Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration

United States Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstration The U.S. Embassy Tbilisi informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place on Sunday, 29 October 2017, starting at 2PM at Rose Revolution Square and will impact vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Rustaveli Avenue. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can …

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Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Signing the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” (August 2)

Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Signing the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” (August 2) Today, I signed into law the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act,” which enacts new sanctions on Iran, North Korea, and Russia.  I favor tough measures to punish and deter bad behavior by the rogue regimes in Tehran …

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Statement by the President (August 2)

Statement by the President (August 2) Today, I have signed into law H.R. 3364, the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.”  While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed. In its haste to pass this legislation, the Congress included …

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Second Lady Karen Pence to Meet with Art Therapists in Eastern Europe (July 27)

Second Lady Karen Pence to Meet with Art Therapists in Eastern Europe (July 27)   WASHINGTON, DC – Second Lady Karen Pence will travel to Tallinn, Estonia; Tbilisi, Georgia; and Podgorica, Montenegro July 29-August 2, 2017. In Tallinn, Estonia, Mrs. Pence will tour a medical center and participate in a roundtable discussion with art therapists. Art …

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Statement on American Citizens Unjustly Detained in Iran (July 21)

Statement on American Citizens Unjustly Detained in Iran (July 21) President Donald J. Trump and his Administration are redoubling efforts to bring home all Americans unjustly detained abroad.  The United States condemns hostage takers and nations that continue to take hostages and detain our citizens without just cause or due process. For nearly forty years, …

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Liberation of Mosul (July 10)

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Liberation of Mosul (July 10) Today, Iraqi Security Forces, supported by the United States and the Global Coalition, liberated the city of Mosul from its long nightmare under the rule of ISIS.  We congratulate Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi Security Forces, and all Iraqis for their …

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Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media at the Georgian Trade Union Confederation (GTUC) (July 7)

Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media at the Georgian Trade Union Confederation (GTUC) (July 7) Q-n about the meeting with the Georgian Trade Union Confederation (GTUC) Ambassador Kelly: Our priority here is to support Georgia’s aspiration to join Euro-Atlantic institutions and also support Georgia’s economic growth and its resilience. And, of course, an important part of …

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Background Briefing on the Ceasefire in Syria (July 7)

Background Briefing on the Ceasefire in Syria (July 7) Senior State Department Official Via Teleconference Washington, DC July 7, 2017 MODERATOR: All right. Thank you, sir. Good afternoon and thanks for joining us for this background call on the southwest Syria ceasefire arrangement. [Senior State Department Official] is joining us on this call. Earlier today, as …

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Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media at the Reception Celebrating U.S. Independence Day (July 6)

Ambassador Kelly’s Remarks to Media at the Reception Celebrating U.S. Independence Day (July 6) Q-n about the event Ambassador Kelly:  I think, most of all, I feel very proud to represent my country here in Georgia.  We have such a strong partnership, but I also feel honored that the head of the Georgian State and …

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Film Editing Workshop with Professor Jason Rosenfield (June 30)

Film Editing Workshop with Professor Jason Rosenfield (June 30) During the week of July 3 – 7, Georgian documentary filmmakers will participate in a film editing workshop at Frontline Club Georgia, 62 Lado Asatiani Street. Participants will study principles of basic story structure, the art of the cliff-hanger ending, and create their own “Sizzle Reel” …

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State Security Service of Georgia and USA Terrorist Screening Center Sign an Intergovernmental Agreement (June 27)

State Security Service of Georgia and USA Terrorist Screening Center Sign an Intergovernmental Agreement (June 27) On June 27, 2017, Charles H. Kable IV, Assistant Director for the FBI, who currently serves as the Director of the United States Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) and Irakli Chimakadze, Head of the Counterterrorism Center, State Security of Georgia …

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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Terrorist Attacks in Pakistan (June 25)

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Terrorist Attacks in Pakistan (June 25) The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Parachinar and Quetta on Friday. These attacks, which deliberately targeted civilians, and killed over 80 people, are a strong reminder of the threat posed throughout the region by the scourge of terrorism. We stand with …

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U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia (June 21)

U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia (June 21) Press Statement by the U.S. Delegation At the fortieth round of the Geneva International Discussions on the conflict in Georgia June 20-21, the United States condemned the de facto Abkhaz authorities’ decision to drop the criminal prosecution of the suspect in the …

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Remarks by President Trump and President Poroshenko of Ukraine (June 20)

Remarks by President Trump and President Poroshenko of Ukraine (June 20) 11:09 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to be with President Poroshenko of the Ukraine — a place that we’ve all been very much involved in.  And you’ve been seeing it and everybody has been reading about it. …

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Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Tehran (June 7)

Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Tehran (June 7) Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 7, 2017 The United States condemns the terrorist attacks in Tehran today. We express our condolences to the victims and their families, and send our thoughts and prayers to the people of Iran. The depravity of terrorism has no place …

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United States Condemns Attacks in London (June 3)

United States Condemns Attacks in London (June 3) Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 3, 2017 The United States condemns the cowardly attacks targeting innocent civilians in London this evening. We understand U.K. police are currently treating these as terrorist incidents. The United States stands ready to provide any assistance authorities in the United …

