The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan participated today in the tenth Ministerial Plenary meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) on the margins of the 74th UN General Assembly, in New York. The Deputy Secretary participated in sessions that endorsed GCTF framework documents, including two documents produced by U.S. co-led initiatives on interdicting terrorist travel and countering terrorist use of unmanned aerial systems.
Today, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan hosted African foreign ministers and senior officials from Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa, together with senior executives from several U.S. corporations and business councils, for a discussion on U.S.-Africa trade and investment.
On September 25, Secretary Pompeo announced in New York nearly $119 million in additional humanitarian assistance to further demonstrate the United States’ commitment and solidarity with the Venezuelan people and the region in response to the Maduro-made Venezuela crisis. This amount includes nearly $36 million for life-saving aid inside Venezuela.
There remains a political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela due to the continued failure of Nicolas Maduro, Maduro regime officials, and others to support the rule of law. Given the importance to the United States of fostering the functioning of constitutional government and democratic institutions in Venezuela, I have determined that it is in the interest of the United States to take action to restrict and suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of senior members of the regime of Nicolas Maduro and others described in this proclamation who formulate, implement, or benefit from policies or actions that undermine or injure Venezuela’s democratic institutions or impede the restoration of constitutional government to Venezuela.
SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning. Good morning, everyone. Thank you. Good morning. Thank you, Senator Lieberman, for inviting me back to address now for the second year in a row. Mark, it’s great to be with you as well. You guys got the comfy seats here this morning.
Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will deliver opening remarks during the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Side Event “Threats, Challenges, and Resources related to FTF and Family Repatriation” on September 24 in New York City. In his remarks,
Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four entities that operate in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13850. Additionally, OFAC identified four vessels that transport oil and other petroleum products from Venezuela to Cuba as blocked property owned or controlled by the four designated entities.
On September 24, the United States designated four companies that operate in Venezuela’s oil sector as sanctioned, and identified as blocked property four vessels associated with this activity.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, distinguished delegates, ambassadors, and world leaders:
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