We are gathered here on Freedom’s Altar. On these shores, on these bluffs, on this day 75 years ago, 10,000 men shed their blood, and thousands sacrificed their lives, for their brothers, for their countries, and for the survival of liberty.
Today at the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in The Hague, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Glick announced $1.5 million in new grant funding for the WomenConnect Challenge under the Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative.
On June 4, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland hosted the U.S. Independence Day event at Autoworld, celebrating the 243rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence for over 700 guests from government, the diplomatic corps, the media, and civil society.
The United States condemns the recent attacks on protesters in Sudan. We send our condolences to the victims and families who lost loved ones.
When I first began to work on Latin American affairs almost 40 years ago, Venezuela was one of the few democracies in Latin America. It was not only the birthplace of Simon Bolívar, but a strong supporter of struggling democratic movements throughout Latin America, and it took in migrants and refugees from across the Western Hemisphere and Europe.
Today, the United States took strong action to prevent U.S. travel to Cuba from enriching the Cuban military, security, and intelligence services by announcing new restrictions on authorized travel and vessels to the island. Going forward, the United States will prohibit U.S. travelers from going to Cuba under the previous ‘group people-to-people educational’ travel authorization.
The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) unveiled amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to further implement the President’s foreign policy on Cuba. These amendments complement changes to the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which Commerce is also unveiling today.
On behalf of the United States Department of State, I would like to wish all Muslims a blessed Eid al-Fitr.
On June 4, we honor the heroic protest movement of the Chinese people that ended on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese Communist Party leadership sent tanks into Tiananmen Square to violently repress peaceful demonstrations calling for democracy, human rights, and an end to rampant corruption.