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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks at the UN Security Council on the Iran Arms Embargo

Because of the flawed nuclear deal negotiated by the prior administration, the arms embargo on the world’s most heinous terrorist regime is scheduled to expire on October 18th, a mere four months from now. This Chamber has a choice: Stand for international peace and security, as the U.N.’s founders intended, or let the arms embargo ...
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The United States Imposes Sanctions with Respect to Iran’s Metal Industry

The Iranian regime uses revenue it receives from the export of metals to provide funding for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, and other malign activities in the Middle East, and beyond. Today, as part of our maximum pressure campaign, the United States designated eight entities connected with Iran’s metal industry ...
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Sanctions on Iranian Tanker Captains for Assistance to Maduro’s Illegitimate Regime

Today, the United States, under Executive Order 13599, is sanctioning five Iranian ship captains, who delivered approximately 1.5 million barrels of Iranian gasoline and related components to Venezuela in support of the illegitimate Maduro regime. These individuals who headed five Iranian-flagged tankers – CLAVEL, PETUNIA, FORTUNE, FOREST, and FAXON – to Venezuela’s shores are now added to the List of Specially Designated Nationals and ...
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Syria Caesar Act Designations 

More than six years ago, the brave photographer known as Caesar shocked the world by smuggling out of Syria the photographic proof that the Assad regime was torturing and executing many thousands of Syrians in the regime’s prisons.  This act of bravery is the inspiration behind the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act (the Caesar Act), signed ...
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Joint Statement on Hong Kong

Signatories to this statement reiterate our deep concern regarding Beijing’s decision to impose a national security law in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has flourished as a bastion of freedom. The international community has a significant and long-standing stake in Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability. Direct imposition of national security legislation on Hong Kong by the ...
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