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Source: United States of America – Department of State (video statements)

Spokesperson Ortagus: Extending my well-wishes to all those celebrating the Autumn Festival of Mehregan this season. We hope those celebrating this colorful tradition continue to enjoy it freely, and without fear of being unable to practice their cultural or religious beliefs.
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United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo was sworn in as the 70th U.S. Secretary of State on April 26, 2018. The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President’s chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President’s foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service and U.S. Agency for International Development.

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