The progress against ISIS in Iraq and Syria is significant, said Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Brett McGurk.
President Donald Trump issued new travel restrictions on nationals of North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, while continuing to restrict the travel of citizens from five of the six countries included in Executive Order 13780.
President Trump said, "we must work together and confront together those who threaten us with chaos, turmoil and terror.”
"Across the globe, democratic nations and peoples are under threat," said U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a speech to the Community of Democracies.
Special Presidential Envoy for the Coalition Brett McGurk called the “historic cooperation” between the Iraqi Security Forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga “essential” to the recent victories against ISIS, also known as DAESH.
The process of stabilizing Syria cannot be achieved through military and security actions alone.
Recently the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2373, which extends the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, known as UNIFIL, for another year.
The U.S. and Kuwait have agreed to a number of initiatives that will deepen the ties between the two nations through a process known as the Strategic Dialogue.
The United States joins the United Nations Security Council in strongly condemning what the Security Council called “the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack” that took place on September 11, 2017 on an Egyptian security in northern Sinai.
The United Nations reports that despite reduced violence in some areas of Syria, unspeakable crimes against civilians have continued, including the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people by the Assad regime.
On August 27, a revolutionary court in Tehran sentenced Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of an Iranian spiritual movement, to death. He was charged with founding a religious cult and “spreading corruption on earth.”
The United States has long been committed to promoting peace and security in Lebanon and has invested more than 60 million dollars in assistance to safely clear unexploded munitions.