The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is increasing its reward – now up to $10 million — for information leading to the identification or location of ISIS’s new leader Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahma al-Mawla. This represents a doubling of the previous reward offer of up to $5 million announced in August 2019.
The tide is turning against Huawei as citizens around the world are waking up to the danger of the Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance state. Huawei’s deals with telecommunications operators around the world are evaporating, because countries are only allowing trusted vendors in their 5G networks.
The State Department today released its annual Country Reports on Terrorism, detailing key developments in 2019 in the global fight against ISIS, al-Qa’ida, Iranian proxies, and other international terrorist groups.
Recently, I informed Congress of the Administration’s intent to provide $252 million in additional U.S. foreign assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. This assistance will promote U.S. national security and further the President’s goal of decreasing illegal immigration to the United States.
Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the U.S. State Department’s Brussels Media Hub. I’d like to welcome all participants for joining today’s discussion of the State Department’s Country Reports on Terrorism for 2019.
Moderator: Hello. I’d like to welcome journalists to today’s virtual press briefing with Ambassador Marshall Billingslea, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control, and Lt. Gen. Thomas Bussiere from the U.S. Strategic Command. Before I turn it over to Ambassador Billingslea for opening remarks, a few comments on the procedure for asking questions.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, and U.S. Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Brian Hook, virtually briefed the UN Security Council on a proposed resolution to extend the arms embargo on Iran. Conventional arms restrictions under UN Security Council Resolution 2231 are set to expire on October 18.
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok today. Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Hamdok discussed ways to further strengthen the U.S.-Sudan bilateral relationship and U.S. participation in the Sudan Partnership Conference co-hosted by Germany, the European Union, Sudan, and the United Nations on June 25.
SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. Good to be with you all today. I want to start my remarks, as I often do, on matters relating to China.
The State Department has submitted to Congress the unclassified 2020 Report on Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments, also known as the Compliance Report.