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Secretary Kerry at Top of Meeting on Building an Anti-ISIL Coalition Co-Chaired by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

Secretary Kerry at Top of Meeting on Building an Anti-ISIL Coalition Co-Chaired by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, and UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon SECRETARY KERRY: ... Read More

Remarks by President Obama at NATO Summit Press Conference

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon.  Let me begin by thanking my great friend, Prime Minister Cameron -- and his entire team -- for hosting this NATO Summit and making it such... Read More

Remarks at Ashgabat Media Event

U.S. Charge d’Affaires a.i. Ambassador Laura E. Kennedy: Well, thank you for coming. As you know, I’m Laura Kennedy and it’s my pleasure today to introduce our Deputy Secretary of... Read More

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

Продолжающиеся нарушения Российской Федерацией принципов и обязательств ОБСЕ и ситуация в Украине - Russian translation as a PDF - Source: U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Original Statement in English:... Read More

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

We have consistently supported the effort of Ukrainian President Poroshenko to achieve a meaningful bilateral cease-fire that could lead to a peaceful political settlement of the conflict. The Kremlin distanced... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to Report by the Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo

Ambassador Baer Response to Report by the Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Ambassador Jean-Claude Schlumberger The United States welcomes Ambassador Schlumberger back to the Permanent Council for another... Read More

USOSCE on Border Clashes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

The United States is deeply concerned by fatal clashes between border security forces of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan that have occurred over the past two months in the Ferghana Valley, including... Read More

USOSCE Statement Regarding Russian Violations of the Right to Freedom of Expression, Peaceful Assembly, and Association

The United States remains deeply concerned about the recent increase within the Russian Federation of harassment and intimidation towards expressions of peaceful dissent against Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. We are... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Visit of the Special Representative of the Chairman-in-Office for the Transnistrian Settlement Process

The United States welcomes the recent visit of the Special Representative of the Chairman-in-Office for the Transnistrian Settlement Process, Ambassador Radojko Bogojević, to Moldova. We share his views that convening... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Response to Maj. Gen. Torres, Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office for Article IV of the Dayton Peace Accords

As a proud member of the Contact Group, the United States witnessed first-hand the accomplishments of General Torres and the Parties. Over the past two years, they have made consistent... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Events in Ferguson, Missouri

The attention of the American people and many in the international community has focused on events in Ferguson, Missouri following the tragic death of 18-year old Michael Brown on August... Read More

Ambassador Power at the UN Security Council on Syria

AS DELIVERED Good afternoon everyone. Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag just updated the Council on the OPCW-UN Joint Mission’s progress on eliminating Syria’s declared chemical weapons program. She outlined the U.S.... Read More

The Monitor Special Edition - August 2014

Dear Readers, We’d like to update you on the troubling global increase in anti-Semitism, which we have observed in the wake of the most recent conflict in Gaza.  The recent... Read More

On-the-Record Conference Call on the President's Meetings at the NATO Summit

Via Telephone MR. EARNEST:  Good afternoon, everybody, and thanks for jumping on the call this afternoon.  I apologize for running just a few minutes late.  I’m joined on the call... Read More

Joint Op-Ed by President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron: 'We Will Not Be Cowed by Barbaric Killers'

In a joint Op-Ed in the Times of London, U.S. President Barack Obama and United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the importance of the NATO alliance in confronting evolving... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks with Ukrainian President Poroshenko Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, let me just say quickly to the members of the press, we had one meeting earlier with President Obama and the other leaders, principal P5 leaders, and... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and President Ilves of Estonia in Joint Press Conference

PRESIDENT ILVES:  Good morning.  To begin with, I’d like to welcome President Obama to Estonia.  It is a genuine pleasure and an honor to receive you right before the NATO... Read More

Citizen Activism: Building Coalitions for Civil Rights

Back to >>> State of Rights Homepage Citizen Activism: Building Coalitions for Civil Rights - 9/9/14 at the Newseum's Knight TV Studio To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Civil... Read More

Daily Press Briefing: Spokesperson Psaki on Syria and Jobar Shelling

It is not only ISIL targeting innocent civilians in Syria. As the – it is also the regime. As the international community works to counter the threat of ISIL, the... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Steven Sotloff

Yesterday, the world bore witness again to the unfathomable brutality of ISIL terrorist murderers when we saw Steven Sotloff, an American journalist who left home in Florida to tell the... Read More



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