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Statement on the Abduction and Arrest of Afgan Mukhtarli (June 3)

Statement on the Abduction and Arrest of Afgan Mukhtarli (June 3) Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 3, 2017 The United States is disturbed by the reported abduction in Tbilisi, Georgia, and subsequent arrest in Azerbaijan of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli on May 30. We are also troubled by the May 25 arrest in …

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Tbilisi Hosts International ENAM Conference (June 2)

Tbilisi Hosts International ENAM Conference (June 2)   On June 3, 2017 U.S. Ambassador Ian C. Kelly will open the 10th Annual International Conference of the European Network of American Alumni Associations (ENAM): Brave New Europe.   The International Conference hosting participants from 11 counties is organized by the U.S. Government Exchange Program Alumni Association of Georgia (EPAG) with …

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Statement by President Trump on the Paris Climate Accord (June 1)

Statement by President Trump on the Paris Climate Accord (June 1) THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  I would like to begin by addressing the terrorist attack in Manila.  We’re closely monitoring the situation, and I will continue to give updates if anything happens during this period of time.  But it is …

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Open World welcomes Delegation of Museum Curators from Georgia (May 31)

Open World welcomes Delegation of Museum Curators from Georgia (May 31) Open World Leadership Center welcomes a delegation of five museum curators from Georgia for a 10-day professional program. After an orientation in Washington, D.C., delegates will be hosted by the World Trade Center Institute in Baltimore, MD from June 3-11. Throughout the program, delegates …

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Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Baghdad (May 30)

Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Baghdad (May 30) Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 30, 2017 We condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent barbaric attacks carried out by ISIS terrorists in Baghdad. These brutal attacks, whose victims included innocent children breaking the Ramadan fast and elderly Iraqis collecting their pensions, …

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Ramadan (May 26)

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Ramadan (May 26) On behalf of the American people, I would like to wish all Muslims a joyful Ramadan. During this month of fasting from dawn to dusk, many Muslims in America and around the world will find meaning and inspiration in acts of charity and meditation that …

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Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Attack in Egypt (May 26)

Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Attack in Egypt (May 26) Terrorists are engaged in a war against civilization, and it is up to all who value life to confront and defeat this evil. This merciless slaughter of Christians in Egypt tears at our hearts and grieves our souls. Wherever innocent blood is …

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Public Performance of Georgian Comic Book music score (May 25)

Public Performance of Georgian Comic Book music score (May 25) On Friday, June 9 at 4:30pm, 20 musicians from Georgia and the south Caucasus will perform an original music score to the Georgian comic book Fatal Error at the Marjanishvili Theater main stage,8 Kote Marjanishvili St, Tbilisi. The performance is free and open to the …

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New York Times bestselling author Isaac Marion’s visit to Georgia (May 25)

New York Times bestselling author Isaac Marion’s visit to Georgia (May 25) The U.S. Embassy is proud to sponsor New York Times bestselling author Isaac Marion’s visit to Georgia as part of the Tbilisi International Festival of Literature. Mr. Marion will speak at the Writer’s House of Georgia on Tuesday, May 30 at 20:00. He will …

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Joint Statement of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission Working Group on Democracy and Governance (May 23)

Joint Statement of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission Working Group on Democracy and Governance (May 23) The U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission’s (SPC) Democracy and Governance Working Group met on May 23 in Tbilisi to review progress on goals set at the Working Group’s June 2016 meeting in Tbilisi and discuss new challenges.  The United States …

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Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development Fact Sheet: FY 2018 Budget Request (May 23)

Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development Fact Sheet: FY 2018 Budget Request (May 23) The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) bolster U.S. national security, assert U.S. leadership and influence, and advance our economic interests across the globe. The combined budget request of $37.6 billion for …

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Senior US Government Officials Visit Georgia in Support of U.S. – Georgia Strategic Partnership (May 22)

Senior US Government Officials Visit Georgia in Support of U.S. – Georgia Strategic Partnership (May 22) From May 22-26, senior U.S. government officials are visiting Georgia to participate in the annual meeting of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission (SPC) Democracy Working Group.  The goal of the meeting is to review progress on goals set at …

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Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (May 10)

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia (May 10)

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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili (May 8)

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The U.S. Embassy and Enterprise Georgia of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development Support Film Production in Georgia (May 5)

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Secretary Tillerson’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov (May 5)

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Statement on Russia, Turkey, and Iran’s De-Escalation Zones Plan for Syria (May 4)

Statement on Russia, Turkey, and Iran’s De-Escalation Zones Plan for Syria (May 4) Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 4, 2017 Russia, Turkey, and Iran, at the conference in Astana, announced agreement today on an effort to reduce the violence in certain areas of Syria. The United States was represented at the …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation (May 2)

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Statement on Syria Bombing (April 15)

Statement on Syria Bombing (April 15) Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC April 15, 2017 The United States strongly condemns today’s barbaric attacks against innocent civilians, including women and children, in northern Syria. We remain firmly committed to defeating terrorists, including ISIS and al-Qaeda, as our top priority in Syria. We deplore any act that …

