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News and updates from the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho.
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The actions taken by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Bolivia today compound the delegitimizing actions taken by Pres. Morales during the electoral process. Legitimate governance begins with a transparent electoral process.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Oct 17
Next Tuesday, 10/22, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing titled “Assessing the Impact of Turkey’s Offensive in Northeast Syria.” Special representative for Syria Jim Jeffrey will testify.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Oct 17
Today’s election of the brutal to the UN Human Rights Council only shows that the Trump administration was right to leave that broken body.
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Jim Risch Oct 17
Replying to @SenatorMenendez
I will continue working with and my colleagues in the Senate on our legislation as a means of supporting the president’s deal and securing a number of other important provisions related to our national security.
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Jim Risch Oct 17
I commend , & on their work to secure a ceasefire in . The events of today are evidence that this is a very fluid situation, and the next few days will be critical as it remains to be seen whether will abide by the terms of this agreement.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Oct 17
Replying to @SenateForeign
The Syrian Kurds have been critical partners to the US & our allies as we have worked to counter ISIS & others in Syria, & we should continue this partnership.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Oct 17
I'm introducing a bill with today meant to confront the instability being sown in the Middle East by President Erdogan. Erdogan’s aggressive actions are destabilizing Syria, & are a gift to the malign interests of Russia, Iran, & ISIS + its affiliates.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Oct 17
No country should support the illegitimate Maduro regime for the UN Human Rights Council. Maduro and his cronies have committed horrible human rights abuses against the Venezuelan people.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Oct 16
Praying for Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit, a peaceful Hong Kong activist who was brutally attacked. Violence is unacceptable, and there should be a full investigation.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Oct 16
Today on , and every day, the United States remains committed to saving lives and fighting hunger.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Oct 16
It is long past time that behave as a responsible member of the international community. I believe the U.S. must continue to apply maximum pressure until the regime capitulates and changes behavior. My full remarks from today’s hearing on Iran:
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Oct 11
Today on , we celebrate that girls in the U.S. and around the world can do anything!
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Oct 11
It was wonderful to welcome ’s Defense Minister Heng to Idaho yesterday during the Forging Sabre exercise taking place at Mountain Home. U.S.-Singapore cooperation in Idaho is crucial to our security and shared interests in the Indo-Pacific region.
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Jim Risch Oct 9
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Oct 8
.’s announcement of new visa restrictions on Chinese gov’t and Communist Party officials is welcome news and sends a clear message to that rule by fear and brazen violations of human rights in will not be tolerated.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Oct 8
I am glad the administration has taken action against the Chinese govt’s brutal repression in . We stand in solidarity with and all religious and ethnic minorities across who face persecution.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Oct 2
Today solemnly commemorates the anniversary of Jamal ’s murder. Freedom of the press is essential to human liberty and the Saudis should commit to full transparency and accountability for this heinous crime.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Oct 1
I am deeply concerned about the escalation of violence in , including reports of the use of live ammunition against protestors. Authorities in Hong Kong & Beijing must know the world is watching-this is a stain on China as it celebrates the 70th anniv. of its founding.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sep 27
I am cautiously optimistic regarding news that Saudi Arabia and the Houthis have reached a partial ceasefire in Yemen. Many obstacles remain--there needs to be a genuine commitment on both sides to reduce violence and uphold the terms of the agreement.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sep 26
As many of us feared, Assad continues to violate international law by using chemical weapons against his own people. Congress must pass the Caesar Civilian Protection Act to provide accountability for these horrible crimes.
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