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Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale’s Meeting with Transitional Military Council Chairman Abdel Fattah el-Burhan of Sudan

Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale met yesterday with Sudan’s Transitional Military Council Chairman, General Abdel Fattah el-Burhan. They discussed the need for swift formation of a civilian-led transitional government in line with the recently-agreed political and constitutional documents, which the United States supports.

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Violence in Aden

The United States is deeply concerned by the outbreak of violence and deadly clashes in Aden. We call on all parties to refrain from escalation and further bloodshed, and to resolve their differences through dialogue.

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Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travels to Bhutan and India

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Thimphu, Bhutan and New Delhi, India August 11-17 to advance the United States’ partnership with two nations that are critical to preserving the rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region.


Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Detainees and Missing Persons in Syria

Thank you, Madame President, and thank you Under-Secretary-General DiCarlo for your briefing. A warm welcome to Dr. Hala al-Ghawi and Ms. Amina Khoulani. Thank you for sharing your stories and we applaud your extraordinary courage for speaking out about the abuses that you, your families, and your fellow Syrians have endured at the direction of Bashar al-Assad and his military and intelligence commanders.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud.  The Secretary thanked the Crown Prince for Saudi Arabia’s support and engagement across many regional challenges.

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Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding an Executive Order “Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela”

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order “Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela.” This Executive Order blocks all property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are within the jurisdiction of the United States.

Nicolás Maduro: Corruption and Chaos in Venezuela

The former regime of Nicolás Maduro has consistently violated and abused the human rights and dignity of the country’s citizens, plundered its natural resources, and driven a once-prosperous nation into economic ruin with Maduro’s authoritarian rule and ruinous economic policies. Maduro’s thugs have reportedly engaged in killings and physical abuse, detained political opponents, and severely interfered with the exercise of freedom of expression, all in a brutal effort to retain power.

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Counterterrorism Coordinator Ambassador Nathan A. Sales Travel to Cairo, Egypt

Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will travel during the week of August 5th to Cairo, Egypt,

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Treasury Underscores U.S. Commitment to Humanitarian Support for Venezuelan People

Washington—Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued guidance highlighting the United States’ commitment to the unfettered flow of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan people. OFAC maintains several authorizations that permit humanitarian-related transactions, enabling continued support to the people of Venezuela and ensuring that legitimate humanitarian activity is not the target of U.S. sanctions.

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The United States Imposes Maximum Pressure on Former Maduro Regime

On August 5, the President of the United States signed an Executive Order blocking all property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within possession or control of any United States person.

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