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2012-08-01 10:24:37

Bahrain's Ambassador to the United States demonstrates the government's progress implementing the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report in a statement to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a written statement to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission today, Bahrain's Ambassador to the United States Houda Nonoo enumerated the steps taken by the Bahraini government to fulfill the...

2012-07-26 02:26:53

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 18, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice held the fourth annual commemoration of the establishment of the Tom Lantos Archives on Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Denial (http://www.memri.org/subject/en/51.htm), presenting the third report of its findings. The event took place in the Speaker's Dining Room of the U.S. Capitol. At the event, MEMRI screened a video...

2012-04-13 02:21:00

NEW YORK, April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter addressed to presidentially-appointed members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), a federal agency which oversees U.S. international broadcasts, Annette Lantos urges a reversal of their decision to silence Voice of America Tibetan radio broadcasts and to shut down the VOA Cantonese Service providing uncensored news to China. The wife of the late Congressman Tom Lantos, with whom she had worked for many years on numerous human...

2006-08-27 04:36:30

By Adam Entous JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A key U.S. legislator said in Israel on Sunday he would block aid President George W. Bush promised Lebanon and free the funds only when Beirut agreed to the deployment of international troops on the border with Syria. "The international community must use all our available means to stiffen Lebanon's spine and to convince the government of Lebanon to have the new UNIFIL troops on the Syrian border in adequate numbers," said Tom Lantos, the ranking...

2006-07-13 15:20:26

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers, fearful of any warplane-technology leakage to China, are demanding more safeguards for a $5 billion sale to Pakistan of F-16 fighter jets and related items, a key congressman said Thursday. "We have reason to be concerned that all security conditions be in place before we approve the sale," Rep. Tom Lantos, the top Democrat on the House International Relations Committee, said in a telephone interview with Reuters. On June 28, the...

2006-07-13 09:53:12

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fifteen years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, conflicting forces are once again vying to shape U.S. policy toward Moscow. With language sometimes echoing Cold War mistrust, lawmakers from across the political spectrum are urging Washington to use this weekend's Group of Eight summit to get tough with Russia over what they see as backsliding on democracy. Behind the scenes, however, American business interests are lobbying against...

2006-06-23 08:51:06

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Friday a landmark nuclear deal with the United States should be based on the original commitments made by the two sides, sidestepping new moves to link the pact to its stand on Iran's atomic program. New Delhi's comments came after a leading U.S. lawmaker warned this week the civilian nuclear energy cooperation deal could be jeopardized if India sided with non-aligned states in backing Iran's atomic ambitions. Democratic Rep. Tom Lantos of...

2006-06-21 20:48:43

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - India could jeopardize a landmark nuclear cooperation deal with the United States if it sides with nonaligned states in backing Iran's atomic ambitions, a leading lawmaker warned on Wednesday. Democratic Rep. Tom Lantos of California said the controversial India deal was on track to be voted on by the U.S. Congress next month, but approval would be at risk if leaders in New Delhi did not "act responsibly." The...

2006-06-20 20:10:38

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress, under Bush administration pressure, is preparing to take initial action on a controversial U.S.-India nuclear agreement which critics say violates Washington's international obligations. After a period in which critics seemed to have the momentum, lawmakers are drafting legislation that is expected to be voted on by the House of Representatives International Relations Committee and Senate Foreign...

2006-06-08 17:06:08

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers who defended Egypt as an essential Mideast ally narrowly defeated on Thursday a bid in the House of Representatives to trim aid for Cairo to show displeasure at recent democratic setbacks. The House voted 225-198 against an amendment to cut $100 million of economic support funds to Egypt, and shift half of that to refugee assistance in Darfur and half to fight the global AIDS epidemic. The amendment was to a $21.3 billion foreign...