"The Navy does not and will not tolerate supremacist or extremist conduct," Navy Vice Admiral John Nowell, Jr. told Newsweek. "Discrimination of any kind, for any reason, goes against the Navy's core values and will not be tolerated."
"The strength of the relationship between China and the Palestine Liberation Organization in the past, present and the future, calls us to fully cooperate with China," PLO Executive Committee member Faisal Aranki told Newsweek.
"Beijing's military, economic, and diplomatic coercion against Taiwan constitutes a threat to the security not only of Taiwan, but of the entire Indo-Pacific region," the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York said in a statement sent to Newsweek.
"The sad truth is that Western governments likely have very little leverage in Myanmar," prominent Burmese author and historian Thant Myint-U told Newsweek, "and will certainly not determine what comes next."
The State Department's spokesperson told Newsweek that President Joe Biden "will never hesitate to uphold his responsibilities as Commander-in-Chief," but a senior Iranian official said his country would "vigorously respond to any act of aggression."
"In the case that the US administration is ready to abandon these policies, Syria does not object to meaningful and purposeful communications," Syria's permanent mission to the United Nations told Newsweek.
"Keeping the JCPOA alive is a matter of utmost importance," the Russian International Affairs Council's Pyotr Kortunov said, "as it is crucial to Moscow's balancing strategy in the Middle East."
"I think the problem with Western analysts, especially white ones, is that they tend to get caught up in the euphoria of people like Navalny and ignore his weaker points," Terrell Jermaine Starr, a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, told Newsweek.
"If Iran comes back into full compliance with its obligations under the JCPOA, the United States would do the same," State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters, repeating the Biden administration position in spite of a new Iranian offer.
A new report by Korea Peace Now! with expert contributions argues a formal declaration of the end of the Korean War "would create unparalleled new momentum toward the creation of a lasting and stable peace regime in the region."
"We want the independence of our country and for the fate of our people to be in their hands, and this is the goal of every human being," Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Naeem told Newsweek.
Russia, Iran and Turkey issued a joint statement as guarantors of an oft-stalled peace process in Syria, where President Joe Biden is looking to recalibrate U.S. strategy.
Newsweek spoke with representatives of Yemen's internationally-recognized government-in-exile and Ansar Allah rebel group, who have opposing opinions on the fate of the country.
"This will address all the negative humanitarian and military effects and will allow the Yemeni political process to begin," Ansar Allah spokesperson Mohammed Abdul Salam told Newsweek.
"Iran is not 'in violation' of the accord, it has merely triggered Paragraph 36 which allows Iran to take remedial actions in the face of continued non-compliance by other parties," Iranian mission to the U.N. spokesperson Alireza Miryousefi told Newsweek.
"It's pretty much worthless," one former federal law enforcement official told Newsweek. "There are no specifics and nothing actionable."
"If even the slightest mistake is made, we will level Haifa and Tel Aviv in the shortest possible time," Iranian Armed Forces spokesperson Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said in response to threats by Israeli Lieutenant-General Aviv Kochavi.
"I know the people in charge, I've met them," former California Governor Jerry Brown told Newsweek. "They know their stuff, but they're not willing to tell the American people the danger that 100 seconds to midnight entails."
"We hope that the efforts being made now will yield results and will allow the JCPOA to be preserved, and the United States will return to full implementation of this resolution," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
"We, on our part, are committed to what we pledged, and we want the other side to also abide by what is pledged in the agreement," Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Naeem told Newsweek.
"We stand by the two-state solution because it is the best way to ensure Israel's future as a Jewish and democratic state, while upholding the Palestinians' legitimate aspirations to self-determination in a viable, sovereign state of their own," a State Department spokesperson told Newsweek.
"If Joe Biden wants to secure his place in history and secure the United States' place in the future he needs to reverse course not just of Trump, but also of Obama and stop developing new nuclear weapons at a cost of $1.7 trillion," ICAN Executive Director Beatrice Fihn told Newsweek.
"After years of Trump putting Americans in harm's way by decimating international agreements, we can all breathe a bit easier now that he cannot start a nuclear war within minutes," Peace Action senior director for policy and political affairs Paul Kawika Martin told Newsweek.
"China always maintains that all countries should actively support WHO's work and jointly safeguard international public health security," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.
"But the memories of Gen Soleimani & the 1000s murdered, maimed & starved of food & meds by Trump's state—& economic—terrorism & crimes against humanity, will shine on," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted.
"The new U.S. administration must stop acts of aggression and occupation," Syrian permanent representative to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari said.
"We hope the new administration could meet China halfway, properly handle differences in the spirit of mutual respect, and conduct mutually-beneficial cooperation in broader areas," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.
"The ROK Government expects the new U.S. administration and North Korean authorities to move forward in building relations through dialogue and negotiations in a more flexible manner," a South Korean Unification Ministry told Newsweek.
Newsweek spoke exclusively with four Israeli security officials charged with frontiers facing Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and the southern borders with Egypt and Jordan, revealing their primary security concerns for 2021.
"You know that they have problems in the United States, so, of course, they are addressing their domestic issues," Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said.