Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call With Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Office of the Spokesperson

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Foreign Minister Marise Payne yesterday to discuss the ongoing Turkish military incursion in Northeastern Syria. Secretary Pompeo, Prime Minister Morrison, and Foreign Minister Payne shared the concern about Turkey’s unilateral military operation into the region and discussed the potentially grave consequences for regional security. The Secretary thanked the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister for speaking out on the matter publicly and for their joint statement urging restraint.