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The Passing of Human Rights Defender Ludmilla Mikhailovna Alexeeva

Today, on International Human Rights Day, we mark with deep sorrow the passing in Russia of one of the world’s great defenders of human rights, Ludmilla Mikhailovna Alexeeva, who died on December 8 at the age of 91. Until the last, she was a force for human dignity, inspiring and mentoring multiple generations of citizen activists in her native country.

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Readout Of Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Senegalese Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne

The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Senegalese Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne today in Washington, D.C. The Secretary reiterated the United States’ commitment to Senegal with the signing of Senegal’s second Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact.

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On Senegal’s Millennium Challenge Compact

Au nom des États-Unis, je félicite le Sénégal de la signature de son compact avec la Millennium Challenge Corporation.

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Statement from the Press Secretary

Since President Donald J. Trump’s first day in office, he has remained resolute in his commitment to defend the American people from the threat of terrorism. In October, the President signed a comprehensive National Strategy for Counterterrorism, which details the Administration’s approach to defeating ISIS and other extremist groups at home and abroad.

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U.S.-Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Ambassador Alice Wells will travel to Astana, Kazakhstan December 8-12 for the U.S.-Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue.

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Working with our Partners to Fight Corruption

Earlier this fall, I led a delegation to the International Anticorruption Conference, the largest global civil society gathering dedicated to combating corruption.

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Secretary’s Remarks: International Anticorruption Day

Corruption facilitates transnational crime, fuels terrorism, obstructs economic growth and development, weakens the rule of law, and undermines democracy. Ultimately, it endangers our national security.

The Russian and Assad Regime’s False Allegations on Chemical Weapons Use in Aleppo

On November 24, 2018, the Assad regime and Russia falsely accused the opposition and extremist groups of conducting a chlorine attack in northwestern Aleppo.


Remarks at the Ukraine-Hosted Side Event at the 2018 OSCE Ministerial Council On Russian Aggression in Crimea, the Kerch Strait, and the Sea of Azov

The past four years of Russian aggression against Ukraine I think have been a wake-up call for all of us. If ever in the OSCE’s history there were a reason for its existence, it’s today, in Ukraine. Recent events in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov should give us all a new sense of urgency.

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Briefing on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF)

MS NAUERT:  Thank you.  Good afternoon, everyone.  Thanks so much for joining us, and welcome to the State Department on-the-record call about INF.  This call will be embargoed until the end of the call.

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