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2017-12-19

Condemning the Houthi Missile Strike Against Saudi Arabia

The United States strongly condemns the reckless Houthi missile attack today on Riyadh. We remain deeply disturbed by aggressive Houthi actions supported by Iran’s provision of advanced weapons, which threaten regional security and prolong the Yemen conflict. The United States calls on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to stop arming and enabling the Houthis’ violent actions against Yemen’s neighbors, including Saudi Arabia.

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Launching the Initiative on Addressing Homegrown Terrorism

From the United Kingdom to Malaysia, countries around the world are confronted with the threat of homegrown terrorists, who are directed or inspired by foreign terrorist organizations. ISIS is adapting its methods as a result of its major territorial losses, as well as the international community's successful efforts to bolster aviation and border security measures and improve terrorism investigations and prosecutions. Instead of luring foreign terrorist fighters to its failed caliphate, ISIS is increasingly calling on its followers to attack soft targets, such as nightclubs and promenades, in their own countries using whatever means are available.

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Remarks by President Trump on the Administration’s National Security Strategy

I also want to thank all of the dedicated professionals — military, civilian, and law enforcement — who devote their lives to serving our nation. In particular, I want to recognize General Dunford and the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Thank you, thank you, thank you. (Applause.)


Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call With President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan to discuss regional security and to explore opportunities for improved cooperation.

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Joint Statement on the First U.S.-India Counterterrorism Designations Dialogue

The inaugural U.S.-India Counterterrorism Designations Dialogue was held in New Delhi, India on December 18-19 to discuss increasing bilateral cooperation on terrorism-related designations.


Statement by Secretary Mnuchin on National Security Strategy

President Trump’s National Security Strategy protects our national interests and embraces ideals such as peace through strength in order to promote American prosperity.


2017-12-18

President Donald J. Trump Announces a National Security Strategy to Advance America’s Interests

“Our government's first duty is to its people, to our citizens -- to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.” – President Donald J. Trump


Explanation of Vote Following the Veto of a Draft UN Security Council Resolution on Jerusalem

The fact that this veto is being done in defense of American sovereignty and in defense of America’s role in the Middle East peace process is not a source of embarrassment for us; it should be an embarrassment to the remainder of the Security Council.


Statement From USAID Administrator Mark Green on the National Security Strategy 

Today, President Trump outlined his bold vision for American leadership around the globe. As the world's leading development and humanitarian assistance agency, USAID is in the forefront of helping our nation respond to, counter, and prevent complex threats and crises around the globe, while creating a more economically prosperous world.

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On the Post-Election Situation in Honduras

The United States notes that Honduras’ Supreme Electoral Tribunal has declared incumbent president Juan Orlando Hernández the winner of the November 26 presidential elections.

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