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Sanctions on Entities Trading in or Transporting Iranian Petrochemicals

On March 18, the U.S. Department of State imposed sanctions, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13846, on the following seven entities for knowingly engaging in a significant transaction for the purchase, acquisition, sale, transport, or marketing of petrochemical products from Iran.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Freeland

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland to discuss how the United States and Canada can work together to prevent further COVID-19 transmissions.

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The U.S. Government announced today the release of $62 million from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious-Disease Outbreaks (ERF) at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to address the pandemic of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus now called SARS-CoV-2.

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Constraining Iranian Nuclear Scientists

On March 16, in response to the Iranian regime’s unacceptable nuclear escalations, the Department of Commerce is imposing restrictions on five Iranian nuclear scientists by adding them to the Department of Commerce’s Entity List.

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The State Department Imposes Sanctions on Individual Responsible for the Violence in Northern Syria

Today, the United States is designating a senior Assad regime official who is responsible for the violence and the disastrous humanitarian crisis in northern Syria. The Department of State is imposing sanctions under Executive Order 13894 on Minister of Defense Lieutenant General Ali Abdullah Ayoub for his deliberate actions since December 2019 to prevent a ceasefire from taking hold in northern Syria.

G7 Leaders’ Statement

We, the Leaders of the Group of Seven, acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic is a human tragedy and a global health crisis, which also poses major risks for the world economy. We are committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure a strong global response through closer cooperation and enhanced coordination of our efforts.

Statement from the President

At my direction, the United States Army will award the Presidential Unit Citation to the 30th Infantry Division. More than 75 years ago, Soldiers of the 30th Infantry Division slept in their foxholes after hastily taking defensive positions around the small town of Mortain, France.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. As you all know, the Trump administration continues to put an enormous amount of energy into combating the Wuhan virus and protecting the American people.

Terrorist Designation of ISIS Leader Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla

The Department of State has announced its intent to designate Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, the new leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Section 1(a)(ii)(B) of Executive Order 13224, as amended by Executive Order 13886. Al-Mawla is also known as Hajji Abdallah, ‘Abdul Amir Muhammad Sa’id Salbi, and Abu-‘Umar al-Turkmani.


Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Iraq’s Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi yesterday to discuss the recent attacks on Iraq’s Camp Taji military base.

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