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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. © Carolyn Kaster / AP

Secretary Blinken’s Call With French, German, and UK Foreign Ministers

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Published on December 30, 2021

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke yesterday with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, and UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss.  They discussed the importance of continued coordination to deter any further Russian aggression against Ukraine and affirmed the consensus among Allies and partners to impose massive consequences and severe costs on Russia for such actions. They reaffirmed their unwavering support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.

The Secretary and his counterparts also discussed their shared concerns about the pace of developments in Iran’s nuclear program as time runs short for Tehran to return to the JCPOA.  They highlighted their solidarity with Lithuania in the face of escalating political pressure and economic coercion by the People’s Republic of China and rejected those practices.  They also discussed Libya’s ongoing efforts to organize national elections and agreed on the importance of the electoral process advancing without delay.

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