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2019-10-31

Secretary Pompeo Imposes New Sanctions on Iran and Extends Nuclear Restrictions

Secretary Pompeo is continuing restrictions on the Iranian regime’s nuclear program. This decision will help preserve oversight of Iran’s civil nuclear program, reduce proliferation risks, constrain Iran’s ability to shorten its “breakout time” to a nuclear weapon, and prevent the regime from reconstituting sites for proliferation-sensitive purposes.

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Findings Pursuant to the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act (IFCA) of 2012

Pursuant to Section 1245 of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (IFCA), the Secretary of State has made two findings: one identifying the construction sector of Iran as being controlled directly or indirectly by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); and one identifying four strategic materials as ones that are being used in connection with the nuclear, military, or ballistic missile programs of Iran.

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Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of the Small Group on Syria

The Foreign Ministers of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America welcome the launch of the Constitutional Committee in Geneva on October 30, 2019. 

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Telephonic Press Briefing with Acting Assistant Secretary Carol Thompson O’Connell Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and Deputy Assistant Secretary Carrie Filipetti Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

Moderator: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the EU Venezuela conference call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session with instructions being given at that time.

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2019-10-30

The China Challenge

MR MURDOCH: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to be here with you tonight to honor a man of many, many achievements and titles: Captain Pompeo, Editor Pompeo, Chief Executive Pompeo, Representative Pompeo, Director Pompeo, Secretary Pompeo, Senator Pompeo. (Laughter and applause.) President Pompeo. (Laughter and applause.) That’s really for the speech in 2025. I’m sorry. (Laughter.)

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U.S. Welcomes FATF Measures To Protect International Financial System From Iranian Threats

The United States welcomes the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) recent re-imposition of additional countermeasures on Iran for its failure to uphold international anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) standards. Iran has shown a willful failure to address its systemic AML/CFT deficiencies, deliberately ensuring there is no transparency in its economy so it can continue to export terrorism.

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Terrorist Financing Targeting Center Jointly Designates Network of Corporations, Banks, and Individuals Supporting IRGC and Hizballah

Coordinated action represents largest-ever tranche of targets designated by the United States and Gulf countries as part of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center created under President Trump’s leadership

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2019-10-29

United States Fights Cybercrime With Contribution To Organization Of American States Program

The United States yesterday formalized a contribution of $639,015 to the Organization of American States (OAS) Cybercrime Program, a training and technical assistance initiative carried out in accordance with the mandates of the Meetings of the Ministers of Justice or Other Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas (REMJA).


Joint Statement, Delivered by UK Rep to UN, on Xinjiang at the Third Committee Dialogue of the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

I have the honour to read this statement on Xinjiang on behalf of a group 23 countries including:
Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, United States of America and of course the United Kingdom.

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President Donald J. Trump Has Made it a Priority to Combat the Heinous Crime of Human Trafficking

My Administration is committed to leveraging every resource we have to confront this threat, to support the victims and survivors, and to hold traffickers accountable for their heinous crimes.

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