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2019-06-10

On the Occasion of Portugal’s National Day

On behalf of the American people, I extend my best wishes to the people of Portugal on your national day.
Over one million Americans can trace their roots back to Portugal, and our countries share strong and longstanding bonds of friendship and alliance.

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2019-06-09

Moldovan Elections

The United States calls on all Moldovan parties to show restraint and to agree on a path forward through political dialogue.

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2019-06-07

Treasury Sanctions Iran’s Largest Petrochemical Holding Group and Vast Network of Subsidiaries and Sales Agents

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today against Iran’s largest and most profitable petrochemical holding group, Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC), for providing financial support to Khatam al-Anbiya Construction Headquarters (Khatam al-Anbiya), the engineering conglomerate of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). In addition to PGPIC, OFAC is designating PGPIC’s vast network of 39 subsidiary petrochemical companies and foreign-based sales agents. PGPIC and its group of subsidiary petrochemical companies hold 40 percent of Iran’s total petrochemical production capacity and are responsible for 50 percent of Iran’s total petrochemical exports

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U.S.-Mexico Joint Declaration

The United States and Mexico met this week to address the shared challenges of irregular migration, to include the entry of migrants into the United States in violation of U.S. law.

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Conclusion of Negotiations with Mexico

We would like to thank Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard for his hard work to negotiate a set of joint obligations that benefit both the United States and Mexico.

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The United States Supports Extension of Validity for Venezuelan Passports

Today, the National Assembly published a decree signed by Interim President Juan Guaido on May 21, to extend the validity of Venezuelan passports for an additional five years past their printed date of expiration.

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Designations Targeting Iran’s Largest Petrochemical Company for Support to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)

Today, the United States expanded our campaign to impose maximum economic pressure on the Iranian regime.

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Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L. Thompson Travels to Prague

Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L. Thompson will travel to Prague from June 10-12 to address the fifth Prague Security Studies Institute Space Security Conference and to meet with key international officials.

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2019-06-06

Proclamation on National Day of Remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

On June 6, 1944, D-Day, more than 130,000 American and Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, and thousands more parachuted in behind enemy lines, on a mission to retake Europe from the control of Nazi Germany.

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Under Secretary Hale’s Call with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash of the United Arab Emirates

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale spoke yesterday with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash of the United Arab Emirates to discuss the situation in Sudan and efforts to support a political solution.

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