President Obama on the Situation in Ukraine and Gaza

President Obama on the Situation in Ukraine and Gaza

But if Russia continues to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty and to back these separatists, and these separatists become more and more dangerous and now are risks not simply to the people inside of Ukraine but the broader international community, then Russia will only further isolate itself from the international community, and the costs for Russia’s behavior will only continue to increase.

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Spokesperson Psaki Statement on Cuban Activist Detentions

Spokesperson Psaki Statement on Cuban Activist Detentions

"We strongly condemn the Cuban government’s continued use of this intimidation tactic to silence its critics and disrupt peaceful assembly."

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Ambassador Power Explanation of Vote after a Vote on Security Council Resolution 2166 on the Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine

Ambassador Power Explanation of Vote after a Vote on Security Council Resolution 2166 on the Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine

Today’s resolution calls for a full, thorough and independent investigation into the horrific downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. When 298 civilians are killed, we agree that we must stop at nothing to determine who is responsible and bring them to justice.

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Department of State Formal Protest of the Decision by the Government of Bahrain to Expel Assistant Secretary Malinowski from Bahrain

Department of State Formal Protest of the Decision by the Government of Bahrain to Expel Assistant Secretary Malinowski from Bahrain

...the Government of Bahrain’s demand to have a Foreign Ministry representative present at Assistant Secretary Malinowski’s private meetings runs contrary to the longstanding partnership between the United States and Bahrain, and is inconsistent with international diplomatic protocol.

We look to the Government of Bahrain to take actions consistent with our strong bilateral relationship.

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Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Murder of American Journalist Paul Klebnikov

Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Murder of American Journalist Paul Klebnikov

Ten years ago today, an American journalist was shot and killed as he left his Moscow office. Paul Klebnikov did more than write about politics and business in Russia. He was a voice of conscience in the fight against corruption...Today of all days, we honor the memory of Paul Klebnikov and the other journalists in Russia who have lost their lives. We call on the Russian government to protect journalists from attacks and to respect fundamental freedoms of expression.

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