President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will travel to Paris, France, from November 9 to 11, 2018.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Alice Wells will travel to Geneva, Switzerland to discuss preparations for the Geneva Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan. The conference in late November will be an opportunity for the Afghan government to report on the progress it has made in implementing key reforms that will bring the country closer to peace and self-reliance.
MR PALLADINO: Welcome, everyone. Thanks for coming. We’re going to start at the top today with our Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook. He has some opening remarks, then he’d be happy to take a few questions from you all. Please, Brian, come on up.
Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State. I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from around the world, and thank all of you for joining this discussion.
Yesterday, during bilateral meetings in Washington, D.C., Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan and the Sudanese Foreign Minister Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed discussed the launch of the "Phase II" framework for our bilateral engagement.
The United States condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the November 5 kidnapping of students and staff from the Presbyterian Secondary School of Nkwen near Bamenda, Cameroon.
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed a number of global and bilateral issues.
Mr. Hook: Secretary of State Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Mnuchin just completed a press conference here in Washington. I wanted to take this opportunity to answer any questions. Let me just make a couple of brief remarks.
WASHINGTON – Today, in its largest ever single-day action targeting the Iranian regime, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned more than 700 individuals, entities, aircraft, and vessels.
MODERATOR: Greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State's Dubai Regional Media Hub. I would like to welcome our callers who have dialed in from across the region. Today we are joined by the U.S. Special Representative for Iran and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State, Mr. Brian Hook.