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Statement on the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry (COI) Report

Ambassador James Jeffrey September 16, 2020 The United States welcomes the UN’s Independent International Commission of Inquiry (COI) most recent report of human rights violations in the Syrian conflict. Once again, the COI has found reasonable grounds to believe that the Assad regime continues to commit crimes against humanity and acts that may amount to ...
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United States Applauds Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Condemnation of Syrian Regime Use of Chemical Weapons

The United States is applauding the Executive Council of the world’s chemical weapons watchdog, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), for its adoption today of a decision that condemns Syria’s use of chemical weapons.  This decision brings us one step closer to holding the Syrian regime accountable for its use of chemical ...
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Statement on the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry (COI) Report

Ambassador James Jeffrey July 8, 2020 The United States welcomes the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria’s July 7 report.  The Commission’s report, focusing on the period from November 2019 to June 2020, notes the devastating impacts of Syrian regime and Russian assaults in Idlib province on Syrian civilians, millions of whom were already displaced from their homes by the ...
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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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