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.
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.
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.”
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.