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Ambassador Power: U.S. Rejects Russia’s Military Intervention and Land Grab in Crimea

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

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-03-19

Thank you, Madam President, and thank you Deputy Secretary General Eliasson and Assistant Secretary General Simonovic, for your briefings. The Representative of the Russian Federation began his intervention extolling the... Read More

Building Skills and Promoting Collaboration among the Middle East and North Africa’s Budding Journalists

USAID - Washington, D.C.

Wafaa El Adawy

2014-03-19

I have a rule of thumb when looking at the democratic transitions underway around the Middle East and North Africa. When the press is open and objective, I am optimistic.... Read More

Three Years After Start of Syria Conflict, Latest Report to Human Rights Council Details “Horrific” Violations

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Member of the U.S. Delegation

2014-03-18

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Delivered by Kim D’Auria-Vazira We welcome the report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria and thank... Read More

U.S. Highlights Serious Continuing Human Rights Situations Around the Globe

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 Peter Mulrean, Chargé d’Affaires Mr. President, The United States remains deeply concerned about deplorable human rights... Read More

U.S. on Suspension of Syrian Embassy Operations

Special Envoy for Syria, Daniel Rubinstein

2014-03-18

This week marks the three-year anniversary of the Syrian revolution. For three years, Bashar al-Assad has refused to heed the call of the Syrian people to step aside. He has... Read More

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



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