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United States | Joint Statement on U.S.-Italy Strategic Dialogue

United States – The United States and Italy strengthened their ongoing commitment to the bilateral relationship during the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Italy Strategic Dialogue, November 19-20, 2018. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte launched the dialogue at the White House on July 30 to focus on improving security and stabilization efforts in … Continue reading United States | Joint Statement on U.S.-Italy Strategic Dialogue

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoğlu to discuss the importance of recent developments in the U.S.-Turkish bilateral relationship. The Secretary restated his concerns regarding Turkey’s continued unjust detention of U.S. citizens and locally employed staff, including … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu

United States | Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

United States – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver remarks to the media at 1:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, November 20, in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State. This event is open press coverage. Journalists who plan to cover this event in person must be seated in the Press Briefing … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

United States | State Department Terrorist Designation of Hajji ‘Abd al-Nasir

United States – The Department of State has designated Hajji ‘Abd al-Nasir as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons who have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism. Today’s designation seeks to deny al-Nasir the resources to plan … Continue reading United States | State Department Terrorist Designation of Hajji ‘Abd al-Nasir

United States | U.S. Position on APEC Statements

United States – The United States congratulates Papua New Guinea for a successful year as host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings. We are proud of the work that we achieved together to break down barriers to trade and investment throughout the APEC region, supporting positive outcomes for our people and the region. The … Continue reading United States | U.S. Position on APEC Statements

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom and thanked her for Sweden’s role in securing the release of an American citizen from North Korea. The Secretary also thanked the Swedes for their support and services as our Protecting Power … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom

United States | The United States and UN Sanction Libyan Militia Leader Salah Badi

United States – Today, the United States, in coordination with the UN Security Council’s Libya Sanctions Committee, imposed financial sanctions on Libyan militia leader Salah Badi (Badi). In accordance with the UN listing, which the United States, United Kingdom, and France co-sponsored, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has … Continue reading United States | The United States and UN Sanction Libyan Militia Leader Salah Badi

United States | Special Representative Biegun To Meet With Republic of Korea Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon

United States – U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will meet with Republic of Korea Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon in Washington on Tuesday, November 20, to further strengthen our close coordination on efforts to achieve our shared goal of final, fully verified denuclearization. Special Representative Biegun … Continue reading United States | Special Representative Biegun To Meet With Republic of Korea Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon