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Press Roundtable with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain Justin Siberell

[Moderator]: Okay, so, welcome everybody and thank you so much for coming. My name is Rebecca Resnik. I am the new Deputy Public Affairs Officer at the embassy. I will be moderating tonight’s discussion. I will be the one calling on people for you to ask your questions and when I do call on you please state your name and what outlet you’re with.

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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Bahraini Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today in Manama with Bahraini Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. The Deputy Secretary expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister for Bahrain’s strong partnership with the United States.

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Department of Homeland Security Hosts Central American Countries for Security Day

Today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen hosted the second day of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America, which focused on improving citizen security and safety in Central America.

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Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the Re-opening of the Quneitra Crossing in the Golan Heights

The UN, Israel, and Syria have agreed to re-open the Quneitra crossing between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights on October 15. The re-opening is part of an ongoing effort of UN peacekeepers in the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) to carry out their mandate, which includes maintaining the ceasefire between Israel and Syria.

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Supporting Girls to Fulfill Their DREAMS

On the International Day of the Girl Child (October 11), the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) stands beside girls to ensure that they reach their greatest potential.

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Ukraine Passes Key Hurdle in Implementation of Minsk Peace Agreements

The United States congratulates Ukraine’s Parliament and Ukrainian leadership on extending the law on special status for Russia-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine.

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Excerpts of the Department Press Briefing – October 11, 2018

QUESTION: One, is just generally, is there anything new that you can report to us on what your understanding of what happened to him is? And then secondly, the President, in some kind of an interview this morning, said that you guys did have investigators on the ground, and then a Turkish official came around and said no, that’s not correct. Can you fill – what’s the story here?

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FinCEN Issues Advisory on the Iranian Regime’s Illicit and Malign Activities and Attempts to Exploit the Financial System

WASHINGTON-The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advisory today to help financial institutions better detect and report potentially illicit transactions related to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Remarks at the 36th Annual Jewish Institute for National Security of America Awards Dinner

SECRETARY POMPEO:  Tom, thank you for the kind introduction.  Catherine, it’s great to see you.  Catherine Herridge is my favorite reporter, but you should know that’s a low bar.  (Laughter.)  I --

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Excerpts of the Department Press Briefing – October 10, 2018

MR PALLADINO: Something for the top. Looking ahead to tomorrow, we are honored to have the Vice President here at the State Department tomorrow to open the second Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America. Secretary Pompeo is co-hosting this two-day event with the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen and our Mexican partners, Foreign Secretary Videgaray, and the Secretary of Government Navarrete.

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