Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the senior official conference call.
On July 3, 2019, the United States and Morocco convened a working group of the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue in Washington, D.C., in order to expand our existing security cooperation efforts.
The United States strongly condemns the abhorrent attack on a migrant detention facility in Tajoura, Libya, which reportedly killed 44 and injured more than 100 innocent civilians.
ames S. Gilmore III, Permanent Representative of the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), with the rank of Ambassador, arrived in Vienna, Austria, this morning. He was greeted by Deputy Chief of Mission Harry Kamian.
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Kazakhstani Foreign Minister Beibut Atamkulov. The Secretary expressed strong support for the U.S.-Kazakhstani enhanced strategic partnership and looked forward to continuing to strengthen bilateral relations with the new government of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
The Department of State has designated the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and Hizballah operative Husain Ali Hazzima as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. Additionally, the Department of State has amended the terrorist designations of Jundallah to reflect the group’s new primary name Jaysh al-Adl and associated aliases.
The United States commends the Government of Italy for the repatriation of an Italian foreign terrorist fighter from Syria.
The United States strongly condemns today’s attack by the Iranian-backed Houthis on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia, the third such attack in less than three weeks. These attacks are risking the lives of many and injuring innocent civilians. We call for an immediate end to these violent actions, which only exacerbate the conflict in Yemen and deepen mistrust.
The United States is providing more than $98 million in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in response to the Ebola outbreak since it began in August 2018.
Last month, USAID Administrator Mark Green visited Ebola-affected areas in the DRC to observe programming and response efforts and met brave local community leaders and the health care and partner staff responding to the outbreak.