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Treasury Sanctions Iranian Organizations and Individuals Supporting Intelligence and Cyber Targeting of U.S. Persons

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated an Iran-based entity that organizes international conferences that supported the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force’s (IRGC-QF’s) efforts to recruit and collect intelligence from foreign attendees, including U.S. persons, and four associated individuals.

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Iran-based Entities and Individuals Sanctioned Under E.O. 13606 and 13224

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated an Iran-based entity, as well as four associated individuals, that organize international conferences in support of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force’s (IRGC-QF’s) efforts to recruit and collect intelligence from foreign attendees, including U.S. persons.

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Egypt Assumes African Union Presidency

The United States congratulates Egypt on the start of its presidency of the African Union and looks forward to working together on the shared goal of a stable and prosperous Africa. During Egypt’s chairpersonship, we anticipate continuing our work with the African Union on key issues of mutual interest to include expanding economic opportunity, enhancing security, and consolidating democracy and human rights in Africa.

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Statement on ICJ Preliminary Judgment in the Certain Iranian Assets Case

Today the International Court of Justice has made a preliminary ruling in Certain Iranian Assets, rejecting many of Iran’s baseless claims and significantly narrowing what remains. This is a significant victory for the United States. Certain Iranian Assets is yet another case in which the Iranian regime seeks to misuse legal process and distort principles of international law.

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The Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

There is no shortage of challenges in the Middle East. From weapons proliferation and humanitarian crises, to terrorism and energy security, these issues and others pose serious threats to stability in the region and to security around the world.


Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Ukraine

Thank you Mr. President, and thank you to Assistant Secretary Generals Jenca and Müller and Ambassadors Abakan and Sajdik for your briefings and for your calls for full implementation of the Minsk agreements. Mr. President, we are coming to the fifth year anniversary of the start of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine that has left more than 10,400 dead and 1.6 million displaced, as well as 3.5 million more in dire need of assistance.

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on Children and Armed Conflict

Thank you very much, Mark, and the United States wants to thank the representatives of Belgium, Central African Republic, Cote D’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, and France for organizing this timely conversation on the occasion of the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Poland: Honoring Shared History and Building for Our Future

For decades, the United States stood with Poles who were fighting for their political, economic, religious, and other human rights, just as we stand together today, as Allies.

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Telephonic Press Briefing with Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO

Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the U.S.-European Media Hub in Brussels. I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe and thank all of you for joining this discussion.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Hungarian Prime Minister Orban

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest today to discuss U.S.-Hungary bilateral relations, including ongoing U.S. efforts to bolster the U.S.-Hungary security relationship, counter Russian aggression, and strengthen NATO.

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