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Statement by Heather Nauert – On Panama’s Support for Venezuelan Democracy

The United States congratulates Panama for its vigorous defense of democracy and human rights and for promoting stability in the hemisphere.

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Treasury Sanctions Music Promoter and Prostitution Ring Leader Linked to Mexican Cartels

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two individuals acting on behalf of Mexican drug cartels for their roles facilitating money laundering and an international prostitution ring.

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Statement by Jason D. Greenblatt, Special Representative for International Negotiations, on the Situation in Gaza

The United States strongly urges protest leaders to communicate loudly and clearly that protestors should march peacefully; should abstain from all forms of violence; should remain outside the 500-meter buffer zone; and should not approach the border fence in any way or any location. We condemn leaders and protestors who call for violence or who send protestors

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Joint Statement on the U.S.-India-Japan Trilateral Meeting

The United States, India, and Japan held the 9th Trilateral Meeting at Assistant Secretary/Joint Secretary/Director General-level in New Delhi on April 4, 2018, to hold consultations on regional and global issues of mutual interest.

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Statement by Heather Nauert – First Anniversary of the Sarin Attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria

One year ago today, the Assad regime launched a horrific attack using the nerve agent sarin against its own citizens in Khan Shaykhun, killing approximately 100 people – including many children – and injuring hundreds more. Our hearts go out to the Syrian people in remembrance of that shocking day and those families who experienced the horrific loss of their loved ones.

Statement by the Press Secretary on Syria

The military mission to eradicate ISIS in Syria is coming to a rapid end, with ISIS being almost completely destroyed. The United States and our partners remain committed to eliminating the small ISIS presence in Syria that our forces have not already eradicated.

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Houthi Commercial Maritime Attack

The United States is very concerned about the Houthis' latest attempt to escalate the war in Yemen, this time by attacking a commercial vessel while it transited one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, the Bab al-Mandab, in international waters. A significant portion of global trade moves through the Bab al-Mandab every day, including key energy and food supplies.

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Joint Statement on First Anniversary of Chemical Attack on Khan Sheikhoun, Syria

Today marks one year since the heinous attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun, where Asad’s forces unleashed sarin nerve gas with tragic consequences for hundreds of men, women and children.
For more than seven long years there has been no let-up in the atrocities committed by the Syrian regime, enabled by its backers, in flagrant violation of international law. The suffering that has been inflicted on the Syrian people by the Asad regime and its backers is abhorrent.

Statement by Heather Nauert – UN International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Today is the United Nations’ International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, which provides an opportunity for the world to reflect on both the progress made and the challenges that remain in clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance. These explosive remnants of war still endanger civilians in more than 60 states and other areas.

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Statement by Heather Nauert – United States Welcomes Georgia Peace Initiative

The United States welcomes Georgia’s package of proposals to improve the lives of people living in Georgia’s regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

These measures help address the needs of the most vulnerable populations on both sides of the Administrative Boundary Lines and provide increased opportunities for mobility, improved livelihoods, and access to education.

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