State Department Daily Briefing

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert held a press briefing on a wide range of topics, including Myanmar (Burma), Iraq, Afghanistan, and the recent… read more

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert held a press briefing on a wide range of topics, including Myanmar (Burma), Iraq, Afghanistan, and the recent U.N. Security Council vote preventing the renewal of the mission investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Ms. Nauert commended the recapture of Raqqa in Syria, but cautioned against those claiming victory over ISIS. At the beginning of the briefing, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia Patrick Murphy talked to reporters about the State Department’s announcement the previous night that the U.S. would pursue a range of diplomatic and economic measures to hold accountable those who have committed violence in what he deemed a humanitarian crisis of “epic proportions” in Myanmar. As part of the measures, the U.S. announced it would end military aid to some Burmese units who were involved in the forced displacement of Rohingya Muslims. Additionally, the U.S. would look into economic sanctions under existing law, such as the JADE Act, to target individuals associated with the violence in the region. close

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Program ID:
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Category:
News Conference
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News Briefing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 24, 2017 | 2:19pm EDT | C-SPAN.org

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