Posts tagged as State Department

State Department: US Keeps ‘Door Open’ to Dialogue With Russia

Friday, August 17, 2018

The United States is maintaining contacts with Russia on a range of issues, from Syria to arms control, a State Department official told. “This administration has been clear that the door to dialogue is open. We maintain channels of communications with Russia on Ukraine, Syria, arms control, strategic stability, and many other bilateral matter,” the official said. Bloomberg reported on Thursday citing a US administration official that US National Security…

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians near border as Gaza buries dead

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Palestinians buried the dead on Tuesday from the bloodiest day in Gaza in years, after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border during demonstrations against the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Israeli forces shot dead two more Palestinians on Tuesday, although protests were quieter than the previous day. It appeared that many protesters had gone to mourning tents rather than back to the scene of Monday’s…

US human rights report calls China, Russia, Iran and North Korea ‘forces of instability’

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The United States singled out China, Russia, Iran and North Korea for human rights abuses, labeling their governments as “forces of instability” in an annual human rights report released on Friday. Commenting on the State Department global human rights report for 2017, acting Secretary of State John Sullivan also criticized the governments of Syria, Turkey, Myanmar and Venezuela for human rights abuses. The State Department report is considered the most comprehensive…