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2020-01-30

United States Welcomes the EU’s Acknowledgement of the Unacceptable Risks Posed by Untrusted 5G Suppliers

On January 29, the European Union (EU) Network Information Security Cooperation Group released a toolbox of recommended measures to mitigate security risks in 5G networks.  The United States welcomes this initiative from Member States, the Commission, and the EU Cybersecurity Agency.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Ukraine

“Ukrainians continue to fight this battle as they work to build a modern, democratic, Western state. They know that a free and well-governed nation is a hard-won victory, but it’s worth it. The United States supports those efforts and honors the achievements that you have made thus far.”
- Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, November 16, 2018

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Live At State Briefing with Ambassador James Jeffrey

Moderator: Hello, I’m Vanessa Acker, Deputy Director of the Brussels Media Hub, and I would like to welcome participants to today’s interactive online press briefing, LiveAtState.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with UK Prime Minister Johnson

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: ‎
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson today in London. Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Johnson discussed strengthening bilateral ties following the UK’s departure from the EU, including negotiating a U.S.-UK free trade agreement.


2020-01-29

Public Designation of Thirteen Former Salvadoran Military Officials Due to Involvement in Gross Violations of Human Rights

Today, the Department of State is publicly announcing the designation of 13 individuals under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act 2019. This designation is due to their involvement in gross violations of human rights in El Salvador related to the planning and execution of the extrajudicial killings of six Jesuit priests and two others on November 16, 1989 on the campus of Central American University in El Salvador.

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Evacuation of Americans from Wuhan, China

This morning, a flight from Wuhan carrying U.S. government personnel and some private Americans safely landed in California. As we have previously noted, these travelers will be carefully screened and monitored by the health experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health and Human Services (HHS).


Treasury Sanctions Illegitimate Russian-Backed Crimean Officials and Railroad Company Linking Crimea to Russia

OFAC takes action in partnership with Canada and the EU
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated eight individuals and one entity in response to Russia’s continued aggression toward Ukraine and attempted occupation of Crimea.

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Joint Statement by the Political Directors of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

At the invitation of Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod, the Political Directors of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS Small Group met today in Copenhagen to reaffirm our shared determination to continue the fight against Daesh/ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and to create conditions for an enduring defeat of the terrorist group through a comprehensive, multifaceted effort.

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President Trump Initiates a New Chapter in Trade Policy by Signing into Law the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Today, the President of the United States signed into law the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), initiating a new chapter in U.S. trade policy. Mexico and the United States have now passed the USMCA, and we look forward to the Canadian Parliament’s consideration of this agreement.

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2020-01-28

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Benin President Talon

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Beninese President Patrice Talon in Washington, D.C. 

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