All articles from: February, 2017

U.S.-ROK-Japan Foreign Ministerial Joint Statement on the Situation in North Korea


Secretary Tillerson reiterated that the United States remains steadfast in its defense commitments to its allies, the Republic of Korea and Japan, including the commitment to provide extended deterrence, backed by the full range of its nuclear and conventional defense capabilities.

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Statement on Sri Lanka’s National Day

The United States will continue to stand with you as your friend and your partner. While our level of cooperation today is unprecedented, there is always more progress to be made. Sri Lanka can become a leader in contributing to peacekeeping operations across the globe, promoting human rights abroad, and ensuring maritime security throughout the region.

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Press Conference by Secretary Mattis at NATO Headquarters


We thoroughly discussed the increased threats facing our alliance. And unified by the threats to our democracies, I found strong alliance resolve to address these growing threats.

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Joint Press Statements of NATO Secretary General and US Secretary of Defense


The Alliance remains a fundamental bedrock for the United States and for all the transatlantic community bonded as we are together. As President Trump has stated he has strong support for NATO.

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Intervention by U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis at Session One of the North Atlantic Council


Our nations stand together united in common cause. NATO is a stabilizing force in Europe, it helps preserve the rules-based international order globally, and ultimately, it serves to keep the peace and defend shared values that grew out of the Enlightenment.

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U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Sierra Leone

The TPR report submitted by the government of Sierra Leone indicated that it is developing a plan to make greater use of the opportunities presented by the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act, which we would very much welcome.

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U.S. Condemns Iranian Ballistic Missile Launch


Ambassador Robert Wood took the floor at the Conference on Disarmament plenary session on February 7, 2017 to express the United States’ condemnation of Iran’s recent ballistic missile launch.

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Interview with USAID Ticora Jones, Division Chief, Higher Education Solutions Network, Global Development Lab


Policy makers can be a bridge between people who are passionate about ideas and a place where those ideas can be implemented, says Ticora Jones, whose work links up universities and local communities looking to technology to address development challenges.

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