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Secretary Tillerson’s Remarks at the UN Security Council Session on Nuclear Non-Proliferation

“Ultimately, we each have a sovereign responsibility to ensure that we keep the world safe from nuclear warfare, the aftermath of which will transgress all borders. The United States will continue … to work to halt the proliferation of nuclear weapons. We ask all peace-loving nations to join us in this mission.”

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis


The United States today announced more than $697 million in additional humanitarian assistance.

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Secretary’s Remarks at a Press Availability in New York City

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“I want to begin, first, by extending our condolences to all those who have suffered, continue to suffer, from the devastation from the natural disasters that we are witnessing around the Western Hemisphere…”

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U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Crisis in Rakhine State, Burma

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The United States is providing an additional nearly $32 million in humanitarian assistance to address the urgent needs of Rohingya fleeing violence from Rakhine State, Burma to Bangladesh, as well as internally displaced persons in Rakhine State, and host communities in Bangladesh.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Call With Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

The Secretary welcomed the Burmese government’s commitment to end the violence in Rakhine State and to allow those displaced by the violence to return home.

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Secretary’s Remarks: On President Trump’s Address to the UN General Assembly

Today, President Donald Trump presented to assembled world leaders his vision of security, prosperity and peace led by sovereign nations

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Remarks on the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report

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The release of the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report details the status of religious freedom in 199 countries and territories, and provides insights as to significant and growing challenges.

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Switzerland National Day

Please accept my best wishes as you and the people of Switzerland celebrate your National Day on August 1.

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Secretary Tillerson Discusses Foreign Policy Goals at Press Availability


When we say America first it doesn’t mean America alone, and we do value our friends and allies; we value our partners. And we recognize and acknowledge our adversaries and our enemies, and we tend to think about our relationships in those types of terms. But as we have said, America first is not America alone.

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State Department Releases Country Reports on Terrorism 2016

The report provides policy-related assessments, country-by-country breakdowns of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation; and contains information on state sponsors of terrorism, terrorist safe havens, foreign terrorist organizations, and the global challenge of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear terrorism.

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