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Framework Agreement for Israel-Lebanon Maritime Discussions

Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo The United States welcomes the decision by the Governments of Israel and Lebanon to begin discussions on the maritime boundary. This historic agreement between the two parties was brokered by the United States and is the result of nearly three years of intense diplomatic engagement by Ambassador David Satterfield ...
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Briefing With Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker On the Framework Agreement for Israel-Lebanon Maritime Discussions

DAVID SCHENKER, ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUREAU OF NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS VIA TELECONFERENCE MS ORTAGUS: Hi. Good morning, everybody, and (inaudible) for the late notice on getting the – getting this call set up, but I think everyone has seen the announcements by Secretary Pompeo, Israel, Lebanon, and so we wanted to make sure that we briefed all ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require voted ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Deadlines Fast Approaching

The U.S. Presidential Election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  All states are now distributing absentee ballots to registered voters who have requested one. There is still time to register to vote absentee and cast your ballot, but don’t delay!  In some states, voter registration and ballot request deadlines are as early as October ...
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The United States Designates Hizballah Companies and Official

Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Lebanon’s political leaders have long exploited the lack of transparency in Lebanon’s economy to conceal their self-enrichment, while pretending they are defending the rights of their people.  Despite its claims to the contrary, the terrorist group Hizballah is every bit as involved in this deception as other actors. Today, ...
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