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2020-03-11

G7 Ministerial To Be Hosted Virtually

Out of an abundance of caution, the United States has decided to host the upcoming G7 ministerial virtually by video teleconference instead of gathering in Pittsburgh, March 24-25.

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The United States Sanctions Two Zimbabwean Officials for Human Rights Abuses

Today, the United States designated Anselem Sanyatwe and Owen Ncube for their role in human rights abuses related to political repression in Zimbabwe. These designations demonstrate continued U.S. commitment to promoting accountability for human rights abuses. 

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo on the Release of the 2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

SECRETARY POMPEO: Hello, everyone. Good morning. Every year, for 44 years, the State Department has written the most comprehensive and fact-based human rights report in the world.

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2020-03-10

Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, China, France, Russia and the United Kingdom on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the NPT.


Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Meeting with Liechtenstein Foreign Minister Eggenberger

Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun met with Liechtenstein Foreign Minister Katrin Eggenberger today in Washington, D.C.

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United States Calls for Humanitarian Release of all Wrongfully Detained Americans in Iran

The United States calls on the Islamic Republic of Iran to immediately release on humanitarian grounds all wrongfully detained Americans being held in Iran.

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On Intra Afghan Negotiations and the Road to Peace

The U.S.-Taliban agreement and the U.S.-Afghanistan joint declaration signed last week identified March 10 as the start of intra-Afghan negotiations.


Special Briefing With Ambassador James Jeffrey and Ambassador David Satterfield

Moderator: [Inaudible] and Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, and by David Satterfield, the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey.
We will begin today’s call with opening remarks from our speakers and then we will turn to your questions. We will do our best to get to as many as possible in the time that we have, which is approximately 30 minutes.


2020-03-09

Joint Statement on the Signing of the U.S.-Taliban Agreement

The text of the following statement was agreed by Special Envoys and Special Representatives of the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United Nations and the United States of America on the occasion of the signing of the U.S.-Taliban Agreement on February 29 in Qatar.

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Thirteen-Year Anniversary of the Disappearance of Robert Levinson

Thirteen years ago today, on March 9, 2007, Robert A. “Bob” Levinson was abducted on Kish Island, Iran. For 13 years, the Iranian government has denied knowledge of his whereabouts or condition, a claim that defies credibility.

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