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American scholar languishes in Iranian jail

Princeton University graduate student Xiyue Wang’s love of history and languages took him to Tehran two summers ago to learn Persian and conduct research in Iran’s National Archives. Wang had the authorization of the Iranian government and admission to a language institute in Tehran. But in August 2016 authorities arrested Wang, charged him with espionage ...
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Country Reports on Terrorism 2017

Special Briefing Nathan A. Sales Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism  Via Teleconference September 19, 2018 MR PALLADINO: Thank you. Hello, everyone. This is Robert Palladino. Thank you so much for joining us for today’s call. Today’s call is on the record. And I also want to note that both the call and the report are embargoed until ...
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Brian Hook on Iran’s Missile Proliferation

Special Representative Hook’s Remarks at the Hudson Institute (As prepared) September 19, 2018   Good morning. Thank you to the Hudson Institute for hosting me today. I want to especially thank Rebecca Heinrichs for extending the invitation. As many of you know, Rebecca is a thought leader on nonproliferation and national security issues. I have ...
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Secretary Pompeo on Refugee Policy

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC September 17, 2018 Secretary Pompeo: Good afternoon, everyone. The United States anticipates processing up to 310,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Fiscal Year 2019. We propose resettling up to 30,000 refugees under the new refugee ceiling, as well as processing more than 280,000 asylum seekers. ...
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Treasury Targets Thai Company Supporting Iranian Airline Mahan Air

Treasury Targets Thai Company Supporting Iranian Airline Mahan Air September 14, 2018 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Thailand-based My Aviation Company Limited for acting for or on behalf of Mahan Air, an Iranian airline previously designated for supporting Iran’s terrorism activities.  The action today was ...
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