Sudan: Demonstrations, roadblocks, and business closures are expected Jan. 20. Unannounced protests may continue to take place in the coming weeks in addition to larger organized protests. Avoid crowds and demonstrations. Monitor news. For more see: https://t.co/LGJT8BZYnO pic.twitter.com/Ju06qXGqsz
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) January 19, 2022
@AsstSecStateAF and SE Satterfield heard from the Forces for Freedom and Change Central Committee about their positive engagement with UNITAMS-facilitated consultations. The FFC's contributions are critical to crafting a path to democratic governance. pic.twitter.com/9XIgYv3pIg
— US Embassy Khartoum (@USEmbassyKRT) January 19, 2022
@AsstSecStateAF and SE Satterfield honored to meet the families of the brave men and women who gave their lives to build a democratic Sudan. Violence against protesters must stop. pic.twitter.com/3YcN13SCdY
— US Embassy Khartoum (@USEmbassyKRT) January 19, 2022
News: In #Ethiopia Phee, Satterfield to discuss ending air strikes, negotiated ceasefire, release of all political prisoners & humanitarian access https://t.co/C6UiY7QHeh “the Asst. Secretary & Special Envoy will follow up on Pres. Biden’s constructive phone call with PM Abiy…"
— Addis Standard (@addisstandard) January 18, 2022
#SaudiArabia’s Foreign Minister Prince @FaisalBinFarhan received on Monday #US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Ambassador Molly Phee and Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Ambassador David Satterfield.https://t.co/tRvBMu2uPl
— Saudi Gazette (@Saudi_Gazette) January 17, 2022
(1/2) Good to speak with @AsstSecStateAF Molly Phee & David Satterfield, Special Envoy for the HoA. Discussed bilateral relations including on security & economic cooperation, and exchanged views regional developments. 🇸🇴 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/wOihNZOggi
— Minister of Foreign Affairs🇸🇴 (@MinisterMOFA) January 16, 2022
#US #Africa envoy to visit #SaudiArabia, #Sudan & #Ethiopia https://t.co/ZkiZSm3KtT David Satterfield & Assis. Secretary of State Molly Phee will travel Riyadh, Khartoum & Addis Ababa from Jan.17-20. Satterfield, … appointed to replace Jeffrey Feltman as special envoy on Jan.6
— Addis Standard (@addisstandard) January 15, 2022
Honored to join @StateCSO as Assistant Secretary and the return to the greater @StateDept team. US diplomacy has an important role in promoting peace, security, and prosperity worldwide. CSO supports that mission. pic.twitter.com/g2H6civm7y
— Anne A. Witkowsky (@CSOAsstSec) January 13, 2022
Confirmed, 61-26: Executive Calendar #327 Anne A. Witkowsky to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Conflict and Stabilization Operations).
— Senate Cloakroom (@SenateCloakroom) January 5, 2022
A huge congratulations to WIIS Board member Anne A. Witkowsky for her nomination as Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations and Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization! https://t.co/6yFW9XgiwK
— Women In International Security (@WIIS_Global) April 16, 2021
A working group on women’s & girls’ issues is led by Carla Koppell, former CSO at USAID; Anne Witkowsky, a former deputy ass't secdef for stability & humanitarian affairs in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy; & Julia Santucci, a former CIA & State official https://t.co/hilXyTeMjL
— Laura Kirkpatrick (@piper5078) July 31, 2020
NYT reports that the C.I.A. has found that “most cases of the mysterious ailments known as Havana syndrome are unlikely to have been caused by Russia or another foreign adversary, agency officials said, a conclusion that angered victims.” CIA officials describing the interim findings to reporters also say that “A majority of the 1,000 cases reported to the government can be explained by environmental causes, undiagnosed medical conditions or stress, rather than a sustained global campaign by a foreign power.”
Politico writes that “CIA Director William Burns stands behind the current finding, but made clear the probe continues with an indefinite timeline.
“While we have reached some significant interim findings, we are not done,” Burns said in a statement. “We will continue the mission to investigate these incidents and provide access to world-class care for those who need it. While underlying causes may differ, our officers are suffering real symptoms. Our commitment to care is unwavering.”
A group of Havana Syndrome victims have reportedly released a statement criticizing the report while the investigation is ongoing. We haven’t seen the report. It looks like CIA officials are talking to the media discussing the findings of the interim report but the interim report itself has not been made available for the public to read.
Breaking News: Most cases of the mysterious “Havana syndrome” are unlikely to have been caused by Russia or another foreign adversary, the CIA found. https://t.co/1vadnmCM2K
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 20, 2022
CIA finds no ‘worldwide campaign’ by any foreign power behind mysterious ‘Havana syndrome’ https://t.co/gY4UwV30sQ
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 20, 2022
BREAKING: CIA says that the mysterious symptoms known as Havana Syndrome are not the result of a sustained global campaign by a hostile power aimed at hundreds of American diplomats and spies. https://t.co/HBrcmTS6tQ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 20, 2022
A group of Havana Syndrome victims released a statement tonight criticizing the CIA for releasing the report while the investigation is ongoing, calling it a “disturbing curtailment” that leaves them “no closer to an answer.”
They call it a “breach of faith” https://t.co/cvkwaNvv26
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) January 20, 2022
CIA interim report is disinformation. Other agencies furious no coordination occurred & they disagree. This still shows how individual agencies disregarding uniform approach & not including proper experts. Why?
We already filed lawful whistleblower complaint challenging CIA. https://t.co/t1t1VduUN4
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) January 20, 2022