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2018-09-13

Press Release: Ambassador Haley on Russia’s Interference in a UN Report on North Korea Sanctions

This week, a report from the UN’s independent Panel of Experts on the implementation of UN North Korea sanctions was submitted to the Security Council. The report submitted to the Council was not the same independent report that was submitted to the UN’s North Korea sanctions committee last month. This version of the report was amended at the request of Russia.

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Ambassador Haley Chairs a UN Security Council Meeting on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia

As president of the UN Security Council, Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, chaired a Security Council briefing on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

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Department Press Briefing – September 13, 2018

Next, as you all know, the Secretary was just in India last week, and so this is sort of the perfect thing to bring you today. The United States, Afghanistan, and India held the second annual joint trade and investment show in Mumbai yesterday. That was in order to strengthen regional economic ties and showcase Afghanistan’s products and also investment opportunities.

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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Humanitarian Organizations on the Situation in Yemen

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan and USAID Administrator Mark Green met yesterday with international and non-governmental organizations to discuss the humanitarian situation in Yemen, and to brief the group on the Secretary's certification to Congress under section 1290 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019.

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2018-09-12

Working Session 4: Rule of law I, including: Right to a fair trial; Independence of the judiciary; Democratic law-making

The United States is committed to strengthening the rule of law within the OSCE region and across the globe. We are particularly concerned when authorities turn laws into political weapons to punish individuals for exercising their fundamental freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly and association, and religion or belief. Judicial independence is essential to democratic government.

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The United States and UN Sanction Libyan Militia Leader Ibrahim Jadhran

Today, the the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Libyan militia leader Ibrahim Jadhran pursuant to Executive Order 13726. Consequently, all of Jadhran’s assets within U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with him.

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo – Certification to Congress on Actions of Saudi Arabia and UAE in Yemen Under the NDAA

Pursuant to Section 1290 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA), I certified to Congress yesterday that the governments of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure resulting from military operations of these governments.

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Statement by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis on Actions of Saudi Arabia and UAE in Yemen

I endorse and fully support Secretary Pompeo's certification to the Congress that the governments of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are making every effort to reduce the risk ...

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Coders, Technologists, and Conservationists Tackle Wildlife Trafficking Challenges at Zoohackathon 2018

The U.S. Department of State will host the third annual Zoohackathon in Madrid, Spain; Mumbai, India; San Diego, California; and Entebbe, Uganda, September 15-16, 2018; and in New Delhi, India, September 22-23, 2018. The Zoohackathon events bring together coders, designers, university students, and conservation enthusiasts to combat wildlife trafficking through digital and technological innovations.

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Statement from the President

Today, I took action to protect the integrity of the United States electoral system by signing an Executive Order to ensure that we can swiftly identify and punish any foreign interference in our elections. As I have made clear, the United States will not tolerate any form of foreign meddling in our elections.

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