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Secretary Clinton on the Occasion of France's National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of France as you celebrate Bastille Day this... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Labor Issues at the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy Dialogue

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much, Minister Phavi, for that introduction and also for describing the results of what has been, by all reports, an excellent meeting. And I thank... Read More

Secretary Clinton's at the Fifth Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial on July 13

SECRETARY CLINTON: (In progress.) The United States is proud of the work we are doing together in the LMI. It is a key component of our ongoing cooperation with ASEAN... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Assad Regime Massacre in Traymseh on July 13

I was deeply saddened and outraged to learn of reports of yet another massacre committed by the Syrian regime that has claimed the lives of over 200 men, women, and... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns' July 13 Question & Answer Session in Beirut, Lebanon

Q: Is the U.S. Administration looking into establishing a safe zone in north Lebanon following Senator McCain’s call last week? Burns: My understanding is that Senator McCain was not talking... Read More

Women Workers Labor Roundtable in Cambodia

Prior to her remarks on the importance of rights for women and workers at the Lower Mekong Initiative Women's Gender Equality and Empowerment Dialogue on Friday, July 13, Secretary of... Read More

Ambassador Kelly's July 12 Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Belarus

The United States continues to be gravely concerned about serious violations by Belarus of its OSCE commitments on respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law. While... Read More

White House National Security Council Spokesperson Vietor's July 11 Statement on Mali

Today, the President authorized the use of up to $10 million from the Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund to respond to the unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs... Read More

Ambassador Kelly's July 12 Response to the EU statement on the Death Penalty in the United States

We are aware of the European Union’s continuing concern regarding the use of the death penalty in some jurisdictions in the United States. As we have consistently noted, international law... Read More

Ambassador Kelly's July 12 Statement on Russian Legislation on NGOs

Just last week, the United States took the floor to note with concern Russia’s proposed legislation requiring domestic non-governmental organizations (or NGOs) accepting foreign contributions and engaging in quote: “political... Read More

Ambassador Kelly's July 12 Response to the Address by Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) High Commissioner for National Minorities

The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Knut Vollebaek back to the Permanent Council and thanks him for his report. We look forward to the release of the guidelines to promote... Read More

Joint Statement on the Asia-Pacific Region by the U.S. and European Union

U.S.-EU Statement on the Asia-Pacific Region Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton met in Phnom Penh... Read More

Clinton Remarks at Meeting with Korean, Japanese Foreign Ministers

Thank you very much, Mr. Kim. And it’s a great pleasure to meet with my colleagues and friends, Foreign Minister Kim and Foreign Minister Gemba. I thank Foreign Minister Kim... Read More

U.N. Envoy Rice on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding at the Security Council Open Debate

Thank you, Foreign Minister Holguin, for chairing this important debate. I would also like to thank the Secretary-General, Ambassador Gasana, Ambassador Abdul Momen, and Dr. Von Amsberg for their important... Read More

“Art Without Artificial Boundaries:” U.S. Embassy in Minsk Celebrates Freedom of Artistic Expression

More than 300 musicians, filmmakers, photographers, artists, designers, actors and other guests gathered at the U.S. Embassy in Minsk on July 11, 2012 to celebrate freedom of artistic expression, a... Read More

Assistant Secretary Gordon with President Jahjaga of Kosovo After Their July 9 Meeting

Assistant Secretary Gordon: Thank you, President Jahjaga for such a warm and gracious welcome and for your words just now. I am delighted to be back in Pristina to see... Read More

Fact Sheet: United States-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Cooperation 2012

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) relations. Our relationship is broad-based, multifaceted, and strategic – encompassing cooperation across ASEAN's political-security,... Read More

Preview of AIDS 2012 Conference

Foreign Press Center Briefing MS. HAVLIR: Thank you very much. As mentioned, I am Diane Havlir. I am a physician and a researcher from the University of California-San Francisco, and... Read More

President Obama on the 17th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On July 11, we honor the memory of the over 8,000 innocent men and boys – brothers and husbands, fathers and sons – who were brutally murdered in Srebrenica 17... Read More

Secretary Clinton at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Meeting

Thank you very much, Secretary del Rosario, and let me express my pleasure at being here today. This is my fourth U.S.-ASEAN post-ministerial conference. And it gives us the chance... Read More


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