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2019-02-15

Treasury Sanctions Officials Aligned with Former President Nicolas Maduro and Involved in Repression and Corruption

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five officials aligned with illegitimate former President Nicolas Maduro, who continue to repress democracy and democratic actors in Venezuela and engage in significant corruption

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini today in Brussels to discuss U.S.-EU cooperation on a range of key issues, including efforts to restore democracy to Venezuela and support Interim President Juan Guaido and the National Assembly, the conflict in Syria,

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Telephonic Briefing with Brian Hook, U.S. Special Representative for Iran, and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State

Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State. I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe and thank all of you for joining this discussion.

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United States Announces New Humanitarian Assistance at the Launch of the Joint Response Plan for Bangladesh

Today in Geneva, the United States announced $60 million in humanitarian assistance at the launch of the 2019 UN Joint Response Plan for Bangladesh.


2019-02-14

Yemen Quad Meeting in Warsaw

The text of the following statement was released by the Foreign Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The Foreign Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America met February 13 in Warsaw to discuss the situation in Yemen.

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Terrorist Attack on Indian Security Forces Convoy 

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack today on an Indian Central Reserve Police Force convoy in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. 


Statement from the Press Secretary on the Terrorist Attack in India

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist attack by a Pakistan-based terrorist group that killed over 40 Indian paramilitary forces and wounded at least 44 others.


Situation in Southern Libya

The United States is concerned by ongoing tensions in southern Libya, which have prolonged the closure of critical oil infrastructure and deprived all Libyans of vital economic resources.

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Press Availability With Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon. I don’t want to repeat what the foreign minister has said about the accomplishments today. We can certainly talk more in the Q&A about that. I agree with each of them.


Remarks at the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you, Foreign Minister Czaputowicz. (Applause.) Thank you. Good morning. Welcome to everyone. It’s wonderful to see such a big group that the far end strains my old-man’s vision to see you. We’re so pleased to host the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East.

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