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Statement on searches and arrests of journalists in Belarus

We are concerned by authorities’ searches and arrests of journalists this week at several independent media organizations’ offices. The United States values freedom of the press as a key component of accountable, democratic governance. Independent media form an integral part of a stable, prosperous, and democratizing Belarus. We urge the government of Belarus to keep its international ...
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Statement on Imposition of Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act Sanctions on Russia

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 (CBW Act) ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Crimea Declaration

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC July 25, 2018 Crimea Declaration Russia, through its 2014 invasion of Ukraine and its attempted annexation of Crimea, sought to undermine a bedrock international principle shared by democratic states: that no country can change the borders of another by force. The states of the world, including Russia, ...
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Belarusian National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC July 3, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, best wishes to the people of Belarus on the occasion of your officially designated Independence Day. The United States is committed to supporting Belarus’s sovereignty and independence. We continue to work ...
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