All articles from: May, 2017

Statement from Ambassador Nikki Haley on Atrocities Committed by the Assad Regime in Syria

The declassified reporting released by the State Department today on atrocities committed in Syria clearly shows how the Assad regime systematically and brutally terrorizes its own people.

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U.S. Releases Newly De-Classified Information Documenting Continued Brutality of Assad Regime

We now believe that the Syrian regime has installed a crematorium in the Saydnaya prison complex.

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Nine Year Imprisonment of Bahai Leaders in Iran

Nine years ago, seven leaders of Iran’s Bahai community were arrested and convicted of espionage, insulting religious sanctities, and propaganda against the Islamic Republic for activities related solely to their belief in and practice of their faith.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of South Africa

We applaud South Africa for its strong constitutional protections for human rights and forward-leaning positions on combatting discrimination.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of the Netherlands

The United States commends the Netherlands’ longstanding commitment to the promotion of human rights, highlighting the co-founding of the Equal Rights Coalition and the National Action Program to Combat Discrimination.

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U.S. Statement to the NPT Preparatory Committee – Cluster 2: Regional Issues

The United States reaffirms the critical role of the NPT in enhancing the security of all States Parties and promoting regional security and stability.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Poland

We commend the progress made by Poland in addressing our 2012 UPR recommendation to institute law enforcement outreach to LGBTI communities and to increase hate crimes reporting. We also commend senior government officials for recent statements condemning anti-Semitism.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Algeria

We commend Algeria on its constitutional reforms, including a provision protecting freedom to manifest religion in worship.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines

The United States has discussed our concerns with the prosecution of the drug war on multiple occasions with the Philippine government, and will continue to do so.

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U.S. Statement to the NPT Preparatory Committee – Cluster 2: Nonproliferation

As we look toward the fiftieth anniversary of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, it is important to recall the successes we have achieved and challenges we have faced in advancing our shared nonproliferation goals.

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