State Department Recap: October 21-27


Here's a look at what U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top diplomats have been doing this week:


The United States called on Sudanese military forces to release all civilian leaders in detention, amid growing international condemnation of the military takeover. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken underscored the U.S. support for a civilian-led transition to democracy while speaking to Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok after his release from military custody.

Sudanese Security Forces Arrest 3 Leading Pro-Democracy Activists


The United States said it is prepared to return to Vienna for talks aimed at restoring a 2015 Iran nuclear deal that has been stalled for months, adding it is possible to "quickly reach and implement an understanding on return to mutual full compliance with the JCPOA." Iran said Wednesday it would resume talks with world powers about its nuclear development program by the end of November.

Iran Agrees to Resume Nuclear Talks

First 'X-gender' passport

The U.S. State Department announced Wednesday it has issued the first U.S. passport with an X-gender marker for nonbinary, intersex and gender-nonconforming people. The move follows a commitment to ensure "the fair treatment of LGBTQI+ U.S. citizens, regardless of their gender or sex."

US State Department Issues First 'X-Gender' Passport

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