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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Participation In The National Academies Of Sciences, Engineering, And Medicine (NASEM) Roundtable On “Promoting And Protecting American Research And Development (R&D)”

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan spoke today at the NASEM roundtable on “Promoting and Protecting American R&D.”  He noted the United States remains a leader in science and technology (S&T) in the Indo-Pacific and throughout the world.  He called for the United States to be destination for science.  The roundtable was convened by the U.S. Department of State and NASEM, and included participation from researchers and innovators in academia, the private sector, and the National Laboratories as well as thought leaders from the U.S. government.

The United States Sanctions Venezuela’s Defense And Security Sector

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

Today (May 10, 2019), the United States took action against the former Maduro regime for increasing its intimidation of those supporting democracy in Venezuela, including members of the democratically elected National Assembly. Pursuant to E.O. 13850, the United States determined persons operating in the defense and security sector of the Venezuelan economy may be subject to sanctions.

In addition, we have designated two companies, Monsoon Navigation Corporation and Serenity Maritime Limited, that operate in the oil sector. We have also identified two vessels that transported oil from Venezuela to Cuba as blocked property.

The Venezuelan people continue to suffer at the hands of this despotic regime, aided in no small part by Cuba and Russia. Cuban forces provide intelligence and physical security to help oppress the Venezuelan people. Russian military personnel and companies operate in the defense and security sector. The Maduro regime’s latest cowardly gambit – the arbitrary detention of National Assembly First Vice President Edgar Zambrano – is illegal and inexcusable.

We call on all actors within the defense and security sector to protect and defend the rights of all Venezuelans.

Today’s determination allows the United States to take action against the malign actors that are impeding the will of the courageous Venezuelan people, who demand democracy. The United States continues to stand with them, their interim President Juan Guaido, and the National Assembly, as they work to peacefully restore constitutional order and prosperity to their country.

Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks At The Claremont Institute’s 40th Anniversary Gala

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver keynote remarks at the Claremont Institute’s 40th Anniversary Gala at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. PDT / 11:00 p.m. EDT.

Secretary Pompeo’s remarks will be streamed live on www.state.gov.

For more information, please contact The Claremont Institute’s Amanda Callanan at acallanan@claremont.org or Laurel Conrad at lconrad@claremont.org, or the Department of State’s Office of Press Relations at PAPressDuty@state.gov.

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel To Moscow And Sochi, Russia

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Moscow and Sochi, Russia from May 12-14.

On May 13, he will arrive in Russia to meet with his team at U.S. Embassy Moscow before meeting with U.S. business leaders and U.S. exchange alumni. Secretary Pompeo will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Secretary Pompeo will travel to Sochi, Russia on May 14 to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin to discuss the full range of bilateral and multilateral challenges.

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo of Brazil spoke by phone today. They reaffirmed the strong U.S.-Brazil partnership and our deepened cooperation to promote democracy, prosperity, and security in the hemisphere. They discussed the crisis in Venezuela and emphasized their unwavering support for interim President Juan Guaido, the democratically elected National Assembly, and the people of Venezuela in their struggle to restore democracy and prosperity to their country.

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