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2020-06-23

Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in South Sudan (via VTC)

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Thank you, Madam President, and thank you, Special Representative Shearer for your briefing and your tireless leadership in support of stability in South Sudan.

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Attacks in Syria

We extend our deepest sympathies to the families of innocent civilians killed and those wounded in Syria today in the terrorist attack in Tel Halaf and the airstrike in Kobane.


2020-06-22

United States Stands with Canada Against China’s Arbitrary Detention of Canadian Citizens

The United States is extremely concerned by the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) decision to proceed with formal charges against Canadian citizens Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.


United States Stands with Canada Against China’s Arbitrary Detention of Canadian Citizens

The United States is extremely concerned by the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) decision to proceed with formal charges against Canadian citizens Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.


Designation of Additional Chinese Media Entities as Foreign Missions

Over the past decade and particularly under General Secretary Xi Jinping’s tenure, the CCP has reorganized China’s state propaganda outlets disguised as news agencies and asserted even more direct control over them. He has stated “Party-owned media must. . . embody the party’s will, safeguard the party’s authority … their actions must be highly consistent with the party.”


2020-06-20

IAEA Board of Governors Adopts Resolution, Calls on Iran To Cooperate Without Further Delay

Today, the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) adopted a resolution calling on Iran to provide IAEA inspectors the information and access they have requested and that Iran is obligated to provide.

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Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors Approves Burkina Faso Compact

On June 17, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors approved a compact for Burkina Faso, bringing the total value of MCC assistance to Burkina Faso to nearly $1 billion since 2008.

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On the Occasion of World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is an opportunity to recognize the courage and the struggles of millions of refugees who have fled their homes due to persecution and conflict.

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2020-06-19

Sustaining U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Leadership in Response to COVID-19

The United States has been, and continues to be, the undisputed leader in global foreign assistance, and our leadership in response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues that record of generosity. Today, we’re providing approximately $93 million in new humanitarian assistance to bolster our ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by this deadly virus. This new funding will help people across the world, including throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America.


Europe and the China Challenge

MR RASMUSSEN: It’s a great pleasure for me to welcome our next speaker, the American Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. Good morning, Mr. Secretary. I think it’s morning in your time zone.


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