Good morning. I first want to start by giving condolences from the United States to our brothers and sisters in Argentina and Belgium. They were some of the victims in the terrorist attack yesterday in New York City.
The Department of State has maintained and amended the designation of the Abdallah Azzam Brigades (AAB) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to add the aliases Marwan Hadid Brigades and Marwan Hadid Brigade
This afternoon Secretary Tillerson called Foreign Minister of Argentina Jorge Faurie to express his condolences on the deaths of five Argentine citizens in the brutal terrorist attack in New York City.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of today’s terrorist attack in New York City and their families.
American Indians and Alaska Natives are inextricably linked with the history of the United States. Beginning with the Pilgrims' arrival at Plymouth Colony and continuing until the present day, Native American's contributions are woven deeply into our Nation's rich tapestry. During National Native American Heritage Month, we honor and celebrate the first Americans and recognize their contributions and sacrifices.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov met this afternoon at the Department of State.
Acting Assistant Secretary Garber will lead the U.S. delegation to the inaugural U.S.-India Ocean Dialogue, hosted by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs at India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO) in Goa.
National Entrepreneurship Month celebrates one of our Nation's proudest qualities: our innovative, hardworking, entrepreneurial spirit. American entrepreneurs invent and sell fascinating and endlessly useful new products and services, creating millions of jobs and driving American global leadership along the way.
These paintings are powerful, sometimes difficult to examine, and invoke uncomfortable feelings about mortality and death. But to the 380 Syrian refugee children taking part in the Wings of Peace program in Amman, Jordan, they are an avenue for working through the severe psychological trauma and suffering caused by war-related injuries from the Syrian civil war. This is one of several programs that the Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, working with The Polus Center for Social & Economic Development, a U.S.-based non-governmental organization and its Jordanian partner Asia Development Training, Inc. (ADT), is investing in to support the physical and emotional needs of children scarred by war.
This year we are confronting unprecedented levels of food insecurity worldwide. South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen all are facing the credible threat of famine. But it’s recent natural disasters in the United States that have reminded me crises can happen everywhere and anywhere. Wherever they happen, people need help to survive and get back on their feet. That’s why at USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, we save lives, but also focus on equipping people with the knowledge and tools to feed themselves, so we can reduce the need for future food assistance.