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Remarks at a UN Security Council Emergency Meeting on the Situation in Idlib, Syria

The United States is not here today to listen and discuss. We are here to speak directly and without qualification.

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United States Offers Assistance to the Iranian People

The United States stands with the people of Iran during the public health crisis caused by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The U.S. Government is prepared to assist the Iranian people in their response efforts.

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Attack on Turkish Soldiers in Idlib

We stand by our NATO Ally Turkey in the aftermath of the despicable and brazen February 27 attack on Turkish forces in Idlib, which resulted in the death of dozens of Turkish soldiers. We send our condolences to the Government of Turkey on their deaths.


Joint Statement on United States-Latvia Joint Declaration on 5G Security

The following joint declaration was issued by the Governments of the United States of America and Latvia on February 27, 2020:
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Taking into account that secure fifth generation wireless communications networks (5G) will be vital to both future prosperity and national security, the United States and Latvia declare their desire to strengthen our cooperation on 5G.

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Treasury Designates Martyrs Foundation Companies and Officials as Global Terrorists

Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) three Lebanon-based officials and 12 Lebanon-based entities linked to the Martyrs Foundation, part of Hizballah’s support network. Specifically, OFAC designated Atlas Holding for being owned or controlled by the Martyrs Foundation, as well as senior Atlas official Kassem Mohamad Ali Bazzi, and ten Atlas-affiliated companies. Jawad Nur-al-Din and Sheikh Yusuf Aasi were also designated, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, as amended, for being leaders or officials of the Lebanon-based Martyrs Foundation, which was designated for supporting terrorism in July 2007. Mirath S.A.L., which is owned or controlled by Jawad Nur-al-Din, was also designated today.

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Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper Travels to Mauritania, Algeria, and Tunisia

Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper travels to Mauritania, Algeria, and Tunisia February 27-March 4, 2020, to expand U.S. security cooperation and defense trade that enhances our shared security across Africa and the Maghreb.

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Frequently Asked Questions – Deal Teams

What is the Deal Team initiative?
The purpose of the Deal Team Initiative is to support U.S. companies already pursuing deals abroad and to identify new deal prospects for interested U.S. companies.

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Crimea is Ukraine

February 27 will mark the sixth anniversary of Russia’s attempted annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, and the United States reaffirms: Crimea is Ukraine.

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United States Designates Hizballah Affiliated Companies and Officials as Global Terrorists

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State
Today, the United States designated 15 Lebanon-based individuals and entities linked to the Martyrs Foundation, part of Hizballah’s financial support network, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) pursuant to Executive Order 13224. 

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United Nations 1267 Sanctions Committee Designation of ISIS-West Africa and ISIS-Greater Sahara

The United States welcomes the action taken by the United Nations Security Council’s 1267 al-Qa’ida and ISIL (Da’esh) Sanctions Committee on February 23 to add ISIS-West Africa (ISIS-WA) and ISIS-Greater Sahara (ISIS-GS) to its designations list. The United States designated ISIS-WA and ISIS-GS as Foreign Terrorist Organizations under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order 13224 on May 23, 2018 and February 28, 2018, respectively.

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