Secretary Pompeo (Nov. 16): "As we made clear in the Crimea Declaration this past summer, the United States will never accept Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea. We will continue to impose consequences against Russia until Moscow fully implements the Minsk agreements and returns control of Crimea to Ukraine. As a show of our resolve, just last week we imposed a new round of sanctions on the supporters of Russian aggression in Ukraine." Full Text» Joint Statement» More»

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Department Press Briefing

November 15, 2018

In Other News

On the Detention of Civil Society Leaders

Spokesperson Nauert (Nov. 16): "The U.S. is very concerned about Turkey’s detention today of academics, journalists, and civil society activists with ties to the Anatolia Culture Association.… We urge Turkey to respect and ensure freedom of expression, association, and assembly, fair trial guarantees, judicial independence, and other human rights and fundamental freedoms, and to release those held arbitrarily." Full Text»


DPRK Maritime Insurance Workshop

Nov. 16: The U.S. and the UK met with industry leaders in London to discuss steps the private sector can take to prevent illicit shipping, trade, and other sanctions evasion activities that North Korea uses to generate revenue for its UN-prohibited nuclear and missile programs. More»


Sanctions on Individuals Involved in the Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Secretary Pompeo (Nov. 15): "The U.S. imposed sanctions on seventeen Saudi Arabian individuals for serious human rights abuse resulting from their roles in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi … The State Department will continue to seek all relevant facts, consult Congress, and work with other nations to hold accountable those involved in the killing." Full Text»

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