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COVID-19 Information

Level 4 Travel Warning Last updated: 12/09/2021 ***  Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 ...
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Travel Advisory: Iran

Do not travel to Iran due to the risk of kidnapping and the arbitrary arrest, detention of U.S. citizens, and COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Iran due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Your ...
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The Attack against Salman Rushdie

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PRESS STATEMENT SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN August 14, 2022 The Attack against Salman Rushdie We join those across the country and around the world who are keeping Salman Rushdie in our thoughts in the aftermath of this heinous attack. More than a literary giant, Rushdie has consistently stood up for the ...
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Issuance of Executive Order on Bolstering Ongoing Efforts to Bring Hostages and Wrongfully Detained U.S. Nationals Home

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN July 19, 2022 Issuance of Executive Order on Bolstering Ongoing Efforts to Bring Hostages and Wrongfully Detained U.S. Nationals Home We continue to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to bring home U.S. nationals held hostage or wrongfully detained abroad. ...
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Testimony of Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Testimony of Robert Malley Special Envoy for Iran U.S. Department of State Senate Foreign Relations Committee “The JCPOA Negotiations and United States’ Policy on Iran Moving Forward” May 25, 2022 Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, Members of the Committee, Thank you for this opportunity to talk about the Biden Administration’s strategy toward Iran. Let me begin ...
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The IAEA Board of Governors Resolution on Iran

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE  Office of the Spokesperson  For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN  June 9, 2022  The IAEA Board of Governors Resolution on Iran  Yesterday, we joined the overwhelming majority of the IAEA Board of Governors in expressing support for the IAEA’s essential mission of safeguarding nuclear material to prevent nuclear ...
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Targeting an Oil Smuggling Network Supporting the IRGC-QF and Hizballah

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE  Office of the Spokesperson  For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN  May 25, 2022  Targeting an Oil Smuggling Network Supporting the IRGC-QF and Hizballah   The United States remains fully committed to imposing costs on the Iranian regime for its support to terrorist proxies that destabilize the Middle East.  To ...
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