Day: July 25, 2018

.@SecPompeo testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on “an update on American diplomacy to advance our national security strategy.”

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Categories: U.S

JUST IN: US President @realDonaldTrump will delay a proposed Washington meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin until the conclusion of the Mueller probe.

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Categories: Politics

NEW: Federal judge refuses to throw out lawsuit against President Trump that accuses him of improperly benefiting financially when foreign or state governments stay or use space at his hotel near the White House.

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Categories: U.S

Defense Secretary Mattis: “The only reason that the murderer Assad is still in power, the primary reason is because Iran has stuck by him, reinforced him, funded him.”

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Categories: Politics

Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen: In case you missed my interview with @BretBaier on @FoxNews last night discussing @cyber and how @DHSgov is working with state and local officials in every state to secure our safeguard our election infrastructure, you can watch it in its entirety here:

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Categories: Law Enforcement

Secretary’s Remarks: Crimea Declaration

Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 25, 2018

 


Russia, through its 2014 invasion of Ukraine and its attempted annexation of Crimea, sought to undermine a bedrock international principle shared by democratic states: that no country can change the borders of another by force. The states of the world, including Russia, agreed to this principle in the United Nations Charter, pledging to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state. This fundamental principle — which was reaffirmed in the Helsinki Final Act — constitutes one of the foundations upon which our shared security and safety rests.

As we did in the Welles Declaration in 1940, the United States reaffirms as policy its refusal to recognize the Kremlin’s claims of sovereignty over territory seized by force in contravention of international law. In concert with allies, partners, and the international community, the United States rejects Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea and pledges to maintain this policy until Ukraine’s territorial integrity is restored.

The United States calls on Russia to respect the principles to which it has long claimed to adhere and to end its occupation of Crimea. As democratic states seek to build a free, just, and prosperous world, we must uphold our commitment to the international principle of sovereign equality and respect the territorial integrity of other states. Through its actions, Russia has acted in a manner unworthy of a great nation and has chosen to isolate itself from the international community.

Categories: Politics