Opposition Candidate Registration for Venezuela’s Presidential Election

On Lives Lost in Recent Events in HaitiWe remain deeply concerned along with regional partners by the Venezuelan National Electoral Council’s (CNE) decision to prevent democratic opposition parties from registering successive candidates for Venezuela’s upcoming presidential election. The CNE’s acceptance of only those opposition candidates with whom Maduro and his representatives feel comfortable runs counter to competitive and inclusive elections that the […]

New Partnership with Mexico to Explore Semiconductor Supply Chain Opportunities

Secretary Blinken’s Call with German Foreign Minister BaerbockThe U.S. Department of State will partner with the Government of Mexico to explore opportunities to grow and diversify the global semiconductor ecosystem under the International Technology Security and Innovation (ITSI) Fund, created by the CHIPS Act of 2022.  This partnership will help create a more resilient, secure, and sustainable global semiconductor value chain. The initial phase includes a […]

Secretary Blinken’s Travel to France and Belgium

On Lives Lost in Recent Events in HaitiSecretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Paris, France; and Brussels and Leuven, Belgium, April 1-5.  While in Paris, Secretary Blinken will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss global issues including support for Ukraine, preventing the conflict in Gaza from expanding, and stabilizing Haiti.  He will also meet with UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay […]

On Senegal’s Presidential Election – United States Department of State

On Senegal’s Presidential Election – United States Department of StateThe United States congratulates President-elect Bassirou Diomaye Faye on his election as the next president of Senegal. Sunday’s election, carried out in a well-organized, peaceful, transparent, and inclusive manner, represents a significant milestone in Senegal’s rich democratic history. We commend the millions of Senegalese citizens who voted, along with Senegal’s electoral institutions and judiciary who […]

Deputy Secretary Campbell’s Call with People’s Republic of China Executive Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu

Deputy Secretary Campbell’s Call with People’s Republic of China Executive Vice Foreign Minister Ma ZhaoxuThe below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller: Deputy Secretary Campbell spoke yesterday with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Executive Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu. The call was part of ongoing efforts to maintain open lines of communication between the United States and the PRC and responsibly manage competition in the relationship. They discussed […]

Sanctions on Financial Facilitators and Illicit Drug Traffickers Supporting Syria’s Assad Regime

On Senegal’s Presidential Election – United States Department of State

The United States is today designating 11 individuals and entities supporting the Assad regime in Syria by facilitating illicit financial transfers and trafficking of illegal drugs.  We are also imposing sanctions on entities that are helping the Assad regime reap millions from the mining sector. Under Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime, Syria has become the […]

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Golovanov #33: It Is Not Strong Russia That’s The Problem, But The Indecisive West

Golovanov #33: It Is Not Strong Russia That’s The Problem, But The Indecisive West

There is a lot of pro-Putin bias in the Western world. We aim to dispel this “macho” propaganda and reveal true colors of his regime: murder, intimidation, industrialized kleptocracy and well-funded russian fascism propaganda machines. We were born in Russia, we have lost friends to this murderer… we see how he “zombifies” most and intimidates […]

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United States Targets Qods Force, Houthi, and Hizballah Facilitators of Terrorism

United States Targets Qods Force, Houthi, and Hizballah Facilitators of Terrorism

The United States is today designating additional actors facilitating commodity shipments and financial transactions for the benefit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), the Houthis, and Hizballah. This action, the sixth round of sanctions targeting the network of Iran-based, IRGC-QF-backed Houthi financial facilitator Sa’id al-Jamal since December 2023, represents yet another step in […]

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Designating Sources of Illicit DPRK Revenue

On Lives Lost in Recent Events in HaitiThe United States is today designating eight individuals and entities instrumental in the transfer of funds that boost Pyongyang’s ability to develop its unlawful weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program. These designations target networks that have assisted in the transfer of WMD components, engaged in illicit exports that have enriched the Kim regime, and served […]