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2020-03-05

ICC Decision on Afghanistan

Today, the International Criminal Court (ICC) Appeals Chamber authorized an investigation into the alleged activities of the Taliban and U.S. and Afghan personnel related to Afghanistan. This is a truly breathtaking action by an unaccountable political institution, masquerading as a legal body.


The United States Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)

Today, the United States celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and applauds its many milestones over the years in making the world a safer and more prosperous place. President Trump issued a statement today highlighting the success of the U.S. commitment to the NPT.

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United States Announces New Humanitarian Assistance for Displaced Rohingya and Members of Other Affected Communities in Bangladesh and Burma

On March 3, the United States announced more than $59 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh and internally displaced Rohingya and members of other affected communities in Burma.

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Warsaw Process Counterterrorism and Illicit Finance Working Group Convenes in Marrakech, Morocco

The United States, Poland, Morocco, and Kenya convened the Warsaw Process Counterterrorism and Illicit Finance working group, hosted by the Government of Morocco in Marrakech on March 4-5, 2020. Fifty-five delegations, including international organizations, from around the world participated in the working group.

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IAEA Reports Nuclear Concerns in Iran

On March 3 in Vienna, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi issued two new reports that heighten already serious concerns that the Islamic Republic of Iran is hiding its nuclear material and nuclear activities.


2020-03-04

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards Ceremony

AMBASSADOR CURRIE: Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the Department of State. Excellencies, distinguished guests and colleagues, my name is Kelley Currie. I am proud to be the ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues here at the department.

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The United States and Gabon Assume the Co-Secretariat of the Friends of Gulf of Guinea

The Department of State is pleased to announce that the United States and the Republic of Gabon have assumed the co-secretariat of the Friends of Gulf of Guinea, also known as the FoGG, for calendar year 2020.

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Election of Daren Tang of Singapore as Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization

On behalf of the United States, I congratulate Daren Tang for his election as Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Mr. Tang is an effective advocate for protecting intellectual property, a vocal proponent of transparency and institutional integrity, and a leader who can unify WIPO member states by forging consensus on difficult issues.

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2020-03-03

2020 International Women of Courage Award Recipients Announced

On Wednesday, March 4, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will host the Annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards at the U.S. Department of State to honor 12 extraordinary women from around the world. The First Lady of the United States Melania Trump will deliver remarks to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of these women.


Statement by Ambassador Kelly Craft on U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for the Syria Crisis Response

Today we traveled to the Turkish-Syrian border to observe one of the two remaining UN-authorized cross-border lifelines facilitating humanitarian assistance to the besieged and desperate people of northwest Syria. The United States is determined that the UN Security Council renew the authorization for both Bab al-Hawa and Bab al-Salam border crossings when their mandates expire in July.

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