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Canada Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my sincere congratulations to Canada as you celebrate Canada Day on July 1.

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Maduro Dictatorship Tortures Opponent to Death

The United States condemns the killing and torture of Capitan de Corbeta Rafael Acosta Arévalo, a Venezuelan Naval Officer, who died while in the custody of Maduro’s thugs and their Cuban advisers. We express deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.


Troika Statement on Freedoms in Sudan

The Sudanese people have a right to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly. The Transitional Military Council should respect these rights, permit peaceful protests, and avoid any use of violence.

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Treasury Sanctions Nicolas Maduro’s Son for Serving in Venezuela’s Illegitimate Government

Washington– Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the son of Venezuela’s illegitimate regime leader Nicolas Maduro Moros, who was previously sanctioned on July 31, 2017. This action, taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, targets Nicolas “Nicolasito” Ernesto Maduro Guerra (Maduro Guerra) for being a current or former official of the Government of Venezuela.

The United States Sanctions Nicolas Maduro Guerra

Today, the United States imposed sanctions against Nicolas Maduro’s son, Nicolas Ernesto Maduro Guerra (Maduro Guerra), for his role as an official in the illegitimate Maduro regime pursuant to E.O. 13692.

Special Representative Hook’s Meeting with the International Maritime Organization

Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook met today in London, UK with Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization Kitack Lim. Special Representative Hook shared with Secretary General Lim newly unclassified intelligence regarding recent Iranian attacks in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz.

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The United States Takes Action Against Corrupt Maduro Regime Officials

Today, the United States sanctioned Maduro-aligned Luis Alfredo Motta Dominguez and Eustiquio Jose Lugo Gomez for being current or former officials in the Maduro regime. These individuals have been involved in rampant corruption, as determined by a Department of Justice investigation.

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Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier at the Plenary Session of the 49th OAS General Assembly

Thank you very much. I’d like to thank President Duque, Secretary General Almagro, and your respective teams for organizing this 49th General Assembly of the Organization of American States. We appreciate your strong and tireless leadership.

Treasury Sanctions Officials of the Illegitimate Maduro Regime Involved in Rampant Corruption

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two Maduro regime officials who continue to engage in significant corruption and fraud to the detriment of the people of Venezuela. Persistent countrywide blackouts are the latest and worst in a long history of electricity outages, stemming from years of massive corruption, neglect, and mismanagement of Venezuela’s electricity infrastructure by the illegitimate Maduro regime.

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Special Representative for Syria Engagement Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIL

Ambassador Jeffrey: I’m here today to talk about Syria. I’m not going to talk about the various things that the Acting Secretary of Defense is doing. First of all, he’s doing a press conference at 2:45, and I don’t want to take any of his thunder away, plus I haven’t been with him, haven’t been in any of his meetings. Again, so my focus will be on Syria.

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