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Extradition of Iranian Official Asadollah Assadi for Role in Paris Terrorist Plot

Authorities in Germany announced yesterday the extradition of Asadollah Assadi, an Iranian official working under diplomatic cover, to Belgium for his role in the disrupted Iranian terrorist plot to bomb a political rally near Paris, France on June 30.

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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Death of Venezuelan Opposition Councilman

The United States condemns the Maduro regime's involvement in the death of Venezuelan opposition councilman Fernando Alban. Venezuelan authorities took Alban into custody on October 5, upon his return from the United Nations General Assembly, where he spoke to the world about the importance of returning democracy to the people of Venezuela.

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Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Report 2018

Today the U.S. Department of State submitted the second annual report to Congress as required by the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016 (the END Wildlife Trafficking Act).

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Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

We have seen conflicting reports on the safety and whereabouts of prominent Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.


Statement from the Press Secretary on the Department of Treasury Advisory on Nicaragua

Yesterday, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published an advisory to warn United States financial institutions that senior foreign political figures connected to the regime of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega may seek to transfer proceeds from acts of political corruption into the United States financial system.

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The Wrongful Detention of Tomás Núñez Magdariaga in Cuba

The United States is gravely concerned about the physical health of Cuban democratic activist Tomás Núñez Magdariaga, who has been on a hunger strike for more than 50 days in protest against his wrongful imprisonment.

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FinCEN Advisory Warns of Risks Linked to Corruption in Nicaragua

WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advisory today to alert U.S. financial institutions of the increasing risk that proceeds of political corruption from Nicaragua may enter or traverse the U.S. financial system.

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U.S. Charges Russian GRU Officers with International Hacking and Related Influence and Disinformation Operations

A grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania has indicted seven defendants, all officers in the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), a military intelligence agency of the General Staff

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Response to ODIHR’s Report on the 2018 HDIM

Director Gísladóttir, the United States welcomes you to the Permanent Council. Thank you for your report and organizing the 2018 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Warsaw last month.

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Response to Vladimir Voronkov, UN Counter Terrorism Office Under-Secretary-General

We appreciate the summary of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism’s (UNOCT) activities and priorities.

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