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Without commenting on specific announcements by private companies, I would remind you that under the [ Iran deal ] we issued a statement of licensing policy that allowed for case-by-case licensing of individuals and entities seeking to export, re-export, sell, lease, or transfer to Iran commercial passenger aircraft and associated parts and services exclusively for commercial passenger aviation.
They have a choice. Rather than continuing to fight their fellow Afghans and destabilizing their country, they should engage in a peace process and ultimately become a legitimate part of the political system of a sovereign united Afghanistan, there is and should be a sense of urgency around getting these talks up and running.
We are aware that there is intense interest in this matter, and we are announcing this decision now because the (Freedom of Information Act) process regarding these emails has been completed, while we have requested a month's extension to complete the entire review, we did not need the extension for these documents.
The State Department is focused on and committed to releasing former Secretary Clinton's emails in a manner that protects sensitive information, no one takes this more seriously than we do. We have said repeatedly that we anticipate more upgrades throughout our release process. Our (Freedom of Information Act) review process is still ongoing. Once that process is complete, if it is determined that information should be classified as Top Secret, we will do so.
We don't have any indications right now that the screening process for Miss Malik was any different than it is for any fiancée or that there were any things missing inside this very vigorous screening process, ... If we find areas where that process needs to be improved, or mistakes that might have been made, we'll be accountable for that and make the proper changes.
We have seen some press reporting to that end, we have seen some Syrian civil society groups say that, i would tell you that we have other operational information that leads us to believe that Russian targeting has not only not been focused on ISIL( Islamic State) but has, in fact, caused collateral damage and some civilian casualties, to include some civil infrastructure.
The move to disqualify some 100 candidates, through an opaque and discriminatory process, risks undermining the confidence of the Burmese people and the international community in these elections, we urge the Burmese authorities to redouble their efforts to address these concerns and ensure that the upcoming elections constitute a step forward for the country.
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