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2018-02-05

Chemical Weapons Attack in Saraqib, Syria Share

The United States is gravely alarmed by continued allegations of the use of chlorine gas by the Syrian Regime to terrorize innocent civilians, this time in Idlib Province near Saraqib.

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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks at a UN Security Council briefing on chemical weapons use in Syria.


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson And Peruvian Foreign Minister Lucia Cayetana Aljovin Gazzani At a Press Availability

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well first, thank you, Minister Aljovin, for welcoming me to Peru. It is indeed a pleasure to be back in Peru. It’s only been 48 years since I was last here. (Laughter.) But interestingly, I came here as an 18-year-old college student on a relief mission in 1971, actually January the 2nd, after a terrible earthquake in Peru. I came down with my university band to bring awareness to the situation.

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Treasury Sanctions Individuals Destabilizing the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned four individuals who have engaged in destabilizing activities responsible for prolonging the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and contributing to widespread poverty, chronic food insecurity, and population displacement. As a result of today's actions, all of the designated persons' ass

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Syria

Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Izumi, for your briefing.
The news out of Syria this morning is following a troubling pattern. There are reports of yet another chemical weapons attack on Sunday. Victims of what appears to be chlorine gas are pouring into hospitals.

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Key Facts about New START Treaty Implementation

Through the Treaty’s verification regime, which includes short-notice, on-site inspections at New START Treaty-related bases and facilities, the United States is able to verify information about the strategic nuclear arsenal of the Russian Federation. The verification regime provides both countries insight into each other’s strategic nuclear delivery systems, warheads, and facilities.

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Statement By Heather Nauert On New Start Treaty Central Limits Take Effect

The United States of America and the Russian Federation have implemented the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START Treaty) for seven years. February 5, 2018 marks the date that the Treaty’s central limits on each country’s strategic nuclear arsenal take effect.

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Cameroonian Anglophone Detainees

The United States condemns the ongoing violence in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions, including the murder of two Cameroonian gendarmes in the North West Region village of Mbingo, a Cameroonian soldier outside of Bamenda on February 1, an electoral official of Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) in Bangem, and the reported deaths of four civilians in Bemenda and Belo on February 2 and 3. We offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and to the people of Cameroon.

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Press Release: UN Committee Blocks Qualified American NGOs, Protects Iran and North Korea Human Rights Abuses

The UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) has voted against granting consultative status for two qualified American NGOs. Both the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) and the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) are leading NGOs in their fields.

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Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh Travels to the United Arab Emirates

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh will travel to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), February 5-8.

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