The long-term stability of the Middle East requires that key players assume their responsibilities to make progress on Middle East peace. In this regard, the United States will assist at least 31 countries, and Nordic Countries will collectively assist 10 countries. Air Force hands out candy to Kurdish children in a village in northern Iraq, August We are committed to the pursuit of international and national climate change goals.
Norway, Iceland, and the United States have committed to join the Paris Agreement this year, building on more than 30 countries that have already joined or have committed to taking necessary domestic steps with a view to joining this year. And successful reform is always homegrown.
As the top export partner for Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, number two for Oman, number three for Saudi Arabia, and number five for Iran, Japan wields considerable economic influence throughout the region.
If war were to break out in the Persian Gulf, the Japanese Government would be compelled to take aggressive measures to defend its energy lifeline.
In addition, the United States and the Nordic countries intend to promote access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by encouraging the reduction of fossil fuel subsidies, promoting renewable energies and fuels, and enhancing energy efficiency.
We are committed to deepen the knowledge and understanding of the Arctic, both inside and outside the region, to strengthen Arctic research and transdisciplinary science, and to encourage cooperation between higher education institutions and society as well as synergies between science and traditional and local knowledge.
State Department proclamations that American interests lie in promoting the creation of democratic governments around the world, U. Iran, Russia Seen Vying for Influence in Afghanistan share See comments Print Russia continues to compete for influence in Afghanistan, where international reconciliation efforts are underway, while Iran is playing both sides of the Afghan conflict, according to a top U.
To date, with the support of over eighty U. These programs have for years expanded and strengthened people-to-people connections between our countries. The United States has deployed its most advanced military assets to Japan and provides all necessary capabilities to meet its commitments under the U.
Global stability requires determined steps to address the problems faced by fragile states and to address the root causes of conflict and instability.
Political solutions are needed to end wars and armed conflicts. The most significant direct U.
The Shah with John F. We will continue to promote the empowerment of women and girls by enhancing representation and opportunity especially through global education and health, as well as advancing and protecting their health and their sexual and reproductive rights. Joseph Votel speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon, April 11, After a discotheque bombing in West Berlin was traced to Libya, the U.
In the Middle East, the U. In fact, the opposite is true: The Nordic countries and the United States have always enjoyed intensive people-to-people contacts and exchanges. An American district court judge ruled in that the April United States Embassy bombing was carried out with Iranian support.
But the democratic system cannot function if certain groups have one foot in the realm of politics and one foot in the camp of terror. Even with this step forward, there is still much work to be done to conclude TPP.
The United States and the Nordic countries are committed to high levels of development cooperation, and intend to work to catalyze further private investments for sustainable development.
The United States and Japan are also making sustained progress towards realizing a geographically distributed, operationally resilient and politically sustainable U. Omar Samad, a Washington-based former Afghan ambassador, said new regional fronts and alliances have taken shape in recent years, undermining regional and international consensus that once existed on the goal of counterterrorism.
Bush administration[ edit ] After the terrorist attacks of September 11,U. Our nations share a history of extensive societal ties that firmly bind us together.
Nordic countries and the United States are world leaders in humanitarian response and have historically taken in a large share of refugees. According to historian Nikki Keddiethe Carter administration followed "no clear policy" on Iran. To formalize their collaboration, the Government of Denmark and the U.
The OPEC oil boycott and the invasion of Kuwait in are both dramatic examples of how regional forces have challenged U. The Nordic countries and the United States believe that gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls are important goals in their own right, as well as powerful instruments for building human capacity and promoting social and political stability.How do Iran's actions and goals in Syria differ from the United States?
Iran has opposed U.S. policies on Syria since the conflict broke out.
InTehran condemned the U.S. move to provide non-lethal aid to rebels for the first time. Between and the United States committed to over $22 billion in arms sales to Iran, accounting for roughly three-quarters of all of Iran’s weapons purchases during the decade.
Sales commitments to Saudi Arabia were more modest, at just under $ billion for the decade, still a significant amount considering that the United States. Shadow Government For Middle East Peace, Look to Israel’s Arab Partners Obama should focus on facilitating the burgeoning relations between Israel and America’s most important Arab friends.
The United States, working with China and other regional partners, has an incredible opportunity to advance the cause of peace, security, and prosperity all across the world. The United States is the single largest arms supplier to the Middle East and has been for decades.
However, other major producers like Russia, France, and China are also key players in the region. Their respective strategies and goals for arms sales appear to differ in some ways.
This is a difficult task, and the United States is committed to working with like-minded countries to continue to push for both greater effectiveness and fiscal efficiency in this important mission. As a leading source of financial, technical, and material support for building peacekeeping capacity, the United States demonstrates its ongoing commitment to effective UN peace operations.Download