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COVID-19 Information

Level 4 Travel Warning Last updated:  3/22/2021  Country-Specific Information:  Iran has confirmed case of COVID-19 in its borders.  Government offices, schools, and stores remain in open and operating.    The U.S. Department of State continues to monitor developments related to COVID-19 in Iran closely.    Entry and Exit Requirements:  Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes  Is a negative COVID-19 ...
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Reaffirming and Reimagining America’s Alliances

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE NATO HEADQUARTERS AGORA BRUSSELS, BELGIUM MARCH 24, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon. A few weeks ago, not long after becoming Secretary of State, I spoke directly to the American people.  I said that my number one job is to ensure that America’s foreign policy delivers for them – that it makes their lives more ...
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Designation of Iranian Officials Due to Involvement in Gross Violations of Human Rights

Today at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, we made clear our concerns about the abuses the Iranian government continues to perpetrate against its citizens, including the unjust detention of far too many in deplorable conditions.  The United States is committed to promoting accountability for those responsible for such actions.  Therefore, I am announcing the designation of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) interrogators Ali Hemmatian and Masoud Safdari pursuant to Section 7031(c) of the ...
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Fourteenth Anniversary of Robert “Bob” Levinson’s Abduction

Today marks 14 years since Iran abducted beloved husband, father, grandfather and former FBI agent Robert “Bob” Levinson.  In December, the United States sanctioned two high-ranking officials of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security who were involved in the abduction, detention and likely death of Bob Levinson.  However, this case is not closed. We call on the Iranian government to provide credible answers to what ...
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