Sanctioning Operatives Involved in Iranian External Plots

Sanctioning Operatives Involved in Iranian External Plots

The United States remains committed to exposing and disrupting plots by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to carry out violence abroad. For decades, the IRGC has engaged in many assassination attempts, terrorist plots, and other violence against those whom the Iranian regime views as enemies, including through ongoing plots against U.S. citizens and former […]

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt Before Their Meeting

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt Before Their Meeting

FOREIGN MINISTER HUITFELDT:  Dear Tony, Secretary Blinken, welcome to Oslo. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you. FOREIGN MINISTER HUITFELDT:  And also we’ve just paid so much attention to the visit of the air carrier, Gerald Ford.  And now this air carrier has been followed from minute to minute.  SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Is that right?  Really? FOREIGN MINISTER HUITFELDT:  Sailing through the Norwegian coast.  And we also have […]

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U.S. Countermeasures in Response to Russia’s Violations of the New START Treaty

U.S. Countermeasures in Response to Russia’s Violations of the New START Treaty

The United States is committed to full and mutual implementation of the New START Treaty. Consistent with that commitment, the United States has adopted lawful countermeasures in response to the Russian Federation’s ongoing violations of the New START Treaty. The Russian Federation’s purported suspension of the New START Treaty is legally invalid. As a result, […]

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U.S. and ROK Agencies Cybersecurity Alert: The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Social Engineering Campaigns Targeting Think Tanks, Academia, and News Media

U.S. and ROK Agencies Cybersecurity Alert: The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Social Engineering Campaigns Targeting Think Tanks, Academia, and News Media

Today the U.S. Department of State, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Security Agency together with partners from the Republic of Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Police Agency, and National Intelligence Service are releasing a Cybersecurity Advisory  on social engineering and hacking threats posed by the DPRK cyber group known as Kimsuky. This […]

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Opening of the U.S. Embassy in Victoria, Seychelles

Sanctioning Operatives Involved in Iranian External Plots

Today the United States re-opened its embassy in Victoria, Seychelles, marking a return to a full-time diplomatic presence after 27 years. This re-opening – attended by Seychelles President Ramkalawan, Foreign Minister Radegonde, and other senior government officials – symbolizes our commitment to deepening our partnership with the government and people of Seychelles as a key […]

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Special Representative Syed Promotes Partnerships with U.S. Businesses in Suriname and Brazil

Special Representative Syed Promotes Partnerships with U.S. Businesses in Suriname and Brazil

From May 30 to June 5, Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Dilawar Syed is visiting Paramaribo, Suriname, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.  In Paramaribo, Special Representative Syed will meet with business leaders and government officials to discuss the value of a welcoming business environment and highlight the opportunities for greater U.S. private sector investment […]

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Italy National Day – United States Department of State

Italy National Day – United States Department of State

On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my warmest congratulations to the people of Italy on the occasion of your Republic Day, marking the historic referendum that ushered in a new era of democracy and freedom for Italy. The United States and Italy share a deep and enduring friendship rooted in our […]

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U.S.-Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Dialogue in Papua New Guinea

Assistant Secretary Kritenbrink’s Meetings in Beijing, People’s Republic of China (PRC)

Secretary Blinken’s visit to Papua New Guinea for the U.S.-Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Dialogue is a testament to renewed U.S. commitment to our Pacific Island neighbors and partners.  At the historic first-ever U.S.-Pacific Island Summit held in Washington in September 2022, President Biden announced a slate of ambitious initiatives that, working with Congress, will provide over […]

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Launch of Education and Skills Development Working Group Furthers U.S.-India Cooperation

U.S. and ROK Agencies Cybersecurity Alert: The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Social Engineering Campaigns Targeting Think Tanks, Academia, and News Media

Officials from the United States and India held the first meeting of the U.S.-India Education and Skills Development Working Group in hybrid format on May 22.  The event was hosted by the State Department’s Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asia, Donald Lu, and the Indian Ministry of Education’s Joint Secretary of […]

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