Wrongful Detention by the Houthis of Levi Salem Musa Marhabi

The United States stands with the Yemeni Jewish community in calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Levi Salem Musa Marhabi.  Mr. Marhabi has been wrongfully detained by the Houthi militia for four years, despite a court ordering his release in September 2019.  His health continues to deteriorate as he languishes in a Sana’a prison, where the threat of contracting COVID-19 is a real possibility.  Mr. Marhabi is one member of an ever-shrinking community of Yemeni Jews, who …

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Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo: Iran-backed Houthi Attacks Against Saudi Arabia

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release October 29, 2020 We condemn yesterday’s attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis against Saudi Arabia.  These attacks were launched indiscriminately towards Riyadh, and risked the lives of innocent civilians, including Americans.  For years, Saudi Arabia has endured these types of reckless attacks and for the …

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Quad Statement

Statement on behalf of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States:  The Ambassadors to Yemen from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom, and the Chargé of the United States met on 30 September to discuss the situation in Yemen, in particular regarding …

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President Donald J. Trump Has Brokered a Historic Deal Between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain

Now that the ice has been broken, I expect more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirates’ lead. – President Donald J. Trump SECURING ANOTHER HISTORIC AGREEMENT: President Donald J. Trump has brokered a deal to establish full diplomatic relations between Bahrain and Israel – the second such agreement between Israel and …

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Historic Agreement Between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 On the 19th anniversary of 9/11, we usher in a new era of peace. It’s humbling when the course of history changes seemingly overnight. In less than one month, under President Trump’s leadership, we have another historic agreement, this time between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain. As the President …

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The United States, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates Make Historic Joint Statement

President Donald J. Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates spoke today and agreed to the full normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. This historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in the …

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President Trump Announces Historic Agreement to Normalize Relations Between the UAE and Israel

“Our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity—in this region, and in the world. Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God.” President Donald J. Trump SECURING A HISTORIC AGREEMENT: President Donald J. Trump has secured …

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USAID Announces $27.4 Million Project to Support Economic Recovery in Yemen

For Immediate Release Monday, July 20, 2020 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the award of a $27.4 million activity to support Yemen’s economic recovery. The three-year Economic Recovery and Livelihoods Program will strengthen key institutions in Yemen to improve economic growth and stability, and raise household income by supporting small and …

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Applications Now Open for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Exchange Program

Apply now for the Hubert Humphrey fellowship exchange program, an all-expenses-paid, one-year program for career professionals. The program supports mid-level professionals by sending them to the United States for a full year to pursue their professional studies at a US university.  Participants develop specific projects through full-time professional training and networking with American peers. The …

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The United States Welcomes the Saudi-led Coalition Announcement of a Unilateral Ceasefire in Yemen

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO The United States  welcomes the announcement by the Saudi-led Coalition of a unilateral ceasefire in Yemen and commends Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for supporting this decision.  The announcement is a constructive response to the UN Secretary General’s call for the parties to focus on …

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AEIF Announcement 2020

U.S. Department of State U.S. Embassy to Yemen Notice of Funding Opportunity The Embassy of the United States to Yemen announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2020 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2020).   We seek proposals from teams of …

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Op-Ed on Human Rights Day, December 10

1)      In today’s splintered world, it would be easy to think that there is nothing upon which all nations can agree and all cultures can embrace as an integral part of their communities.  But International Human Rights Day, celebrated on December 10, reminds us that it wasn’t so long ago that the world came together …

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 STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON

November 6, 2019 Agreement in Southern Yemen The United States welcomes the signing of the Riyadh Agreement between the Republic of Yemen Government (ROYG) and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) yesterday in Riyadh.  We are hopeful that with this agreement, all parties will work together to end the conflict and to achieve the peace and stability …

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Ambassadors Level Economic Quad Meeting

Joint Statement Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, United States and United Arab Emirates met in Riyadh on 11 February 2019 to discuss the current economic and humanitarian situation in Yemen. ‏In light of recent reports of illegal interference in the operations of a number of local banks in Sana’a and the …

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO on the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO December 1, 2018 On the Passing of President George H. W. Bush Devoted husband, loving father, steadfast friend, exemplary patriot: this is how I will always remember President George H. W. Bush. Whether he was serving in the skies over the Pacific during …

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