Executive Order Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela

Washington, DC - By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)) (INA), the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-278), as amended (the Venezuelan Defense of Human Rights Act), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

IWTS Yokosuka Sailors Participate in 42nd Annual Mikoshi Parade

Yokosuka, Japan - Sailors from Information Warfare Training Site (IWTS) Yokosuka, Japan, participated in the city’s 42nd annual Mikoshi Parade, October 28.

CNO Visits Indonesia, Affirms Commitment to Strategic Partnership

Jakarta, Indonesia - Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson visited Indonesia October 30, reaffirming the U.S. Navy’s commitment to the strategic partnership.

Presidential Proclamation on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, 2018

Washington, DC - The world today relies on critical infrastructure, such as power grids, water and food supplies, election infrastructure, transportation systems, and communications networks, that is increasingly complex, interconnected, and interdependent. During Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, we emphasize the vital role of strong national infrastructure in the national and economic security of our Nation. By mitigating risks to our critical infrastructure, we can keep America safe, healthy, and prosperous.

Ending the Conflict in Yemen

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "The United States calls on all parties to support UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths in finding a peaceful solution to the conflict in Yemen based on the agreed references.

U.S. Commitments at Our Ocean 2018

Washington, DC - At the Our Ocean 2018 conference in Bali, Indonesia, the United States announced 15 commitments to strengthen sustainable management of marine resources; prevent plastic and other debris from entering the ocean; support research and observation of ocean ecosystems; and foster partnerships promoting maritime security and a sustainable blue economy.