Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Advisory for Saudi Arabia on April 16, 2018

Exercise increased caution in Saudi Arabia due to terrorism and the threat of missile attacks on civilian targets. Do not travel to: Within 50 miles of the border with Yemen due to terrorism and armed conflict. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Saudi Arabia. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist ...
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STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON April 11, 2018 Houthi Missile Attack on Riyadh   The United States strongly condemns today’s Houthi missile attack on Riyadh.  We support the right of our Saudi partners to defend their borders against these threats, which are fueled by the ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Houthi Commercial Maritime Attack

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2018 Statement by the Press Secretary on the Houthi Commercial Maritime Attack The United States is very concerned about the Houthis’ latest attempt to escalate the war in Yemen, this time by attacking a commercial vessel while it transited one of the ...
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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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Statement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2018   Statement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury   We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, abhor the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia ...
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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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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2018   Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia   President Donald J. Trump will welcome Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia to the White House on March 20, 2018.  ...
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Meeting of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center Member States Convenes in Kuwait

[March 6, 2018] Co-led by the United States and Saudi Arabia, TFTC members meet in Kuwait City KUWAIT CITY –On March 4-5, the United States and Saudi Arabia co-led a meeting of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) in Kuwait City, Kuwait.  Representatives from the seven member countries, which include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2018   Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia   President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.  President Trump and the Crown Prince discussed regional ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Saudi-Led Coalition Expanding Humanitarian Efforts in Yemen

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2018   Statement by the Press Secretary on the Saudi-Led Coalition Expanding Humanitarian Efforts in Yemen   The United States welcomes the Saudi-led coalition’s efforts to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.  The coalition released a humanitarian operations plan on January 22, ...
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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. Consulate General Dhahran Celebrates National Day

Press Statement Dhahran, Saudi Arabia February 13, 2018   U.S. Consulate General Dhahran Celebrates National Day   U.S. Consul General Rachna Korhonen and her husband, Juha Korhonen, hosted the 2018 National Day reception at the U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran on February 13, 2018.  Consul General Korhonen welcomed Suliman Al-Thunayan, Governor of Al-Khobar as the ...
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Condemning the Houthi Missile Strike Against Saudi Arabia

Press Statement Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 19, 2017 The United States strongly condemns the reckless Houthi missile attack today on Riyadh. We remain deeply disturbed by aggressive Houthi actions supported by Iran’s provision of advanced weapons, which threaten regional security and prolong the Yemen conflict. The United States calls on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard ...
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Presidential Proclamation Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel and Relocating the United States Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The foreign policy of the United States is grounded in principled realism, which begins with an honest acknowledgment of plain facts.  With respect to the State of Israel, that requires officially recognizing Jerusalem as its capital and relocating the United States Embassy to Israel ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Latest DPRK Missile Launch

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON November 28, 2017 On the Latest DPRK Missile Launch The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of what is likely an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, indiscriminately threatening its neighbors, the region and global stability. The DPRK’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them ...
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 22, 2017   In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls ...
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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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Treasury Designates Large-Scale IRGC-QF Counterfeiting Ring

Iranian Network Prints Counterfeit Yemeni Bank Notes for IRGC-Qods Force WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated a network of individuals and entities involved in a large-scale scheme to help Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) counterfeit currency to support its destabilizing activities.  This network ...
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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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White House Statement on Iranian-Supported Missile Attacks Against Saudi Arabia

White House Statement on Iranian-Supported Missile Attacks Against Saudi Arabia The United States welcomes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s statement exposing the Iranian regime’s support for Houthi militias, including the supply of illegal arms such as ballistic missiles.  We condemn the Iranian regime’s activities and stand with Saudi Arabia and all our Gulf partners against ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with King Salman of Saudi Arabia

  President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.  King Salman expressed his condolences for the recent terrorist attack in New York City.  President Trump thanked the King for his support and emphasized America’s commitment to defeating ISIS.  The leaders also discussed the continuing threat of Iranian-backed ...
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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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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia

President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.  King Salman praised President Trump for his visionary new Iran strategy and pledged to support American leadership.  President Trump thanked King Salman for Saudi Arabia’s support and emphasized the importance of the Gulf Cooperation Council in countering Iran’s destabilizing activities in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and elsewhere in the region.  The leaders agreed on the ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s New Strategy on Iran

“It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran’s government end its pursuit of death and destruction.” – President Donald J. Trump President Donald J. Trump, in consultation with his national security team, has approved a new strategy for Iran. It is the culmination of nine months of deliberation with ...
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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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U.S. and Saudi Arabia to Co-Chair New Terrorist Financing Targeting Center

