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Statement from the Press Secretary on Sudan

President Donald J. Trump has informed Congress of his intent to formally rescind Sudan’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. This follows on Sudan’s recent agreement to resolve certain claims of United States victims of terror and their families. Yesterday, in fulfillment of that agreement, the transitional government of Sudan transferred $335 million into an escrow account for these victims and their families.

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United States Sanctions Russian Government Research Institution

The United States remains steadfast in countering malign cyber activities by Russian actors on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation. Today, we designated a Russian government research institution directly connected to the destructive and life-threatening Triton malware – also known as TRISIS and HatMan– pursuant to Section 224 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings with Armenian Foreign Minister Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Bayramov

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov separately today in Washington, D.C. Secretary Pompeo emphasized the need to end the violence and protect civilians.

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President Donald J. Trump Brokers a Historic Peace Agreement Between Israel and Sudan

"They are choosing a future in which Arabs and Israelis, Muslims, Jews, and Christians can live together, pray together, and dream together, side by side, in harmony, community, and peace."
President Donald J. Trump

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U.S. Leads International Call to Action on Women’s Economic Empowerment

Senior U.S. officials today held a virtual Signing Ceremony to formally launch the new U.S.-led Call to Action on Women’s Economic Empowerment, along with 31 UN Member States, representing every region around the world.

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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, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States continue to strongly support a political resolution of the Syrian crisis on the basis of UN Security Council Resolution 2254.

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Sudanese Prime Minister Hamdok

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone today with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Hamdok welcomed President Trump’s commitment to move forward with rescission of Sudan’s State Sponsor of Terrorism designation, a monumental step forward in the bilateral relationship.

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Joint Statement on the Launch of the U.S.-UAE Strategic Dialogue

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates.

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Robert E. Perez Deputy Commissioner U.S. Customs and Border Protection Tae Johnson Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Director U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Media Hub of the Americas in Miami, Florida. I would like to welcome our participants who have dialed in from the United States and across the region. I would like to note for our participants a change in speaker from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement who I will introduce shortly.

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Ongoing Protests in Nigeria

The United States strongly condemns the use of excessive force by military forces who fired on unarmed demonstrators in Lagos, causing death and injury. We welcome an immediate investigation into any use of excessive force by members of the security forces. Those involved should be held to account in accordance with Nigerian law.

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