Well, Secretary-General Guterres, Antonio, it’s wonderful to be with you even virtually. And Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield, wonderful to see you as well. I think this is our third exchange, Mr. Secretary-General, in the two months that I’ve been Secretary of State, and it reflects a basic reality, which is the United Nations is the anchor of the multilateral system. And that multilateral system is vitally important to the United States.
The United States condemns the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) baseless sanctions on two U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) commissioners apparently in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on PRC officials connected with serious human rights abuse in Xinjiang.
Dr. June revealed the White House’s plan to present a COVID-19 passport to you soon. They are proclaiming it will not be federally mandated. Dr. June explains how it will be done by the corporates and businesses, of which the White House admits that it will be done by the private sector. The private sector is the businesses and corporations who are now squeezing everyone through employment claims etc.