Anniversary of Operation Nica Welcome and Continued Unjust Detentions in Nicaragua

Invocation of the OSCE Moscow Mechanism to Examine Reports of the Russian Federation’s Arbitrary Detention of Civilians in UkraineOn February 9, 2023, the United States received 222 political prisoners released by Nicaragua, a group that included human rights defenders, Nicaraguan presidential contenders, political activists, clergy, journalists, students, and members of civil society organizations and business groups. Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo subsequently moved to strip the former political prisoners of their Nicaraguan citizenship […]

Elections in Pakistan – United States Department of State

On the Elections Delay in MaliMillions of Pakistanis made their voices heard by voting in Pakistan’s elections on February 8, with record numbers of Pakistani women, members of religious and ethnic minority groups, and youth registered. We commend Pakistani poll workers, civil society, journalists and election observers for their work to protect and uphold Pakistan’s democratic and electoral institutions. We now look […]

Assistant Secretary Witkowsky’s Travel to the United Kingdom

Assistant Secretary Witkowsky’s Travel to the United KingdomAssistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Anne A. Witkowsky will travel to the United Kingdom February 11-14 for a dialogue on approaches to conflict resolution hosted by the Foreign, Commonwealth, & Development Office. Assistant Secretary Witkowsky will represent the United States at Wilton Park and participate in multilateral discussions on enhancing collaboration […]

Designating Additional Violators of Price Cap Policy on Russian Oil and Taking Steps on Russian Diamonds

Invocation of the OSCE Moscow Mechanism to Examine Reports of the Russian Federation’s Arbitrary Detention of Civilians in UkraineThe United States is taking additional action today to enforce the Price Cap Coalition’s policies by designating four entities and identifying one vessel as blocked property. Today’s action demonstrates that violating the price cap will result in consequences. Alongside our Price Cap Coalition partners, we are steadfast in our commitment to hindering evasion that helps […]

Assistant Secretary Nichols’ Travel to Argentina

Assistant Secretary Witkowsky’s Travel to the United Kingdom

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina, from February 4 to 6.  Assistant Secretary Nichols will meet with senior government officials, including President Javier Milei, Foreign Minister Diana Mondino, Security Minister Patricia Bullrich, and Economy Minister Luis Caputo, to discuss regional and […]

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