“Anniversary of the Wrongful Detention of the CITGO-6 in Venezuela”


WASHINGTON, D.C.--- November 21 marks the third year since Tomeu Vadell, Jose Luis Zambrano, Alirio Zambrano, Jorge Toledo, Gustavo Cardenas, and Jose Pereira — known as the CITGO-6 — were lured to Caracas for business meetings, wrongfully detained by masked security agents, and then thrown into one of Venezuela’s most dangerous prisons.…

“Kim Jong-un apologises for killing of South Korean official – South”


Image copyright  REUTERS Image caption Mr Kim said the incident should never have happened North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has issued a rare personal apology for the killing of a South Korean official, Seoul says. Mr Kim reportedly told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that the "disgraceful affair" should…

“Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Availability: Topics Multilateralism, China, Iran, Africa, Belarus, the Middle East, and Venezuela”


Highlights: The Trump administration wants multilateral institutions to function, to actually work.  But multilateralism just for the sake of it, just to get together in a room and chat, doesn’t add value. The International Criminal Court, a thoroughly broken and corrupted institution.  The United States has never ratified the Rome…

Treasury Sanctions Militia Leader in Central African Republic for Human Rights Abuse


Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), corresponding with an action by the United Nations Security Council, took action against Bi Sidi Souleymane (Souleymane), also known as Sidiki Abbas. Souleymane leads the Central African Republic (CAR)-based militia group Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation…