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U.S. Citizens Voting Assistance

Voting Message for 2020 General Election (released on August 14, 2020) The  Federal Voting Assistance Program  and the Department of State’s page on  Absentee Voting Information  are the most up-to-date voting information resources for Americans living abroad. Please visit these websites to learn about deadlines and procedures for registering and voting. Overseas U.S. citizens usually need to register every year, which means mailing in your Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) so that you’re ...
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U.S. Sanctions CEIEC for Supporting the Illegitimate Maduro Regime’s Efforts to Undermine Venezuelan Democracy

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 30, 2020 Today, the United States is sanctioning CEIEC for supporting the illegitimate Maduro regime’s efforts to undermine democracy in Venezuela.  These efforts include restricting internet service and conducting digital surveillance against political opponents of the regime.  CEIEC has provided software, training, and technical expertise to the regime’s entities.  It provides cyber ...
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New Sanctions Under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA)

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 27, 2020 On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the United States sanctioned four entities located in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Russia for supporting Iran’s missile program, under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA). We imposed sanctions against Chengdu Best New Materials ...
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Inaugural U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue

11/20/2020 09:12 PM EST Office of the Spokesperson The close relationship between the United States and Taiwan is rooted in our commitment to the defense of freedom and the promotion of democratic values. Our partnership is built on economic investment and shared people-to-people ties, and we share a vision for the world that includes the ...
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The United States – Leading Collective Action in Global Health Security

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 19, 2020 The Fact Sheet below was released in conjunction with the United States Government’s participation in the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Ministerial Meetings hosted by Government of Thailand on November 18-20, 2020: The United States – Leading Collective Action in Global Health Security “Now is the time to solve this ...
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Ambassador Keshap Discusses the Indo-Pacific Strategy and U.S. Priorities for the East Asia Summit at the CSIS Asian Architecture Conference 2020

Ambassador Keshap Discusses the Indo-Pacific Strategy and U.S. Priorities for the East Asia Summit at the CSIS Asian Architecture Conference 2020 REMARKS AMBASSADOR ATUL KESHAP, PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ASIAN ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE 2020 VIRTUAL NOVEMBER 10, 2020 Thank you, Greg, for that kind introduction. I’m honored to be with you today to discuss U.S. priorities for ...
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