Online video press briefing with Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism


Please join us on at 09:30 EST, Wednesday, December 12 for an online video press briefing with the U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Ambassador Nathan A. Sales. Ambassador Sales will recap a landmark ministerial conference on counterterrorism focused on the Western Hemisphere and hosted by the Department of State. He will discuss the threat that transnational terrorist groups, including ISIS, al-Qa’ida, and Lebanese Hizballah pose to the collective security and safety of citizens from countries across the Western Hemisphere.

Broadcast-quality video and audio files will be made available for clipping in media reports at the conclusion of the briefing.


Speaker: Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Time: 09:30 Washington DC | 08:30 Mexico City | 11:30 Buenos Aires | 12:30 Brasilia

Language: English with Spanish interpretation; Portuguese interpretation available by phone

Ground rules: ON THE RECORD

URL: or go to and enter the event code #SalesBriefing

Interpretation: Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available in the main web broadcast. Simultaneous Portuguese will be available via teleconference:

From outside the U.S.: (612) 234-9959

From inside the U.S.: (800) 230-1096

Name of conference: “Sales Briefing”

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Ambassador Sales’ full bio can be found here.