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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Travel to Italy, The Holy See, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Greece

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Italy, The Holy See, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Greece from October 1 to 6.

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108 International Women Leaders in STEM Connect in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area for TechWomen 2019

One hundred and eight women leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields from Africa, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia will arrive in the United States on September 28 for the TechWomen 2019 exchange program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells At the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

MS ORTAGUS: So we’re actually going to do this one on the record. I think all of you know – most of you know – everybody knows Alice Wells, acting assistant secretary, SCA, South and Central Asian Affairs. Man, it’s the end of the day. (Laughter.) I’m going to need a coffee to get through these next two briefings. Thanks, everybody, for coming.

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Iranian Regime Elite and Families Can No Longer Travel to the United States

Today, the President announced a Presidential Proclamation restricting entry into the United States for senior Iranian government officials and members of their families. For years, Iranian officials and their family members have quietly taken advantage of America’s freedom and prosperity, including excellent educational, employment, entertainment, and cultural opportunities in the United States.

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Under Secretary for Political Affairs Hale’s Meeting with Caribbean Foreign Ministers at UNGA 74

Under Secretary Hale conducted a High-Level Meeting with Caribbean foreign ministers in New York yesterday. The meeting reaffirmed U.S. commitment to enhancing cooperation and strengthening our partnership with our Caribbean neighbors under the U.S.-Caribbean 2020 strategy

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the Department of State’s Energy Resources Governance Initiative Event

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, and thank you all for joining us this morning. I want to begin by welcoming Australia, Botswana, and Peru, founding partners of the Energy Resource Governance Initiative, along with the United States, Canada, and Chile.

Treasury Targets Sanctions Evasion Scheme Facilitating Jet Fuel Shipments to Russian Military Forces in Syria

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated one entity, three individuals, and five vessels participating in a sanctions evasion scheme to facilitate the delivery of jet fuel to Russian forces operating in Syria. Specifically, OFAC designated Maritime Assistance LLC, which is a front company supporting the U.S-designated company OJSC Sovfracht (“Sovfracht”),

Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Jim Jeffrey and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Policy, Emerging Threats, and Outreach Thomas DiNanno of the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance On U.S. Policy on Syria and D-ISIS

AMBASSADOR JEFFREY: Hello, everybody. In my two closely related portfolios of Syria-everything and Daesh in Iraq and Syria, my team brought us up here to do four basic things, and we think that we hit on all cylinders on all four.

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At a Press Availability

Good afternoon, everyone. I want, as we begin today, to make some announcements about Syria and then discuss two issues that we made good progress on here at the United Nations General Assembly.

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Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of the Small Group on Syria

We, the Foreign Ministers of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America made the following statement on the urgent need for a lasting political solution for Syria, on the basis of United Nations Security Council 2254.

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