whether we are going to do things or not. We didn't decide that.feedback

The tremendous and important efforts that China has made are visible to all.feedback

The overall China-US relationship really needs better clarity that can only be achieved by a meeting between our two leaders – a face-to-face meeting.feedback

Our two countries should have a positive trade relationship that is fair and pays dividends both ways – and we will be working on that going forward.feedback

In the face of this ever-escalating threat, it is clear that a different approach is required. Part of the purpose of my visit to the region is to exchange views on a new approach. Efforts towards North Korea to achieve peaceful stability over the last two decades have failed to make us safer. Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic patience has ended.feedback

If they elevate the threat of their threat weapons program to a level that we believe requires action then that option is on the table.feedback

Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of security and diplomatic measures. All options are on the table. If they elevate the threat of their weapons programme to a level that we believe requires action, that option is on the table. We believe these actions are unnecessary and troubling. We also believe it is not the way for a regional power to help resolve what is a serious threat for everyone. So we hope China will alter its position on punishing South Korea. We hope they will work with us to eliminate the reason THAAD is required.feedback

20 years of talks with North Korea have brought us to where we are today. It's important that the leadership of North Korea realize that their current pathway of nuclear weapons and escalating threats will not lead to their objective of security and economic development. That pathway can only be achieved by denuclearizing, giving up their weapons of mass destruction, and only then will we be prepared to engage with them in talks.feedback

Diplomatic and other efforts of the past 20 years to bring North Korea to a point of denuclearization have failed. It is clear that a different approach is required.feedback

North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been 'playing' the United States for years. China has done little to help!feedback

Clearly the level of spending the State Department has been undertaking in the past, in particular this past year, is simply not sustainable. So we have 20 years of failed approach. That includes a period where the United States has provided $1.35 billion in assistance to North Korea as an encouragement to take a different pathway.feedback

We will do this by reviewing and selecting our priorities, using the available resources, and putting our people in a position to succeed. We have a genuine opportunity to set a new course.feedback

Clearly the level of spending that the State Department has been undertaking, particularly in this past year, is simply not sustainable. As time goes by, there will be fewer military conflicts that the U.S. will be directly engaged in.feedback

I'm confident that with the input of the men and women of the State Department we are going to construct a way forward that allows us to be much more effective, much more efficient and be able to do a lot with fewer dollars.feedback

So we have 20 years of failed approach. That includes a period where the United States has provided $1.35 billion in assistance to North Korea as an encouragement to take a different pathway. In the face of this ever-escalating threat, it is clear that a different approach is required. Part of the purpose of my visit to the region is to exchange views on a new approach.feedback

Trilateral cooperation is critical as we address the issue of North Korea.feedback

In the face of this ever escalating threat, it is clear that a different approach is required.feedback

North Korea and its people need not fear the United States or their neighbors in the region who seek only to live in peace with North Korea. With this in mind, the United States calls on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs and refrain from any further provocation. In the face of this ever-escalating threat it is clear that a different approach is required.feedback

The risk of climate change does exist. The increase in greenhouse gas in the atmosphere is having an effect.feedback

The Human Rights Council requires considerable reform in order for us to continue to participate.feedback

It is the president's solemn duty to protect the American people. As threats to our security continue to evolve and change, common sense dictates that we continually re-evaluate and reassess the systems we rely upon to protect our country.feedback

It is the president's solemn duty to protect the American people, and with this order President Trump is exercising his rightful authority to keep our people safe.feedback

To our allies and partners around the word, please understand this order is part of our ongoing efforts to eliminate vulnerabilities that radical Islamic terrorists can and will exploit for destructive ends.feedback

Supporting human rights is essential to showing the watching world what America stands for.feedback

For 1st time in a long time @StateDept #humanrights report will not be presented by Secretary of State. I hope they reconsider.feedback

In a relationship filled with vibrant colors, two strong sovereign countries from time to time will have differences. We listened closely and carefully to each other as we respectfully and patiently raised our respective concerns.feedback

There is no mistaking that the rule of law matters along both sides of our border.feedback

