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Secretary Kerry Interview With David Gregory of NBC's Meet the Press Interview With David Gregory of NBC's Meet the Press

QUESTION: Secretary Kerry, welcome back to Meet the Press. SECRETARY KERRY: I’m glad to be with you, David. Thank you. QUESTION: The President demanded absolute cooperation from Russia, from the... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Appointment of Staffan de Mistura as the UN Special Envoy for Syria

I am pleased to welcome the appointment of Mr. Staffan de Mistura as the new UN Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Syria. Mr. de Mistura brings a wealth... Read More

U.S. Concerned by Convictions of Swazi Human Rights Lawyer and Journalist

The United States is deeply concerned by the convictions of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Their... Read More

Northern Town of Nasir South Sudanese Rebels Attack the Northern Town of Nasir

The United States condemns the South Sudanese opposition forces’ ground attack on the positions of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) in Nasir, Upper Nile State, on July 20. We call... Read More

President Obama on the Situation in Ukraine and Gaza

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. I want to make a brief statement about the tragedy in Ukraine. Before I do, though, I want to note that Secretary Kerry has departed... Read More

President Obama at Signing of Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Discrimination

THE PRESIDENT: Welcome to the White House, everybody. I know I'm a little late. But that's okay because we've got some big business to do here. Many of you have... Read More

Executive Order -- Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity

EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - FURTHER AMENDMENTS TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 11478, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY By... Read More

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... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With Bob Schieffer of CBS's Face the Nation

QUESTION: The Secretary of State John Kerry joins us now from Boston. Mr. Secretary, thank you so much, and I want to start with a bottom-line question: Do we have... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With Candy Crowley of CNN's State of the Union

QUESTION: Joining us now to discuss all these issues is the Secretary of State, John Kerry, who’s in Boston. Secretary Kerry, welcome back to Fox News Sunday. SECRETARY KERRY: Thank... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday

QUESTION: Joining us now to discuss all these issues is the Secretary of State, John Kerry, who’s in Boston. Secretary Kerry, welcome back to Fox News Sunday. SECRETARY KERRY: Thank... Read More

Lack of Access at Crash Site of MH17

We are deeply concerned by the Russia-backed separatists’ refusal to allow OSCE monitors safe and unfettered access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Yesterday, the monitors were... Read More

U.S. Condemns Religious Persecution by ISIL

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the systematic persecution of ethnic and religious minorities by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). We are... Read More

Zone 9 Bloggers Charged by Ethiopian Court for Terrorism

he United States is deeply concerned by the Ethiopian Federal High Court’s July 18 decision to press charges against six bloggers and three independent journalists under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. We... Read More

President Obama on Ukraine

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. Yesterday, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 took off from Amsterdam and was shot down over Ukraine near the Russian border. Nearly 300 innocent lives were... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

Thank you, Mr. President. Yesterday, we were all shocked by the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. All 298 people aboard – 283 passengers and 15 crew – were killed.... Read More

Seven Summits Women from Nepal Bring Attention to Women and Girls Empowerment

Secretary of State John Kerry met on Wednesday with seven women mountain climbers from Nepal who are visiting Washington, DC and Los Angeles from July 16 to 23 to promote... Read More

President Obama on Foreign Policy

THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  I want to briefly discuss the important actions we’re taking today in support of Ukraine.  Before I do, I want to take a few minutes... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki Statement on Anniversary of Nataliya Estemirova’s Murder

AS DELIVERED: Fifth Anniversary of Human Rights Activist Nataliya Estemirova’s Murder Nataliya Estemirova bravely and tirelessly sought to expose horrible human rights violations in Chechnya. Five years ago on July... Read More

Looking for Inclusive Solutions in South Sudan

South Sudan marked its third year of independence on July 9, but this year there seemed little for the people of South Sudan to celebrate. I was just in South... Read More



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