The United States Imposes Maximum Pressure on Former Maduro Regime

Maduro’s repression of Venezuelans, in combination with the corruption and mismanagement by his illegitimate government, has dramatically negatively impacted the quality of life for average citizens who lack access to food, water, medicine and electricity, causing one of the worst man-made humanitarian disasters in the modern world.

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The importance of the South China Sea

The South China Sea is one of the most important economic and environmental regions in the world. The region also is the subject of more than a dozen overlapping and interconnected disputes over who is in charge of the various islands, rocks, shoals and reefs scattered throughout the South China Sea waters.

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NATO Secretary General announces dates for the Summit of NATO Heads of State and Government in London

NATO Secretary General Jen Stoltenberg announces dates for the Summit of NATO Heads of State and Government in London May 22, 2019   I am happy to announce that the next Summit of Allied leaders will take place on 3-4 December 2019 in London to mark NATO’s 70th anniversary. I discussed preparations for the event …

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On Iran’s Escalating Series of Threatening Actions and Statements

The regime in Tehran should understand that any attacks by them or their proxies of any identity against U.S. interests or citizens will be answered with a swift and decisive U.S. response. Our restraint to this point should not be mistaken by Iran for a lack of resolve.   Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary …

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First Anniversary of President Trump’s New Iran Strategy

America is not countering Iran alone. Since our withdrawal from the deal, our allies and partners have stepped up to counter Iranian aggression with us. We have acted with countries from nearly every continent to disrupt Iran’s illicit oil shipping operations. The European Union passed new sanctions against Iranian entities in response to two foiled …

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Secretary Pompeo Tightens Nuclear Restrictions on Iran

The Trump administration continues to hold the Iranian regime accountable for activities that threaten the region’s stability and harm the Iranian people. This includes denying Iran any pathway to a nuclear weapon. As part of the administration’s unprecedented maximum pressure campaign to address the full range of Iran’s destructive activities, Secretary Pompeo has today tightened …

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Unconscionable Reports of Secret Executions of Minors in Iran

The Department of State is appalled by the Iranian regime’s secret execution of two 17-year old males, Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat, in Adelabad prison in Shiraz, as reported by Amnesty International. According to this report, Iran has resumed its execution of minors, while attempting to keep this inhumane practice hidden from the world.

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The Iranian Regime’s Crackdown on Women Activists

The United States strongly condemns the Iranian regime’s growing crackdown on women advocating for their human rights. We call on the Iranian authorities to end their harassment and imprisonment of women who are simply expressing their conscience and demanding basic rights. Press Statement Morgan Ortagus Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 30, 2019   The United …

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Advancing the U.S. Maximum Pressure Campaign On Iran

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 22, 2019   The United States is not granting any Significant Reduction Exceptions to existing importers of Iranian oil. Maximum pressure means maximum pressure. Secretary Pompeo announced his decision not to grant any Significant Reduction Exceptions to existing importers of Iranian oil. As the Secretary has …

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An unshakable commitment: The U.S. and NATO

2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Every American president since Harry Truman has reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to the principle of collective defense, which makes up the core of this now 29-nation alliance.

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today, March 25, on the situation in Venezuela.  The Secretary called on Russia to cease its unconstructive behavior and join other nations, including the overwhelming majority of countries in the Western Hemisphere, who seek a better future for the Venezuelan people.   Readout …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks to the Iowa Farm Bureau

And I will – I had an ambassador – our ambassador to the United Kingdom said the other day – he just – he said, look, they’ve been – in the EU, they’ve been smearing the quality of our food. They’ve been saying things about the quality of our food that just simply aren’t true. …

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Pence to Venezuelans: ‘We are with you 100 percent’

ice President Pence announced nearly $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to countries that are supporting the regional response to the crisis in Venezuela and outlined additional sanctions on members aligned with the illegitimate regime of former President Nicolas Maduro.

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United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 25, 2019 Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the nearly 3.4 million Venezuelans who have fled Venezuela due to the political and economic crisis caused by Nicolas Maduro. …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Ambassador Johnson: The United States is clear: We stand side by side with the United Kingdom in condemning Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Salisbury. The U.S. is determined to hold Russia accountable.   Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2019   The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary …

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NATO Defence Ministers meet in Brussels

NATO News 13 February 2019   NATO Defence Ministers are meeting today to begin two days of talks on pressing security challenges, including Russia’s violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Ministers will discuss efforts to strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defence, and review NATO missions in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq and the maritime area. Burden-sharing …

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United States Supports the Venezuelan People With Humanitarian Assistance

The United States is staging emergency humanitarian assistance in the region in response to Interim President Guiado’s request for aid. The United States is mobilizing life-saving humanitarian aid for the people of Venezuela, as well as supporting our Hemispheric partners in addressing the needs of Venezuelans who have fled to the region.

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The United States Supports the Venezuelan People With Humanitarian Assistance

Recognizing the regional Humanitarian Crisis: Former President Nicolas Maduro’s systematic economic mismanagement, corruption, and violent oppression have caused severe shortages of food and medicine and needless human suffering, resulting in an exodus of millions of Venezuelans to neighboring countries.

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Embassy London is open for visa and passport appointments

Scheduled passport and visas services, and emergency services for U.S. citizens, will continue at U.S. Embassy London and our consulates during the U.S. government shutdown. We will not be updating this website regularly, except in the event of an emergency. Please visit www.travel.state.gov for updates.

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