In response to Russia’s dangerous escalation and unjustified November 25 attack on three Ukrainian naval vessels near the Kerch Strait, the Department of State, subject to Congressional approval, will provide an additional $10 million in Foreign Military Financing to further build Ukraine’s naval capabilities.
Today the United States Government announced historic action to confront the illegal immigration crisis facing the United States. We notified the Government of Mexico that the United States is invoking Section 235(b)(2)(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. We will begin implementation immediately.
Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Special Envoy de Mistura, for your briefing. Staffan, on behalf of the United States, I express our sincere gratitude for your four and a half years of service as the UN envoy in Syria. We greatly appreciate your tireless effort that you put into this work and your efforts to bring peace and stability to Syria. We wish you all the best. The United States also looks forward to maintaining a close and constructive relationship with your successor Geir Pedersen as he assumes his role as the Special Envoy.
I am delivering this statement on behalf of the following participating States: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
The United States joins others in welcoming Professor Benedek to the Permanent Council.
Today the United States welcomes the expert, fact-finding report on human rights violations and abuses in the Russian Federation’s Republic of Chechnya and impunity for them, which we believe to be a particularly serious threat to Russia’s fulfillment of its Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) human dimension commitments.
Five years ago, ISIS was a very powerful and dangerous force in the Middle East, and now the United States has defeated the territorial caliphate.
Each day, I witness the vitally important work carried out by the Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement to protect civilians and advance our nation’s interests through Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) programs.
Today, the Departments of State and the Treasury took joint action against Russia’s continued and blatant disregard for international norms.
Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action in response to Russia’s continued disregard for international norms.