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2017-06-24

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Eid al-Fitr

On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr.

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2017-06-23

Ambassador Nikki Haley’s Statement on the Human Rights Council Resolution Establishing an International Investigation into the Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Today, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted a resolution establishing an international team that will investigate mass atrocities occurring in the Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The violence in the Kasais, which has left more than 3,000 people dead and over one million displaced since last August, is the result of the DRC government’s failure to hold elections in accordance with the country’s constitution.

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Statement by the U.S. government delegation to the 2017 Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees

The following is the text of the statement of the U.S. delegation to the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac on June 23, 2017.

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On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, best wishes to all Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr. This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan, a month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting, prayer, and charity. This day offers an opportunity to reflect on our shared commitment to building peaceful and prosperous communities.

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2017-06-21

Statement on US-Russia relations

We regret that Russia has decided to turn away from an opportunity to discuss bilateral obstacles that hinder U.S.-Russia relations.

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia to congratulate him on his recent elevation. The President and the Crown Prince committed to close cooperation to advance our shared goals of security, stability, and prosperity across the Middle East and beyond.


Recent Violence and Casualties in Nagorno-Karabakh

The United States is deeply concerned over the recent violations of the ceasefire, which have resulted in multiple casualties on the Line of Contact over the last week. We urge the sides to avoid escalation and encourage immediate consideration of measures to reduce tensions along the Line of Contact and the international border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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Explanation of Vote at the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2360 on the Democratic Republic of Congo Sanctions Regime and Mandate of the Group of Experts

The resolution we adopted today reaffirms this Council’s commitment to continue the work started by Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan, two members of the Group of Experts for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who tragically lost their lives in March of this year while on mission in the DRC.

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State Department Amendments to the Terrorist Designations of Hizballah and al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula

The Department of State has amended the designation of Hizballah as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 and as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to add aliases including Lebanese Hizballah, which is frequently used to refer to the group, as well as the Foreign Relations Department (FRD) and the External Security Organization (ESO), key components of the terror organization.

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2017-06-20

Coalition shoots down armed UAV in Syria

A U.S. aircraft shot down an armed pro-Syrian regime Unmanned Aerial Vehicle advancing on Coalition forces in Southern Syria, June 20.


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