Ned Price

June 14, 2021

US State Department: Attack on Hospital in Afrin, Syria

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: We condemn in the strongest terms yesterday’s attacks on the al Shifaa Hospital in Afrin, Syria.  This barbaric attack took the lives of children, medical staff, and first responders.  Civilians and civilian infrastructure, including hospitals, must never be the target...

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June 10, 2021

The Designation of Navalny-Affiliated Organizations as “Extremist”

Washington, DC (STL.News) Department Spokesperson, Ned Price released the following statement: We condemn today’s decision by a Moscow court to designate as “extremist” three organizations affiliated with imprisoned opposition figure Aleksey Navalny.  This designation puts staff members, volunteers, and thousands of supporters across Russia at risk of criminal prosecution and imprisonment for exercising...

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June 7, 2021

US State Department: On the Passing of Sir Anerood Jugnauth

Washington, DC (STL.News) Department Spokesperson, Ned Price released the following statement: We offer our sincere condolences to the people and Government of Mauritius on the passing of former Prime Minster and President Sir Anerood Jugnauth. Sir Anerood Jugnauth had a long history of service to his country.  Throughout his nearly 60 years at...

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June 2, 2021

US State Department: Designation of 5 Bulgarian Officials

Public Designation of Five Bulgarian Public Officials Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption Washington, DC (STL.News) Department Spokesperson, Ned Price released the following statement: Today, we are announcing the public designation of former?Bulgarian public officials Alexander Manolev, Petar Haralampiev, Krasimir Tomov, and Delyan Slavchev Peevski, as well as current Bulgarian public official Ilko...

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May 28, 2021

US State Department: Somalia’s Electoral Agreement

Washington, DC (STL.News) Department Spokesperson, Ned Price released the following statement: The United States welcomes the May 27 agreement between Somalia’s national and Federal Member State leaders to proceed with parliamentary and presidential elections on the basis of the September 17, 2020, framework.  We commend Prime Minister Roble’s efforts and call on Somalia’s...

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May 28, 2021

US State Department: Rule of Law in Iraq

Washington, DC (STL.News) Department Spokesperson, Ned Price released the following statement: The United States is outraged that peaceful demonstrators who took to the streets to urge reform were met with threats and brutal violence. Moreover, the violation of Iraqi sovereignty and rule of law by armed militias harms all Iraqis and their country. ...

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May 28, 2021

US State Department: Dedication of the Davis Conference Room

Washington, DC (STL.News) Department Spokesperson, Ned Price released the following statement: In honor of Ambassador (ret.) Ruth A. Davis’s 40-year distinguished career and commitment to diplomatic excellence, the Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is renaming its Director’s Conference Room as the Davis Conference Room.  Dedicating this high visibility space on FSI’s...

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May 26, 2021

US State Department: On the Situation in Mali

Washington, DC (STL.News) Department Spokesperson, Ned Price released the following statement: The United States strongly condemns the detention of civilian leaders of Mali’s transition government.  We support the May 24 joint statement of ECOWAS and the African Union, and we are working closely with the local transition monitoring committee and other...

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May 19, 2021

US Citizenship Transmission & Assisted Reproductive Technology

Washington, DC (STL.News) Ned Price, Department Spokesperson released the following statement: Recognizing the advances in assisted reproductive technology (ART), the State Department is updating our interpretation and application of Section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which establishes the requirements for acquisition of U.S. citizenship at birth. Children born abroad...

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April 30, 2021

US State Department: US-Japan Extended Deterrence Dialogue

Washington, DC (STL.News) Ned Price, Department Spokesperson released the following statement: The United States and Japan held a bilateral Extended Deterrence Dialogue by video teleconference on April 30, 2021.  The Dialogue provided an opportunity for our two governments to hold in-depth discussions on regional security, Alliance defense posture, nuclear and missile defense...

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April 30, 2021

US State Department: Joint Statement on Peaceful Settlement in Afghanistan

Washington, DC (STL.News) Ned Price, Department Spokesperson released the following statement: The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the occasion of the Extended “Troika” on Peaceful Settlement...

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April 30, 2021

US State Department: Sea Turtle Conservation & Shrimp Imports

Washington, DC (STL.News) Ned Price, Department Spokesperson released the following statement: The Department of State protects sea turtles around the world through its certification program, which allows for the importation of wild-caught shrimp into the United States pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162 (“Section 609”).  Each year the Secretary of...

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