WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today against eight senior commanders of Navy, Aerospace, and Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
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Good afternoon. I just finished briefing the Security Council on additional information we’ve uncovered through our investigation into the oil-tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman. The information I shared is the result of close interagency coordination within the U.S. government, as well as ongoing cooperation with our allies and partners. I explained our investigation into the attacks is ongoing, and we will continue to share information with the Security Council as it becomes available.
Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Ambassador James Jeffrey, Deputy Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Ambassador William Roebuck, and Principal Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism Alina Romanowski arrived in Paris, France, today to attend the meeting of the of Global Coalition’s Small Group at the political director’s level on June 25.
SECRETARY POMPEO: Hi. Well, good afternoon, everyone. I wanted to say a couple things as we head off on this extended trip. First, I think it’s really important for everyone to understand that the Iranians are out sowing disinformation in lots of places.
Secretary Pompeo will travel to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India, Japan, and the Republic of Korea June 23-30 to discuss issues of regional and mutual concern, and to broaden and deepen our partnerships with key countries to advance our shared goal of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
First, President Trump did not pass a message through Oman calling for talks with Iran. We have made our position abundantly clear. We are willing to engage when the time is right. It’s telling that the Iranian regime rejected the recent, historic diplomacy of Japanese Prime Minister Abe, attacked a Japanese tanker in the Gulf of Oman, and shot down a U.S. aircraft operating in international airspace.
USAID Administrator Mark Green visited the Republic of Mozambique from June 18 to 21, 2019. He participated in the U.S. Government Delegation to the 12th U.S.-Africa Business Summit sponsored by the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) in Maputo. He participated in the U.S. Government Delegation to the 12th U.S.-Africa Business Summit sponsored by the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) in Maputo.
“Iran’s leaders know the truth is a dangerous thing. It is important to correct the record. First, President Trump did not pass a message through Oman calling for talks with Iran. We have made our position abundantly clear.
“For too long the Palestinian people have been trapped in inefficient frameworks of the past. The Peace to Prosperity plan is a framework for a brighter, more prosperous future for the Palestinian people and the region and a vision of what is possible if there is peace.” – Jared Kushner