Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Department Press Briefing - August 7, 2018 - US Department of State

Heather Nauert
Department Press Briefing
Washington, DC
August 7, 2018

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QUESTION: When you say – when you say --

MS NAUERT: Go ahead, Said.

QUESTION: -- “change their behavior” --


QUESTION: -- you’re talking about a fundamental change in policy – I mean, not some sort of behavioral therapy, right?

MS NAUERT: Well, we’d like to see them --

QUESTION: So you’re expecting --

MS NAUERT: -- see them stop terror attacks, that’s for sure.

QUESTION: You’re – yeah.

MS NAUERT: We – I don’t think that’s too much to ask. ...

MS NAUERT: That would be correct.

QUESTION: Thank you.

MS NAUERT: We’ve not changed our policy in that regard.

QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

QUESTION: Heather. Heather.

MS NAUERT: Yeah. Hi. ...

QUESTION: Well, you’re just saying that you don’t have any problem telling a country how to conduct its foreign policy --

MS NAUERT: Yeah, yeah. ...

QUESTION: One more?

MS NAUERT: Hi, ma’am. What is your name?

QUESTION: Hello. My name is Sylvie Lanteaume from AFP.

MS NAUERT: Okay, welcome.

QUESTION: Thank you.

MS NAUERT: Lot of new faces here. ...

QUESTION: Heather, do you have anything on a critically ill political prisoner in Bahrain named Hassan Mshaima?

MS NAUERT: I do not, but I can certainly look into that and see if I can get --

QUESTION: Can you? Thank you.

MS NAUERT: And see if I can get that for you. Okay, everybody. Thanks a lot. We’ll see you real soon.

(The briefing was concluded at 3:13 p.m.)

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