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Sanctioning of Three Senior Hizballah Officials

The United States designated three senior Hizballah political and security officials today who leverage their positions to facilitate Hizballah and the Iranian regime’s malign efforts to undermine Lebanese sovereignty.

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Joint Statement from the President of the United States Donald J. Trump and His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar

Today, as leaders of the United States and Qatar, we committed to further advancing the high-level strategic cooperation between our two countries. The United States and Qatar share a history of friendship based on common efforts and mutual respect. For decades, the bonds between our great nations have strengthened, reinforcing an increasingly close strategic and defense relationship focused on countering threats to our security, peace, and prosperity.

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Public Designation, Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption, of the Republic of Cameroon’s Jean Claude Ango Ango

The Secretary of State is publicly designating the Republic of Cameroon Inspector General of the Cameroonian Gendarmerie, Colonel Jean Claude Ango Ango, due to his involvement in significant corruption related to wildlife trafficking.

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Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale Travel to Finland, Estonia, Czech Republic, Moldova, and the UK

On July 9, Under Secretary Hale will arrive in Helsinki, where he will meet with Finnish officials and the Political Directors of the 28 EU Member States to discuss, among other shared interests, Transatlantic security.

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Background Briefing on Terrorist Funding in the Middle East

Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the U.S. European Media Hub in Brussels. I would like to welcome all of our speakers today as well as the journalists joining us from around the world.

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. In my address at the Claremont Institute back in May, called “A Foreign Policy from the Founding,” I made clear that the Trump administration has embarked on a foreign policy that takes seriously the founders’ ideas of individual liberty and constitutional government.

Concerns for Wrongfully Detained U.S. Persons (CITGO 6) in Venezuela

The United States demands that the former Maduro regime release the wrongfully detained “CITGO 6” in Venezuela. These men are suffering serious health conditions and must be released immediately.

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Counterterrorism Coordinator Ambassador Nathan A. Sales to Travel to Nairobi, Kenya

Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the State Department’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will travel during the week of July 8th to Nairobi, Kenya, where he will address the United Nations African Regional High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism and the Prevention of Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism.

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The U.S. and Israel: A Friendship for Freedom

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you. (Applause.)


Response to July 5 Agreement Announcement in Sudan

The United States government welcomes the progress in negotiations which we hope will lead to the establishment of a civilian-led transitional government that is broadly acceptable to the Sudanese people. We commend the mediators from the African Union and Ethiopia for their ongoing efforts.

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