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2017-09-28

Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on Terrorism

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks at a UN Security Council meeting on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

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2017-09-27

Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Third Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Ottawa, Canada – Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo, and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today successfully concluded the third round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The round took place in Ottawa, Canada from September 23 to 27, 2017.

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Senior Officials on Hurricane Maria

President Donald J. Trump received a briefing today from senior members of his Administration on the ongoing Federal response and recovery operations related to Hurricane Maria.

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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on Syria

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks at a UN Security Council meeting on Syria this afternoon. Ambassador Haley highlighted the success of last week's high-level meeting to address humanitarian needs in Syria, but cautioned Member States against complacency.

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2017-09-26

Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Leads U.S. Delegation to the First Meeting of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, September 27 – 29, to serve as the head of the U.S. delegation to the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP-1).

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Remarks by President Trump and President Rajoy of the Government of Spain in Joint Press Conference

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Good afternoon. I'm greatly honored to welcome President Mariano Rajoy of Spain, and it's a great honor to have you at the White House. Thank you very much.

We've just concluded a very productive conversation on a crucial range of economic and security issues.

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Helping to Restore Water Infrastructure to Iraqi Town Liberated from ISIS

In June 2014, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized Ba’ashiqah, a small town located just outside the city of Mosul in northern Iraq’s Ninewa Province. Families were forced to flee their homes, taking with them only what they could carry on their backs or fit in their vehicles. Those who remained suffered two years of brutal occupation by ISIS. Iraqi forces launched a massive offensive to retake the town during the Battle for Mosul, and the town was liberated from ISIS control in early November 2016.

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on South Sudan

Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Mr. Shearer, for your briefing. We also thank President Mogae for his briefing and his tireless efforts to bring peace to South Sudan.

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2017-09-25

The Conviction and Sentencing of Mykola Semena

The United States is deeply troubled by the decision of a court in Russian-occupied Crimea against Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty journalist Mykola Semena, convicting him of separatism charges and handing down a two-and-a-half year suspended sentence and a ban on future journalistic activity.

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2017-09-24

FAQ: Proclamation on Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats

The Section 2(b) report submitted by the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence, established baseline requirements for 1) identity management practices and 2) information sharing on national security and public safety threats. The requirements reflect a combination of long-standing U.S. Government goals, as well as standards established by international bodies such as the United Nations (UN), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and INTERPOL. They incorporate best practices derived from proven and effective security partnerships, such as the Visa Waiver Program, and from internationally-recognized identity management practices, law enforcement practices, and national security initiatives, such as the adoption of ePassports to prevent fraud and counterfeiting.

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