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2017-07-27

U.S. Arms Sales and Defense Trade

The United States is committed to strengthening allies and partners worldwide so that they meet their own legitimate self-defense needs and can improve their capabilities to operate beside U.S. forces to address shared security challenges.

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European Court of Justice’s Decision on Hamas

The United States welcomes the July 26, decision by the European Court of Justice to retain the European Union’s proscription of Hamas as a terrorist organization. Hamas, a U.S. Department of State-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization and Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT), remains engaged in terrorist activity.

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2017-07-26

Country Reports on Terrorism 2016: Mali

Continued terrorist activity was widespread in Mali’s ungoverned northern region with limited attacks spreading into central and southern Mali. Lackluster implementation of the June 2015 peace accord between the Malian government and two coalitions of armed groups hampered the return of public services and security to the north.

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Remarks With Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Prime Minister, welcome to the State Department.

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2017-07-25

U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon

Today, the United States announced that it is providing more than $140 million in additional humanitarian assistance in Lebanon to address the urgent needs of refugees from Syria and those of Lebanese host communities. This announcement was made during the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s visit to Washington, DC.

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Letter to the Global Coalition From Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIS

To mark this month’s gathering of our 73-member Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS here in Washington, I again congratulate the Government of Iraq, Iraqi Security Forces, Kurdish Peshmerga, and the entire Global Coalition on the liberation of Mosul. Prime Minister Abadi’s announcement of Iraq’s victory in Mosul was a significant milestone in the global fight against ISIS. Together, we have come a very long way – but there is more to do.

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Eighth U.S.-Laos Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue

The United States and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic held their 8th annual Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue on July 25 in Washington. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton led the U.S delegation, which included representatives from the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, and Commerce; Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; and the United States Agency for International Development.

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East

The United States shares everyone’s concern about the heightened tensions in Jerusalem. All parties should work to reduce these tensions, and we offer whatever assistance we can in helping to do this.

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2017-07-24

Four African Countries Approaching Control of Their HIV Epidemics as U.S. Continues Its Commitment to PEPFAR

Groundbreaking data from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control across all age groups in Swaziland, the country with the highest HIV prevalence in the world.

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2017-07-22

Quartet Envoys’ Joint Press Statement – July 22, 2017

The Envoys of the Middle East Quartet from the Russian Federation, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations are deeply concerned by the escalating tensions and violent clashes taking place in and around the Old City of Jerusalem.


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