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Fact Sheet: Additional Humanitarian Assistance to Syria

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


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

Remarks by Ambassador Rice At B'nai Torah Congregation

Torah Congregation, Boca Raton, FL

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


Thank you all so much. Good evening. It’s great to be here with you all. You know, I spend most of my time in New York at the United Nations,... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Verveer to the Media at U.S. Embassy Rangoon

Rangoon, Burma

Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues


AMBASSADOR VERVEER: Good afternoon everybody. I'm so pleased to be here with all of you and unfortunately come to the end of what has been an extraordinary visit for me... Read More

State Department on Bombings in Damascus

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Press Secretary


Translated: English عربي فارسی The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s attacks in Damascus. Any and all violence that results in the indiscriminate killing and injury of... Read More

Remarks by U.S. State Department Legal Advisor Koh and Special Advisor Heumann at the International Disability Rights Leadership Conference

Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann and U.S. Department of State Legal Advisor Harold Koh


JOHN WODATCH: Thank you all for staying with us, and now we're on to the concluding session of the conference and, as they say, we've saved the best for last. ... Read More

Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Actions of the Government of Syria

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary


NOTICE CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE ACTIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF SYRIA On May 11, 2004, pursuant to his authority under the International Emergency Economic Powers... Read More

Secretary Clinton’s Meeting with Bahraini Crown Prince Salman

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


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Bahraini Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa today, May 9, at the Department of State.  Secretary Clinton affirmed the long-standing commitment... Read More

ICTR Judgment Against Perpetrators of Genocide in Rwanda

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

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson, Victoria Nuland


 The United States welcomes the May 8, 2012 International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) appeal decisions in the cases of Gaspard Kanyarukiga, Aloys Ntabakuze, and Ildephonse Hategekimana.  The Appeals... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Video Message for the International Disability Rights Leadership Conference

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


I am delighted to be able to lend my voice to this very important conference. The protection of human rights is a cornerstone of our foreign policy and a personal... Read More

Under Secretary Otero on Global Water Security: The Intelligence Community Assessment

Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero


Thank you, Jane. It is an honor to be included in this National Conversation on the Intelligence Community Assessment on Global Water Security. The Woodrow Wilson Center has been visionary... Read More

INTERVIEW: Secretary Clinton with Michele Kelemen of NPR

Delhi, India

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


QUESTION: It’s been quite a trip. SECRETARY CLINTON: Yes, yes it has. QUESTION: And if you don’t mind, I want to kind of go back to the beginning and talk... Read More

Interview: Secretary Clinton With Jill Dougherty of CNN

Delhi, India

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


QUESTION: Secretary Clinton, thank you very much for being with us. This has been quite a trip, and I want to begin at the beginning, in China. Mr. Chen, Chen... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Syria and Guinea Bissau at the Security Council Stakeout

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

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations


Ambassador Rice: Good afternoon. The situation in Syria remains dire, especially for the millions who continue to endure daily attacks and who are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The... Read More

Deputy Secretary of State Burns on the Importance of the Americas to Our Shared Future

Council of the Americas' 42nd Washington Conference on the Americas, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns


Excerpts from full remarks: The recent history of the Americas has proven how important democracy is to reinforcing economic progress, social inclusion, human rights, and peace setting a powerful example... Read More

Freedom Here & Now: Ending Modern Slavery

Minneapolis, MN

Ambassador-at-Large, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Luis CdeBaca


Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you, Marilyn, for that generous introduction. I spend a lot of time working to bring more and more businesses into the anti-trafficking movement. And when... Read More

Remarks by Special Envoy Rosenthal at Canadian Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism

Hotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal


Good evening. Thank you for inviting me here today. It is an honor to be here as a representative of the United States Government and admirer of your work. The... Read More

INTERVIEW: Secretary Clinton With Ms. Mooni Saha, and Mr. Ejaj Ahmed At a Townterview with Bangladeshi Youth

International School Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


MS. SAHA: Welcome and good morning. Please welcome our honorable guest here, Ms. Hillary Rodham Clinton. SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. MS. SAHA: Welcome. (Applause.) I’d like to start our show.... Read More

INTERVIEW Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia with Magyar Nemzet Newspaper: Hungarian Democracy is an American Interest

Budapest, Hungary

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Thomas O. Melia


Thomas O. Melia, State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary in charge of democracy and human rights is in Budapest for official talks. His name became well known here as a result... Read More

Deputy Spokesperson Toner on Camp Ashraf

State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner


Today, the fifth convoy of approximately 400 Camp Ashraf residents safely arrived at Camp Hurriya. The United States welcomes the continued cooperation of the Government of Iraq and the residents... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on Chen Guangcheng

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland


The Chinese Government stated today that Mr. Chen Guangcheng has the same right to travel abroad as any other citizen of China. Mr. Chen has been offered a fellowship from... Read More


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