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Under Secretary Of State For Arms Control And International Security Andrea L. Thompson Travel To Estonia

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U.S. Department of State

Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L. Thompson Travel to Estonia

Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L. Thompson will travel to Tallinn, Estonia, July 23–24, for bilateral meetings with the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  While in Tallinn, Under Secretary Thompson will speak at the Tallinn Summer School of Cyber Diplomacy, an inaugural training program for foreign cyber diplomats hosted by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Under Secretary Thompson will also speak at the Women in Science (WiSci) STEAM Camp in Tallinn to encourage young women to consider careers in cyber and national security.

 

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Argentine President Macri

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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Argentine President Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires. The two leaders committed to further expanding cooperation on a range of bilateral and global issues, including security, democracy, and trade and investment. Secretary Pompeo commended Argentina for its regional leadership in hosting the Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial, and the two leaders pledged to continue cooperation to combat transnational crime and terrorism. The Secretary praised Argentina for designating Hizballah as a terrorist organization in its entirety, emphasizing its military and financial wings. Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed U.S. support for Argentina’s economic reform agenda. They also discussed cooperation on promoting human rights and democracy in the region, including in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua.

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Designation Of Persons Linked To Iranian Weapons Of Mass Destruction Procurement Network

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

Today, the United States designated 12 entities and individuals based in Iran, Belgium, and China that are linked to the nuclear proliferation-sensitive activities of the Iran Centrifuge Technology Company – known by its Persian acronym, TESA.

The designations announced today under Executive Order 13382 target proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or WMD delivery systems and their associates.  In addition to a freeze on any of their assets within the United States, the sanctioned persons and entities will be denied access to the U.S. financial system and listed online as WMD proliferators.

The United States strongly condemns Iran’s recent expansion of sensitive nuclear activities, including increasing its stockpile of low enriched uranium and enriching uranium at levels above 3.67 percent.  There is no credible reason for Iran to expand its nuclear program at this time and in this way other than as a transparent attempt to extort the international community.

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25th Anniversary Of The Terrorist Attack On The Argentine Jewish Mutual Aid Society (AMIA)

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U.S. Department of State

We solemnly commemorate today the 25th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Argentine Jewish Mutual Aid Society (AMIA) community center in Buenos Aires. We remember the 85 men, women, and children murdered that day, and the over 300 who were injured, and express our support to their families, their friends, and the Argentine nation. We also remember the victims of the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires. Both attacks, perpetrated by Hizballah at the direction of the Iranian regime, targeted the Jewish community and affected all those who support democratic values.

The United States reaffirms its unwavering commitment to pursuing justice and protecting the hemisphere from the threats of terrorism and anti-Semitism. We remind the world that, while Argentine authorities continue their work to bring the perpetrators of these attacks to justice, the Iranian regime has yet to cooperate fully with them. Secretary Pompeo will join leaders from throughout the hemisphere at the upcoming Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial in Buenos Aires to honor this important anniversary and deepen regional cooperation to hold accountable individuals linked to Hizballah, other terrorist organizations, and their sponsors.

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Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks At The 120th VFW National Convention

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U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliary at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019.

Secretary Pompeo’s remarks will be open for press coverage.  Journalists who are interested in covering the Secretary’s remarks in person are required to register for press credentials by following this link and filling out the associated form.  The Secretary’s remarks will be livestreamed at www.state.gov.

For more information, please contact VFW Communications Manager Randi Law at 816-863-7951 or rlaw@vfw.org, VFW Public Affairs Director Joe Davis at 202-374-9998 or jdavis@vfw.org, or the Department of State’s Office of Press Relations at PAPressDuty@state.gov.

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