Remarks by President Biden Before the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 10:01 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, my fellow delegates, to all those who dedicate themselves to this noble mission of this institution: It’s my honor to speak to you for the first time as President of the United States. We meet this year in a …

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Syria: Eighth Anniversary of the Ghouta Chemical Weapons Attack

Eight years ago, on the early morning of August 21, 2013, the Assad regime released the nerve agent sarin on its own people in the Ghouta district of Damascus, killing more than 1,400 Syrians, many of them children.  The United States estimates that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons against the Syrian people at least 50 times since …

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On the Departure of Ambassador James F. Jeffrey

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 9, 2020 Ambassador James F. Jeffrey, who has served for almost two and a half years as the Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, will retire from his roles this month. In August 2018 Ambassador Jeffrey came out of retirement at my request …

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Syria Sanctions Designations on the Anniversary of Assad’s Attack Against the People of Douma, Syria

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 9, 2020 Today, the Department of State and the Department of the Treasury sanctioned 19 individuals and entities under the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019 and other sanctions authorities. Just over five years ago, on October 30, 2015, Bashar al Assad’s forces, backed by Iran and Russia, killed over 70 …

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Ambassador James Jeffrey Special Briefing via Telephone

Ambassador James Jeffrey, U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS; Richard Albright, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration; and Matthew Nims, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance June 30, 2020 The Brussels Hub  Moderator:  Good afternoon …

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Ambassador Jeffrey’s Intervention at Brussels IV

Ambassador Jeffrey’s Intervention at Brussels IV Tuesday, June 30 As prepared for delivery Good Morning, thank you to the EU, High Representative Borrell, UNSE Pedersen, and UNSG Lowcock for convening this session. We all know the sobering circumstances in Syria, with more than 11 million people in need of continual humanitarian assistance.  The COVID-19 virus is worsening the existing humanitarian crisis, further exacerbated by displacement, high …

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