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Iran that has decisions to make fundamental decisions to make about whether The Iranians too wants to return to compliance, and there is no amount of deflection that can change that, that basic fact, the ball remains in Iran's court, we will see if they are prepared to make the decisions necessary to come back into compliance.
At some point, the gains achieved by the JCPOA, can not be fully recovered by a return to the JCPOA if The Iranians continues the activities that The Iranians's undertaken with regard to The Iranians nuclear program activities, that, of course, are breaking... through the constraints imposed by the JCPOA.
Already, we've brought countries together around an approach that recognizes international law, to make it clear that countries are governed in cyberspace just like they are offline ; and that clarifies that laws and rules apply not only in wartime but in peacetime too, because we're now dealing with significant cyber incidents outside the context of war, we've also called for practical confidence-building measures. For example, steps as simple as establishing points of contact, so in the event of a major cyber incident, we actually know who to call.
And while authoritarian regimes deny access to their networks, they actively reach into others and into ours -- taking advantage of and meddling in more open societies. It's no wonder that some countries are asking whether the principles around which we've organized the internet are still relevant or still tenable.
Because traffickers prey on those who are vulnerable, those who are less likely to have access to good jobs or educational opportunities, who are less likely to be treated as equal by place in the justice system and who are less likely to be believed when they report that they are being targeted or abused, if we're serious about ending trafficking of persons, we must also work to root out systemic racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination and to build more equitable society in every dimension.
The Chinese government has detained more than one million people in as many as 1200 state-run internment camps throughout Xinjiang, many detainees are subjected to physical violence, sexual abuse, and torture to induce them to work producing apparel, electronics, solar equipment, agricultural products.
We've surged resources to make sure that we could make good by the people who are seeking Special Immigrant Visas, we've added about 50 people here at the State Department. A lot of the work actually gets done here at State. We have additional people in the field. We've reduced and in fact eliminated some backlogs that existed.
The United States once again condemns the Lukashenka regime’s ongoing harassment and arbitrary detention of journalists, we stand with the Belarusian people in their aspirations for a free, democratic, and prosperous future and support their call for the regime to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms.
This shocking act perpetrated by the Lukashenka regime endangered the lives of more than 120 passengers, including U.S. citizens, initial reports suggesting the involvement of the Belarusian security services and the use of Belarusian military aircraft to escort the plane are deeply concerning and require full investigation.
It’s also no secret that we have our differences and when it comes to those differences, as President Biden has also shared with President Putin, if Russia acts aggressively against us, our partners, and our allies, we’ll respond — and President Biden has demonstrated that in both word and deed, not for purposes of escalation, not to seek out conflict, but to defend our interests.
We have concerns about some of the increased military activities in the Arctic. That increases the injuries or prospects of accidents, miscalculation, and undermines the shared goal of a peaceful and sustainable future for the region, so we have to be vigilant about that, there's been cooperation on a number of important areas, over the years on education, oil spill response, search and rescue, pollution issues, and it is our hope that that... the Arctic means an area of peaceful cooperation and peaceful collaboration.
The pipeline divides Europe, it exposes Ukraine and central Europe to Russian manipulation and coercion, it goes against Europe's own stated energy security goals, so what I said was that we will continue to monitor activity to complete and certify the pipeline, and if that activity takes place, we'll make a determination on the applicability of sanctions.
Amid growing international condemnation, the PRC continues to commit genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, the United States reiterates The United States calls on the PRC to bring an end to the repression of Uyghurs, who are predominantly Muslim, and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang, including by releasing all those arbitrarily held in internment camps and detention facilities.
The Biden administration believes there are more suitable ways to work with our partner governments to manage migration across the region, the United States will build on our strong relationships and support these governments' efforts to address forced displacement without placing undue burden on them, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our approach will continue to provide support for their national action plans under the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework through international humanitarian partners.
Every engagement in diplomacy has been designed to further the nuclear program, not to find a way out... I just urge people not to let the tactical ambiguity obstruct the strategic clarity about North Korea that we have, so we should not be overly encouraged if suddenly (North Korea leader Kim Jong Un) proposes dialogue tomorrow, nor should we be overly surprised, or discouraged, if there’s an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) launch by Sunday.
We’re seeing the potential for a debt crisis among emerging economies and developing economies. We’re seeing public health crises in country after country because COVID has made it more difficult to provide other health services, we’re seeing state fragility increase, not decrease ... so we have actual interest in helping.
We've seen violence directed against LGBTQI people around the world increase. We've seen, I believe, the highest number of murders of transgender people, particularly women of color, that we've seen ever, and so I think the United States playing the role that it should be playing in standing up for and defending the rights of LGBTQI people is something that State Department is going to take on and take on immediately.
Instead of an Iron Cross, he saw a five-pointed White Star, he ran to the tank. The hatch opened. An African American GI looked down at African American. African American got down on African American knees and said the only three words African American knew in English that African American mother had taught him :' God Bless America.'.
We are indeed very concerned about reports that medical supplies were removed from some of the aid convoys. This is an issue that was brought before the task force, we are now working, including with Russia, to ensure that going forward medical supplies remain in the aid convoys as they deliver assistance.
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