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Morocco Hosts Bilateral Proliferation Security Initiative Workshop

The United States and Morocco held a Bilateral Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Workshop from November 27–29 in Rabat. The workshop provided both countries the opportunity to discuss authorities and capabilities to interdict suspected transfers of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems, and related materials.

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First Images of Proposed U.S. Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to welcome Pavilion USA 2020’s images and plans for the proposed U.S. pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The U.S. pavilion, entitled “What Moves You? The Spirit of Mobility,” will highlight the best of U.S. commerce and culture in the field of transportation and mobility.

Remarks – Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

SECRETARY POMPEO:  Well, good morning, everyone.  Secretary Mattis and myself just had the opportunity to brief all the senators who wanted to hear from us.  We talked about U.S. policy in Yemen, the U.S. policy with respect to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

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ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: It's good to see all of you. Alma, thanks for that kind introduction. Ambassador Birx, thank you for hosting this wonderful Summit. Thank you for the extraordinary work you and the PEPFAR team do day in, day out. As Alma said, we are proud to be part of your team

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Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson – Hungary: Lysubishin Extradition

The United States requested the extradition of two suspected Russian arms dealers, Vladimir Lyubishin Sr. and Vladimir Lyubishin Jr., pursuant to the U.S.-Hungary Extradition Treaty.  Hungary denied the U.S. request and instead extradited the suspects to Russia, where it is unclear whether they will face trial.

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Secretary Pompeo Announces Latest Lifesaving PEPFAR Results

Today, in advance of World AIDS Day 2018, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced the latest results achieved by American leadership and partnerships through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has now saved more than 17 million lives.

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo At the PEPFAR Faith Communities and HIV Technical Summit

SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, good morning everyone. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to welcome you all to the State Department. It is wonderful, and I am proud that we have so many partners linking arms with us in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

Excerpts of the Department Press Briefing – November 27, 2018

MS NAUERT: Good afternoon, everybody. I brought a guest with me today. Great to see you, by the way. Deborah Birx is here. You all know her, I think, from her interest in her work that she’s done over the years in PEPFAR. So Ambassador Birx, our U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, is here to take a few questions and talk with you a little bit about some of the progress that has been made in PEPFAR over the past year.

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Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for  Information on the 2008 Mumbai Attack

The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual who committed, conspired to commit, or aided or abetted in the execution of the 2008 Mumbai attack. 

Statement by Secretary Pompeo – Russia’s Dangerous Escalation in the Kerch Strait

The United States expresses its deep concern over the incident in the Black Sea that occurred November 25 as Ukrainian vessels attempted to transit through the Kerch Strait. Reports that Russian vessels rammed and fired on the Ukrainian ships, injuring Ukrainian crewmen, before seizing three vessels, represent a dangerous escalation and a violation of international law.

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