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Background Press Briefing by a Senior Administration Official on the Vice President's Trip to Poland and Lithuania

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

2014-03-18

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: This is on background as a senior administration official, and given the late hour, I’m going to beg your forgiveness for keeping it short. So the Vice... Read More

Concern About Situation of Minorities in Crimea; International Monitoring Teams Should Have Access

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-03-18

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Delivered by Aleksandra Needham Thank you, Mr. President. The United States would like to express deep concern regarding... Read More

Readout of the President’s Call with Chancellor Merkel of Germany

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

2014-03-18

President Obama spoke this morning with Chancellor Merkel regarding Russia’s violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity. The leaders condemned Russia’s moves to formally annex Crimea, which is a violation... Read More

Remarks to the Press by Vice President Joe Biden with Prime Minister Tusk of Poland

The White House

Vice President Joe Biden

2014-03-18

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN:  Mr. Prime Minister, these are challenging times. And I've known you for a while and the President and I have great respect for you, and we're absolutely... Read More

Remarks to the Press by Vice President Joe Biden with President Bronislaw Komorowski of Poland

The White House

Vice President Joe Biden

2014-03-18

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN:  Mr. President, thank you very much.  Let me begin where you ended.  Russia has increased their budget. But I want to remind you, you have an ally... Read More

Remarks to the Press by Vice President Joe Biden and President Toomas Ilves of Estonia

The White House

Vice President Joe Biden

2014-03-18

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN:  Good afternoon, everyone.  Mr. President, I was pleased to have another chance to get together with you and speak with you today, and I appreciate the fact... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With Nikole Killion of Hearst Television

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-03-18

QUESTION: (In progress.) -- before we get to the budget, but we do want to talk about the news of the day when it comes to Ukraine and your response... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With Derek McGinty of Gannett, WUSA9 News

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-03-18

QUESTION: (In progress) … a good time or a bad time to argue with Congress about the 1 percent of our budget we put to foreign policy? SECRETARY KERRY: Oh,... Read More

Experts and Practitioners Discuss Global Trends in Civil Society

USAID - Washington, D.C.

Pamela Nwaoko and Kellie Burk, USAID Africa Bureau

2014-03-18

USAID relies on local civil society organizations (CSOs) to play important roles in the development and humanitarian efforts that we support worldwide. However, current trends of governments placing restrictions on... Read More

U.S. Strongly Supports Commission of Inquiry on North Korea’s Call for Accountability

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, Ambassador Robert R. King

2014-03-17

Thank you Mr. President. The United States commends the Commission of Inquiry’s excellent and comprehensive report to the Council, which documents the “systematic, widespread, and gross human rights violations” in... Read More

Fact Sheet: Ukraine-Related Sanctions

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-03-17

President Obama today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) under the national emergency with respect to Ukraine that finds that the actions and policies of the Russian government with respect... Read More

USUN at a Security Council Debate on Afghanistan,

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

Deputy Permanent Representative to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2014-03-17

Thank you, Madam President. Special Representative Kubiš, welcome once again to the Council and thank you for your briefing, and thank you Ambassador Tanin for your remarks today. To begin,... Read More

President Obama Statement on Ukraine

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-03-17

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. In recent months, as the citizens of Ukraine have made their voices heard, we have been guided by a fundamental principle -- the future of... Read More

Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on Ukraine

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-03-17

Via Conference Call MS. HAYDEN: Good morning, everyone. Thanks for joining us on yet another snow day here in Washington. Hopefully, by now you’ve seen that we have put out... Read More

Secretary Kerry Announces U.S. Special Envoy for Syria

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-03-17

Daniel Rubinstein will be an outstanding successor to Ambassador Robert Ford as the U.S. Special Envoy for Syria. This position is as important as it is challenging. Like Robert, Daniel... Read More

Secretary Lew on Sanctions

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew

2014-03-17

The President's executive order announced today is very serious. In response to the Russian government's provocative acts regarding Ukraine, it provides us with broad authority and scope to impose costs... Read More

U.S. Concerned Over Detention of Human Rights Defenders

U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

2014-03-17

The United States Government is concerned about the arrests and detention of several well-known Sri Lankan human rights defenders and activists over the past week. We urge Sri Lankan government... Read More

U.S. Sees No Significant Improvement in Iran’s Overall Human Rights Situation

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Head of the U.S. Delegation to the 25th Human Rights Council and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Paula Schriefer

2014-03-17

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur for the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic... Read More

Discussion with the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Head of the U.S. Delegation to the 25th Human Rights Council and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Paula Schriefer

2014-03-17

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council The United States expresses deep gratitude to Mr. Quintana for his nearly six years serving as Special Rapporteur... Read More

United States Increases Costs on Russia for Actions in Ukraine

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

DipNote Blog

2014-03-17

President Barack Obama announced a series of measures today that will continue to increase the cost on Russia and on those responsible for what is happening in Ukraine. As authorized... Read More



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