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New York News: Georgia Woman, KIM ANH VO Arrested For Conspiring To Provide Material Support To Isis

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John C. Demers, the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the … Continue reading New York News: Georgia Woman, KIM ANH VO Arrested For Conspiring To Provide Material Support To Isis

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Former Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Barzani

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: ‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Masud Barzani, former President of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and current leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). The Secretary expressed appreciation for Barzani’s continued engagement as leader of the KDP and … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Former Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Barzani

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Iceland

United States – The United States was the first country to recognize Iceland’s independence in 1944. Over the past 75 years, the United States has developed a close relationship built on our strong defense cooperation, growing trade and investment, and people-to-people ties. PARTNERS IN SECURITY Under the 1951 Defense Agreement, the United States is committed … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Iceland

United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Spanish Vice Foreign Minister Fernando Valenzuela

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Spanish Vice Foreign Minister Fernando Valenzuela today at the Department of State. The Deputy Secretary thanked the Vice Foreign Minister for Spain’s contribution to efforts to defeat ISIS in Iraq and emphasized the commitment … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Spanish Vice Foreign Minister Fernando Valenzuela

United States | Remarks at the Meeting of Ministers of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS

United States – SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. What a glorious group to see assembled, and thank you all for traveling here to Washington for this important meeting. Over the course of the last year, five partners have now joined the coalition, which is now 79 nations strong. To our newest members, Kenya and Fiji: … Continue reading United States | Remarks at the Meeting of Ministers of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS

United States | The Global Coalition – Working To Defeat ISIS

United States – At the Global Coalition Washington Ministerial on February 6, the U.S. Department of State wishes to reaffirm its commitment to the Coalition and its goals. The 79-member Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS has worked diligently since 2014 to reduce the threat ISIS poses to international security and our homelands. The Coalition’s combined efforts … Continue reading United States | The Global Coalition – Working To Defeat ISIS

United States | List of Participants: Meeting of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS

United States – AFGHANISTAN Her Excellency Roya Rahmani Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States ALBANIA His Excellency Gent Cakaj Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs AUSTRALIA Mr. Anthony Sheehan Deputy Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade AUSTRIA Mr. Gerhard Alois Maynhardt Minister Plenipotentiary, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration, and Foreign Affairs BAHRAIN … Continue reading United States | List of Participants: Meeting of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS

North Carolina News: Charlotte man, Erick Jamal Hendricks sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to recruit people to launch attacks on behalf of ISIS

Charlotte, North Carolina – Erick Jamal Hendricks, 38, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). A jury in Akron, Ohio, convicted Hendricks last year of attempting and conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign … Continue reading North Carolina News: Charlotte man, Erick Jamal Hendricks sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to recruit people to launch attacks on behalf of ISIS

United States | Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Syria

United States – The United States appreciates the contributions the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have made on behalf of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. As they liberated territory from ISIS with courage and resolve, the SDF took into custody hundreds of foreign terrorist fighters from dozens of countries around the world. Through their efforts, … Continue reading United States | Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Syria

Maryland News: Baltimore Man, George Tomasack Pleads Guilty To Making Isis-Related Threats Against The Pentagon And Cnn

Baltimore, Maryland – George Tomasack, age 47, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty to making a series of telephone bomb threats in October 2016 against the Pentagon Tours Office and a CNN news affiliate. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur and Special Agent in Charge … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore Man, George Tomasack Pleads Guilty To Making Isis-Related Threats Against The Pentagon And Cnn

US Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

WASHINGTON – Jan. 12, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement: The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke on the phone today with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.  They agreed on the importance of continuing U.S.-Turkish consultations as part of the deliberate and … Continue reading US Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to the Gulf: Advancing Partnerships, Support for the Iran Pressure Campaign, and new Solutions to Regional Challenges

ADVANCING STRONG PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN AMERICA AND THE GULF United States – The United States is committed to its partnerships with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. These Gulf partnerships are critical to achieving shared regional objectives: defeating ISIS, countering radical Islamic terrorism, protecting global energy supplies, and rolling back Iranian … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to the Gulf: Advancing Partnerships, Support for the Iran Pressure Campaign, and new Solutions to Regional Challenges

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With President of Iraq Barham Salih

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Iraqi President Barham Salih. The Secretary and President Salih discussed U.S. support in helping to address Iraq’s political, economic, and security challenges and commended President Salih’s recent diplomatic efforts. Secretary Pompeo also emphasized the U.S. commitment … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With President of Iraq Barham Salih

United States | Ambassador James Jeffrey Assumes Role of Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

United States – Ambassador James Jeffrey, the current Special Representative for Syria Engagement, will take on the additional role of the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, effective January 4, 2019. With this additional responsibility, Ambassador Jeffrey will lead and coordinate U.S. Department of State relations with the Global Coalition to defeat … Continue reading United States | Ambassador James Jeffrey Assumes Role of Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

United States | Remarks at the Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial

United States – DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Thank you very much. Good morning, everyone. Thank you, Nathan, for that kind introduction. It’s my pleasure to welcome you all – esteemed ministers, colleagues, and guests – to this important discussion on counterterrorism in the Western Hemisphere. I’d like to begin, as Nathan said, to thank all of … Continue reading United States | Remarks at the Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial

