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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

Location:  Russia, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season security measures in Russia remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other ...
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Russia’s Dangerous Escalation in the Kerch Strait

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC November 26, 2018   The United States expresses its deep concern over the incident in the Black Sea that occurred November 25 as Ukrainian vessels attempted to transit through the Kerch Strait. Reports that Russian vessels rammed and fired on the Ukrainian ships, injuring Ukrainian crewmen, before ...
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Remarks by ambassador Nikki Haley at an Emergency UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

As Delivered Thank you, Mr. President. This morning I spoke with President Trump and Secretary Pompeo and my statement reflects the concerns at the highest level of the American government. For the past four years, the international community has spoken with a strong, clear, and largely united voice denouncing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. The United ...
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Special Representative for Syria Engagement Jeffrey in Interview with RIA Novosti and Kommersant

Ambassador James F. Jeffrey, Special Representative for Syria Engagement Interview with RIA Novosti and Kommersant November 21, 2018 RIA Novosti: Yesterday the U.S. announced new sanctions against Iran and Russia for oil shipments to Syria and issued a warning about significant risk of sanctions for those who will engage in such activity in the future. So what are ...
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Treasury Designates Illicit Russia-Iran Oil Network Supporting the Assad Regime, Hizballah, and HAMAS

November 20, 2018 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating nine targets in an international network through which the Iranian regime, working with Russian companies, provides millions of barrels of oil to the Syrian government.  The Assad regime, in turn, facilitates the movement of hundreds of ...
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