Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Nathan A. Sales will travel to Lithuania Monday, September 21 for meetings with the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vice Minister of Interior, representatives of the President of Lithuania’s National Security and Foreign Policy Groups, and other senior national security and foreign policy officials. He will congratulate Lithuania on its recent actions against the terrorist group Hizballah.
The United States remains the largest single donor of humanitarian and development assistance around the world, including for Venezuelans in need, because doing our part to respond to global crisis situations is a national security priority.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo in the city of Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil. Secretary Pompeo and Minister Araujo emphasized our shared commitment to a secure, prosperous, and democratic hemisphere and support for the Venezuelan people and their quest for freedom.
Today, our Nation mourns the loss of a trailblazer, not only in the field of law, but in the history of our country. Ruth Bader Ginsburg served more than 27 years as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was a loving wife to her late husband Martin, and a caring mother to her two children Jane and James.
The Trump Administration has always understood that the greatest threat to peace in the Middle East comes from Islamic Republic of Iran, whose violent efforts to spread revolution have killed thousands and upended the lives of millions of innocent people. History shows appeasement only emboldens such regimes. Thus today, the United States welcomes the return of virtually all previously terminated UN sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terror and anti-Semitism.
“Together, we are seizing the opportunity to cement a future of security, prosperity, and democracy for our people and for the entire hemisphere.”
Today, President Donald J. Trump is awarding the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait.
On September 17, 17 participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), including the United States, took the important step of invoking the OSCE’s “Moscow Mechanism” to establish an Expert Mission to look into credible reports of human rights abuses and violations, including election fraud, in Belarus.
Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned two Lebanon-based companies, Arch Consulting and Meamar Construction, for being owned, controlled, or directed by Hizballah. Additionally, OFAC designated Sultan Khalifah As’ad, a Hizballah Executive Council official, who is closely associated with both companies.
Lebanon’s political leaders have long exploited the lack of transparency in Lebanon’s economy to conceal their self-enrichment, while pretending they are defending the rights of their people. Despite its claims to the contrary, the terrorist group Hizballah is every bit as involved in this deception as other actors.