Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William R. Brownfield will lead the U.S. delegation to the 60th Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), March 13-17, in Vienna, Austria. At the CND, the United States will seek enhanced international cooperation to control the illicit synthetic drugs which are fueling the ongoing U.S. opioid crisis. One major focus area will be the control of precursor chemicals used in the production of illicit drugs, including those related to the opioid crisis.

Washington, DC - On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Mauritius as you celebrate the 49th anniversary of independence on March 12.

Washington, DC - Thursday, we marked the ten-year anniversary of the disappearance of United States citizen Robert “Bob” Levinson from Kish Island, Iran.  The Trump Administration remains unwavering in our commitment to locate Mr. Levinson and bring him home.  We want him back, and we will spare no effort to achieve that goal.

Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq to underscore the support of the United States for the Iraqi people in our shared fight against the terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). 

Washington, DC - Together with our NATO allies and EU partners, the United States has been closely following the process of government formation in Macedonia triggered by the December 11, 2016 parliamentary elections.

Washington, DC - President Trump spoke yesterday by telephone with His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Amir of Qatar.  They reaffirmed the close defense cooperation between our two countries and committed to strengthen efforts to defeat violent terrorists.