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Mattis, German Counterpart Reaffirm Defense Relationship in Pentagon Meeting

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon yesterday to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Germany, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

SOP newswire3Mattis, Israeli Counterpart Discuss Mutual Security Concerns - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met at the Pentagon today with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to discuss mutual security issues, including Iranian malign influence and destabilizing effects in the region, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Hit ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq between April 20-26, conducting 26 strikes consisting of 34 engagements, officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Evidence of Normal Life Returns to Iraq, Syria, After Caliphate Defeat - Although hard work remains following defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syrias tyrannical self-proclaimed caliphate in Iraq and Syria, there are encouraging signs that life is returning to normal, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve told Pentagon reporters today.
SOP newswire3North Korea's Suspension of Missile Tests Should Lead to Irreversible Commitment to Ban Nuclear Testing - The worlds nuclear proliferation watchdog has welcomed the announcement by the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea to suspend its nuclear and missile tests and shut down its Punggye-ri atomic test site.
SOP newswire3Airmen Transport Emergency Vehicles to Guatemala - An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III crew from Travis Air Force Base, California, delivered a much-needed ambulance and firetruck to the people of Tecpan, Guatemala.
SOP newswire3Syrian Democratic Forces Continue Defeat-ISIS Fight, Official Says - Syrian Democratic Forces are continuing the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in the middle Euphrates River valley, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Robert Manning said today.
SOP newswire3Malnutrition in Africa - Africas attempts to achieve health for all by 2030 could be threatened unless the continent address the twin challenges of undernutrition and obesity, experts attending a United Nations meeting in Nairobi this week have warned.
SOP newswire3Path is Open to Peaceful Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula - Following the leader of North Koreas announcement that nuclear and missile tests are to end, the United Nations chief Guterres said on Saturday that the path is open for the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
SOP newswire3Don't Send Refugees Back to the Violence They Fled From, UN Urges Cameroon - Despite warnings, Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers who fled Boko Haram violence continue to be returned from Cameroon, the United Nations refugee agency has said, underscoring the need to accord international protection to those in need.
SOP newswire3Mattis Welcomes Japanese Counterpart, Discusses Regional Security - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera of Japan at the Pentagon today.
SOP newswire3Strikes Successful Against Syrian Chemical Weapons - The strikes last week against Syrias chemical weapons arsenal were successful in degrading that countrys chemical weapons, research and storage facilities, the Pentagons chief spokesperson said today.
SOP newswire3Mattis, Qatar Defense Minister Discuss Mutual Security Interests - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis welcomed Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah of Qatar to the Pentagon today to reaffirm the strategic security partnership between the United States and Qatar, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.
SOP newswire3ISIS Contained in Syria, Changing Tactics, OIR Spokesman Says - Iraqi security forces and Syrian Democratic Forces continue to contain Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters in areas of the middle Euphrates River valley, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said yesterday.
SOP newswire3Iran Using Yemen as Test Bed for Malign Activities - Iran is exploiting the situation in Yemen, arming opponents of the internationally recognized government and using the country as a test bed for malign activities, a top Defense Department official told lawmakers today.
SOP newswire3Conditions Not Yet Conducive for Rohingya Refugee to Return Home to Myanmar - The United Nations refugee agency and the Government of Bangladesh on Friday signed a cooperation agreement on the safe, dignified return of Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar, once conditions there are conducive.
SOP newswire3Security Council Rejects Russian Request to Condemn Airstrikes in Syria - In an address to an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres cautioned against the crisis in Syria spiraling out of control.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Deadly Attack on Peacekeepers in Mali - The United Nations Secretary-General is calling on political leaders in Mali to ensure those responsible for a deadly assault on peacekeepers serving in the north are brought to justice.
SOP newswire3Pentagon Officials Describe Syria Strikes, Hope Assad Gets Message - The Syrian regime killed at least 45 people and sickened hundreds of others in a chemical weapons attack on Douma, Syria, April 7, and on April 13, U.S., British and French service members launched attacks that severely degraded the Syrian chemical arsenal and sent a message to Syrian leader Bashir Assad to stop using chemical weapons against his own people.
SOP newswire3UN Pushes for Creation of Body to Determine Perpetrators of Chemical Attacks in Syria - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres on Friday again called for the creation of an independent panel that could determine who used chemical weapons in Syria, as the absence of such a body increases the risks of a military escalation in a country already riven by confrontations and proxy wars.
SOP newswire3Security Council Holds Emergency Meeting on Syria Airstrikes - In an address to an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres cautioned against the crisis in Syria spiraling out of control.
SOP newswire3Coalition Strikes Hit ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, conducting 15 strikes consisting of 41 engagements April 6-12, task force officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN Launches Initiative to Improve Road Safety Worldwide - With some 1.3 million drivers, passengers and pedestrians dying each year on the worlds roads, the United Nations took a major step to address this tragedy by launching on Thursday a trust fund to spur action that could save lives and prevent the loss of opportunity associated with road accidents.
SOP newswire3UN Says $111 Million Needed to Tackle Malnutrition in North Korea - The United Nations and its partners are urgently requesting $111 million in humanitarian funding to assist millions of people in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, including children whose growth has been stunted because they are not getting enough to eat.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Vietnam Not to Stifle Dissenting Voices - United Nations experts have urged Viet Nam not to crackdown on civil society or stifle dissent, after the authorities jailed several human rights defenders for conducting activities to overthrow the peoples government - a charge that carries the possibility of the death sentence or life imprisonment.
SOP newswire3WHO Demands Unhindered Access to Site of Suspected Chemical Attack in Syria - The United Nations World Health Organization on Wednesday said that it has received reports that an estimated 500 patients at Syrian health facilities have exhibited signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals, after the shelling of a Damascus suburb over the weekend.
SOP newswire3Horrors Faced by Thousands Held in Arbitrary Detention in Libya - Armed groups in Libya are holding thousands of people in detention where they are being submitted to torture and other human rights violations, according to a United Nations report published on Tuesday.
SOP newswire3Security Council Fails to Adopt Three Resolutions on Chemical Weapons Use in Syria - Days after alleged chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma, the United Nations Security Council failed to adopt two competing resolutions that would have established a mechanism to investigate use of such weapons in Syria, as well as another concerning a fact-finding mission in the war-torn country.
SOP newswire3Security Council Urged to Prevent Escalation in Syria - The recent escalating violence across Syria, including allegations of chemical weapons use in a Damascus suburb, could have consequences so devastating they are difficult to even imagine, a United Nations envoy warned Monday, calling for unity among global powers to prevent a chain of events that could draw in actors far beyond the region.
SOP newswire3Mattis, Qatari Leader Reaffirm Strategic Security Partnership - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis welcomed the emir of Qatar to the Pentagon today for a meeting to reaffirm the strategic security partnership between the U.S. and Qatar.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Guterres Visits China - During an official visit, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres on Sunday met in Beijing with Xi Jinping, President of China, where he congratulated the President on his recent re-election.
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