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2020-03-19

Troika Statement: South Sudanese Government Forms Cabinet

The following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and the Kingdom of Norway.

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Statement on the Celebration of Nowruz

I join President Trump in wishing a happy, healthy, and prosperous Nowruz to all who celebrate this tradition across the world.


2020-03-18

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon to discuss the containment and mitigation of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Further Sanctions on Entities Trading in or Transporting Iranian Petrochemicals

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of State sanctioned nine entities and three individuals who have engaged in activity that could enable the Iranian regime’s violent behavior.

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Sanctions on Entities Trading in or Transporting Iranian Petrochemicals

On March 18, the U.S. Department of State imposed sanctions, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13846, on the following seven entities for knowingly engaging in a significant transaction for the purchase, acquisition, sale, transport, or marketing of petrochemical products from Iran.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Freeland

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland to discuss how the United States and Canada can work together to prevent further COVID-19 transmissions.

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STATEMENT BY USAID ADMINISTRATOR MARK GREEN ON A SECOND FUNDING TRANCHE OF $62 MILLION IN ASSISTANCE TO RESPOND TO THE PANDEMIC OF COVID-19

The U.S. Government announced today the release of $62 million from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious-Disease Outbreaks (ERF) at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to address the pandemic of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus now called SARS-CoV-2.

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Constraining Iranian Nuclear Scientists

On March 16, in response to the Iranian regime’s unacceptable nuclear escalations, the Department of Commerce is imposing restrictions on five Iranian nuclear scientists by adding them to the Department of Commerce’s Entity List.

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2020-03-17

The State Department Imposes Sanctions on Individual Responsible for the Violence in Northern Syria

Today, the United States is designating a senior Assad regime official who is responsible for the violence and the disastrous humanitarian crisis in northern Syria. The Department of State is imposing sanctions under Executive Order 13894 on Minister of Defense Lieutenant General Ali Abdullah Ayoub for his deliberate actions since December 2019 to prevent a ceasefire from taking hold in northern Syria.


G7 Leaders’ Statement

We, the Leaders of the Group of Seven, acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic is a human tragedy and a global health crisis, which also poses major risks for the world economy. We are committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure a strong global response through closer cooperation and enhanced coordination of our efforts.


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