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2020-06-03

Additions to the Cuba Restricted List

Today, the United States Government is announcing the addition of seven new subentities to the Cuba Restricted List. These seven subentities disproportionately benefit the Castro dictatorship, a regime which uses the profits from these businesses to oppress the Cuban people and to fund its interference in Venezuela, at the expense of the Cuban people or private enterprise in Cuba.

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31st Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Today we honor the brave Chinese people whose peaceful calls for democracy, human rights, and a corruption-free society came to a violent end when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) sent the People’s Liberation Army into Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989,


Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Tiananmen Square Survivors

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo was honored to meet yesterday with Wang Dan, Su Xiaokang, Liane Lee, and Henry Li


Sudan: Honoring the Memory of June 3

The tragic events of June 3, 2019, marked a turning point in Sudan’s struggle for democracy. On the one-year anniversary of those events, the United States stands in solidarity with the Sudanese people and the international community to honor all those who faced violence and repression in order to achieve freedom and to change their government and society for the better.

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2020-06-02

Treasury Targets Maritime Entities for Supporting Illegitimate Maduro Regime in the Venezuela Oil Trade

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four companies for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy. Additionally, OFAC identified four vessels as blocked property. The United States reiterates that the exploitation of Venezuela’s oil assets for the benefit of the illegitimate regime of President Nicolas Maduro is unacceptable, and those that facilitate such activity risk losing access to the U.S. financial system.

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The United States Targets Maritime Entities for Supporting Illegitimate Maduro Regime in the Venezuela Oil Trade

Today the United States imposed sanctions against four companies for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy. These companies are transporting oil that was effectively stolen from the Venezuelan people. Theft of Venezuela’s oil assets for the benefit of the illegitimate regime of Nicolas Maduro is unconscionable, and those that facilitate this theft risk losing access to the U.S. financial system.


Secretary Pompeo’s Call with French Foreign Minister Le Drian

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss steps to reduce violence and advance a negotiated political solution to end the conflict in Libya.

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Assistant Secretary Fannon Holds Workshop on Mineral Criticality and the Energy Transition

The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held a virtual workshop on governance of energy mineral supply chains on June 2, 2020.

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Assistant Secretary of State Schenker Leads U.S. Delegation to High-Level Virtual Pledging Conference for Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker led the U.S. delegation at the High-Level Virtual Pledging Conference on June 2 for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen co-hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Nations. He was joined by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs Mark Pekala, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Richard Albright, U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Chris Henzel, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Food for Peace Deputy Director Matt Nims.

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2020-06-01

Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program Offer for Information to Bring Venezuelan National to Justice

Today the U. S. Department of State announces a reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Venezuelan national Joselit de la Trinidad Ramirez Camacho for participating in transnational organized crime.

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