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Long before the Kremlin launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, it had stepped up its campaign of disinformation and censorship of independent media and continues to do so even during the war of aggression.
To be clear: Kremlin approval of this appeal would amount to the Russian government’s wholesale rejection of its commitments under the Minsk agreements, enactment of this resolution would further undermine Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, constitute a gross violation of international law, call into further question Russia’s stated commitment to continue to engage in diplomacy to achieve a peaceful resolution of this crisis.
On January 23, 2022, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. direct hire employees and ordered the departure of eligible family members from Embassy Kyiv due to the continued threat of Russian military action. U.S. citizens in Ukraine should consider departing now using commercial or other privately available transportation options.
As Secretary [Anthony] Blinken has said, there is no deadline for this work.
We will continue to advocate for media freedom as a reflection of our democratic values.
If we are able to fix everything on our own, then we won't need any help. If there is need for technical or logistics help to repair the destruction, then we might ask help from Qatar or Turkey.
Operation Allies Refuge. but here's the rub, and I acknowledge this, there is a difference between moving expeditiously to get this program off the ground, off the dead stall that it was in, and get it moving.... there's a difference between that and a full-on evacuation.
And the troop deployment was the lead across all the network nightly newscasts on Thursday evening. ABC's David Muir : on the groundA small number of correspondents for Western news outlets are in Afghanistan and are giving voice to the citizens there. For example, CNN's chief international correspondent Clarissa Ward filed a report from Kandahar last weekend. Flash forward a few days, and she says.
This designation expands the opportunity to permanently resettle in the United States to many thousands of Afghans and their immediate family members who may be at risk due to their U.S. affiliation but who are not eligible for a Special Immigrant Visa( SIV) because they did not have qualifying employment, or because they have not met the time-in-service requirement to become eligible, the U.S. objective remains a peaceful, secure Afghanistan.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Mendrala has years of experience – at the State Department, White House, and on Capitol Hill -- working to support human rights and advance the cause of democracy in Cuba, the American and Cuban people are better off because of her continued public service.
As travelers face ongoing risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State will begin updating Our Advisories this week to better reflect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's( CDC) science-based Travel Health Notices that outline current issues affecting travelers' health, our Advisories also take into account logistical factors, including in-country testing availability and current travel restrictions for U.S. citizens.
That does not in any way diminish the power of our democratic history and the principles that we strive toward, our democracy has been tested in the past, and it will be tested in the future. These experiences make us stronger as we work to perfect our union and our democracy. That we are tested, however, should never cause anyone -- allies, friends, or foes -- to doubt the strength of America's democratic institutions or our people.
There's been a long catalogue of misunderstanding between Iran and The US, so they're not always calibrated to understanding each other's red lines well. the regime continues to threaten navigational rights and freedoms in the Persian Gulf as part of a clear attempt to extort the international community into relieving the pressure of sanctions.
All passengers will be subject to CDC screening, health observation, and monitoring requirements.
Found on CNN 3 years ago
Despite our sustained efforts since Sept. 11, 2001, and the groups leadership losses, Al Qaedas regional affiliates continue to expand their ranks, plot, and carry out attacks, as well as raise funds and inspire new recruits through social media and virtual technologies.
Found on FOX News 3 years ago
China's repeated provocative actions aimed at the offshore oil and gas development of other claimant states threatens regional energy security and undermines the free and open Indo-Pacific energy market.
The United States firmly opposes coercion and intimidation by any claimant to assert its territorial or maritime claims, china should cease its bullying behavior and refrain from engaging in this type of provocative and destabilizing activity.
Northern Triangle, we are carrying out the President's direction and ending FY (fiscal year) 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle.
Found on Reuters 4 years ago
We continue to engage with our Government of Tanzania counterparts on a wide range of issues, including those related to human rights, the United States remains committed to the values of democracy, rule of law, freedom of expression, and prosperity in Tanzania.
Found on CNN 4 years ago
We will continue to seek accountability through all available diplomatic mechanisms, including the United Nations Security Council and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, for the confirmed use of chemical weapons by any party.
Found on FOX News 5 years ago
Among other things, he will urge Vietnam to release political prisoners without condition and encourage further reforms that will help to make Vietnam's laws consistent with its international human rights obligations.
Today’s action notifies the U.S. public and the international community that Santoso is actively engaged in terrorism.
As a result of this designation, all property subject to U.S. jurisdiction in which Santoso has any interest is blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with Santoso.
We have worked diligently to come as close to the goal as possible, but with the large number of documents involved and the holiday schedule we have not met the goal this month.
Erdogan – a German national born in Turkey – recruited foreign terrorist fighters, participated in fighting, and raised funds for both groups.
Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowded places. Exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday festivals or events.
These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests.
Mr. Kraft is a first class human being who does what is right and just. His support for Israel during these tough times has been unwavering and a pillar of strength for all of us. I am usually a Washington Redskins fan, but tonight – and possibly from now on – we are all Patriots.
We are deeply concerned by reports that some Indian nationals holding U.S. T visas have experienced travel restrictions, the current status of the policy is unclear, and we continue to ask the government of India at high levels in Washington and in New Delhi to fully repeal the policy.
In the last several days, the State Department received from the Department of Defense and the State Inspector General several copies of one email chain between former Secretary Clinton and then Commander of US Central Command David Petraeus which were not previously in the possession of the Department.
The secretary made clear that if such reports were accurate, these actions could further escalate the conflict, lead to greater loss of innocent life, increase refugee flows and risk confrontation with the anti-ISIL coalition operating in Syria.
We call on all relevant Venezuelan authorities to reconsider the ban imposed on candidates, and reiterate our call for credible and timely electoral observation.
Some Thai officials are complicit in trafficking crimes and corruption continues to undermine anti-trafficking efforts, in some instances, corrupt officials on both sides of land borders accept payment from smugglers involved in the movement of migrants between Thailand and some neighboring countries ... some of these migrants subsequently become trafficking victims.
Admiral, you might not understand: Here at Disney it's in our culture to tell stories that project optimism and have happy endings.'.
Found on FOX News 8 years ago
It is gravely disappointing, especially in light of its professed goal of providing Cubans with Internet access, that the Cuban government has not allowed Mr. Gross to return to his family, where he belongs, we reiterate our call on the Cuban government, echoing foreign leaders and even Cuba's allies, to release Alan Gross immediately.
Found on CNN 8 years ago
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