U.S. Ambassador John Abizaid Statement on Riyadh Agreement

U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Press Release For Immediate Release November 07, 2019   U.S. Ambassador John Abizaid Statement on Riyadh Agreement The United States welcomes the signing of the agreement between the Republic of Yemen Government (ROYG) and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) that took place on November 5 in Riyadh.  We are hopeful …

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Press Statement on Agreement in Southern Yemen

U.S. Department of State Press Statement Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson November 6, 2019 Agreement in Southern Yemen The United States welcomes the signing of the Riyadh Agreement between the Republic of Yemen Government (ROYG) and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) yesterday in Riyadh.  We are hopeful that with this agreement, all parties will work together to …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Readout November 5, 2019     Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir.  The Secretary thanked the Minister for …

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Under Secretary Hale’s Travel to the UAE and Saudi Arabia

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson October 12, 2019 Under Secretary Hale’s Travel to the UAE and Saudi Arabia Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David P. Hale will travel to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia October 12-18. During his trip, the Under Secretary will meet with senior government officials from both …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 10, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman.  Secretary Pompeo and the Deputy Minister discussed the importance of bilateral cooperation to confront the Iranian regime’s continued destabilizing activities in the region.  They discussed recent attacks …

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Statement by U.S. Ambassador John Abizaid on Saudi Arabia’s National Day

U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia For Immediate Release September 22, 2019 Statement by U.S. Ambassador John Abizaid on Saudi Arabia’s National Day On behalf of President Trump and all my colleagues here at the Embassy and our Consulates General in Jeddah and Dhahran, I extend our congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques …

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Statement by U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia John Abizaid on Hajj and Eid al-Adha

U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia For Immediate Release August 09, 2019 Statement by U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia John Abizaid on Hajj and Eid al-Adha On behalf of the United States Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia I would like to extend our best wishes to all Muslims in Saudi Arabia …

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U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia John Abizaid Offers Condolences on the Death of Prince Bandar Bin Abdulaziz

U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia For Immediate Release July 29, 2019 U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia John Abizaid Offers Condolences on the Death of Prince Bandar Bin Abdulaziz On behalf of the United States Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I extend our condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy …

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Houthi Attack on Abha Airport

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo June 24, 2019 Houthi Attack on Abha Airport Yesterday, Iran-backed Houthi rebels launched a drone attack on the Abha airport in Saudi Arabia for the second time in less than two weeks. Initial reports suggest one person was killed and …

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Statement by United States Ambassador in Riyadh John Abizaid on Eid al-Fitr

U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia For Immediate Release June 4, 2019 Statement by United States Ambassador in Riyadh John Abizaid on Eid al-Fitr On behalf of the United States Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I would like to extend our warmest wishes to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, His …

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Ambassador Abizaid Attends Iftar Promoting Youth Engagement

U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia For Immediate Release May 20, 2019 Ambassador Abizaid Attends Iftar Promoting Youth Engagement United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia John Abizaid joined over 100 Saudi youth who had participated in U.S.-sponsored programs for an Iftar dinner to highlight the importance of cultural and educational exchange between the …

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New U.S. Ambassador Arrives in Riyadh

U.S. Embassy – Riyadh For Immediate Release May 2, 2019   New U.S. Ambassador Arrives in Riyadh   Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia John Abizaid arrived in Riyadh on Thursday, May 2.  Ambassador Abizaid was received upon his arrival by Deputy Chief of Mission Martina Strong.  Ambassador …

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Statement to Al-Riyadh on IECHA

U.S. Embassy – Riyadh Counselor for Public Affairs, Dr. Brian Shott Exclusive to al-Riyadh newspaper April 17, 2019   “It was great to attend the IECHE and see the interest and enthusiasm in higher education! Thanks to the Ministry of Education and the organizers for staging this major and important event and bringing together hundreds …

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U.S. Embassy Participated in a Workshop to Promote Stabilization in Yemen

U.S. Embassy – Riyadh For Immediate Release Media Note April 10, 2019 U.S. Embassy Participated in a Workshop to Promote Stabilization in Yemen Together with the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and the Yemen Affairs Unit, and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bureau of Conflict Stabilization Operations of the U.S. Department of State …

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Readout of Meeting Between Administration Officials and Saudi Arabian Leaders

Yesterday, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, and United States Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook returned to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.  Building on previous conversations, they discussed increasing cooperation …

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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 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 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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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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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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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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Foreign Service Officer Test Announcement

Interested in joining the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer? The U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran will be hosting the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) on January 27, 2018.  Test Registration is now open and closes  on January 24, 2018. Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must be U.S. citizens on the date they submit …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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