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Visa Restrictions for Five Cuban officials

State Department Takes Steps to Impose Visa Restrictions Against Cuban Officials PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 16, 2022Share The Department of State has taken steps to impose visa restrictions on five Cuban officials pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 5377, which suspends nonimmigrant entry into the United States […]

Secretary of State statement on May 8th sanctions actions

Targeting Russia’s Financial, Defense, and Marine Sectors and Promoting Accountability for Russian and Belarusian Military Officials PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 8, 2022Share As President Putin’s unprovoked and unjustified war enters its fourth month, the United States recognizes the staggering human toll of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. […]

State Department Statement on human rights-related designations.. plus some additional visa restrictions

Promoting Accountability for Human Rights Abuses Perpetrated by the Governments of Russia and Belarus PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 15, 2022Share The United States, with support from Allies and partners, is taking action to promote accountability for the Russian and Belarusian governments’ human rights abuses and violations within and […]

February 25, 2022: Somalia-related visa restrictions

Visa Restrictions on Individuals Responsible for Undermining the Democratic Process in Somalia PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 25, 2022Share The delay in the conclusion of Somalia’s elections is driving political instability, threatening security gains, and undermining economic development.  On February 8, I announced a visa restriction […]