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State Dept: We Had 'Nothing To Do' With Beyoncé Vacation

State Dept: We Had 'Nothing To Do' With Beyoncé Vacation

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QUESTION: All right. And I just want to – following up on the question from yesterday about this Jay-Z-Beyonce thing.
MR. VENTRELL: Yeah.
QUESTION: It is correct that the State Department had nothing to do with this at all, is that right?
MR. VENTRELL: That’s correct. This was a Department of Treasury matter. QUESTION: I know. But there wasn’t any involvement by the – does Treasury – quite apart from this specific case, does Treasury get in touch with you guys to determine whether issuing a license would be – to get your input on whether they should issue a license?
MR. VENTRELL: My understanding is this is fully in the Treasury Department’s jurisdiction on OFAC licenses.

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