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Syrian Kurdish National Council Visits Washington

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


-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


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


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


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


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


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