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State Department Amendment to the Terrorist Designations of Abdallah Azzam Brigades

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

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Secretary Tillerson’s Call With Argentine Foreign Minister Faurie

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.

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Statement from the President on the 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.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting With Ambassador Antonov

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov met this afternoon at the Department of State.

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Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Travels to Goa, India

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.

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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims November 2017 as National Entrepreneurship Month

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.

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War Through a Child’s Eyes: U.S.-Jordan Partnership Delivers Assistance for Syrian Refugees

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.

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Going Beyond Emergency Food Assistance

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.

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Background Call for POTUS Asia Trip

Welcome from the National Security Council at the White House. Thank you for joining us for this on background conference call to discuss the President’s upcoming travel to Asia. We’re joined today on background attributable to [two Senior White House Officials]. [They] will preview the President’s trip.

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Opening Remarks by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee On The Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Administration Perspective

In the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, Congress authorized the President to “to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons.” Congress granted the President this statutory authority “in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations, or persons.”

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