Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Ambassador Johnson: The United States is clear: We stand side by side with the United Kingdom in condemning Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Salisbury. The U.S. is determined to hold Russia accountable.   Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2019   The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary ...
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NATO Defence Ministers meet in Brussels

NATO News 13 February 2019   NATO Defence Ministers are meeting today to begin two days of talks on pressing security challenges, including Russia’s violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Ministers will discuss efforts to strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defence, and review NATO missions in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq and the maritime area. Burden-sharing ...
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Sanctions Announcement on Iran

The United States today sanctioned an international network by which the Iranian regime and Russia are providing millions of barrels of oil to the Assad regime in exchange for the movement of hundreds of millions of dollars to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force, and for onward transfer to terrorist organizations such as Hamas and ...
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Imposition of Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act Sanctions on Russia

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 8, 2018   Following the use of a “Novichok” nerve agent in an attempt to assassinate UK citizen Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal, the United States, on August 6, 2018, determined under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 ...
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U.S. Policy Update for 06 June 2016

Today’s topics:   U.S.–China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED)  / Ramadan /  Russia /  Economy /   Ramadan 05 June 2016 The White House Office of the Press Secretary Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan As another new moon heralds the start of the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslims across the United States and around the world. 05 June 2016 On ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Thursday, 07 April 2016

Todays topics:  NATO / DoD:  New class of Sea Vessel, Obama meeting / State Dept. travel / Texas / Russia and Panama Papers / Startups webchat Texas 06 April 2016  Texas: The Alamo, Mission Control and oil gushers    Everything is bigger in Texas, or so Texans like to say.    The Lone Star State actually is second in size to Alaska and in ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Two recent independent reports paint a bleak picture of Internet freedom in Russia.   Freedom House, which monitors Internet freedom in 65 countries, for the first time ranked Russia as “not free,” the lowest of three possible rankings.   Russia’s Internet Freedom 29 March 2016 Russia’s internet freedom is shrinking    Two recent independent reports paint a bleak picture of Internet freedom in ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Thursday, 24 March 2016

Secretary Kerry’s travel to Brussels on March 25, 2016 Secretary Kerry will travel to Brussels, Belgium, on Friday to formally express the condolences of the United States for the loss of life in yesterday’s terrorist attacks, and to meet with Belgian and European Union officials. He will reiterate the strong support of the United States ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Terrorist Attacks in Belgium March 22, 2016 Press Statement by John Kerry Secretary of State The United States Condemns the Terrorist Attacks in Brussels, Belgium Today’s abhorrent attacks in Brussels are an assault against the Belgian people and the very heart of Europe. Our thoughts are with all those in Brussels, including the injured and ...
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