The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is offering rewards of up to $5 million each for information leading to the identification or location of Hamas leader Salih al-Aruri and Lebanese Hizballah leaders Khalil Yusif Mahmoud Harb and Haytham ‘Ali Tabataba’i.
One year after ISIS was pushed out of Raqqah, the people of northeast Syria are still working to get back on their feet. One of the biggest obstacles they face is massive contamination from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) left behind by ISIS, including in countless homes, shops, hospitals, schools, roadways, water pumping stations, and electric power facilities.
The non-governmental organization Spirit of Soccer uses the game of football, or soccer as it is called in the United States, as a medium to teach Iraqi children about the dangers posed by explosive remnants of war (ERW), as well as measures that they can take to mitigate the threat posed by these devices and how to report explosive hazards to the appropriate Iraqi authorities.
The Department of State has designated Jawad Nasrallah and Al-Mujahidin Brigades (AMB) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons who 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.
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Secretary Pompeo conveyed his condolences for the victims of the recent flooding in Jordan and reaffirmed the United States’ steadfast support for Jordan.
In order to further optimize the State Department and USAID’s humanitarian assistance, I have established a new senior-level mechanism for coordinating and overseeing U.S. humanitarian assistance – the Humanitarian Assistance Steering Council.
The United States joins our European Allies and partners in condemning the November 11 sham “elections” in Russia-controlled eastern Ukraine. Yesterday’s illegitimate processes were an attempt by Moscow to institutionalize its Donbas proxies, the so-called “Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.”
Exactly 100 years ago today, on November 11th, 1918, World War I came to an end. Thank God. It was a brutal war. Millions of American, French, and Allied troops had fought with the extraordinary skill and valor in one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, I very much appreciate that, Mr. President. And we have become very good friends over the last couple of years. We have much in common in many ways — perhaps more ways than people would understand. But we are — we’re very much similar in our views.
First Lady Melania Trump traveled with her husband to Paris, France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice that ended World War I.