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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.