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2019-07-05

UN Human Rights Report Documents Maduro Regime’s Human Rights Abuses

The United States remains deeply concerned by the gross human rights abuses and violations detailed in the UN Human Rights report. This report on Venezuela illustrates the depth of the despair and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. It confirms that Nicolás Maduro and his thugs are committing gross violations of the human rights of the Venezuelan people and depriving them of their basic rights and freedoms through systemic repression, torture, and intimidation.

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Venezuela’s Independence Day

On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I congratulate interim President Juan Guaido, the National Assembly, and the people of Venezuela as you celebrate the anniversary of your independence.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Meetings During the G7 Development Ministerial and the Joint G7 Education and Development Ministerial

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Tom Babington:
On July 4-5, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with representatives of partner countries and organizations during the G7 Development Ministerial and the Joint G7 Education and Development Ministerial in Paris, France.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks on Countering Malign Kremlin Influence

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Tom, thank you for those kind words. A special thank you to the Community of Democracies for co-hosting this event today. Ladies and gentlemen, I am truly honored to join you today. Especially in a place named for a man who played such a tremendous role in Transatlantic history.

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2019-07-03

Treasury Targets Cuban Support for the Illegitimate Venezuelan Regime

Washington – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Cubametales, the Cuban state-run oil import and export company, for its continued importation of oil from Venezuela. Cuba, in exchange for this oil, continues to provide support, including defense, intelligence, and security assistance, to the illegitimate regime of former President Nicolas Maduro.


The United States Curtails Cuban Support for Illegitimate Former Maduro Regime

Today, the United States removed sanctions on oil shipping company PB Tankers in response to actions it has taken to ensure that its vessels no longer were complicit in supporting the former Maduro regime. Additionally, the United States designated Cubametales, the Cuban state-run company and primary facilitator of oil imports from Venezuela, for circumventing U.S. sanctions.


Press Briefing with Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to US President Donald Trump

Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the senior official conference call.

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Security Working Group of the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue

On July 3, 2019, the United States and Morocco convened a working group of the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue in Washington, D.C., in order to expand our existing security cooperation efforts.

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Attack on Migrant Detention Facility in Tajoura, Libya

The United States strongly condemns the abhorrent attack on a migrant detention facility in Tajoura, Libya, which reportedly killed 44 and injured more than 100 innocent civilians.

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2019-07-02

Arrival of James Gilmore, new U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

ames S. Gilmore III, Permanent Representative of the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), with the rank of Ambassador, arrived in Vienna, Austria, this morning. He was greeted by Deputy Chief of Mission Harry Kamian.

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