On March 22, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to affirm the longstanding and vital U.S.-Saudi ties, as well as our strong and enduring bilateral relations.
At the 37th Human Rights Council session in Geneva, February 26-March 23, the U.S. addressed urgent human rights situations around the world. This session brought attention to human rights issues in Iran, Syria, North Korea, Burma, Cambodia and South Sudan, among others.
Today, the UN Human Rights Council adopted five resolutions condemning Israel. At the same time, the Council adopted only one resolution each against North Korea, Iran, and Syria. Every March, the Council sets aside only two sessions to debate human rights violations and abuses in all countries and another entire session just to debate a single country, Israel.
The Department of State has designated Katibat al-Imam al-Bukhari (KIB) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. E.O. 13224 imposes strict sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.
The Department of State has designated Joe Asperman as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. E.O. 13224 imposes sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon will travel to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on March 25-27, 2018. He will meet with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov to review progress made under President Mirziyoyev’s reform agenda, reaffirm support for Uzbekistan’s initiative and valuable contributions to leadership in the region, and underscore the United States’ commitment to stability in Uzbekistan and throughout the region.
The President: Well, thank you everybody. This has been long in the making. You've heard many, many speeches by me and talks by me, and interviews where I talk about unfair trade practices. We've lost, over a fairly short period of time, 60,000 factories in our country -- closed, shuttered, gone. Six million jobs, at least, gone. And now they're starting to come back. You see what's happening with Chrysler, with Foxconn, with so many other companies wanting to come back into the United States.
The Department of State and the Government of Jordan today inaugurated a new regional counterterrorism training facility south of Amman.
Under my Administration, the theft of American prosperity will end. We’re going to defend our industry and create a level playing field for the American worker — finally. President Donald J. Trump
Secretary Tillerson: (Applause.) Thank you.
Well, for those of you gathered here today, I truly appreciate the opportunity to bid you a proper farewell. First, I must thank each and every one of you for the role you play in enabling the State Department to lead our foreign policy efforts and conduct the steady diplomacy and – that is the work of the department on behalf of the American people. None of this is possible without your daily contributions, from the mail room to the seventh floor and all points in between.