Press Releases: Remarks With United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Before Their Meeting

Remarks
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Ben Franklin Room
Washington, DC
June 28, 2017


SECRETARY TILLERSON: Afternoon, all. Secretary General, welcome to the State Department. It’s a pleasure to have you.

SECRETARY-GENERAL GUTERRES: It’s a great pleasure – great pleasure to be here again.

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, do you think President Assad heard the President – President Trump’s warning?

SECRETARY-GENERAL GUTERRES: Sorry?

QUESTION: Do you think that President Assad heard President Trump’s warning about the Syrian chemical weapons attack?

SECRETARY-GENERAL GUTERRES: I’m terribly sorry, but I can’t hear what you are saying.

QUESTION: Do you think that President Assad heard President Trump’s warning about the Syrian chemical weapons attack?

SECRETARY-GENERAL GUTERRES: I believe it was a serious warning, and I think serious warnings should be heard.


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