Read: “Statement from the Press Secretary on the Awarding of the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco”


WASHINGTON, D.C.(January 15, 2021) ----today, President Donald J. Trump awarded the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco.The Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, is a rarely-awarded, prestigious decoration that can only be bestowed by the President, typically to chiefs of state or…

Dustin Higgs, A Poughkeepsie Native Faces Execution In 1996 Murders Of Three Women In Maryland


MARYLAND (January 15, 2021)---today Poughkeepsie native Dustin Higgs is slated to be executed. Dustin Higgs, convicted in the 1996 murders of three women in Maryland, is scheduled to become the 13th and final person to be executed by federal officials before President Donald Trump’s term in office expires.   Higgs' lawyers have…

“Imposing Sanctions Related to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and Iranian Shipping Entities”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2021)--today Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a released statement  said "In June 2020, the State Department sanctioned the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) pursuant to Executive Order 13382 (WMD Proliferators and Their Supporters).  At that time, we underscored the fact that IRISL is…

“United States Places Global Magnitsky Sanctions on the Cuban Ministry of Interior and Its Minister”


Today, the United States is imposing sanctions on the Cuban Ministry of Interior (MININT) and Minister of Interior General Lazaro Alberto Álvarez Casas for their connection to serious human rights abuse under Executive Order 13818, which builds upon and implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. MININT is designated…

“Imposing Sanctions on Iranian Entities for Activities Related to Conventional Arms Proliferation”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2021)---Iranian conventional arms proliferation poses a persistent threat to regional and international security, as evidenced by Iran’s continued military support and confirmed arms transfers that fuel ongoing conflict in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, and elsewhere. On September 21, we announced the implementation of Executive Order 13949…

Read: “Statement from National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien”


Today, the White House is announcing the finalization of the Implementation Plan associated with the National Strategy to Secure 5G. This Implementation Plan, approved by President Donald J. Trump, is the culmination of a robust interagency development process and serves as the framework for how the United States, in partnership…

Read: Acting Secretary Miller Discussed U.S. Capitol Security, China and Russia During Press Gaggle Friday


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2021)---today Acting Secretary Miller gave this interview with members of the press enroute to Washington, D.C.  According to Acting Secretary Miller "So the D.C. Guard, said that on the 12th, they got authorization to be armed in support of the Capitol Police, protect the Capitol, members…

“MS-13’s Highest-Ranking Leaders Charged with Terrorism Offenses in the United States”


NEW YORK (January 15, 2021)--- an indictment was unsealed in Central Islip, New York charging 14 of the world’s highest-ranking MS-13 leaders who are known today as the Ranfla Nacional, which operated as the Organization’s Board of Directors, and directed MS-13’s violence and criminal activity around the world for almost…