Date: 11/20/2018 Description: Visual Depiction of the Alchwiki Network © U.S. Department of the Treasury

The U.S. Department of the Treasury designated nine targets in an international network through which the Iranian regime, working with Russian companies, provides millions of barrels of oil to the Syrian government. The Assad regime, in turn, facilitates the movement of hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force for transfer to HAMAS and Hizballah. More»

Secretary Pompeo (Nov. 16): "As we made clear in the Crimea Declaration this past summer, the United States will never accept Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea. We will continue to impose consequences against Russia until Moscow fully implements the Minsk agreements and returns control of Crimea to Ukraine. As a show of our resolve, just last week we imposed a new round of sanctions on the supporters of Russian aggression in Ukraine." Full Text» Joint Statement» More»

Department Press Briefing

November 15, 2018

In Other News

Condemnation of the Bombing in Kabul

Spokesperson Nauert (Nov. 20): "The U.S. strongly condemns the attack in Kabul today at a religious gathering that killed at least 40 and wounded over 60 civilians. We send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims." Full Text»


Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu

Spokesperson Nauert (Nov. 20) (Twitter): "In his meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoğlu, Secretary Pompeo restated his concerns regarding Turkey’s continued unjust detention of U.S. citizens and locally employed staff. The leaders agreed on the need to work together to deescalate the conflict in Syria and support the UN-led peace process." Full Text»


U.S.-ROK Working Group

Nov. 20: U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Biegun and Republic of Korea Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee co-chaired a U.S.-ROK working group. The participants discussed complete denuclearization and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. More»

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