rss
Latest News
2019-06-21

United States and Canada Announce Financial Sanctions to Address the Ongoing Repression in Nicaragua

Today, the United States further affirms its commitment to use all economic and diplomatic tools to promote accountability for the Ortega regime and to support the Nicaraguan people through the announcement of new targeted sanctions actions against regime figures.

Available in:

Treasury Sanctions Members of Nicaraguan President Ortega’s Inner Circle Who Persecute Pro-Democracy Voices

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four Nicaraguan government officials, Gustavo Eduardo Porras Cortes, Orlando Jose Castillo Castillo, Sonia Castro Gonzalez, and Oscar Salvador Mojica Obregon, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13851. Additionally, Sonia Castro Gonzalez and Gustavo Eduardo Porras Cortes have been designated pursuant to the Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018 (NHRAA).

Available in:

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at the Release of the 2018 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. I’m proud to be here today to speak about the State Department’s ongoing mission to advance international religious freedom.


2019-06-20

On the Occasion of World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, we recognize the plight of millions of refugees who have fled their homes due to conflict and persecution, and we reaffirm our commitment to provide life-saving assistance for the most vulnerable. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the number of those forcibly displaced rose to more than 70 million worldwide, making this the highest on record.


Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo At the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. Welcome.
First, I want to welcome all of the human trafficking survivors in attendance here today. You are all heroes. This is a very special morning. You are all standing up to ensure that no one else suffers the abuse that you endured. And we are proud of your commitment and inspired every minute by your courage.


Remarks USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks on Prosper Africa at the Corporate Council On Africa Conference

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Thank you for that kind introduction, and thank you for your great leadership. And a special thanks to Florie Liser, President of the Corporate Council on Africa for inviting me to join you today. As many of you know, I served as America's Ambassador to Tanzania, Mozambique's beautiful neighbor to the north. My time there, helping lead initiatives like PEPFAR and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, taught me so much of what I know about development in Africa.

Available in:

Under Secretary Hale’s Meeting with Armenian Foreign Minister Mnatsakanyan

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale met yesterday in Washington, D.C., with Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan. The two discussed regional challenges and opportunities, with Under Secretary Hale underscoring the importance of preventing further violence and making progress in the OSCE Minsk Group process toward a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Available in:

Under Secretary Hale’s Meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Mammadyarov

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale met yesterday in Washington, D.C., with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov. During the meeting, the two discussed regional challenges and opportunities, with Under Secretary Hale underscoring the importance of preventing further violence and making progress in the OSCE Minsk Group process toward a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Available in:

President Donald J. Trump Is Strengthening Our Vital Economic Ties and Close Alliance with Canada

America is deeply fortunate to have a neighbor like Canada. We have before us the opportunity to build even more bridges, and bridges of cooperation and bridges of commerce.President Donald J. Trump

Available in:

2019-06-19

Prosecution Of Four Suspects in MH17 Case

The United States welcomes the announcement today regarding the indictment of four individuals for their role in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 on July 17, 2014.

Available in:

  • Clear All
Email Updates
To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your contact information below.