Remarks by President Trump Announcing the Normalization of Relations Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

After 49 years, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fully normalize their diplomatic relations. They will exchange embassies and ambassadors, and begin cooperation across the board and on a broad range of areas, including tourism, education, healthcare, trade, and security. The White House August 13, 2020 Foreign Policy Oval Office 10:51 A.M. EDT THE …

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United States Applauds Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Condemnation of Syrian Regime Use of Chemical Weapons

The United States is applauding the Executive Council of the world’s chemical weapons watchdog, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), for its adoption today of a decision that condemns Syria’s use of chemical weapons.

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Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Treasury and State Sanctions on the Assad Regime

Today, at President Donald J. Trump’s direction, the Department of the Treasury and Department of State announced important sanctions designations on individuals and entities actively supporting the murderous and barbaric Assad regime in Syria. Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Treasury and State Sanctions on the Assad Regime The White House Foreign Policy June 17, …

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United States Designates Key Iranian Shipping Entities Under Proliferation Authority as Tehran Continues To Expand Proliferation Sensitive Activities

Today, sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and its Shanghai-based subsidiary, E-Sail Shipping Company Ltd (E-Sail) have come into effect.   United States Designates Key Iranian Shipping Entities Under Proliferation Authority as Tehran Continues To Expand Proliferation Sensitive Activities PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 08, 2020 Today, …

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Standing with the Iranian People

Today, the United States is imposing financial sanctions and visa restrictions on Iranian individuals and entities under human rights-related authorities.   Standing with the Iranian People PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 20, 2020 Today, the United States is imposing financial sanctions and visa restrictions on Iranian individuals and entities under human …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi

Secretary Pompeo reiterated that the Government of Iraq must defend Coalition personnel supporting the Iraqi government’s efforts to defeat ISIS. Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi Readout Office of the Spokesperson March 16, 2020   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with …

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Joint Statement on the Ninth Anniversary of the Syrian Uprising

We encourage the international community to continue to provide assistance to Syria’s neighbors to share the costs of Syria’s refugee crisis. Displaced Syrians must be allowed to return voluntarily and safely to their homes, without fear of arbitrary detention, violation of rights and forced conscription. Yet, the Syrian regime continues to prevent them from doing …

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Designation of IRGC Commander Shahvarpour for Gross Human Rights Violations During Protests

Yesterday, the Department of State designated Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Brigadier General Hassan Shahvarpour, Khuzestan Province’s Vali Asr Commander, for his involvement in gross violations of human rights against protestors during the November protests in Mahshahr, Iran.

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New Sanctions Designations on Iran’s Space Program

Today, the Department of State designated the Iran Space Agency and two of its research institutes under Executive Order (E.O.) 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and WMD delivery systems and their supporters – the first time the United States is publicly designating Iran’s civilian space agency.

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Joint Statement by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the UK and the U.S. on Yemen and the Region

Joint Statement by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States on Yemen and the Region MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 24, 2019   The text of the following statement on Yemen was released by the Governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and …

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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’s Remarks to Traveling Press En-route to Baghdad, Iraq

So the reason we’re going is you’ve all seen the reports that there have been escalating – information that indicates that Iran is escalating their activity. I wanted to go to Baghdad to speak with the leadership there, to assure them that we stood ready to continue to ensure that Iraq was a sovereign, independent …

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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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U.S. preserves Iranian Embassy for Iranian people [video]

For the past 40 years, the United States has maintained the Iranian Embassy in Washington, anticipating the day the U.S. and Iran will resume diplomatic ties. But the violent regime in Tehran has prevented the resumption of ties. Special Representative for Iran and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State (biography) shares this message …

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Sanctions Announcement on Iran

The United States today sanctioned an international network by which the Iranian regime and Russia are providing millions of barrels of oil to the Assad regime in exchange for the movement of hundreds of millions of dollars to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force, and for onward transfer to terrorist organizations such as Hamas and …

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DoD Confirms U.S. Strikes Killed Senior Terrorist Operatives

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity The Defense Department has confirmed the deaths of senior terrorist leaders in Libya and Somalia from recent U.S. airstrikes, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement today. Cook said a Nov. 13 U.S. airstrike in Libya killed Iraqi national Abu Nabil, also known as …

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DoD’s Dunford Says U.S., Coalition Must Put Continuous Pressure on ISIL

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has grown since 2014, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today, and it is important that the United States and coalition partners continue to put pressure on the terror organization across all domains and with every facet of government. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph …

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Myths and Facts: Resettling Syrian Refugees

November 25, 2015 Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC   Myth: All Syrian refugees are dangerous. Fact: 2,234 Syrian refugees have been admitted to the United States since October 1, 2010 (the beginning of fiscal year 2011), and only after the most extensive level of security screening of any category of traveler to …

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Kerry on Daesh’s Destruction of Historical Heritage in Iraq

06 March 2015 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY ISIL’s Destruction of Historical Heritage and Archeological Treasures I am deeply disturbed by reports that ISIL has extended its destruction of Iraq’s historical treasures to the ancient archeological site of Nimrud. These depraved acts are an assault on …

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Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria

   The damage and looting of historic sites in Iraq and Syria are rapidly destroying all evidence of ancient life and society. Fragile sites and buildings have suffered as collateral damage to battles, targets for purposeful ideological destruction, and prey for systematic looting. More than 90 percent of Syria’s cultural sites are inside areas of …

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