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs   Press Release: May 21, 2017 U.S. and Saudi Arabia to Co-Chair New Terrorist Financing Targeting Center Collaboration with Gulf Partners to Counter Terror Networks Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Today, the United States and Saudi Arabia signed a historic agreement announcing the two nations’ intent to ...
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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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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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Secretary Mnuchin’s Meeting with Saudi Arabian Finance Minister al-Jadaan

Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Meeting with Saudi Arabian Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan and Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority Governor Ahmed al-Kholifey ​WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin met with his counterparts from Saudi Arabia, Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan and Governor Ahmed al-Kholifey.  The Secretary highlighted the longstanding bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia and commended the Minister and Governor for Saudi Arabia’s leadership on countering the financing of illicit threats. The Secretary ...
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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

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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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U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran Breaks Ground on Historic New Home

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (March 28, 2017) – U.S. Consul General Mike Hankey, joined by Eastern Province Secretary General Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed al-Battal, Eastern Province Mayor Fahad Al-Jubeir, former U.S. Consul General in Dhahran Joey Hood, and other senior Saudi officials and local community leaders, officially announced the groundbreaking of the new U.S. Consulate General ...
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Saudi Patient’s Day March 22, 2017

Press Release by the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh on U.S. – Saudi Arabia Patient’s Day The United States Department of Commerce U.S. Commercial Service, in collaboration with U.S. healthcare partners, organized a U.S. – Saudi Patient Day on March 22, 2017 at the Riyadh Marriott Hotel.  The event showcased the positive impacts that American medical ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Aviation Security Enhancement

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in consultation with relevant Departments and Agencies, has determined it is prudent to enhance security, to include airport security procedures for passengers at certain last point of departure airports to the United States. These enhancements include more stringent measures applied to 10 specific airports, to include King Abdul-Aziz and King Khalid ...
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Fact Sheet: Aviation Security Enhancements for Select Commercial Flights to the United States

Release Date:  March 21, 2017 Office of Public Affairs Overview: Change to international travel carry-on items Evaluated intelligence indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation and are aggressively pursuing innovative methods to undertake their attacks, to include smuggling explosive devices in various consumer items. Based on this information, Secretary of Homeland Security John ...
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Q&A: Aviation Security Enhancements for Select Last Point of Departure Airports with Commercial Flights to the United States

Q&A: Aviation Security Enhancements for Select Last Point of Departure Airports with Commercial Flights to the United States Release Date: March 21, 2017 Q1: Why is the U.S. Government taking these steps now? Are these new policies in response to a specific terrorist threat or plot? A1: The U.S. Government is concerned about terrorists’ ongoing ...
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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

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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

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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

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Notice of Fraudulent and Inaccurate Information Regarding Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017

As the Department and its interagency partners set priorities and advance planning initiatives for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in India, it has come to our attention that fraudulent information has been shared on Facebook.  The State Department has become aware of a site falsely advertising the Summit as held in February 2017 in ...
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America First Foreign Policy

The Trump Administration is committed to a foreign policy focused on American interests and American national security. Peace through strength will be at the center of that foreign policy. This principle will make possible a stable, more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground. Defeating ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups will ...
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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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U.S. Embassy Riyadh to Offer Foreign Service Officer Test February 1, 2017

Interested in joining the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer (FSO)? U.S. Embassy Riyadh will be hosting the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  Test Registration opens December 15, 2016 and closes January 25, 2017. Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must be U.S. citizens on the date they submit their ...
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Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Saudi Arabia

MEDIA NOTE December 11, 2016 Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Saudi Arabia Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will travel to Saudi Arabia December 13-16 to meet with Saudi government officials, U.S. and Saudi business leaders, and local entrepreneurs.  In Riyadh he ...
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Construction Award for the New U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Caddell Construction Co. of Montgomery, Alabama, was awarded the construction contract for the new U.S. Consulate General project in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The multi-building complex will be situated on a 10.5-acre site in the city 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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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Ambassador Westphal Meet with King Salman in Riyadh

U.S. Treasury Department Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 27, 2016 CONTACT:  Whitney Smith, Treasury Public Affairs (202) 622-2960 REMARKS BY TREASURY SECRETARY JACOB J. LEW AT THE GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL FINANCE MINISTERIAL RIYADH – I would like to thank my colleagues from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries for inviting me to join ...
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Assistant Secretary Ryan Travels to Jeddah and London

