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US secretary of state meets Natan Sharansky in DC

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) meets with Natan Sharansky (center) and former US Senator Joe Lieberman in Washington on July 21, 2021. (Ron Przysucha/State Department)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) meets with Natan Sharansky (center) and former US Senator Joe Lieberman in Washington on July 21, 2021. (Ron Przysucha/State Department)

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Natan Sharansky, the former Jewish Agency chairman and former Israeli minister, who serves currently as the chairman of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy.

According to the State Department, the pair “discussed global challenges for democracy, the plight of political prisoners around the world, and the importance of combatting antisemitism in all of its forms, including Holocaust distortion and denial.”

Former US Senator Joe Lieberman also attended the meeting held in DC.

“The United States of America plays a leading role in protecting and promoting human rights and democratic values,” said Sharansky, who is also head of the Supervisory Board of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center. “The fight against antisemitism, manifestations of xenophobia and intolerance, for me, is a marker of humanity’s development.”

“It was an honor to meet renowned Soviet dissident and human rights defender Natan Sharansky,” Blinken tweets. “The United States echoes his call for the release of political prisoners around the world, and we join him in condemning antisemitism in all its forms.”

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