Secretary’s Remarks: Developments in Hudaydah

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 11, 2018 ________________________________ The United States is closely following developments in Hudaydah, Yemen. I have spoken with Emirati leaders and made clear our desire to address their security concerns while preserving the free flow of humanitarian aid and life-saving commercial imports. We expect all parties ...
Read More»

Presidential Message on Ramadan

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 15, 2018 Presidential Message on Ramadan With the rising of tonight’s moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of ...
Read More»

Secretary’s Remarks: On the Occasion of Ramadan

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 15, 2018 On behalf of the United States Department of State, I offer best wishes to Muslims around the world for a peaceful and blessed Ramadan. For those observing this month, it is a time of reverence, generosity, and spiritual introspection. Ramadan is also a ...
Read More»

Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, a short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now underway. We thank them both. Tonight, I ...
Read More»

Houthi Missile Attacks in Saudi Arabia

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC March 26, 2018 The United States strongly condemns 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 killed or injured‎. We support the right of our Saudi partners to defend their ...
Read More»

President Trump’s Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC December 6, 2017 President Trump‘s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital aligns U.S. presence with the reality that Jerusalem is home to Israel’s legislature, Supreme Court, President’s office, and Prime Minister‘s office. We have consulted with many friends, partners, and allies in advance of ...
Read More»

Court Order on Presidential Proclamation on Visas (November 13, 2017)

On November 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted, in part, the government’s motion for an emergency stay of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii’s October 17, preliminary injunction. The preliminary injunction prohibited the U.S. government from enforcing or implementing Sections 2(a), (b), (c), (e), (g), and (h) ...
Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Announces Enhanced National Security Measures

September 24, 2017 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 time in history—minimum requirements for international cooperation to support visa and immigration vetting and adjudications for individuals seeking ...
Read More»

Joint Readout of Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, Dina Powell, and Tim Lenderking’s Meeting with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of UAE

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 Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates and his senior ...
Read More»

President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2017 Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates President Donald J. Trump welcomed Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates to the White House ...
Read More»

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meeting UAE Crown Prince His Highness Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan

Readout from Secretary Jim Mattis’ Meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. May 15, 2017 Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates Monday at the White ...
Read More»

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP): Inspection of Electronic Devices

In response to recent reports about the inspection of electronic devices when entering the U.S., we note that there has been no change to our existing policy or practice. All international travelers arriving to the U.S. are subject to CBP inspection. This inspection may include electronic devices such as computers, disks, drives, tapes, mobile phones ...
Read More»

Statement on the Houthi attack of UAE Vessel

The United States strongly condemns the Houthi forces’ unprovoked attack against a UAE vessel operating near the Bab al-Mandeb yesterday. We take these threats seriously. The United States remains committed to upholding freedom of navigation through the Bab al-Mandeb. We call on the Houthi-Saleh groups to immediately cease attacks against all vessels. These provocative actions ...
Read More»

United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

The United States has begun implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining the highest standards of security ...
Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Consulate to Co-Host EducationUSA University Fair in Dubai September 2

Expect to hear a lot of talk about the ABCs of the university admissions process in the United States next month in Dubai. College representatives and student advisors from the region will be talking about how to make the process for international students as easy as 1-2-3. The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Consulate ...
Read More»

Ambassador Leaf celebrates the success of the HCT students in annual Northrop Grumman ‘Innovation Challenge’

Ambassador Barbara Leaf celebrated the success of the Emirati students of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in the Northrop Grumman sponsored “Innovation Challenge” 2015 with a reception at her residence on June 15, 2015 for the participants, mentors, and sponsors. The Innovation Challenge is an autonomous flying competition focused on “learning by doing” and ...
Read More»

U.S. Embassy Celebrates Greening Initiatives on World Environment Day

Ambassador Leaf hosted environmental protection contacts from Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi on June 2 in recognition of World Environment Day. The evening event showcased the embassy’s eco-diplomacy efforts, including greening initiatives on the embassy grounds. “We are committed to protecting the environment, not just rhetorically, ...
Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Explores New Model of Higher Education at NYUAD’s Saadiyat Campus

The New York Times’ report last month on fake diploma scams , including allegations that many people have been affected here in the UAE, is an important reminder for American and international students interested in any of the burgeoning number of distance education opportunities. While the New York Times editorial board has encouraged Congress to pay more attention to the problem , international students should be aware ...
Read More»
Show More ∨