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2018-01-31

State Department Terrorist Designations of Ismail Haniyeh, Harakat al-Sabireen, Liwa al-Thawra, and Harakat Sawa’d Misr (HASM)

The Department of State has designated Ismail Haniyeh, Harakat al-Sabireen, Liwa al Thawra, and Harakat Sawa’d Misr (HASM) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.

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Central African Republic: Conviction of Andjilo Rodrique Ngaibona

The recent conviction of anti-balaka leader Rodrique Ngaibona (“General Andjilo”) on charges of murder, criminal conspiracy, aggravated robbery, arbitrary detention/kidnapping, and illegal possession of ammunition and weapons is a significant step forward in the Central African Republic’s efforts to combat impunity and ensure accountability.

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Treasury Information on CAATSA Report and Russian Sanctions

Washington - On Monday, January 29, 2018, pursuant to deadlines established in the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA), the U.S. Department of the Treasury delivered a report identifying senior political figures and oligarchs in the Russian Federation<https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm0271>.

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Telephonic Press Briefing with U.S. CENTCOM Commander General Joseph Votel

Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the US Department of State’s Dubai Regional Media Hub. I would like to welcome all of our callers who have dialed in from across the Arab world. Today, we are joined by the commander of the United States Central Command, General Joseph Votel. The United States Central Command’s area of responsibility includes Egypt, The Levant, The Gulf, Iran, and Central Asia.

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Ambassador Haley on an Anti-Israel UN Report

Today, the UN's Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released a report detailing its efforts to establish a database of companies that do business in Israeli settlements. While the report did not list individual companies, this information could be listed in subsequent reports.

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2018-01-30

Remarks By President Trump In State Of The Union Address

THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans:

Less than one year has passed since I first stood at this podium, in this majestic chamber, to speak on behalf of the American people and to address their concerns, their hopes, and their dreams. That night, our new administration had already taken very swift action. A new tide of optimism was already sweeping across our land.

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Qatar Strategic Dialogue Dipnote Blog Entry

On January 30, the governments of the United States and Qatar held the inaugural U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis co-chaired the opening session jointly with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Khalid al-Attiyah and Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

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President Donald J. Trump’s Foreign Policy Puts America First

“As we rebuild America’s strength and confidence at home, we are also restoring our strength and standing abroad.” – President Donald J. Trump


Remarks at the High-Level Opening Session of the Inaugural U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good morning, all. And the United States is very pleased to host this inaugural U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue. I want to welcome Foreign Minister al-Thani, Minister of Defense al-Atiyah, and the entire Qatari delegation to Washington. And I want to express my thanks and appreciation to Secretary Mattis for joining us for this dialogue as well.

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Joint Statement of the Inaugural United States-Qatar Strategic Dialogue

The governments of the State of Qatar and the United States held the inaugural Strategic Dialogue in Washington D.C. on January 30, 2018. U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis co-chaired the opening session jointly with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Khalid al-Attiyah and Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani. U.S. Secretary of Energy James R. Perry and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. participated in sessions with Qatari Minister of Energy and Industry Mohammed al-Sada and Qatari Minister of Economy and Commerce Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani, respectively. U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin and Qatari Minister of Finance Ali Sharif al-Emadi co-chaired the closing ceremony.

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