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The United States Imposes Further Sanctions on Iran’s Petrochemical Industry

Today, the United States is taking new steps as part of our maximum economic pressure campaign to deny the Iranian regime all sources of revenue to fund its destabilizing activities. The Department of State is imposing sanctions on Chinese company Shandong Qiwangda Petrochemical Co. Ltd., Hong Kong-based Triliance Petrochemical, and Hong Kong entity Jiaxiang Industry Hong Kong Limited for knowingly engaging in a significant transaction for the purchase, acquisition, sale, or transport of petrochemical products from Iran, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13846.


Statement from Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf on Migrant Caravan

(WASHINGTON) Today, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf issued the following statement regarding the migrant caravan at the Guatemala-Mexico border.

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DFC, Merck for Mothers, Credit Suisse, and USAID Seek to Expand Lifesaving Medical Products for Mothers in Africa

Project would mark the first investment of The MOMs Initiative

DAVOS – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Merck for Mothers, Credit Suisse, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that they will pursue supporting LifeBank’s efforts to expand access to lifesaving medical products—namely blood and blood products—for mothers in Africa.

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The Third U.S.-France Cyber Dialogue

The United States and France’s third Cyber Dialogue was held in Paris, France, on January 22, 2020, to reaffirm our on-going partnership on cybersecurity and cyber policy issues. Our governments share a commitment to ensure an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure cyberspace in which all states behave responsibly.

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Expanding America’s Commitment to the Caribbean

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. I was standing back there; I heard a “amen.” What better way to be welcomed to the stage? (Laughter.)
Thank you, Madam Foreign Minister, for that kind introduction. I’m delighted to be here. My first trip here as Secretary of State; it’s my ninth trip to the region. And I’m thrilled that the United States and the region have come together in this important way.


The United States Continues to Support A Peaceful, Democratic Transition in Venezuela

On January 21, the United States identified 15 aircraft as blocked property of state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA). Several of these aircraft have been involved in the harassment of U.S. military flights in Caribbean airspace or have been used to transport senior members of the illegitimate former Maduro regime, which continues to subject the people of Venezuela to brutal and dictatorial practices.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Colombian Minister of Defense Carlos Holmes Trujillo At Colombian National Police Counternarcotics Directorate (DIRAN)

DEFENSE MINISTER TRUJILLO: (Via interpreter) Distinguished guests, distinguished Secretary of State, generals, officers invited to this event, we would like to underscore the efforts that the Colombian Government has been making in the eradication of the global threat that is drug trafficking. With the help of the United States, we have been eradicating crops.

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United States Government Continues Pressure on Former Maduro Regime

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified fifteen aircraft as blocked property of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13884, which blocks the property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo on the margins of the Counter Terrorism Ministerial in Bogota, Colombia. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo highlighted our close partnership in the global fight against terrorism.

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Jamaica And the United States: A Model for Partnership In The Caribbean

The United States and Jamaica have long been friends, partners, and allies, with enduring cultural and economic ties and a commitment to democratic and free market traditions.

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