The Asad regime’s violations described in the most recent COI report include murder, hostage-taking, enforced disappearances, torture, rape, sexual violence, targeting civilians, and indiscriminate bombing.
Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy.
According to the U.S. analysis, the draft PPWT, like the earlier 2008 version, remains fundamentally flawed. Above all, there is no integral verification regime to help monitor the ban on the placement of weapons in space, and no prospect of achieving a capability to effectively verify an agreement banning space-based weapons with existing technologies and cooperative measures.
Around the world, the U.S. remains concerned about increasing restrictions on the freedoms of assembly and peaceful association. The shrinking space for civil society in many nations limits discussion and debate.
ISIL must be defeated, period, end of story.
Faced with this outbreak, the world is looking to us, the United States, and it’s a responsibility that we embrace.
A/S Malinowski Briefs Congressional Leaders on ISIL’s Persecution of Religious Minorities in Iraq and Syria
The interconnected aspects of ISIL’s campaign of terror in both countries have the potential to further destabilize the region […]
U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament and U.S. Special Representative for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) Issues […]
According to the U.S. analysis, the draft PPWT, like the earlier 2008 version, remains fundamentally flawed. Above all, there […]
Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman, and Senior Advisor Jacob […]
Statement at the Adoption of the Working Group Report of the UPR of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
We welcome the DRC’s support for Rwanda’s recommendation that the DRC fulfill its commitments under the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework.
We agree that successful disaster risk reduction strategies can only be developed and implemented with indigenous peoples’ participation and input.
HRC must focus attention on Syria, Iran, DPRK, Sudan, South Sudan, Cuba, China, Venezuela, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Egypt and Russia.
Remarks at a Luncheon with the Media.
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