Statement by The Press Secretary on The Efforts by Yemen’s Houthis to Destabilize the Arabian Peninsula

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 30, 2018   Statement by The Press Secretary on The Efforts by Yemen’s Houthis to Destabilize the Arabian Peninsula   Yemen’s Houthis have responded to efforts by the United Nations to reinvigorate a political process in Yemen by threatening to conduct more reckless ...
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Statement By Spokesperson Heather Nauert on Houthi Missile Attacks in Saudi Arabia

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release March 26, 2018   Statement By Spokesperson Heather Nauert Houthi Missile Attacks in Saudi Arabia   We strongly condemn the dangerous Houthi missile attacks aimed at several cities in Saudi Arabia Sunday night.  Our condolences go out to the families of any who were ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2018 Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia President Donald J. Trump met yesterday with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.  President Trump and the Crown Prince reviewed progress in strengthening ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Before Luncheon

White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release 20 March 2018   Remarks by President Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Before Luncheon PRESIDENT TRUMP:  It’s an honor to have the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia with us, and his representatives, many of whom I know ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Before Bilateral Meeting

White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release 20 March 2018 Remarks by President Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Before Bilateral Meeting PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much, everybody.  It’s a great honor to have the Crown Prince with us. Saudi Arabia has been a ...
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Publication of Final Rule Changing the Passport Execution Fee

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 31, 2018 The Department of State published a  Final Rule  on January 31, 2018, that increases the passport execution fee. The passport execution fee will be $35 starting on April 2, 2018. This rule increased the fee $10 from the previous $25 fee. Individuals who apply for a ...
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Readout of the Gaza Conference at the White House

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2018 Readout of the Gaza Conference at the White House  Yesterday, the White House hosted a conference with representatives from 20 countries, including Israel and many Arab states, to discuss solutions to the worsening humanitarian and economic conditions in Gaza.  The conference, ...
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Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the Suffering in Eastern Ghouta in Syria

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2018   Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the Suffering in Eastern Ghouta in Syria   Earlier this morning, Secretary-General Guterres told the Security Council that 400,000 Syrian civilians trapped in eastern Ghouta are living in a “hell ...
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U.S. Embassy in Riyadh Celebrates National Day

Press Statement Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 12, 2018 U.S. Embassy in Riyadh Celebrates National Day On February 12, 2018, Chargé d’Affaires Christopher Henzel hosted Governor of Riyadh Region His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, distinguished Saudi officials, and a number of guests to celebrate the 242nd year of the independence ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary November 24, 2017 Statement from the Press Secretary on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen The United States welcomes the announcement from Saudi Arabia and the Saudi-led coalition that it is reopening Hudaydah port and Sanaa International Airport to allow the urgent flow of humanitarian aid to the ...
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Entrepreneurs and Investors Selected for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 18, 2017 The United States and India are proud to announce the selection of the 1,500 individuals who will participate in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be co-hosted by the United States and India in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30. Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will ...
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DHS and FBI Release Joint Technical Alerts on Malicious North Korean Cyber Activity

November 14, 2017 Today, DHS and FBI released a pair of Joint Technical Alerts ( TA17-318A  and  TA17-318B ) that provide details on tools and infrastructure used by North Korea to target the media, aerospace, financial, and critical infrastructure sectors in the United States and globally. The North Korean government malicious cyber activity noted in these alerts ...
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Remarks of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin: Future Investment Initiative Conference

Remarks of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Future Investment Initiative Conference October 25, 2017 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Introduction Good Afternoon. Thank you to His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince, and His Excellency, Yasser al-Rumayyan, the Managing Director of the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, for welcoming our delegation to your country. I am pleased ...
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Treasury and Terrorist Financing Targeting Center Partners Issue First Joint Sanctions Against Key Terrorists and Supporters

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs October 25, 2017 Treasury and Terrorist Financing Targeting Center Partners Issue First Joint Sanctions Against Key Terrorists and Supporters Treasury Collaborates with TFTC Member States to Designate ISIS-Y and AQAP Leaders, Financiers, and Facilitators WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets ...
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Readouts from Secretary Mnuchin’s Bilateral Meetings in Saudi Arabia

Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Meeting with Saudi Minister of Finance His Excellency Mohammed Al Jadaan and His Excellency Dr. Ahmed al-Kholifey, Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority Riyadh – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin met with Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al Jadaan and Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority Governor Dr. ...
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Important Announcement about the DV Lottery

Consular Affairs Press Guidance October 13, 2017 NEW ENTRY PERIOD FOR DIVERSITY VISA (DV) PROGRAM – DV-2019 Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. In ...
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President Donald J. Trump Announces Enhanced National Security Measures

The White House Office of the Press Secretary September 24, 2017 President Donald J. Trump Announces Enhanced National Security Measures   New security measures establish minimum requirements for international cooperation to support U.S. visa and immigration vetting Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the establishment of enhanced national security measures, aimed at creating—for the first ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.  The President and the King praised the resilience of the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, and King Salman offered his condolences to the families who have lost loved ones.  President Trump and King Salman also discussed the need to ...
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Foreign Service Officer Test Announcement

Interested in joining the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer? U.S. Embassy Riyadh will be hosting the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) on October 2 and October 4, 2017.  Test Registration is now open and closes  September 27, 2017. Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must be U.S. citizens on the date they submit their ...
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Joint Readout of Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, Dina Powell, and Tim Lenderking’s Meeting with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

On August 22, 2017, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs Tim Lenderking met with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia and his senior advisors.  The two sides ...
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State Department Releases Country Reports on Terrorism 2016

Today the State Department released its annual report, Country Reports on Terrorism 2016, which provides the Department of State’s annual Congressionally-mandated assessment of trends and events in international terrorism that transpired from January 1 to December 31, 2016. The report provides policy-related assessments, country-by-country breakdowns of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation; and contains information on state sponsors ...
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United States Condemns Attacks in London

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 3, 2017 The United States condemns the cowardly attacks targeting innocent civilians in London this evening. We understand U.K. police are currently treating these as terrorist incidents. The United States stands ready to provide any assistance authorities in the United Kingdom may request. Our hearts are ...
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White House Press Briefing on President Trump’s Visit to Saudi Arabia

The White House Office of the Press Secretary May 30, 2017 MR. SPICER:  Good afternoon.  I hope you all had the opportunity to pay your respects to the yesterday on Memorial Day. I want to begin by recapping the incredible, historic trip that the President and the First Lady have just concluded, because it truly ...
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Joint Strategic Vision Declaration for the United States of America and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary May 20, 2017 The United States of America and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia dedicate themselves to strengthening their Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century, and to charting a renewed path toward a peaceful Middle East where economic development, trade, and diplomacy are hallmarks of regional and ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Reelection of Iranian President Rouhani

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON May 20, 2017 From a Press Availability in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the Reelection of Iranian President Rouhani What we hope – what I would hope – is that Rouhani now has a new term, and that he use that term to begin ...
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Remarks With Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir at a Press Availability

FOREIGN MINISTER AL-JUBEIR: (In Arabic.) SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, thank you very much as well, Your Excellency, and I think it was, in many respects, a truly historic event this afternoon, this Arab Islamic American Summit. And first, I want to congratulate the King, first for convening such a historic event, but also on his remarks. ...
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Supporting Saudi Arabia’s Defense Needs

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson May 20, 2017 Today, in a significant expansion of the more than seven-decade long security relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the President and Secretary Tillerson attended a signing ceremony for almost $110 billion worth of defense capabilities to be conveyed via ...
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General McMaster’s Previews on POTUS Trip

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary PRESS BRIEFING BY PRESS SECRETARY SEAN SPICER SPICER: Wow, we got a full house today. Good afternoon.  It’s good to be back with you.  Apparently I was a little missed. We’re one week out from the President’s first foreign trip, so I wanted to make sure, as ...
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Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly’s Visit in Saudi Arabia

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly’s visit in Saudi Arabia JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia – Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly met with Crown Prince and Minister of Interior Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to discuss bilateral relations and cooperation to confront emerging and persistent security threats. Secretary Kelly’s visit and ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Foreign Travel

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary May 4, 2017 President Trump has accepted the invitation of King Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia later this month. The visit will reaffirm the strong partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia and ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Chairs UN Security Council Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy April 27, 2017 Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, chaired a UN Security Council briefing this morning on the humanitarian situation in Syria. She condemned the Syrian government’s latest atrocities, including deadly sieges against their own people. Ambassador ...
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Submit Your Application to Attend the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit Today!

