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U.S. Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States (OAS) Announces Visit by White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and OPIC President Ray W. Washburne To Highlight Women’s Empowerment in the Americas

Today, the U.S. Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States (OAS) announced the scheduled visit by White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and Ray W. Washburne, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), to address the organization’s member states on Administration efforts to advance women’s empowerment in the Americas. The event will take place August 27, at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, at 2:00 p.m.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and wished him success.

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Statement from the Press Secretary on El Salvador

On Tuesday, the Government of El Salvador announced it would discontinue its decades-long diplomatic relations with Taipei in favor of establishing diplomatic relations with Beijing. The leaders of El Salvador’s governing party have made this decision, which will have implications for decades to come, in a non-transparent fashion only months before they leave office.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about Ukrainian political prisoner Oleh Sentsov, who has been on a hunger strike for more than three months in a Russian prison. The Secretary noted our concerns about Sentsov's health and urged Russia to immediately release Sentsov and all Ukrainian political prisoners.

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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks this afternoon at a UN Security Council briefing on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.


Statement of Assistant Secretary Marshall Billingslea Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, and distinguished Members of the Committee.  It is my pleasure to be invited here today, and to speak about a very serious and continued threat to the security of our nation and our allies.

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Implementing CAATSA Section 231 Diplomacy

I represent the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN), and I am pleased to help explain how we are employing the various sanctions tools Congress has given us vis-a-vis the Russian Federation and the various malign activities of the Putin regime.

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Statement By Heather Nauert – Russia’s Continued Unlawful Imprisonment of Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleh Sentsov

Today marks the 100th day of the hunger strike of Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker who is arbitrarily detained in a remote Russian prison.  The United States is deeply concerned about his deteriorating health, and we renew our demand that Russia immediately release him and all Ukrainian citizens unlawfully imprisoned in Russia and on the Crimean peninsula.

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Remarks – Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs

Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, thank you for inviting me to testify today. If you’ll indulge me, I want to start with a piece of welcome news, it’s unrelated to this morning’s testimony.

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Treasury Targets Russian Shipping Companies for Violations of North Korea-related United Nations Security Council Resolutions

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced North Korea-related designations, continuing the implementation of existing United Nations (UN) and U.S. sanctions. 

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