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Statement on Freedom of Expression in Kyrgyzstan

AS DELIVERED The United States is disappointed with Kyrgyzstan’s recent adoption of the “False Accusation” amendment to its criminal code.  This amendment, which reintroduces the crime of defamation in Kyrgyzstan,... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

As President Obama said earlier this week, “What we have learned from our history is that basic principles of territorial integrity and sovereignty and freedom, the ability for people to... Read More

Response to the Head of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan

AS DELIVERED The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Markus Müller to the Permanent Council.  Thank you, Ambassador Müller, for your informative report. As illustrated by clashes earlier this year along... Read More

U.S. Alternate Representive to the UN at a Security Council Meeting

USUN at a Security Council Meeting on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), and the Mechanism for International Criminal... Read More

Secretary Kerry with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before their Meeting

SECRETARY KERRY: Let me just say that it’s a pleasure for me to be able to welcome Foreign Minister Lavrov so that we have an opportunity to be able to... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Today of all days, we remember the courage and commitment of hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters who took to the streets to demand fundamental, universal rights. I’ll never forget... Read More

25 Years Later, Tiananmen Square Still Colors U.S.-China Relations

Twenty-five years ago, it was possible to believe that the contest between democratic and authoritarian ideas of how societies should be organized was ending. East Germans breached their wall; Chileans... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Twenty-five years ago, the United States deplored the use of violence to silence the voices of the peaceful demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square. Twenty-five years later, the United States... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the Presidential Election in Egypt

The United States looks forward to working with Abdelfattah al-Sisi, the winner of Egypt's presidential election, to advance our strategic partnership and the many interests shared by the United States... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. The United States is working to bolster Ukraine’s ability to secure its... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Tusk of Poland

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. PRIME MINISTER TUSK: (As interpreted.) Mr. President, I’m very happy that again... Read More

President Obama at 25th Anniversary of Freedom Day

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, Warsaw! (Applause.) Witaj, Polsko! (Applause.) Mr. President; Mr. Prime... Read More

President Obama and President-elect Poroshenko of Ukraine After Bilateral Meeting

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, it is a great pleasure for me to have... Read More

Ongoing Detentions and Arrests in Rwanda

The United States is deeply concerned by the arrest and disappearance of dozens of Rwandan citizens in Rwanda over the past two months. Rwandan authorities held individuals incommunicado for periods... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks with President-elect Poroshenko of Ukraine Before their Meeting

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. It's a great pleasure for me to... Read More

Under Secretary Sewall at Tiananmen Square 25th Anniversary Event

On behalf of the Department, I would like to thank Dr. He for speaking to us today on the 25th anniversary of the Chinese government’s violent suppression of protests in... Read More

G-7 Leaders Statement – Foreign Policy

Ukraine We welcome the successful conduct under difficult circumstances of the election in Ukraine on 25 May. The strong voter turnout underlined the determination of Ukraine’s citizens to determine the... Read More

Fact Sheet: European Reassurance Initiative and Other U.S. Efforts in Support of NATO Allies and Partners

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Since early March, the United States has taken action, both bilaterally and... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the Innovation Framework Agreement Signing Ceremony With Polish Foreign Minister Sikorski

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Thank you so very much, Minister, and thank you,... Read More

Fact Sheet: The United States and Poland: Strong and United

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Poland and the United States are bound together by shared history and... Read More



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