The United States commends the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the #CentralAfricanRepublic (#MINUSCA) for its recent arrest of anti-Balaka leader Jean-Francis Diandi. We applaud MINUSCA for taking strong, decisive action to end the threat of armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) and will continue to support MINUSCA and its leadership in their efforts to advance peace and stability in CAR. https://go.usa.gov/xQx9cArrest of anti-Balaka leader Jean-Francis Diandi by MINUSCA
Today, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said that “logic suggests” the #UK was behind the nerve agent attack on #Salisbury. That’s absurd. Logic and evidence actually show #Russia was behind the attack.
The 2018 Secretary of State’s International #WomenOfCourage Award recipients have been announced. These 10 women will be honored during a ceremony hosted by Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, featuring remarks by First Lady Melania Trump, on March 23, at 2:00 PM EDT. https://go.usa.gov/xQxbA #DipNoteMeet the 2018 International #WomenofCourage
Meet the 2018 International Women of Courage who will be honored in an official ceremony on March 23rd.
The United States strongly condemns today’s horrific attack at Kabul University that killed at least 28 people and injured many others. This shameful attack on a peaceful gathering to celebrate Nowruz has marred the new year with pain and tragedy. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims who were injured and killed, and we mourn all those who lost their lives in this senseless attack. https://go.usa.gov/xQxjRAttack at Kabul University
The Thirteenth Coordinating Committee Meeting of the Global #Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), co-chaired by #Morocco and the #Netherlands, took place in Tokyo, #Japan on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. https://go.usa.gov/xQxjaThirteenth Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Coordinating Committee Meeting, Tokyo, Japan
Today, the United States is taking action against fifteen South Sudanese oil-related entities whose revenues have contributed to the ongoing crisis in #SouthSudan. This action reflects the U.S. commitment to doing all it can to protect the innocent people of South Sudan. https://go.usa.gov/xQx4jU.S. Adds South Sudanese Oil Entities to Department of Commerce Entity List
Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will deliver a keynote address on humanitarian assistance at the United States Institute for Peace at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018. https://go.usa.gov/xQcuCDeputy Secretary Sullivan Delivers a Keynote Address at the United States Institute of Peace
Deputy Secretary Sullivan: As spring arrives, I wish the people of Iran and everyone who celebrates this wonderful tradition a happy #Nowruz.
Today, I offer my best wishes to all of the communities here in the United States, as well as in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and around the globe as they gather around the Haftsin, cooking, feasting, dancing, singing, and spending time with family and friends. https://go.usa.gov/xQcks
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the …
State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert: We are deeply concerned by evacuation reports from #Afrin #Syria due to threat of attack from Turkish & Turkish-backed forces. We call on all relevant actors incl. #Turkey, #Russia & the #Assad regime to facilitate access & support humanitarian assistance.
We remain committed to our #NATO ally #Turkey, to include their legitimate security concerns. We also remain committed to the Defeat #ISIS campaign and our SDF partners in eastern #Syria. We call on all actors to remain focused on this significant threat from ISIS.
At 2:40pm, President Donald Trump will deliver remarks on U.S. response to the opioid crisis.
Watch the event live at https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/.
2:40 PM EST President Trump Delivers Remarks on Combatting the Opioid Crisis
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U.S. Passport Execution Fee Will Increase to $35
Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. The $10 execution fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.
Learn more here: https://goo.gl/mFcJsz.
You can also watch our Snapchat story on the fee increase: https://snapchat.com/s/statedept.
Vice President Pence will address the Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday, March 21 at 1:30 p.m. ET. In his remarks, the Vice President will reaffirm the U.S. commitment to increasing economic prosperity and joint security cooperation with friends and allies in the Western Hemisphere and condemn the Maduro regime's lawless actions in #Venezuela. You can find more details here: https://goo.gl/GnPGCj.
At 1:00pm today, watch Spokesperson Heather Nauert deliver remarks at an event for "Save the Children".
Watch the live broadcast at www.state.gov.
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Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will present the 2018 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award, with remarks to be provided by First Lady Melania Trump, in honor of 10 extraordinary women during an official ceremony from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at the U.S. Department of State.
First established in March 2007, this annual award honors women around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength, and leadership in acting to bring positive change to their societies, often at great personal risk and sacrifice. https://go.usa.gov/xQ3H8
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.
Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/xQ3KF
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