Today, the United States sanctioned two officials aligned with the former Maduro regime pursuant to Executive Order 13962, which allows for the designation of any person determined to be a current or former official of the Government of Venezuela.
Washington – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated, pursuant to E.O. 13692, as amended, JorgeAlberto Arreaza Montserrat, the Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Carol Bealexis Padilla de Arretureta,
Thank you, Eric, and thank you to the Council for hosting me today. It’s a great honor for me to be here and to give these first remarks as Eric noted. This is a conversation that could not be more timely. Earlier this month,
Representatives of the United States, China, and Russia met in Moscow on April 25, 2019, and exchanged views on the current status of the Afghan peace process.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today in Washington with Kazakhstani Presidential Special Envoy and National Security Committee Chairman Karim Masimov.
On Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and during this week of solemn remembrance, we honor the six million Jewish men, women, and children who were brutally murdered by the Nazi regime. We also remember the Roma and Sinti, persons with disabilities, Poles and Slavic ethnic groups, Soviet prisoners of war, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and persons who were targeted based on their sexual orientation, all of whom were targeted and killed by the Nazis and their collaborators.
Thank you, Eric, and thank you to the Council for hosting me today. It’s a great honor for me to be here and to give these first remarks as Eric noted. This is a conversation that could not be more timely. Earlier this month, I accompanied Secretary Pompeo on a trip to South America – a productive trip to Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Colombia – where he reaffirmed our partnership with these countries and focused on addressing shared challenges in the hemisphere.
The United States also condemns Russia’s decision to grant expedited Russian citizenship to Ukrainians living in the Russia-controlled Donbas.
On World Intellectual Property Day, we celebrate the essential role of innovation in the strength and expansion of our economy. Our free market continues to unleash the imagination of our Nation’s talented creators, inventors, and entrepreneurs, enabling them to develop products that improve and elevate lives across our country and around the world.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Ventura. Costa Rica is a strong partner, whose cooperation is increasingly vital to counternarcotics efforts and regional stability.