Mine Awareness Day provides an opportunity for the world to reflect on both the progress made and the challenges that remain in clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance.
The United States is committed to supporting efforts to rid the Arabian Peninsula of the threat posed by the terrorist organization known as Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP.
Khalid Saeed al-Batarfi is a senior leader in the terrorist organization known as Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP.
Operations to rid Iraq and Syria of ISIS remnants are well underway.
In an effort to encourage North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, the United Nations Security Council last year passed Resolution 2375, which imposes sanctions on North Korea.
The U.S.-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS is leading stabilization efforts that consolidate military gains, restore basic essential services, and enable Syrians to voluntarily and safely return to their homes.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has named Steve Biegun as special representative for North Korea.
The United States is determined to take a comprehensive approach to the Iranian regime because of the wide-ranging nature of Iran’s malign activities.
The overarching strategy of the United States towards Russia is to deter Russia from confrontation by raising the costs of its aggression. This includes strengthening the military, economic, and political foundations of American power.
The first steps are being taken to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the American armed forces.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells said she looked forward to highlighting at the conference U.S. economic and security commitments to in the region.
The Department of State has designated Qassim Abdullah Ali Ahmed, also known as Qassim al-Muamen, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224