United States | Religious Freedom Designations

United States – On November 28, 2018, I designated Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, as Countries of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 for having engaged in or tolerated ”systematic, ongoing, [and] egregious violations of religious freedom.” I also placed Comoros, Russia, and … Continue reading United States | Religious Freedom Designations

New York News: Long Island Woman, Zoobia Shahnaz Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to ISIS

Defendant Converted Proceeds from Bank Fraud to Bitcoin for ISIS Central Islip, N.Y. – Earlier today, in federal court in Central Islip, Zoobia Shahnaz pleaded guilty to providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (“ISIS”), which has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of State as a … Continue reading New York News: Long Island Woman, Zoobia Shahnaz Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to ISIS

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 | Briefing on Syria

United States – MR PALLADINO: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you for coming today. We have the Secretary of State’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement Ambassador James Jeffrey. Ambassador Jeffrey will have a few opening comments, and then we will open it up to questions. I’ll call on questions. Thank you. Ambassador Jeffrey. AMBASSADOR JEFFREY: Thank … Continue reading United States | Briefing on Syria

Illinois News: Chicago Man, ASHRAF AL SAFOO Charged with Conspiring to Support ISIS

CHICAGO, Illinois — A Chicago man has been arrested on a federal complaint charging him with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq in al-Sham (ISIS). ASHRAF AL SAFOO, also known as “Abu Al’-Abbas Al-Iraqi,” “Abu Shanab,” and “Abbusi,” 34, was arrested Wednesday in Chicago. A criminal complaint charges him with one … Continue reading Illinois News: Chicago Man, ASHRAF AL SAFOO Charged with Conspiring to Support ISIS

United States | President Trump’s National Strategy for Counterterrorism

United States – Today’s terrorist threats are more complex, fluid, and fast-moving than ever. Terrorist groups and networks such as al-Qa`ida, ISIS, and Iranian-supported terrorists continue to target us, our allies, and partners. We must combat these threats through a comprehensive and coordinated approach. Earlier today, President Trump announced a new National Strategy for Counterterrorism … Continue reading United States | President Trump’s National Strategy for Counterterrorism

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Alexander Ciccolo Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Planning ISIS Inspired Attack

Defendant was planning attack on a university; stabbed nurse 10 times while in custody BOSTON, Ms. – An Adams, Mass. man was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield in connection with a plot to engage in terrorist activity inspired by and in the name of ISIS. Alexander Ciccolo, a/k/a Ali Al Amriki, 26, was … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Alexander Ciccolo Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Planning ISIS Inspired Attack

Indiana News: Former Indiana Resident, Samantha Marie Elhassani Charged With Providing And Conspiring To Provide Material Support To ISIS

Elkhart, Indiana -Samantha Marie Elhassani, aka Samantha Sally, 32, formerly of Elkhart, Indiana, was charged on Aug. 22, in a two count indictment with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated terrorist organization, and aiding and abetting individuals in providing material support to ISIS. The charges … Continue reading Indiana News: Former Indiana Resident, Samantha Marie Elhassani Charged With Providing And Conspiring To Provide Material Support To ISIS

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With UK Foreign Secretary Hunt

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.  They discussed a number of global issues, including the ongoing threat posed by Russia’s dangerous and destabilizing activity and Iran’s malign behavior, the defeat ISIS … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With UK Foreign Secretary Hunt

U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Welcomes Saudi Contribution for Stabilization Efforts in Syria

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The United States applauds today’s announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of its generous contribution of $100 million for ongoing, Coalition-supported stabilization efforts in areas liberated from ISIS in Syria.  Saudi Arabia made this pledge when Secretary Pompeo hosted his counterparts at a meeting … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Welcomes Saudi Contribution for Stabilization Efforts in Syria

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Calls With Iraq’s Prime Minister Abadi and Iraqi Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Barzani

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Pompeo spoke with Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al Abadi and Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government.  The Secretary expressed appreciation for the two leaders’ progress in resolving outstanding Baghdad-Erbil issues according to … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Calls With Iraq’s Prime Minister Abadi and Iraqi Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Barzani

U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at the 20th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony of the Embassy Bombings in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN:   It’s a great honor for me to stand here today, and it’s a solemn day on which we gather. I have had the honor of speaking at events like this.  I speak at our embassies when I travel around the world, and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at the 20th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony of the Embassy Bombings in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone, and thank you all for being here. It’s an honor for the State Department to host the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.  This event truly reflects President Trump’s ironclad commitment to protecting this important liberty. I want to … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Condemns Deadly Attacks in Syria’s Sweida Province

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The Department of State strongly condemns today’s barbaric ISIS-claimed attacks that took place in Syria’s southwestern Sweida province, deliberately targeting and killing scores of civilians and injuring many more.  We extend our condolences to the families of these innocent victims.  We remain steadfast in … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Condemns Deadly Attacks in Syria’s Sweida Province

Brooklyn News: Queens Man, Ali Saleh Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

Defendant Repeatedly Attempted to Travel to the Middle East to Join Terrorist Group and Sent Money Overseas to Fund Another Foreign Fighter’s Travel to Join Terrorist Group Brooklyn – Earlier today, Ali Saleh, a U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn to two counts of attempting to provide material support to the … Continue reading Brooklyn News: Queens Man, Ali Saleh Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS