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April 24, 2017

U.S. Stands by Afghan People After Taliban’s Heinous Acts, Mattis Says

In Kabul, Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had stern words for the recent Taliban attack on an Afghan military base and mosque, in which more than 100 people were killed.

April 24, 2017

U.S.-Djiboutian Relationship Strong and Strengthening, Mattis Says

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Djiboutian President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh and said the that the United States stands by the Djibouti commitment to fighting terrorists.

April 22, 2017

Mattis Reinforces U.S.-Qatari Strategic Partnership

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Qatari leaders in Doha, to reinforce the importance of deepening the U.S.-Qatari strategic partnership. The discussions followed a March 27 meeting between the defense minister and Mattis at the Pentagon.

April 21, 2017

Mattis Highlights U.S. Commitment to Israel's Security

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis highlighted America’s strong bilateral ties with Israel and its commitment to Israel’s security as he met with President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem.

April 21, 2017

Mattis, Israeli Prime Minister Discuss Security Issues

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, speaking to reporters alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, said he was honored to be in Israel, “our longtime friend and ally in the region.”

April 21, 2017

Mattis Praises America’s Security Partnership With Israel

While in Israel, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States is steadfastly committed to Israel’s security, and appreciates its partnership with Israel in confronting regional and other threats.

April 18, 2017

Houthis Firing Iranian-Supplied Missiles into Saudi Arabia, Mattis Says

The United States and its allies and partners hope a U.N. team will negotiate an end to the conflict in Yemen, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters traveling with him to Saudi Arabia.

April 14, 2017

Mattis to Make Stops in Middle East, Africa

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to reaffirm key U.S. military alliances, engage with partners in the Middle East and Africa, and discuss efforts to counter destabilizing activities and defeat extremist terror organizations during his fourth trip as secretary.

April 13, 2017

Mattis, Turkish Counterpart Discuss Bilateral Military Relationship

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık discussed their nations’ bilateral defense relationship and the threats posed by terrorism during a meeting at the Pentagon.

April 11, 2017

Mattis: ‘No Doubt’ Syrian Regime Responsible for Chemical Attacks on Citizens

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he personally reviewed the intelligence on the Syrian regime’s chemical attack, and in response, the U.S. government began a deliberate process to recommend diplomatic and military options to the president.

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