Let me be clear, there will be no mass deportations, everything we do in DHS will be done legally. The focus of deportation will be on the criminal element, all of this will be done in close coordination with Mexico.feedback

As I made clear in my Senate confirmation hearing, the United States will consider working with Russia where we can find areas of practical cooperation that will benefit the American people.feedback

As we search for new common ground, we expect Russia to honor its commitments to the Minsk agreements and work to de-escalate the violence in the Ukraine. Where we do not see eye to eye, the United States will stand up for the interests and values of America and her allies.feedback

As to the sanctions question, I'll use the same approach that my friend Mr. Sechin took. That's a question for government.feedback

I don't see it as the imminent security threat that perhaps others do. Some literature suggests that. There's other literature that suggests it's inconclusive. We need a seat at the table. If America's the only one that's willing to lead.feedback

One of the great challenges and thrills for the State Department staff is deciding how to confront changing conditions in every corner of the world, I encourage all of you to use your natural and well developed skills to adapt to changes here at home as well.feedback

Honesty will undergird our foreign policy, and we'll start by making it the basis of how we interact with each other. We are human beings first. We cannot let out personal convictions overwhelm our ability to work as one team.feedback

Each of us is entitled to the expression of our political beliefs. But we cannot let out personal convictions overwhelm our ability to work as one team.feedback

… As I serve this president I serve their interest and will always represent the interest of all the American people at all times and again Mr. President thank you for this extraordinary opportunity.feedback

If China is not going to comply with those U.N. sanctions then it's appropriate for the United States to consider actions to compel them to comply.feedback

I came to the conclusion a few years ago that the risk of climate change does exist and that the consequences of it could be serious enough that actions should be taken.feedback

When America doesn't lead, other people will, and the vacuum is always filled by bad actors. He said that we have to have a foreign policy that engages the world. We need to lead from the front.feedback

I do not support a blanket-type rejection of any particular group of people.feedback

I'm not going to act on what people write about in the newspapers or even what people may brag they've done. Because people brag about things that they may or may not have done.feedback

You're going to have to send China a clear signal that first the island building stops, and second your access to those islands is also not going to be allowed.feedback

They're taking territory or control, or declaring control of territories that are not rightfully China's.feedback

That is the type of response that Russia expects. If Russia acts with force, they require a proportional show of force.feedback

Russia today poses a danger, but it is not unpredictable in advancing its own interests.feedback

Russia today poses a danger, but it is not unpredictable in advancing its own interests. It has invaded Ukraine, including the taking of Crimea, and supported Syrian forces that brutally violate the laws of war. Our NATO allies are right to be alarmed at a resurgent Russia.feedback

It has invaded Ukraine, including the taking of Crimea, and supported Syrian forces that brutally violate the laws of war. Our NATO allies are right to be alarmed at a resurgent Russia.feedback

The "ability to predict that effect is very limited. I feel free to express those views. I would leave things in the status quo so we can convey it could go either way.feedback

To achieve the stability that is foundational to peace and security in the 21st century, American leadership must not only be renewed, it must be asserted.feedback

There are much more pressing priorities that we as a human being race and society need to deal with.feedback

We do not support sanctions, generally, because we don't find them to be effective unless they are very well implemented comprehensibly and that's a very hard thing to do.feedback

We always encourage the people who are making those decisions to consider the very broad collateral damage of who are they really harming.feedback

China and...many others will provide the global leadership we need.feedback

We'll await a time in which the sanctions environment changes or the sanctions requirements change.feedback

It doesn't take mega-project dollars and it can be brought on line much more quickly than a 3-4 year project.feedback

It is difficult for me to see a big supply press out there, it is difficult for me to see a big price blow out, there are too many elements in the system that will temper that.feedback

While our financial results reflect a volatile industry environment, ExxonMobil remains focused on business fundamentals, cost discipline and advancing selective new investments across the value chain to extend our competitive advantage.feedback

While our financial results reflect the challenging environment, we remain focused on the business fundamentals, including project execution and effective cost management.feedback

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