On the Situation in Belarus

NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON WASHINGTON, DC MARCH 31, 2021 The United States has looked to improve the tenor of our bilateral relationship with Belarus; that effort has received broad bi-partisan support across administrations.  We still want to see Belarus succeed as an independent, prosperous, democratic country. However, the events surrounding the conduct of the fraudulent …

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Secretary Blinken releases the Human Rights Report 2020

On March 30, 2021, the State Department released the 2020 country reports on human rights practices. Secretary Blinken (Mar. 30) (Twitter) on the report: “Honored to release the 45th annual Human Rights Report. It demonstrates that human rights, transparency and accountability are at the forefront of U.S. foreign policy. We acknowledge the work ahead and …

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Imposing Sanctions and Visa Restrictions on Additional Individuals and Entities Undermining Belarusian Democracy

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 23, 2020 Today, the United States is taking action against individuals and entities involved in efforts to undermine Belarusian democracy. Specifically, the U.S. Departments of State and of Treasury have exercised their respective authorities against 40 individuals and four entities involved in electoral fraud and human rights abuses surrounding the fraudulent election …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks on the Release of the 2019 International Religious Freedom Report

REMARKS TO THE PRESS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, DC JUNE 10, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  It’s great to be with you all today.  I’m here one more time, proudly, to talk about freedom and free societies.  And while America is not a perfect nation by any means, we always strive towards that more …

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Joint statement on the Presidential elections in Belarus by the diplomatic missions in Minsk

Joint Statement on the Presidential Elections in Belarus by the Missions of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union on behalf of the EU Member States represented in Minsk We, as friends of the Belarusian people and supporters of the sovereignty and independence of Belarus, welcome the progress achieved in our relations …

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