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2017-09-21

Press Briefing By U.S. Ambassador To The United Nations Nikki Haley

AMBASSADOR HALEY:  Good afternoon.  Well, we have had a very productive and strong week at the U.N.  You saw the United States had a very strong presence with the President, the Vice President, and many members of the national security team, as well as his economic team.  The United States was out in full force, and I think the U.N. felt it, but I think it was extremely productive.


Remarks by President Trump Before Trilateral Meeting with President Moon of the Republic of Korea and Prime Minister Abe of Japan

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Today I'm announcing a new executive order I just signed that significantly expands our authorities to target individuals, companies, financial institutions that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea. As I outlined at my address to the United Nations General Assembly, North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile development is a grave threat to peace and security in our world.


Remarks by President Trump and President Poroshenko of Ukraine Before Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. It's wonderful to have President Poroshenko with us. We spent some time recently in the White House, and I know you've made good progress since then -- a lot of progress, actually.

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U.S. Department of State and espnW Join Forces for the Annual Global Sports Mentoring Program

From September 25 to October 31, seventeen international delegates and American sports sector mentors will take part in the annual U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP). In its sixth year, this program supports the U.S. Department of State’s global efforts to advance the rights and participation of women and girls through sports.


Civilian Victims of Syrian and Russian Airstrikes in Idlib and Hama Provinces

The United States is concerned by reports of airstrikes in Idlib province and northern Hama province on September 19 and 20 that killed at least three medical personnel and damaged a number of medical facilities, emergency equipment, and civil defense centers.


Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at the Adoption of a UN Security Council Resolution on Accountability for ISIS Atrocities

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks following the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2379, which establishes a UN investigative team to gather evidence on atrocities committed by the Islamic State and seek justice for victims of ISIS’s brutality.


Remarks by President Trump and President Ghani of Afghanistan Before Bilateral Meeting

Our military is, as you know, over there right now and doing, really, an incredible job -- more of leadership than fighting. We're leading a lot of wonderful Afghan troops who are fighting very hard. We were just discussing that, and great progress is being made.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson At the United Nations Security Council Session on Nuclear Non-Proliferation

At a time when stabbings, crudely constructed bombs, and trucks driven into crowds of innocent men, women, and children are often our enemies’ weapons of choice to attack us, it is easy to become complacent and see the threat of nuclear attacks as a relic of the Cold War.


Briefing on U.S. Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

Good morning, everybody. Very glad to be able to introduce you today to – or reintroduce you, if you’ve met him before – our USAID administrator, Ambassador Mark Green. He’s here to speak to you about the U.S. response to some truly unprecedented humanitarian needs worldwide, from the earthquake in Mexico this week, and of course the near famine in South Sudan.

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority

President Donald J. Trump and President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority met yesterday in New York to continue working toward an enduring Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.

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