#State Department

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US President Joe Biden made bold promises at the 2019 Democratic Debate (Photo Credits: AFP)

  • In 2019, Biden vowed that he will hold the Saudi government accountable 
  • Administration officials said the Crown Prince was "never an option"
  • Democratic Representative Adam Schiff urged Biden to punish those responsible

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Pipe laying vessels working in the Baltic Sea for the Nord Stream 2 project (Photo Credit: Twitter @NordStream2)

  • US State Department named 18 companies which will not be considered for sanctions
  • KVT-Rus, a company which continues to help with the project, can be sanctioned by the US
  • Republican lawmakers have been criticising Biden for not having a tough policy for Russia

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US State Department spokesperson Ned Price voiced concern.(Photo Credit:AFP)

  • Price praised the "professionalism" of IAEA chief Rafael Grossi on his visit to Tehran
  • Price also downplayed Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's warning
  • Grossi's trip came after US President Joe Biden last week offered to talk to Iran under the aegis of the European Union

.Baghdad, Iraq
US previously threatened to pull back its diplomatic mission from Iraq due to continued attacks (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Iraq National Security Service premises were hit by the missiles
  • At least two rockets landed in the area where embassies are located
  • This was the third hostile attack in the past week 

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US President Joe Biden has recently been active about the foreign policy of US (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • He reaffirmed that the US is prepared to restart negotiations with the P5+1
  • Iran has maintained a threat of restricting access to UN inspectors 
  • US Secretary of State called the restrictions on UN officials a "dangerous move" 

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US President Joe Biden made it clear that he prefers the path of traditional diplomacy (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Biden's administration agreed to share a platform to renegotiate the Iran nuclear deal
  • A response statement is awaited  by the Iranian authorities
  • The US ambassador to the UN debunked the claims made by Trump on sanctions imposed on Iran by the UN

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The Quad alliance was formed in 2007 to counter Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific region (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • The Quad alliance constitutes of US, India, Japan and Australia
  • The alliance conducted a naval excercise in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal in 2020
  • The need for solidifying the alliance has been demonstrated by all four members 

.Haiti
Scene of protest in Haiti.(Photo credit:AFP)

  • The protests were mostly peaceful, apart from a few clashes between some demonstrators and police
  • The dispute stems from President Moise's original election
  • The issue has led to weeks of violent protests on the streets of the poor Caribbean country

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The WHO mission to Wuhan has not been able to detect the origin of COVID-19 (Photo Credits: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • World Health Organization team said on Tuesday that it has failed to find the source behind the disease
  • The State Department said it was waiting for the full findings from the WHO
  • "We clearly support this investigation,"Ned Price said

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Aung San Suu Kyi is incommunicado since the day of the coup. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Myanmar's military leadership has banned people from gathering in groups of more than five
  • Price said the United States has not been able to speak to Aung San Suu Kyi
  • President Joe Biden has threatened new sanctions against Myanmar