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U.S. Treasury Designates Supreme Leader of Iran’s Inner Circle Responsible for Advancing Regime’s Domestic and Foreign Oppression

Action coincides with 40th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today against Iran’s Armed Forces General Staff and nine individuals who are appointees of, or have acted for or on behalf of, Ali Khamenei, the Iranian regime’s unelected Supreme Leader ...
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Statement on Ambassador Khalilzad’s Visit to Afghanistan

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Kabul from October 26 to October 28 and from October 29 to November 1.  The Special Representative met with President Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah, and other government officials.  The Special Representative briefed the government on his recent consultations with allies, partners, and other countries in the ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event:  The Embassy has learned that terrorist groups and individuals are seeking to increase attacks on Americans and others living or working in Kabul’s International Zone. We encourage you to consider carefully all potential travel and limit trips only to those necessary. We expect terrorists will continue to target political rallies, speeches, and ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event:  Massoud Day and the Ashura religious holiday will occur on September 9, 2019.  An increase in Afghan Security Forces in Kabul and other major cities is expected.  Large celebratory crowds may gather at Massoud Circle, adjacent to the U.S. Embassy, on Massoud Day.  Celebratory gunfire is likely in major cities.  Historically, ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event:  Hotels, residential compounds, international organizations, embassies, and other locations frequented by foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens, are known to be under enduring threat.  These sites have been attacked repeatedly and without warning.  You should be vigilant and exercise caution when visiting places where foreigners in Afghanistan gather or reside.  You should avoid crowds, ...
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