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Statement by France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States on the IAEA’s Latest Report on Iran’s Nuclear Program

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 3, 2023   The following joint statement was released by the Governments of the France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Begin Text: We, the governments of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, take note of the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Iran ...
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U.S. Sanctions Leadership of Iranian UAV Manufacturer

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 3, 2023   The United States is designating eight Iranian individuals in leadership roles at Paravar Pars, an Iranian firm that produces unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force.  Iranian UAVs are being transferred to Russia for use in its brutal and unprovoked war against Ukraine. We ...
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Critical New U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 3, 2023   The United States is announcing today two new security assistance packages to help Ukraine continue to defend itself against Russia’s brutal war.  These packages include critical air defense and counter-drone capabilities to help Ukraine defend its people, as well as armored infantry vehicles and more equipment that Ukraine is ...
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Actions to Impose Additional Visa Restrictions in Response to the Taliban’s Ban on Women’s University Education and Working with NGOs

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 1, 2023 I am taking action today to impose additional visa restrictions on certain current or former Taliban members, members of non-state security groups, and other individuals believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, repressing women and girls in Afghanistan through restrictive policies and violence, including the Taliban’s decision to ban women ...
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Biden Administration Announces Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine

Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announces the procurement of Abrams tanks for Ukraine via the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), to support Ukraine’s defense against Russian aggression. This USAI package underscores the continued U.S. commitment to building the capacity of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, now and into the future. Unlike Presidential Drawdown authority (PDA), which ...
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