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Executive Order -- Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-05-16

EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - BLOCKING PROPERTY OF PERSONS THREATENING THE PEACE, SECURITY, OR STABILITY OF YEMEN By the authority vested in me as President by... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Uganda’s Capture of a Senior Commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-05-15

The United States congratulates the Government of Uganda on the capture of one of the senior commanders of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) by the Ugandan military. The capture of... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Norway's Constitution Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-15

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

Ambassador Rice at the Security Council Briefing on Somalia

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, New York

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

2012-05-15

Thank you, Mr. President, thank you, Special Representative Mahiga, for your briefing, and welcome, President Sharif. Somalia stands at a critical moment in its history. One year ago, al-Shabaab controlled... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Vietnam

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Vietnam, Washingon, D.C.

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner

2012-05-15

Mr. Chairman and Members of the Commission, thank you for holding this important hearing to focus attention on the human rights situation in Vietnam. Since normalization in 1995, our bilateral... Read More

Syrian Kurdish National Council Visits Washington

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2012-05-14

This week, the Department of State welcomed senior members of Syria’s Kurdish National Council to Washington, where they were hosted by Ambassadors Robert Ford and Frederic Hof. They also met... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Paraguay Independence Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-14

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to all Paraguayans as you celebrate the anniversary of your independence... Read More

Visit to Yulia Tymoshenko in Ukraine

United States Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

2012-05-14

The United States Ambassador to Kyiv John F. Tefft and Thomas O. Melia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor visited former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns' Remarks at the Tree Dedication in Honor of Raoul Wallenberg

Stockholm, Sweden

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns

2012-05-14

Thank you, Mr. Ambassador, for that kind introduction. It is truly an honor for me to be here today, on this 100th anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg's birth, to dedicate this... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner with Russian Bloggers and Civic Activists

U.S. Department of State

2012-05-14

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner met with a group of Russian bloggers and civic activists on May 14, 2012. The group shared their... Read More

Ambassador DeLaurentis at U.N. Debate on Kosovo

New York, NY

Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, United States Ambassador and Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs to United States

2012-05-14

Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Special Representative Zarif for your briefing. I would like to welcome both Foreign Minister Hoxhaj and Foreign Minister Jeremic back to the Council and... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Algerian Elections

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-12

I would like to congratulate the people of Algeria on this week's elections. The Government of Algeria invited international and non-governmental organizations to send observation missions and conducted elections that... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Renewal of U.S. Security Cooperation with Bahrain

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-05-11

Today, the Administration informed Congress that for national security interests we have decided to release additional items and services for the Bahrain Defense Force, the Coast Guard, and the National... Read More

Spokesperson on The Political and Security Situation in Mali

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-05-11

The United States is deeply concerned about the deteriorating political situation in Mali. We call on the junta leader Sanogo and the CNRD to step aside and allow for the... Read More

Senior Administration Officials on Bahrain

Senior Administration Officials

2012-05-11

MODERATOR: Thank you, and thanks to everyone for joining us on a Friday afternoon. We certainly appreciate it. As you’ve all seen from the statement we released earlier today, the... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Foreign Policy and American Ideals

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

2012-05-11

-As prepared- Good evening, everyone! Thank you, Ambassador Cobb, for that kind introduction. Let’s hear it for President Shalala. Thank you for your distinguished service to our country and your... Read More

Vice President's Meeting with Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain

The White House, Office of the Vice President

2012-05-11

Vice President Biden met this afternoon with Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain. The Vice President reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to our long-standing partnership with the... Read More

USAID Welcomes New Global Guidelines on Land Governance

2012-05-11

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development welcomed the formal endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of... Read More

U.S. Policy Toward the Americas: The Summit and Beyond

Miami, Florida

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson

2012-05-11

Remarks as prepared Thank you, Susan (Kaufmann Purcell), for that warm introduction. I am delighted to be back in Miami and have the opportunity to see so many old friends... Read More

Fact Sheet: Additional Humanitarian Assistance to Syria

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2012-05-10

The United States is pursuing every avenue to get humanitarian relief to those affected by the violence in Syria and is engaged in focused diplomatic efforts to secure full and... Read More



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