We continue to closely follow disturbing reports on April 7 regarding another alleged chemical weapons attack, this time targeting a hospital in Douma, Syria. Reports from a number of contacts and medical personnel on the ground indicate a potentially high number of casualties, including among families hiding in shelters.
I send my greetings to those who participated in the April 3 “CEDRE” Investment Conference on Lebanon and the Lebanese people. Lebanon is a country facing countless challenges, including an unprecedented influx of refugees and the corrosive influence of Iran and Hizballah. But as we can see from the success of this conference, Lebanon is also a country with many friends and enormous potential.
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced an initial proposed list of Chinese goods imports that could be subject to additional tariffs. The initial list included approximately 1,300 tariff lines valued at an estimated $50 billion.
NEW ACTIONS STANDING UP TO RUSSIA: President Donald J. Trump’s Administration is implementing new sanctions targeting Russian individuals and entities.
The U.S. Department of State commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the creation of the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center (NRRC). Established in 1987 with the purpose of opening a communications channel to the USSR to reduce the risk of nuclear conflict, today the U.S.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in consultation with the Department of State, today designated seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own or control, 17 senior Russian government officials, and a state-owned Russian weapons trading company and its subsidiary, a Russian bank.
“The Russian government operates for the disproportionate benefit of oligarchs and government elites,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.
President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates to discuss regional developments and opportunities for increasing cooperation on a range of security and economic issues.
The United States applauds the Government of Panama and President Juan Carlos Varela's courageous actions exposing and blocking Venezuelan money laundering in Panama, as the Maduro dictatorship brazenly attempted to circumvent international sanctions.
The United States congratulates Panama for its vigorous defense of democracy and human rights and for promoting stability in the hemisphere.
Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two individuals acting on behalf of Mexican drug cartels for their roles facilitating money laundering and an international prostitution ring.