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Statement on the Blocking of Facebook and Websites in Tajikistan

As delivered by Political Counselor Christopher Robinson to the Permanent Council, Vienna March 8, 2012 The United States notes with concern reports that Tajikistan’s Communication Service, a government entity, instructed Internet service providers in that country on Saturday, March 2, to block social networking site Facebook.com , as well as independent news websites tjknews.commaxala.org , centrasia.ru and ...
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Statement on the Russian Presidential Election

As delivered by Political Counselor Christopher Robinson to the Permanent Council, Vienna March 8, 2012 Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States congratulates the Russian people on the completion of the Presidential election, and looks forward to working with the President-elect after he is sworn in. We were encouraged to see so many Russian citizens ...
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Response to Report by OSCE Coordinator of Economic and Environmental Affairs

As delivered by Political Counselor Christopher Robinson to the Permanent Council, Vienna March 8, 2012 Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States thanks Mr. Svilanovic for his report and the 2012 Action Plan.  The Action Plan provides us with an opportunity to take stock of the OSCE’s activities in the Economic and Environmental Dimension and ...
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Response to the Head of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro, Ambassador Sărūnas Adomavičius

As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna March 8, 2012 The United States welcomes Ambassador Sărūnas Adomavičius to the Permanent Council, and we thank you for your comprehensive report. We congratulate Montenegro on the progress it has made in 2011, including the European Council’s December decision to open accession talks in ...
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Response to Barbara Prammer, President of Austria’s National Council

As prepared for delivery by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna March 8, 2012 Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States warmly welcomes Magister Prammer, the President of Austria’s National Council, and appreciates her presentation on the 101st anniversary of International Women’s Day. Today we commemorate International Women’s Day, reminding us of women’s ...
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