On International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists | Statement to the PC

My delegation strongly supports the statement of our European Union colleagues marking the United Nations-declared International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. To do its job, a free press needs protection from violence and intimidation. In too many places around the world, those who threaten, kidnap, beat, and kill journalists do so with ...
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Response to the Head of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro: Statement to the PC

The United States welcomes Ambassador Hrebičkova back to the Permanent Council for another comprehensive and detailed report. The United States strongly supports Montenegro’s Euro-Atlantic integration and NATO membership, which offer the best assurances for independence, security, and economic development. Montenegro’s membership in NATO will contribute to the stability of the Balkans and Europe. Ambassador Hrebičkova, ...
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Reply to the Russian Federation on Montenegro and NATO Membership: Statement to the PC

I just wanted to respond to the allusions made by our distinguished Russian colleague to my delegation and several others, that we are “dragging” Montenegro into NATO. I feel the need to follow up, not with respect to Montenegro as such, but rather more generally, because this echoes language offered by Mr. Naryshkin of the ...
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Developments in Montenegro: Statement to the PC

The United States is following closely incidents that took place in Podgorica on October 17 and 18 in relation to ongoing public demonstrations in the Montenegrin capital. We fully support freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, including the right to peaceful protest. We also urge those involved in any public demonstration or peaceful protest to ...
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Positive developments in Montenegro’s political and social stability: Statement to the PC

The United States welcomes Ambassador Janina Hřebíčková back to the Permanent Council in her role as Head of the OSCE Mission in Montenegro. Ambassador, we appreciate all the hard work that you and your staff have dedicated to the Mission and to the people of Montenegro. We agree with your assessment of positive developments related to ...
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