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USAID Acting Administrator Wade Warren Provides Welcome Remarks at 2017 Mandela Washington Leadership Summit

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator Wade Warren will join the Department of State in welcoming the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which represents the United States' investment in the next generation of African leaders.

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Libyan Dialogue and Joint Declaration

The United States remains committed to working with Libya and our international partners to help resolve the political conflict and advance peace and long-term stability in Libya.

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: Protests and Roadblocks Starting at 12 p.m. July 28 (July 28, 2017)

The Embassy has received reports that the opposition is calling for protests and improvised roadblocks to begin around 12:00 p.m. today, July 28. Gathering points and routes remain unclear at this time and are subject to change. U.S. Embassy diplomats are restricted to Santa Fe and Valle Arriba neighborhoods in Caracas during this time.

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Statement by Ambassador Nikki Haley on Iran’s Missile Launch

The issue with Iran always comes back to mistrust. Iran’s widespread support for terrorists tells us we can’t trust them. Iran’s breaking its obligation on missile testing tells us we can’t trust them. Yesterday’s launch proves that yet again.

On the Latest DPRK Provocation

The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the second this month, in blatant violation of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions that reflect the will of the international community.

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U.S. Arms Sales and Defense Trade

The United States is committed to strengthening allies and partners worldwide so that they meet their own legitimate self-defense needs and can improve their capabilities to operate beside U.S. forces to address shared security challenges.

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European Court of Justice’s Decision on Hamas

The United States welcomes the July 26, decision by the European Court of Justice to retain the European Union’s proscription of Hamas as a terrorist organization. Hamas, a U.S. Department of State-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization and Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT), remains engaged in terrorist activity.

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Travel Warning: Venezuela

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Venezuela due to social unrest, violent crime, and pervasive food and medicine shortages. This travel warning also informs U.S. citizens that on July 27, the Department ordered the departure of family members and authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. government employees from the U.S. Embassy in Caracas.

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Statement of Support from Ambassador Haley on Venezuela Sanctions

The United States made a promise to the Venezuelan people when we said we would not stand by and watch the Maduro regime continue to brutalize its citizens and destroy their democracy. Today, we keep that promise through sanctions on individuals associated with corruption and violence against the Venezuelan people.

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Treasury Sanctions 13 Current and Former Senior Officials of the Government of Venezuela

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 13 current or former senior officials of the Venezuelan Government pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, which authorizes sanctions against officials of the Government of Venezuela and others undermining democracy there.

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