This week at the State Department: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed the press on his departure from the State Department, the U.S. shared assessment on Russian involvement in the #UnitedKingdom attack, the U.S. lead efforts to secure international control on #opioids and more.
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Today, Deputy Secretary John Sullivan welcomed Republic of #Korea Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha to the State Department for discussions on issues of mutual interest and to advance the strong bonds between the United States and #SouthKorea.
In the latest edition of #TheReadout, Spokesperson Heather Nauert speaks with Assistant Secretary Michael Evanoff about the vital role of Diplomatic Security Services when providing a safe and secure environment for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy around the globe. Listen here: https://goo.gl/ordptsThe Readout: A Conversation on the Role of the Diplomatic Security Service by U.S. Department of State
State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert holds a conversation with Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Mike Evanoff, who discusses the role of Diplomatic Security around the globe and its significance he also provides a readout of his trip to South Korea during the Winter Olympics where he served as the lead State Department Diplomatic Security official who organized efforts to protect U.S. athletes and others.
Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Nathan Sales will lead the U.S. delegation at the 13th Coordinating Committee Meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum in #Tokyo from March 19-21. https://go.usa.gov/xQ3T9 #GCTFAmbassador Nathan A. Sales To Travel to Tokyo
In commemoration of #WomensHistoryMonth, State Department Diplomatic Security honors the women of the Diplomatic Courier Service and shares their adventurous stories from their travels to deliver classified information and materials around the world. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xQ3rj #CouriersAt100
This morning, Deputy Secretary John Sullivan welcomed Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono to the State Department for a productive meeting to build on the already strong and unbreakable bonds between the United States and #Japan.
#ICYMI Yesterday, Assistant Secretary Michelle Giuda participated in a Diplomacy Center program on the Tet Offensive and provided a personal story -- her father served in the U.S. Navy and her grandmother worked for USAID before being airlifted at the end of the war.
The #UnitedKingdom thoroughly briefed its allies that it was highly likely #Russia was responsible for the attack. We share the UK’s assessment there is no plausible alternative explanation. -- White House Statement from #USA, #France, #Germany and the United Kingdom on the Attack in #Salisbury
Today, The U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned #Russian cyber actors for interference with the 2016 U.S. elections and malicious cyber-attacks. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated, “These targeted sanctions are a part of a broader effort to address the ongoing nefarious attacks emanating from Russia." Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xQqvETreasury Sanctions Russian Cyber Actors for Interference with the 2016 U.S. Elections and Malicious Cyber-Attacks | U.S. Department of the Treasury
Steven Terner Mnuchin was sworn in as the 77th Secretary of the Treasury on February 13, 2017. As Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Mnuchin is responsible for the executive branch agency whose mission is to maintain a strong economy, foster economic growth, and create job opportunities by promoting ...
We, the leaders of #France, #Germany, the #USA and the #UnitedKingdom, abhor the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in #Salisbury, UK, on March 4, 2018. We call on #Russia to address all questions related to the attack. https://go.usa.gov/xQqVQ via The White HouseStatement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury
We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, abhor the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, United Kingdom, on March 4, 2018. A British police officer who was also exposed in the attack remains seriously ill, and the lives of many innocent British citizens have …
Are you planning to travel abroad this year for #SpringBreak? Research before you go! The Bureau of Consular Affairs simple checklist will help you prepare and stay safe while traveling. https://go.usa.gov/xQqdE #TravelSafetyGoals#TravelSafetyGoals: 4 Spring Break Travel Safety Tips!
Are you planning to travel abroad this year for Spring Break? Research before you go! This simple checklist will help you prepare and stay safe while traveling.
As we mark the centennial of the 1918 influenza pandemic, the State Department is proud to partner with other USG agencies to help prevent the next flu pandemic by fostering a global approach to pandemic influenza preparedness and response. https://go.usa.gov/xQqdd #GlobalHealthSecurityA Somber Centennial—U.S. Health Diplomacy Aims to Prevent Repeat of Catastrophic Flu Pandemics
This year seems on track as a particularly difficult flu season in the United States, with outbreaks across the country.
White House National Security Advisor Lt. General H. R. McMaster will provide a keynote address at the Holocaust Museum's event examining ongoing atrocities against civilians and highlighting the strength & resilience of the people of #Syria in the face of these crimes on March 15. goo.gl/1TK41D #USHMM
#Russia held an illegitimate, fabricated “referendum” in #Ukraine in a futile attempt to legitimize its purported annexation of Ukrainian territory. Russia’s claim that Ukrainians made a free choice in that sham “referendum” has always lacked credibility.
We stand behind those courageous individuals who continue to speak out about these abuses & we call on #Russia to cease its attempts to quell fundamental freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly and association, and religion or belief.https://go.usa.gov/xQqXg
The US is leading international progress on combating the #opioidcrisis at #CND61. State INL Deputy Assistant Secretary Walsh said, "We must work as an international community to curb this new paradigm in drug trafficking – lives depend upon it." https://go.usa.gov/xQqTs #CND2018U.S. Leading International Progress on Combating the Opioid Crisis at 61st UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs
The 61st United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is underway in Vienna, Austria through March 16.
Director for Policy Planning Brian Hook will lead the U.S. delegation to a March 16 meeting of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (#JCPOA) Joint Commission, the commission responsible for overseeing the implementation of the #Iran nuclear deal. https://go.usa.gov/xQqXaPolicy Planning Director Hook's Travel to Vienna
The State Department hosted the third U.S.-#Japan Energy Strategic Dialogue in Washington, D.C. on March 8. Discussions focused on #energysecurity, energy market trends, and reinforced the role energy cooperation plays in strengthening the U.S.-Japan partnership. https://go.usa.gov/xQqXxUnited States-Japan Energy Strategic Dialogue on Energy Security and National Energy Policy
By helping other countries protect themselves, we are able to better protect Americans. Learn how U.S. investments to improve #GlobalHealthSecurity are paying dividends in the new White House report on implementing the #GHSAgenda. https://go.usa.gov/xQqbrGlobal Health Security Agenda Programs Protect Americans from Infectious Disease Threats
Today’s world of increasing interconnectivity and mobility accelerates the shared global risk to human health and well-being.
Read the story of a State Department Diplomatic Security Special Agent whose family immigrated to the United States from #SouthKorea when he was 15 and returned this year to help augment security at the 2018 #WinterOlympics in #PyeongChang. https://go.usa.gov/xnh8eA Homecoming for DSS Special Agent at the 2018 Winter Olympics
DSS Agent Eric Song grew up in Seoul, South Korea, and during the 2018 Winter Olympics spent many hours on the slopes where Olympians vied for gold.
The United States values its relationship with Nigeria. Our partnership builds on our shared interests in mutually beneficial trade, combatting the scourge of terrorism, and responding to development and governance challenges. #SecStateinAfrica