Washington, DC - Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State: "The United States condemns the continued detention of political prisoners in Belarus.  More than 100 political prisoners are currently being detained for exercising their human rights and fundamental freedoms by peacefully participating in protests, calling for free and fair elections, and advocating for a national dialogue to end the ongoing crisis. 

Washington, DC - The United States is alarmed by reports of large scale military action along the Line of Contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone that has resulted in significant casualties, including civilians.  We extend our condolences to the families of those killed and injured.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the people of the Federative Republic of Brazil on the 198th anniversary of your independence.

Washington, DC - Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State: "On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I extend heartfelt congratulations on Argentina’s 204 years of independence.

Washington, DC - On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I extend my congratulations to the people of Trinidad and Tobago as you celebrate your 58th Independence Day.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of South Sudan as you mark nine years of independence.