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Deputy Secretary Sullivan and USAID Administrator Green’s Meeting with Humanitarian Organizations on Yemen

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan and USAID Administrator Mark Green met yesterday with representatives of international and non-governmental organizations to discuss the conflict in Yemen and developments in Hudaydah, and the withdrawal of Houthi forces.

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Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Morocco

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release June 22, 2018 Media notes   Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Brett McGurk will lead an interagency delegation to Rabat, Morocco for a political directors’ level meeting on June 26 with key members of the Defeat ISIS Coalition. As…

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Ongoing Violations of International Law and Defiance of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation in Ukraine

For the second week in a row, Russia-led forces have attacked the SMM’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, firing missiles from batteries positioned deep in Russia-controlled territory, followed by anti-aircraft fire the SMM assessed as directed at its UAV.

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Response to Head of the Program Office in Astana, Ambassador György Szabó

Ambassador Szabó, we welcome you to the Permanent Council and thank you for your very comprehensive and informative report. The United States supports the Office’s work in Kazakhstan in all three dimensions, including countering violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism, respecting and promoting human rights and the rule of law, combating corruption, countering terrorist financing, promoting democratic policing, supporting penal and criminal justice reform, combating human trafficking, promoting gender equality, and addressing domestic violence.

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Response to Project Coordinator in Ukraine, Ambassador Vaidotas Verba

Ambassador Verba, the United States warmly welcomes you back to the Permanent Council and thanks you for your thorough report. We also appreciate the insightful briefing on the work of the Project Coordinator in Ukraine (PCU) and welcome the extension of the PCU’s mandate.

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On the Extension of the Project Coordinator in Ukraine

In connection with the adoption of the Decision for the Extension of the Mandate of the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine, the United States would like to make the following interpretative statement under paragraph IV.1(A)6 of the OSCE Rules of Procedure:

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PC Statement On the Agreement Between Prime Ministers Tsipras and Zaev

The United States very sincerely congratulates Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and Macedonian Prime Minister Zaev on the historic agreement to resolve the long-standing name dispute between their two countries.

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Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travels to Europe and North Africa

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to the Netherlands, Denmark, Algeria, and Morocco, from June 25 to 29, to discuss a range of U.S. priorities, including joint efforts to maintain an enduring defeat of ISIS and promote cooperation on regional and global security challenges.

Statement by Heather Nauert – Implication of Malian Soldiers in Civilian Deaths

The United States expresses serious concern about the role of Malian military forces in the deaths of 25 people, as acknowledged by Defense Minister Tiena Coulibaly

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Designation of Senior Officials From the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

The Department is announcing the designation of several senior DRC officials, under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018, due to these officials’ involvement in significant corruption related to the DRC’s electoral process.

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