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 26, 2016   Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan will travel to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and London, United Kingdom, October 26–31, to promote and strengthen the Department of State’s cross-cultural and educational diplomacy efforts. In Jeddah, October 26–28, Assistant Secretary Ryan ...
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An Ambitious HFC Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC October 15, 2016 The world came together today in yet another milestone on the path toward a safer, more sustainable future. In Kigali, Rwanda, I was proud to help represent the United States as the nearly 200 Parties to the Montreal Protocol agreed to an amendment ...
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Veto Message from the President

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Consulate General Dhahran Documents 70 Years in the EP

Since the beginning of the American-Saudi relationship when King Abdulaziz gave an American company the right to explore the area for oil, the Consulate General in Dhahran began a long and successful path to serve Americans and Saudis alike in the Eastern Province. Despite all of the challenges that the American-Saudi relationship has faced, the ...
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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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U.S. Embassy Riyadh to Offer Foreign Service Officer Test October 2016

Interested in joining the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer (FSO)?   U.S. Embassy Riyadh will be hosting the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) on Tuesday, October 4 and Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  Test Registration opens August 24, 2016 and closes September 28, 2016.   Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must be U.S. citizens ...
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U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia launches its Snapchat account

The United States mission in Saudi Arabia has created its Snapchat account as part of its social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, , Youtube, and Instagram).  Like U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia’s other communication channels, the account will enhance the communication with Saudi audiences. It will also provide an extra platform to educate, guide and inform the ...
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Reopening of Saudi Arabian Market to U.S. Beef Marks the Successful Culmination of Trade Talks

Press Release For Immediate Release July 13, 2016   Reopening of Saudi Arabian Market to U.S. Beef Marks the Successful Culmination of Trade Talks U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Joseph W. Westphal praised a recent agreement by the United States and Saudi Arabia to reopen the Saudi Arabian market ...
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Statement by the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Joseph W. Westphal on the Attacks in Jeddah, Qatif, and Medina

“ As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, Muslims from the United States to Saudi Arabia and beyond should now be celebrating the advent of Eid Al Fitr.  Instead many of us will be grieving, in particular the families of the Saudi security forces personnel and others who were hurt or killed in ...
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2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Delegates from Saudi Arabia

Statement by the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Joseph W. Westphal 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Delegates from Saudi Arabia “I am happy to announce that Rafah Alkhatib, Nermin Sa’d, Ahmed Hamdan, Salem Alenzi, Salim Hammoud, Ahmad Shadid, Hamza Raad, Raoum AlSuhaibani, Bader al-Zahrani, and Mazen Hayek will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will ...
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Statement by the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Joseph W. Westphal on the Occasion of the Visit of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the U.S

  Statement by the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Joseph W. Westphal on the Occasion of the Visit of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the United States “I welcome Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the United States.  His visit provides an important opportunity to continue our conversations on a variety ...
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US holds ‘Telepathy’ to showcase cultural ties with Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Quincy House, the official residence of the US envoy in the Diplomatic Quarters here, organized “Telepathy,” its fifth art exhibition to explore the fine arts created by the shared experiences of Saudi and American artists with the ability to build bridges for people from the two countries and help promote cultural ties. Speaking at ...
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C3 Saudi-American Healthcare Forum Opening Ceremony Program

Press Release For Immediate Release April 26, 2016 Ambassador Joseph W. Westphal’s Remarks C3 Saudi-American Healthcare Forum Opening Ceremony Program April 26, 2016, Ritz Carlton, Riyadh Asalamu alekum. Your Royal Highness, Excellencies, friends, colleagues, it’s wonderful to join you this afternoon to explore ways we can work together to improve patient care in Saudi Arabia ...
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Op-Ed: Deepening the Saudi-U.S. Business Partnership Through Investment

Op-Ed Arun M. Kumar Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service and Assistant Secretary for Global Markets U.S. Department of Commerce March 31, 2016 Op-Ed: Deepening the Saudi-U.S. Business Partnership Through Investment The 4th U.S. Saudi Business Opportunities Forum held in Riyadh March 23-24 brought together Government and business leaders from the United ...
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The United States Department of Commerce is Organizing a U.S. Healthcare Technology and Healthcare Services Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia

Press Release For Immediate Release March 15, 2016 The United States Department of Commerce is organizing a U.S. Healthcare Technology and Healthcare Services Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia April 23 – 27 comprising 19 leading U.S. firms and hospitals with stops in Riyadh and Jeddah.  The purpose of the mission is to introduce American healthcare ...
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