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United States Condemns Illegitimate Elections and Referenda in Georgia’s Occupied Territories (April 7)

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Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria, Statement by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson (April 4)

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on chemical attack in Syria (April 4)

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on chemical attack in Syria (April 4) Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world. These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution. President Obama …

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Background Briefing on the Effort to Defeat ISIS (April 4)

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The United States Condemns the Attack in St. Petersburg, Russia (April 3)

The United States Condemns the Attack in St. Petersburg, Russia (April 3) Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC April 3, 2017 The United States condemns today’s reprehensible attack on passengers of the St. Petersburg metro system. We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those who were killed, and our thoughts …

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Helsinki Commission Statement on Territorial Integrity of Georgia (March 30)

Helsinki Commission Statement on Territorial Integrity of Georgia (March 30) WASHINGTON—Helsinki Commission Chairman Senator Roger Wicker (MS) and Ranking Commissioner Senator Ben Cardin (MD) today introduced a Senate resolution supporting the territorial integrity of the nation of Georgia. “The Russian government has tried to undermine Georgian sovereignty and territorial integrity for far too long,” said …

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U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia Press Statement by the U.S. Delegation (March 29)

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Ambassador Ian Kelly’s comment about Media Ombudsman and Strasbourg Court (March 8)

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United States Deeply Concerned by Closure of Crossing Points in Georgia’s Abkhazia Region (March 6)

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UN Spokesperson: Note to Correspondents in response to questions (February 27)

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Second Anniversary of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov (February 27)

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United States Condemns Attack on Special Monitoring Missions in Eastern Ukraine (February 26)

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U.S. Congressional Delegation to Visit Georgia (February 24)

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Third Anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity (February 20)

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Statement: United States Condemns Planned Illegitimate Referendum in South Ossetia (February 14)

Statement: United States Condemns Planned Illegitimate Referendum in South Ossetia (February 14) The U.S. Embassy condemns the decision to conduct an illegitimate “referendum” in Georgia’s South Ossetia region, planned for April 9.  Such provocative actions erode trust and confidence and undermine the Geneva International Discussions.  The United States will not recognize the results of an illegitimate referendum that is conducted in Georgian territory without …

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Statement On Recent Events in Tripoli (February 10)

Statement On Recent Events in Tripoli (February 10) Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC February 10, 2017 The United States notes with serious concern reports that numerous tactical vehicles from an organization claiming to be the “Libyan National Guard” have entered Tripoli. This deployment has the potential to further destabilize the already fragile security situation …

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Statement by National Security Advisor Michael T. Flynn on Iran (February 3)

Statement by National Security Advisor Michael T. Flynn on Iran (February 3) Today, the United States sanctioned twenty-five individuals and entities that provide support to Iran’s ballistic missile program and to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force. The Islamic Republic of Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and engages in and …

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Cease-Fire Violations in Eastern Ukraine (January 31)

Cease-Fire Violations in Eastern Ukraine (January 31) Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC January 31, 2017 The United States is deeply concerned with the recent spike in violence in eastern Ukraine around Avdiivka-Yasynuvata. Since January 28, the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission has reported a dramatic increase in fighting, including with heavy artillery and other weapons …

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Secretary of State John Kerry: Farewell Remarks to Employees (January 19)

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Remarks by the President in Final Press Conference (January 18)

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Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden at a Joint Press Availability with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (January 17)

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A Conversation with John Kerry: Diplomacy in an Era of Disruption with Tom Friedman (January 17)

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Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power “Russia: The Threat, the International Order, and the Way Forward” (January 17)

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National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness (January 11)

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Joint Statement of the 2016 U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission Working Group on People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges (January 9)

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Readout of Secretary Kerry’s Call with Foreign Minister Cavusoglu (December 20)

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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov (December 19)

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Press Conference by President (December 16)

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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks on Syria (December 15)

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U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia (December 14)

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Statement of the Embassy of the United States on the Occasion of Human Rights Day (December 10)

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE Daniel Baer at the ‎Closing Session of the 2016 OSCE Ministerial Council (December 9)

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Ambassadors and senior diplomats will perform on stage in support of the ‘16 Days Campaign’ against Gender-Based Violence (December 7)

Ambassadors and senior diplomats will perform on stage in support of the ‘16 Days Campaign’ against Gender-Based Violence (December 7) This evening, seven senior diplomats will go on stage at the Marjanishvili Theatre in Tbilisi to perform in the internationally acclaimed documentary play “Seven”. Their performance will take place in support of the global 16 …

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Secretary John Kerry Press Availability in Brussels (December 6)

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25)

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Statement of the Embassy of the United States on the U.S. Government Response to the 2003 Georgian Parliamentary Elections (November 17)

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7th South Caucasus Regional English Language Teaching Conference

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recent Reports of Sexual Assaults

U.S. Embassy Tbilisi informs U.S. citizens that it has recently received several reports from victims of harassment and sexual assault in Tbilisi. Reported incidents have included verbal harassment and intimidating advances, unwanted touching and groping, and sexual assault, including rape. It does not appear that victims were targeted because they were U.S. citizens, but rather …

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