Statement on the Detention of Kamchy Kolbaev

The United States welcomes the actions of the Kyrgyz Government to capture major organized crime figure Kamchybek Kolbaev.  The U.S. expresses the hope that the Kyrgyz Government will prosecute and continue to detain this dangerous criminal leader in the interest of public safety. The U.S. Department of State has offered a reward of up to ...
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Statement on Iranian-backed Attacks on U.S. Embassy Baghdad

January 3, 2020 On December 31, 2019, Iranian-backed terrorists attacked the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.   Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo noted the terrorists posed a risk to American diplomats and personnel inside the embassy.  “This is state-sponsored terror. This is Iranian-backed terrorism that took place that threatened American interests.” Secretary Pompeo stated.  He ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

U.S. Embassy Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder December 7, 2017 The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   The ...
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