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2019-05-16

Implementation of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act

Today the State Department submitted to Congress the sixth annual report on the U.S. government’s actions to implement the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act (“Russia Magnitsky Act”).

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id Al Sa’id

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Sa'id Al Sa'id. The Secretary thanked the Sultan for Oman’s enduring partnership with the United States, as well as its continued engagement and dialogue on the region’s most challenging issues.

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Treasury Targets Additional Individuals Involved in the Sergei Magnitsky Case and Gross Violations of Human Rights in Russia

Action Further Exposes Those Involved in the Death of Sergei Magnitsky and Its Cover-up, and Highlights the Systemic Human Rights Abuses in Chechnya
Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five individuals and one entity pursuant to the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (the Magnitsky Act).

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on G5 Sahel

Mr. President, the last six months in the Sahel have been concerning. The security situation continues to deteriorate. Radical elements have pushed intercommunal violence to an all-time high. The massacre in Ogossagou points towards a potential epidemic of intercommunal violence throughout the region.

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2019-05-15

USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Participation in a Press Availability Following MoU Signing with Ecuadorian Foreign Minister José Valencia Amores

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Thank you, thank you, Foreign Minister, for those kind words. Ladies and gentlemen, civil society leaders, officials from Ecuador, officials from the U.S. Embassy, more importantly, friends. It's good to see you all in this spectacular building. I would like an office like this, but I don't think that the White House would permit me. It's a beautiful, beautiful place.

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Eighth Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue

On May 16, the Eighth Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue will bring together delegations from the United States and the nations of the Caribbean. As part of the U.S.-Caribbean 2020 strategy, this year’s Dialogue will focus on threats to regional stability, integrated responses to common security challenges, and strategies for reducing crime.

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DHS Determines that Conditions in Venezuela Threaten the Safety and Security of Passengers, Aircraft, and Crew, Requiring an Immediate Suspension of Air Transportation

WASHINGTON– Under 49 U.S.C. § 44907 Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan determined that conditions in Venezuela threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew, requiring an immediate suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela

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United Nations 1267 Sanctions Committee Designation of ISIS-Khorasan

The United States welcomes yesterday’s action by the United Nations Security Council’s 1267 ISIL and al-Qa’ida Sanctions Committee to designate ISIS-Khorasan (ISIS-K), an ISIS affiliate that has carried out terrorist attacks primarily in Afghanistan. The United States previously designated ISIS-K as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224 in September 2015, and as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act in January 2016.


USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick’s Meeting With Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath of Curacao And Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes of Aruba

The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Tom Babington:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick met yesterday with Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath of Curaçao and Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes of Aruba in Washington, D.C.

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2019-05-14

USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Visit to Bogota, Colombia

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Bogota, Colombia May 13-14. On May 13, Administrator Green and President Duque announced an agreement to expand the scope of the two countries' Development Objective Assistance Agreement.

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