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April 2, 2019 - Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs and Larson O'Brien partner Robert C. O'Brien addressed the families of American hostages held captive abroad during a meeting at the State Department on April 2, 2019.  Introducing Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, O'Brien remarked "For those of you here today who've lost loved ones at the hands of evil men, evil terrorist organizations, and evil regimes, we asked you here because we want you to know that your loss will never be forgotten. We want you to know that you have a community here at the State Department; we support you and we love you."   

Click here to read the complete remarks: https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2019/04/290842.htm