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State Department Terrorist Designations of Tarek Sakr and Farah Mohamed Shirdon

The Department of State has designated Tarek Sakr and Farah Mohamed Shirdon as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a serious risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or econ... Read More »

Interview with Secretary of State Tillerson on Situation in Syria

And once the ISIS threat has been reduced or eliminated, I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilizing the situation in Syria. We’re hopeful that we can prevent a continuation of the civil war and that we can bring the parties to the table to begin the process of political discussions. Clearly, that requires the participation of the regime with the support of their allies. And we’r... Read More »

Secretary of State Tillerson To Travel to Lucca and Moscow

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Lucca, Italy, April 9-11 to attend the G-7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. The G-7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting provides a venue for the foreign ministers to discuss global political and security issues of mutual concern. Their discussions will set the stage for the G-7 Leaders’ Summit which President Trump will attend in Taormina, Italy in May ... Read More »

Remarks by President Trump in Joint Address to Congress

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — (applause) — and citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our nation’s path towards civil rights and the work that still remains to be done. (Applause.) Recent threats targeting Jewish ... Read More »

Chargé d’Affaires Degnan and U.S. Consul General Rupp in San Marino

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly C. Degnan and U.S. Consul General in Florence Abigail M. Rupp called on new cabinet members of the government of the Republic of San Marino. They met with Foreign Minister Nicola Renzi, Finance Minister Simone Celli, and Industry Minister Andrea Zafferani at San Marino’s historic Palazzo Begni. The group discussed future forms of collaboration going forward and ways t... Read More »