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Counterterrorism Coordinator Ambassador Nathan A. Sales’ Visit To London To Discuss United Kingdom Decision To Designate Lebanese Hizballah

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, travelled to London on March 14 to discuss the United Kingdom’s recent designation of Hizballah. During his visit, Ambassador Sales congratulated our British allies for their leadership in designating Hizballah in its entirety and rejecting the false distinction between its military wing and its purportedly “political” wing. As Secretary Pompeo recently noted, this Iran-sponsored terrorist group has American blood on its hands and continues to plot and carry out attacks in the Middle East, Europe, and around the world.

Ambassador Sales emphasized that international pressure is needed to hold Iran and Hizballah accountable for their terrorist plotting. He underscored the importance of other global partners following the UK’s lead in designating the entire group.

Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With YALI/IVLP/CCI Alumni In South Africa

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎

On March 14, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with young South Africans who have participated in U.S.-funded professional and academic exchange programs including the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the International Visitors Leadership Program, and the Community College Initiative program. Deputy Secretary Sullivan was delighted to engage directly with these current and future leaders in politics, business, and entrepreneurship on the issues that affect their lives and the significance of their U.S. experience.

Under Secretary Hale Travel To Tampa

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to Tampa, March 18–19, to deliver remarks at the U.S. Central Command GCC+2 Chiefs of Defense Conference. The Under Secretary will address military leaders from the GCC member states, Egypt, and Jordan, highlighting U.S. policy objectives in the Middle East. Among a broad range of topics, the Under Secretary will discuss the challenges in Syria, Yemen, and Libya, as well as countering the Iranian regime’s destabilizing activities and shaping the Middle East Strategic Alliance.

The Department Of State Breaks Ground On The New U.S. Embassy In Tegucigalpa, Honduras

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

As a display of enduring friendship and the important bilateral partnership, Charge d?Affaires Heide B. Fulton, Principal Deputy Director of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Henry V. Jardine, with the President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez, and Honduran and U.S. officials, broke ground today on the new U.S. Embassy compound in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

The new U.S. Embassy will provide a secure, resilient, and sustainable platform for diplomacy. SHoP Architects of New York, New York is the architect for the project and B.L. Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama is the construction contractor. The project is expected to be completed in 2022.

Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, OBO has completed 154 new diplomatic facilities and has an additional 49 projects in design or under construction.

OBO provides safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities represent American values and the best in American architecture, design, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

For further information, please contact Christine Foushee at FousheeCT@state.gov, or visit www.state.gov/obo.

Assistant Secretary Of State For Arms Control, Verification, And Compliance Dr. Yleem D.S. Poblete Travels To Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance will travel to Geneva, Switzerland March 17-20, 2019.

In Geneva, Assistant Secretary Poblete will deliver the opening statement for the United States on March 19 to launch the U.S. Presidency of the Conference on Disarmament (CD). The Presidency rotates among CD Member States in alphabetical order, with each Member State serving a four-week term. Assistant Secretary Poblete will also conduct bilateral and multilateral meetings in support of the United States arms control, verification and compliance agenda. She will participate in a side event opposing anti-Israel bias in the UN system, as well as another event promoting international efforts to restore democracy to Venezuela.

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