This Week in Iran Policy (June 19)

This Week in Iran Policy (June 19)   “Iran has a choice:  It can answer the IAEA’s questions and comply with the legitimate requests for access, let inspectors travel freely, and be transparent about its activity, or Iran can take its current path of stonewalling and deception.  This, however, will only increase Iran’s diplomatic isolation.  …

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Statement of the Political Dialogue Facilitators on Agreement (March 8)

Statement of the Political Dialogue Facilitators on Agreement (March 8)   We congratulate the participants of the political dialogue on today’s successful agreement, which represents a crucial step towards depolarization and normalization of the political environment in Georgia in the run-up to the parliamentary elections later this year. Today’s agreement foresees an election system for …

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Briefing With Senior Administration Officials On Next Steps Toward an Agreement on Bringing Peace to Afghanistan (February 29)

Briefing With Senior Administration Officials On Next Steps Toward an Agreement on Bringing Peace to Afghanistan (February 29)   MODERATOR: Okay, we’re going to try to give everybody as much time as possible. Let’s talk about ground rules up front. This is going to be on background, SAO, okay? This is going to be embargoed until …

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This Week in Iran Policy (February 29)

This Week in Iran Policy   “The United [States] stands with the Iranian people.  We will continue to their support their voices.  These are people who are desperately eager to be heard in a free and fair election.” – Secretary Pompeo, Remarks, February 25, 2020 OPENING REMARKS BY SECRETARY POMPEO BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, FEBRUARY …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia (November 7, 2019) Location: Cinema locations in Tbilisi and Batumi, November 8-10 at various showtimes between 7:00pm and 11:00pm. Event: Potential Protest Activity at Movie Screenings Various groups are calling for protests against the screening of the movie “And Then We Danced” in Georgia November 8 – 10.  …

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U.S.-Georgia Defense Readiness Program Training Element Launch (May 18)

On May 17 and 18, Commander, U.S. European Command (EUCOM), General Curtis M. Scaparrotti visited Georgia to formally recognize the start of the Georgia Defense Readiness Program(GDRP).  General Scaparrotti also with senior Georgian leaders to reaffirm the U.S.’ commitment to Georgia’s sovereignty and aspirations to become a member of NATO. The GDRP ceremony was held atthe Georgian Armed Forces Vaziani Military …

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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks on Middle East Peace (December 28)

Secretary Kerry’s Remarks on Middle East Peace (December 28) 12/28/2016 01:56 PM EST Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State The Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC December 28, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very, very much. Thank you. (Coughs.) Excuse me. Thank you for your patience, all of you. For …

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DAS Bridget Brink’s media engagement on the sidelines of her meeting with Speaker Kobakhidze and Parliamentarians (November 20)

DAS Bridget Brink’s media engagement on the sidelines of her meeting with Speaker Kobakhidze and Parliamentarians (November 20) I just had a very open and frank and positive conversation with the new Speaker Kobakhidze and his team from parliament with our ambassador.  I have to say I, first off, congratulated him on his speakership as …

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Lieutenant General Hodges, Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe, visits ABL (September 8)

Lieutenant General Hodges, Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe, visits ABL (September 8) “This is my first time to visit actual administrative border line. I’m happy to see EU monitoring mission is here doing its job. It’s amazing that they can not go into the other side of ABL to monitor compliance there. But it’s …

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