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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with King Salman of Saudi Arabia

President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. King Salman thanked the President for hosting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House. President Trump expressed solidarity with Saudi Arabia following the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)-enabled Houthi ballistic missile attacks against civilian targets in Saudi Arabia on March 25. The leaders discussed a range of regional issues, including the importance of achieving a comprehensive peace between Israelis and Palestinians and opportunities to strengthen the American-Saudi strategic partnership.

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Press Statement by John J. Sullivan – On the Occasion of the Republic of Senegal’s National Day

On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate the people of Senegal as you celebrate the 58th anniversary of independence on April 4, 2018.

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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Yemen at High-Level Pledging Conference

Today, the U.S. government announced nearly $87 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Yemen at the Yemen High-Level Pledging Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Elevate Youth Voices: Be the Next U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations

As the U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations, I have had the opportunity to meet so many passionate young people across the United States and the world. Being part of such a vibrant, optimistic generation has given me a renewed sense of hope for our future.

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The Department of State Expands Regional Counterterrorism Training Center in Jordan

On March 22, 2018, the Department of State formally dedicated a new state-of-the-art U.S. regional counterterrorism training facility in Jordan with a real bang.

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Acting Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita

Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita. Acting Secretary Sullivan thanked Foreign Minister Bourita and the Moroccan people for their strong friendship and partnership with the U.S. on shared priorities, including in the global fight against ISIS.

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar. The President thanked the Emir for Qatar’s continued commitment to counter terrorist financing and extremism. The leaders discussed Iran’s increasingly reckless behavior in the region and the threat it poses to regional stability.

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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Extradition of Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin

The United States is grateful to the Czech Republic for the extradition of Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, who allegedly hacked computers belonging to LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring.

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Treasury Targets Terrorist Group Lashkar-e Tayyiba’s Political Party

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in concert with the Department of State, took action today targeting Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LeT) and its political party, the Milli Muslim League (MML), by designating MML and seven MML officials as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.  Specifically, OFAC designated seven members of the MML central leadership body, Saifullah Khalid, Muzammil Iqbal Hashimi, Muhammad Harris Dar, Tabish Qayyum, Fayyaz Ahmad, Faisal Nadeem, and Muhammad Ehsan, for acting for on behalf of LeT, a Pakistan-based terrorist group designated in December 2001.

Amendments to the Terrorist Designation of Lashkar e-Tayyiba

The Department of State has amended the designation of Pakistan-based terrorist organization Lashkar e-Tayyiba (LeT) to include the aliases Milli Muslim League (MML) and Tehreek-e- Azadi-e Kashmir (TAJK). The aliases have been added to LeT’s designations as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Executive Order 13224.

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