Ambassador Robert Wood: Statement at the Conference on Disarmament

Every CD Member State, indeed, Mr. President, every nation on Earth, should insist, as a matter of international peace and security, that China engage on nuclear arms control, transparency, and confidence building with the United States and the Russian Federation without further delay.

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Remarks by Ambassador Andrew Bremberg at UN Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony

I am honored to be a part of this event and humbled to be in the presence of survivors whose conviction and courage inspire awe and faith.  Holocaust Remembrance Day keeps alive the stories and experiences of those who bore witness to one of the most horrific periods in history – a few short years …

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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Venezuelan Regional Crisis

Deputy Secretary John Sullivan and United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green announced September 4 in Cúcuta, Colombia more than $120 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to address the largest external displacement of persons in the Hemisphere’s history.

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International Commitment to Protect Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

Today we mark the first International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.  This day serves as a reminder of the need to promote and protect the unalienable right of religious freedom, and the consequences when countries fail to do so.

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U.S. Opening Statement at the Third Global Meeting of Wildlife Enforcement Networks

I am here today because wildlife trafficking undermines economic prosperity and communities’ livelihoods; it encourages corruption; it spreads disease; and it pushes species to the brink of extinction. Wildlife trafficking threatens our values, our governance structures, and the rule of law.

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Plenary Statement 72nd World Health Assembly

Secretary Azar: “Last year, we marked the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic, which killed more than 50 million people. Soon after, in 1919, another significant outbreak, of typhus in Europe, led health ministers to come together to plan the health component of the League of Nations, even before the League had its first …

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U.S. Deposits Instrument of Ratification to the Marrakesh Treaty

The United States today deposited the instruments of ratification to the Marrakesh Treaty, a landmark treaty which will help reduce the global shortage of print materials in accessible formats such as Braille for blind, visually impaired and print disabled persons.

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U.S. Remarks at a United Nations Security Council Meeting on Venezuela

“We stand with the Venezuelan people as they seek to build a better life for themselves and we cannot ignore the suffering or tyranny taking place in this proud nation. Neither should other countries who care about freedom and prosperity.”

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U.S. Statement by Ambassador Wood at the 2019 Session of the Conference on Disarmament

Today, I would like to speak with you about the importance of compliance with arms control obligations and the consequences when states violate arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements and commitments.  As Secretary Pompeo has said, “when treaties are broken, the violators must be confronted, and the treaties must be fixed or discarded. Words should …

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Repression of Civil Society, Human Rights Defenders, and Independent Media in Nicaragua

The Nicaraguan regime’s recent actions to strip legal status from non-governmental organizations, including groups monitoring human rights, reveal President Ortega’s and Vice President Murillo’s continued contempt for human rights in their own country.

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Press Releases: Remarks at the United Against Nuclear Iran Summit

Remarks by Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Westin Grand Central Hotel New York City September 25, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you, all. Thank you. Thanks. So I’m still – it’s going to take me just a minute to recover. I was desperately afraid Senator Lieberman was going to ask me to translate some …

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Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor: Remarks on “Stepping up Action to End Forced Labor, Modern Slavery, and Human Trafficking”

Deputy Secretary Sullivan: “I’m pleased to announcethat we are working with our Congress to make a second $25 million available to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery as well as to the University of Georgia Research Foundation to work toward our mutual aim of ending modern slavery through transformative programs, innovative research methodologies, and …

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73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

On Tuesday, September 25, President Donald J. Trump will address the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations, in New York City.  The President’s remarks will be streamed on  WhiteHouse.gov/live  and the White House’s Facebook page.  Later in the day, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver remarks at the United Against Nuclear Iran …

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On U.S. Appearance Before the International Court of Justice

Today, oral proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) began in The Hague on an application for provisional measures in a case brought by Iran against the United States, Alleged Violations of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights. Iran’s filing with the ICJ is an attempt to interfere with the …

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Remarks on the UN Human Rights Council

Remarks by Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State and Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Treaty Room Washington, DC June 19, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon. The Trump administration is committed to protecting and promoting the God-given dignity and freedom of every human being. Every individual has rights that are inherent and inviolable. They are …

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After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy

Secretary Pompeo: “We’ll continue to work with allies to counter the regime’s destabilizing activities in the region, block their financing of terror, and address Iran’s proliferation of missiles and other advanced weapons systems that threaten peace and stability. We will also ensure Iran has no path to a nuclear weapon — not now, not ever. …

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Report of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission in Syria Regarding an Alleged Incident in Saraqib on 4 February 2018

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 17, 2018 On May 15, 2018, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Fact-Finding Mission, released its report regarding an alleged incident in Saraqib, Syrian Arab Republic on 4 February 2018. The FFM “determined that chlorine, released from cylinders through mechanical impact, was likely …

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Secretary Tillerson: Remarks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a Press Availability

Earlier today, Foreign Minister Lavrov and I had a lengthy conversation about issues that require immediate attention and issues that require longer-term attention. We understand that improvement in the long-term relationship will be required if we are to make progress on issues where we have different views.

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Inauguration Day: Donald Trump to Take Office as America’s 45th President

Watch the live stream coverage of Inauguration Day 2017 on PBS:  https://twitter.com/i/live/807346862592139264  and on the  Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies website . Donald J. Trump, a businessman who promises to use his financial know-how to help Americans improve their standard of living, on January 20 takes office as the 45th president of the United States. Official information on the Presidential Inauguration is …

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Secretary of State Kerry Calls for Syria Ceasefire at UN Security Council Session

Secretary Kerry: “There is only one choice, and it’s to get to that table with Staffan de Mistura and it is get to a negotiation and get a ceasefire so we stop the flow of refugees, stop the suffering, and provide the people of Syria with a chance to breathe, to live.”

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Secretary of State John Kerry Meets with U.S. Mission Geneva Staff

Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry U.S. Mission Geneva, Switzerland May 2, 2016 AMBASSADOR HAMAMOTO: Secretary, it’s so great to have you back here in Geneva. After coming here numerous times over the last couple years, it’s now been about nine months since your last visit, and I will say we were starting to worry that …

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