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Morgan Deann Ortagus is an American government official serving as spokesperson for the United States Department of State since 2019. She previously held several government positions including Deputy Treasury Attaché and Intelligence Analyst at the United States Department of the Treasury and Public Affairs Officer at USAID. Ortagus worked as national security contributor at Fox News prior to her appointment as State Department spokesperson. She is also an officer in the United States Navy Reserve.
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U.S. State Department says U.S., North Korean officials plan to meet within weekU.S. and North Korean officials plan to meet within the next week, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said on Tuesday.
Chinese reports on U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong 'have gone from irresponsible to dangerous': State DepartmentOfficial Chinese media reports about a U.S. diplomat who met with student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement "have gone from irresponsible to dangerous" and must stop, U.S. State Department..
US maintains Kashmir bilateral issue between India and Pakistan, urges both nation to show restraint, calmResponding to a question on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir, Ortagus said, "I really don't want to go beyond what we've said, because it's..
Pompeo underscores Trump admin's commitment to work closely with IndiaPompeo, who will be visiting India from June 25-27, spoke with Jaishankar to congratulate him on his appointment as the external affairs minister, state department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said.