Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo to Deliver Remarks on Human Rights in Iran

Office of the Spokesperson

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo will deliver remarks on human rights in Iran at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at the Department of State.

Immediately following Secretary Pompeo’s remarks, the Department will host a panel discussion with survivors of the Iranian regime’s human rights abuses, and Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Robert A. Destro, Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, and Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback.  The event will conclude at approximately 12:00 p.m.

The Secretary’s remarks and panel discussion will be open to press coverage. Preset time for video cameras is 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.  Final access time for writers and still photographers is 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.

Media representatives who wish to attend this event in person must present a Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center press badge and RSVP to with first name/last name/media affiliation by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18. 

This event will be live-streamed on

For further information, please contact the Office of Press Relations at 202-647-2492 or