Today is my 1000th day as America’s 70th Secretary of State. Each one has been a privilege to serve the American people. So many kind words from all across our nation – thank you all for your support and kindness. The Lord is watching over America and always will be.
As I have said from day one, it has been an honor to serve with the world’s finest diplomatic corps. I want to thank all the employees of @StateDept who have answered the call and executed our mission on behalf of the American people over the past four years.
In 26 hours, you’ll only be able to follow me @mikepompeo. Serving as your Secretary of State has been a privilege and an honor. I’m immensely proud of the achievements we’ve had in the past four years.
The U.S. is stronger when we acknowledge the failings of international institutions like @UN and try to fix them. Multilateralism for multilateralism's sake doesn't help anyone but bureaucrats, globalists, and lawyers.
I have determined that the People’s Republic of China is committing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, China, targeting Uyghur Muslims and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups.
There are consequences for interfering in the democratic process. Starting today, we are imposing visa restrictions on those involved in election interference in Tanzania. We remain committed to working together to advance democracy and mutual prosperity for both our countries.
Director CIA gets nothing done without a great team. I had one. And we got a helluva lot done. I said we were going to take risks and deliver. We did both with enormous professionalism – and the bad guys never knew what hit them.
Woke-ism, multiculturalism, all the -isms — they're not who America is. They distort our glorious founding and what this country is all about. Our enemies stoke these divisions because they know they make us weaker.
We improved housing for America's diplomats and families through our Diplomatic Residential Initiative. 3 build-to-lease residential projects are underway at hardship posts, with another five in planning or design. #TakingCareofOurPeople
Security also means secure facilities. Our new embassies are top-of-the-line. Resilient. Efficient. Water and energy-saving technologies…the next generation of U.S. embassies will be models for the world.
When terrorists attacked the DusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi in 2019, Kenyan law enforcement units responded, including those trained by the @StateDeptDSS@StateDeptCT Antiterrorism Assistance program. Officers saved at least 700 people and >70 U.S. citizens. #UnsungHeroes
When violent protestors attacked @USEmbBaghdad on New Year’s Eve 2019, @StateDeptDSS special agents defended the compound against the mob for more than 40 hours, with no loss of life or serious injuries. #UnsungHeroes