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State Department Results: October 21-27

Here’s what U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and other senior diplomats are doing this week:

Sudan

The United States has called on the Sudanese Armed Forces to release all civilian leaders in custody amid growing international condemnation of the military coup. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken emphasized that the US supports a civilian-led transition to democracy, speaking with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok after his release from custody.

Sudanese Security Forces Arrested Three Leading Democratic Activists

Iran

The United States said it stands ready to return to Vienna for talks aimed at rebuilding the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, which has stalled for months, adding that it is possible to “quickly reach and implement an agreement to return to mutual full compliance with the JCPOA. “Iran said on Wednesday that it will resume talks with world powers on its nuclear energy development program by the end of November.

Iran agrees to resume talks on nuclear program

The first X-floor passport

The US State Department announced Wednesday that it has issued the first US passport with a gender X marker for non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming people. The move follows a commitment to ensure “fair treatment of LGBTQI + US citizens, regardless of gender or gender.”

US Department of State Issues First “X-Gender” Passport

Digital security

The Department of State is creating a new Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy to focus on tackling cybersecurity challenges at a time of growing threats from opponents. There will also be a new Special Envoy for Critical and Emerging Technologies to spearhead the technology diplomacy agenda with US allies.

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Taiwan

The United States called on all United Nations member states to join the United States in supporting Taiwan’s “active and meaningful participation in the entire UN system” and in the international community, in line with Washington’s “One China” policy. Calling Taiwan “a history of democratic success,” Blinken said Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the UN system is “not a political issue, but a pragmatic issue.” China has stated that Taiwan is not eligible to join the UN.

US calls for renewed Taiwan participation in UN

On the 50th anniversary of the adoption of UN Resolution 2758, a senior US official said the international community is benefiting from “Taiwan’s experience in addressing some of today’s toughest global challenges,” while explaining how China is abusing UN Resolution 2758 to prevent Taiwan to participate. in the UN system.

Turkey

US officials said the Biden administration seeks to work with Turkey, a NATO ally, on common priorities, but does not shy away from resolving differences, while promoting the rule of law and respect for human rights around the world. This statement came after Turkey declared 10 ambassadors from Western countries persona non grata for calling for the release of Turkish philanthropist Osman Kavala.

Erdogan: Turkey will expel 10 Western ambassadors

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