MS SANDERS: Good afternoon. Thank you so much for your patience. It's certainly worth the wait. Welcome to Singapore and the filing center here. We'll keep this short.
Washington - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five Russian entities and three Russian individuals under Executive Order (E.O.) 13694, "Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities," as amended, and Section 224 of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), concurrently with the United Nations, sanctioned six individuals for threatening the peace, security, or stability of Libya through their involvement in the smuggling of migrants.
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome their majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain to the White House on June 19, 2018.
Last October, at the direction of President Donald Trump, Vice President Pence announced a new policy to expand assistance to religious and ethnic minority communities in the Middle East devastated by ISIS and other terrorist organizations.
Obviously, there’s a great deal of interest on the upcoming summit with the North Koreans. We have Secretary Pompeo here, who will make some brief opening remarks and then take questions on that topic. As you know, the President has already done a press conference today, so we’ll keep questions limited to that.
The people of the United States extend our deepest condolences to the victims of the ongoing eruption of Fuego Volcano in Guatemala. At the request of the Government of Guatemala, we are sending emergency aid, including financial resources to help meet food, water, and sanitation needs for the affected population.
On Wednesday, Administrator Green met with representatives of Nicaraguan civil society and students in the wake of ongoing violence in that country.
QUESTION: So first of all, in principle, what’s your hope for the U.S.-North Korean foreign summit, and how confident are you that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will accept the same definition of denuclearization of the U.S., which is CVID?
QUESTION: Actually, my first question is: Today, President Trump said he is totally prepared for the – this upcoming summit, but there is some speculations that the U.S. and North Korea have still not prepared to iron out about the CVID and a few issues.