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2019-04-09

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SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO
12:35 p.m. Secretary Pompeo participates in President Donald Trump’s expanded working lunch with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, at the White House.

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2019-04-08

Designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

On April 15, the IRGC will be added to the State Department’s FTO list, which includes 67 other terrorist organizations including Hizballah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Kata’ib Hizballah, and al-Ashtar Brigades.


Intent To Designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

Today, the Secretary of State announced his intent to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including its Qods Force, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. This designation is a historic step to counter Iran-backed terrorism around the world.


Briefing With Special Representative Hook and Ambassador Sales

MR PALLADINO: Thank you all very much. We now have Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State Brian Hook and our Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism Nathan Sales.

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Special Representative Abrams To Discuss Venezuela Crisis With Portuguese and Spanish Officials

Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams will meet with Portuguese and Spanish officials in Lisbon and Madrid April 9-11 to discuss the deteriorating situation in Venezuela. The United States, Portugal, and Spain support a Venezuelan-led transition toward free and fair elections.

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President Donald J. Trump Is Holding the Iranian Regime Accountable for Its Global Campaign of Terrorism

“The Iranian regime is the leading state sponsor of terror. It exports dangerous missiles, fuels conflicts across the Middle East, and supports terrorist proxies.” – President Donald J. Trump


Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning. I’m here to make an important foreign policy announcement concerning the Islamic Republic of Iran. Today the United States is continuing to build its maximum pressure” campaign against the Iranian regime.


Statement from the President on the Designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

Today, I am formally announcing my Administration’s plan to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including its Qods Force, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. This unprecedented step, led by the Department of State, recognizes the reality that Iran is not only a State Sponsor of Terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft.


Public Designation of Sixteen Saudi Individuals Under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2019 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act

Today, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is publicly designating the following individuals for their roles in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Cucuta, Colombia

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Cúcuta, Colombia April 11-15 to deepen U.S. partnerships in the Western Hemisphere. The Secretary’s visit will celebrate and reinforce shared commitments to democracy and human rights, highlight increased opportunities for prosperity and security for our citizens, and rally support for democracy in Venezuela.

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