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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.