Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Press Availability

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. DECEMBER 20, 2023 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good morning, everyone. QUESTION:  Good morning. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  When President Biden took office, he promised to deliver for the American people by reinvesting in America’s greatest sources of strength.  And since day one, that’s exactly what we’ve done. We’ve done …

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Taking Additional Sweeping Measures Against Russia

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 12, 2023 The United States is imposing sanctions today on over 250 individuals and entities in connection with Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.  The Department of State is imposing sanctions on over 100 entities and individuals, including those engaged in sanctions evasion, furthering Russia’s ability to …

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G7 Leaders’ Statement

WHITE HOUSE DECEMBER 06, 2023 We, the Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7), met virtually on December 6, 2023, to address global challenges and shape a course for a better future. We reaffirm our commitment made at the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, which is a city that suffered an atomic bombing and now has …

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AWE alumna makes waves in sustainable technology

By ShareAmerica Alexia Massa-Gallucci fell in love with the ocean during childhood summer vacations on the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, Italy, where she was born. She later turned her passion into a career as a marine biology professor and researcher. Through her work, Massa-Gallucci, who now lives in the island nation …

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Sanctioning Entities Connected to Russia-DPRK Arms Dealer

PRESS STATEMENT MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 16, 2023 Today, the United States is imposing sanctions on three entities connected to a U.S.-sanctioned arms dealer who has attempted to facilitate arms deals between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Russian Federation for Russia’s use in its brutal war against Ukraine. Earlier this …

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United States Sanctions Russian Financial Elites and a Russian Business Association

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 11, 2023 Today, the United States is imposing sanctions on four prominent members of Russia’s financial elite who have served on the supervisory board of the Alfa Group Consortium, one of the largest financial and investment conglomerates in Russia. We are also imposing sanctions on the …

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Imposing Additional Sanctions on Those Supporting Russia’s War Against Ukraine

Today, the United States is imposing sanctions on individuals and entities in order to degrade Russia’s current and future military capabilities, reduce Russia’s revenue by targeting its future energy projects, and curb sanctions evasion by targeting those who help Russia procure sensitive material, and curtail Russia’s use of the international financial system to further its …

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U.S. scientists work to stave off desertification

By ShareAmerica U.S. scientists are developing technologies and new approaches to reduce desertification and in some cases return harmed land to its earlier fertile condition. A classic example of desertification is the 1930s Dust Bowl period in the United States, which devastated Midwestern states. It was a time when severe droughts combined with poor land-management …

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Sanctioning Entities and Individual Connected to Wagner Group in Africa

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 27, 2023 The United States is imposing sanctions on several entities in the Central African Republic (CAR) today for their connection to the transnational criminal organization known as the Wagner Group and for their involvement in activities that undermine democratic processes and institutions in the CAR through illicit …

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U.S. pledges $6 billion to protect the ocean

By ShareAmerica The United States plans to invest nearly $6 billion to restore and protect the world’s ocean from climate change, pollution and other threats. The announcement came during the March 2–3 Our Ocean Conference in Panama. As U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry noted during the conference, this figure more than doubles the …

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World Food Prize laureate turns ‘mines to vines’

By ShareAmerica May 11, 2023 Heidi Kühn walked through her first minefield, in Dragalić, Croatia, in 2000. Workers there asked her blood type in case she stepped on a land mine. “That was such a defining moment,” Kühn said. “I was with a friend and we looked at each other in the eye and we …

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United States Imposes Additional Sanctions and Export Controls on Russia in Coordination with International Partners

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 19, 2023 The United States will continue to take actions against Russia until it ends its brutal and illegal war against Ukraine. The United States is implementing commitments made at the G7 Leaders’ Summit to increase costs for Russia and those who support its war effort. Among others, …

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Treasury Sanctions the Head of the Wagner Group in Mali

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PRESS RELEASES MAY 25, 2023 WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Ivan Aleksandrovich Maslov (Maslov), the head of Russian Private Military Company ‘Wagner’ (Wagner Group) paramilitary units and its principal administrator based in Mali. The Wagner Group and its leader, …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Ambassador Jim O’Brien at a Foreign Press Center Briefing on the Black Sea Grain Initiative

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York May 11, 2023 AS DELIVERED MODERATOR: Welcome to the New York Foreign Press Center. We’re honored to have two distinguished briefers with us today who will speak on the Black Sea Grain Initiative: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations; …

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Europe moves away from Russia’s oil and gas

By ShareAmerica The European Union is producing all-time highs of wind and solar energy as the 27-country group works to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels from Russia. Four months after Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the European Commission launched REPowerEU . This campaign aims to: Boost the use of renewable energy. …

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Op-Ed by the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves: America’s Hidden Tool is Hobbling Russia’s War Machine with Multilateral Impact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 1, 2023 U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Public Affairs Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce is continuing to take action against Russia and those who enable Russia’s war in Ukraine. We added trade restrictions to seven Iranian entities involved in Iran’s drone program for supporting Russia’s war efforts and trying to use …

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