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OAS office closure in Nicaragua

Remarks by U.S. Interim Permanent Representative to the OAS Brad Freden at the April 27, 2022, OAS Regular Permanent Council Meeting Agenda Item 6:  The National Office of the OAS General Secretariat in Nicaragua Thank you Chair. The Ortega regime’s forcible occupation of a diplomatic facility illustrates once again its utter contempt for the peaceful, ...
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OAS Suspends Russia’s Status as Permanent Observer

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Interim U.S. Permanent Representative April 21, 2022 Thank you, Madam Chair. Let me start by recognizing Antigua and Barbuda’s and Guatemala’s leadership on this resolution, and all others who co-sponsored this resolution. The impact of the Kremlin’s unprovoked and exceptionally-brutal war against Ukraine is clear. Thousands of civilians killed, more ...
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OAS Resolution Condemns Russia’s Continued War Against Ukraine

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Interim Permanent Representative of the United States March 25, 2025 Thank you, Chair.  We express our solidarity with the people and Government of Ukraine.  As Secretary Blinken mentioned previously, “in this time of uncertainty, we have a clear way forward:  Help Ukraine defend itself.  Support the Ukrainian people.  Hold Russia ...
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OAS Commemorates Inter-American Week for People of African Descent

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Interim Permanent Representative of the United States March 25, 2022 Thank you, Chair. I would like to first congratulate the Chair of the Permanent Council, the OAS Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez, and the OAS Secretariat for organizing this important meeting to commemorate the International Day of remembrance of the ...
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OAS Member States Condemn Russian Attack on Ukraine

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Interim U.S. Permanent Representative February 25, 2022 Chairman, thank you for coordinating this vital session of the Permanent Council as the situation in Ukraine rapidly evolves. To start,  it is no accident that I am wearing blue and yellow today. These are the colors of the Ukrainian flag, and our ...
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