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U.S. Calls on Iran to Halt All Uranium Enrichment

The Iranian regime has taken new steps to advance its nuclear ambitions. The world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism continues to use its nuclear program to extort the international community and threaten regional security.

Statement from the Press Secretary

The Iranian regime took action today to increase its uranium enrichment. It was a mistake under the Iran nuclear deal to allow Iran to enrich uranium at any level.


Democratic Republic of the Congo

On behalf of the United States, I send warm wishes to the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo as you celebrate the 59th anniversary of your independence.

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Canada Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my sincere congratulations to Canada as you celebrate Canada Day on July 1.

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Maduro Dictatorship Tortures Opponent to Death

The United States condemns the killing and torture of Capitan de Corbeta Rafael Acosta Arévalo, a Venezuelan Naval Officer, who died while in the custody of Maduro’s thugs and their Cuban advisers. We express deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.


Troika Statement on Freedoms in Sudan

The Sudanese people have a right to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly. The Transitional Military Council should respect these rights, permit peaceful protests, and avoid any use of violence.

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Treasury Sanctions Nicolas Maduro’s Son for Serving in Venezuela’s Illegitimate Government

Washington– Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the son of Venezuela’s illegitimate regime leader Nicolas Maduro Moros, who was previously sanctioned on July 31, 2017. This action, taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, targets Nicolas “Nicolasito” Ernesto Maduro Guerra (Maduro Guerra) for being a current or former official of the Government of Venezuela.

The United States Sanctions Nicolas Maduro Guerra

Today, the United States imposed sanctions against Nicolas Maduro’s son, Nicolas Ernesto Maduro Guerra (Maduro Guerra), for his role as an official in the illegitimate Maduro regime pursuant to E.O. 13692.

Special Representative Hook’s Meeting with the International Maritime Organization

Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook met today in London, UK with Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization Kitack Lim. Special Representative Hook shared with Secretary General Lim newly unclassified intelligence regarding recent Iranian attacks in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz.

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The United States Takes Action Against Corrupt Maduro Regime Officials

Today, the United States sanctioned Maduro-aligned Luis Alfredo Motta Dominguez and Eustiquio Jose Lugo Gomez for being current or former officials in the Maduro regime. These individuals have been involved in rampant corruption, as determined by a Department of Justice investigation.

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