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2018-05-31

Statement By Heather Nauert – Mother’s Day Violence in Nicaragua

The United States condemns the Nicaraguan government’s violent response to peaceful Mother’s Day marches in Managua and other cities yesterday, including assaults on mothers mourning their children killed since protests began April 18. The United States also condemns the beatings of journalists and attacks against local TV and radio stations.

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Reply to Russia on the OSCE Observer Mission at the Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk

The Russian Federation presents the observer mission as some sort of goodwill gesture almost as if it was a humanitarian effort on behalf of a benevolent participating State to contribute to regional peace and security in Ukraine.

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On Syria’s Recognition of the Independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The United States strongly condemns the Syrian regime's intention to establish diplomatic relations with the Russian-occupied Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. These regions are part of Georgia.

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Response to the Chief Observer of the OSCE Observer Mission at the Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk, Ambassador György Varga

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Ambassador Varga, the United States warmly welcomes you back to the Permanent Council. Thank you for your timely, detailed, and informative report, as well as for your spot reports throughout the reporting period.

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Ongoing Violations of International Law and Defiance of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation in Ukraine

The last two weeks have seen increased fire from Russia-led forces - not just against Ukrainian positions, but Ukrainian population centers as well - particularly near Svitlodarsk.

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Calling Russia to Account for its Role in the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17

The United States supports the Netherlands and Australia in calling Russia to account for its role in the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight #17 (MH-17) over eastern Ukraine and the deaths of the 298 innocents on board, including an American citizen.

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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims June 2018 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

During Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we honor America’s long-shared history with our neighbors in the Caribbean and celebrate the Caribbean Americans who have enriched our Nation.

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Statement by Heather Nauert – India and Pakistan Agree to Uphold Ceasefire

The United States welcomes reports that the militaries of India and Pakistan have reaffirmed their commitment to fully implement the 2003 ceasefire along the Line of Control.


Amendments to the Terrorist Designations of al-Nusrah Front

The Department of State has amended the designation of al-Nusrah Front – an al-Qa’ida affiliate in Syria – to include Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and other aliases.

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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at the Adoption of a UN Security Council Resolution to Extend Sanctions on South Sudan

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks before the adoption of the U.S.-drafted UN Security Council Resolution 2418 on South Sudan sanctions. The resolution extends the existing sanctions regime for 45 days, at which time the Council may consider additional measures.

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