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Death of Pakistani Human Rights and Democracy Advocate Asma Jahangir

We join Pakistan and others around the world in mourning the untimely death of Pakistani human rights and democracy advocate, Asma Jahangir.

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U.S.-Funded Cranes Offloading Goods in Yemen

These cranes are offloading key supplies for the people of Yemen and will allow greater throughput of critical humanitarian assistance and goods.

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Escalation of Violence in Eastern Ghouta and Idlib, Syria

The United States is extremely concerned about escalating violence in Idlib, the Damascus suburbs of Eastern Ghouta, and other areas of Syria threatened by ongoing regime and Russian airstrikes.

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Presidential Elections Announced in Venezuela

The United States denounces the decision by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council to unilaterally advance presidential elections without guarantees to ensure free, fair, and internationally-validated elections.

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U.S. Statement on the Recent Events in Kenya

The United States is gravely concerned by Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga’s self-“inauguration” on January 30.

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Press Statement On the Continuing Protests in Iran

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the deaths to date and the arrests of at least one thousand Iranians.

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Designations Under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998

Today, the Department of State announces that the Secretary of State re-designated Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan as Countries of Particular Concern on December 22, 2017. The Secretary also placed Pakistan on a Special Watch List for severe violations of religious freedom.

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Update on Yemen: Special Briefing by Assistant Secretary Tim Lenderking

“No one’s put more attention and more funding into the Yemen conflict than the United States. She mentioned the figure of 1.3 billion. It’s a very significant amount, but I think also we’re dealing with very significant problems inside Yemen. There’s both the cholera and the food insecurity situation.”

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Press Release: 31st Session of the Special Verification Commission (SVC) under the INF Treaty

The Thirty-First Session of the SVC under the INF Treaty took place in Geneva, Switzerland, December 12-14, 2017.

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U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia

Press statement by the U.S. delegation to the forty-second round of the Geneva International Discussions on the conflict in Georgia (December 12-13).

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