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2017-09-07

Brazil’s Independence Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Brazil as you celebrate the 195th anniversary of Brazil’s independence.

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2017-09-06

Hurricane Irma

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, and parts of the Eastern Caribbean due to Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm that is projected to impact the region.


Treasury Announces Targeted Sanctions on South Sudanese Officials and Companies

Today, the Department of the Treasury announced targeted sanctions on two South Sudanese government officials and one former official for their roles in threatening the peace, security, or stability of South Sudan, and three companies that are owned or controlled by one of those individuals

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2017-09-05

Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers a Speech on U.S. Policy Toward Iran

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered a speech today entitled, “Beyond the Echo Chamber: Considerations on U.S. Policy Toward Iran” at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Following her recent fact-finding trip to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Ambassador Haley laid out critical considerations necessary for any analysis of Iranian compliance with the Iran nuclear deal and for pursuing an Iran nuclear policy that is in the national security interest of the United States.

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Why Women Leaders are Essential to the Continued Fight Against ISIS

ISIS has lost 90 percent of the territory it controlled in Iraq in August 2014, and at least 58 percent in Syria, with the liberation of Mosul this summer marking a milestone in the fight to defeat the Islamic State.

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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Second Round of NAFTA Negotiations

On September 5, 2017, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo concluded the second round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Mexico City, Mexico.

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2017-09-04

Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Meeting on North Korea

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks at an emergency UN Security Council briefing on North Korea. Ambassador Haley and her counterparts from Japan, France, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Korea requested the emergency meeting in response to North Korea’s latest nuclear test.


2017-09-03

Secretary Mattis Statement at the White House

We had a small group national security meeting today with the President and the Vice President about the latest provocation on the Korean peninsula.


Secretary Mattis Statement at the White House

We had a small group national security meeting today with the President and the Vice President about the latest provocation on the Korean peninsula.


2017-09-01

Sentencing of Mohammad Ali Taheri to Death in Iran

We are deeply concerned by reports that an Iranian court has sentenced Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of an Iranian spiritual movement, to death. The charges of founding a religious cult and “spreading corruption on earth” are inconsistent with Iran’s international obligations to respect and ensure his freedoms of expression and religion or belief and to reserve the death penalty “only for the most serious crimes.” We are also deeply disturbed by reports that a number of Taheri’s followers have been recently arrested on similar objectionable charges.

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