The Summit is the highest-profile event that promotes foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations from every corner of the nation, others working to facilitate investment in the United States, and high-level government officials. Participants can find ...
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Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on the U.S. Military Response to the Syrian Government’s Use of Chemical Weapons

The U.S. military strike against Shayrat airfield on April 6 was a measured response to the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons. The president directed this action to deter future use of chemical weapons and to show the United States will not passively stand by while Assad murders innocent people with chemical weapons, which are ...
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Readout of the President Trump’s Call with King Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2017 Readout of the President’s Call with King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi ...
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Secretary Tillerson statement on Syria strike

Secretary Tillerson statement on Syria strike SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good evening, all. I particularly want to try to just give you a little bit of background on how we got to the statements by the President and the actions that were taken tonight. As you’re well aware, Bashar al-Assad has carried out chemical attacks this past ...
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STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SYRIA

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SYRIA Mar-a-Lago, Florida 9:40 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans: On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women, and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires on Chemical Weapons Attacks in Idlib

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires on Chemical Weapons Attacks in Idlib The United States strongly condemns the chemical weapons attack in Idlib province which killed dozens, including many children. This shameful act is unacceptable and cannot be ignored by the global community. Bashar al-Assad operates in a brutal and barbaric way. Anyone who uses chemical weapons ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Speaks at the Cultural Property and Antiquities Trafficking Program

This international cooperation is working against the illegal trade in antiquities that threatens the heritage of all of us. We have the opportunity to bring here to Saudi Arabia some of the United States government experts who do this very important work on behalf of our government from agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation, ...
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Senior Administration Officials on an Announcement from the Treasury Department on Iran

Special Briefing Senior Administration Officials Via Teleconference February 3, 2017 MODERATOR: Great. Thank you, Jon, and thank you all for joining us. Welcome to today’s call on the Treasury announcement. For your situational awareness and not for reporting purposes, we have three senior administration officials on this call. This call is on background. It is ...
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Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Call with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman

Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Call with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis provided the following readout: “Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis spoke today by telephone with Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to discuss the strong U.S.-Saudi defense partnership. In their first conversation, Secretary Mattis thanked the minister of defense for Saudi ...
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EXECUTIVE ORDER: PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES

EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and ...
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Plan to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is not the only threat from radical Islamic terrorism that the United States faces, but it is among the most vicious and aggressive.  It is also attempting to create its own state, which ISIS claims as a “caliphate.”  But there can be no accommodation or negotiation ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with King Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary January 29, 2017 READOUT OF THE PRESIDENT’S CALL WITH KING SALMAN BIN ABD AL-AZIZ AL SAUD OF THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA President Trump spoke today with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. The two leaders reaffirmed ...
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Here’s newly sworn-in President Trump’s full speech

President Trump delivered this inaugural address on January 20, 2017. THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of ...
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Remarks by DCM Christopher Henzel for Election Night Event at U.S. Embassy Riyadh

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the American Embassy.  I’m glad that you could join us this evening to watch events taking place today, Election Day, in the United States. سيداتي وسادتي –  مرحباً بكم في السفارة الأمريكية.  أنا سعيد جداً لحضوركم معنا هذا المساء لمتابعة مجريات الانتخابات الرئاسية الأمريكية  بعد اذنكم سوف أتابع كلمتي باللغة ...
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Important Information Regarding Students Visas

There are over 100,000 Saudi students in the United States, and we greatly value their contributions to the academic life of our country. The United States welcomes thousands of students and researchers from around the world. Last year we issued almost one million student and exchange visitor visas worldwide, over 40,000 to Saudi citizens. The ...
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