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Iran: Behind the Electronic Curtain

2012-04-06

In his March 20 Nowruz message to the Iranian people, President Obama said “the United States will continue to draw attention to the electronic curtain that is cutting the Iranian... Read More

18th Commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide

Mark Toner, Acting Spokesperson, U.S. Department of State

2012-04-06

The United States joins countries on April 7 throughout the world as we collectively remember the approximately 800,000 Rwandan men, women and children who, over the course of 100 days,... Read More

The Political and Security Situation in Mali

Mark Toner, Acting Spokesperson, U.S. Department of State

2012-04-06

We do not recognize the statement by the National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad (MNLA) announcing independence as valid, and we reiterate our support for the territorial integrity... Read More

Statement by the President on the 18th Anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda

President Barack Obama

2012-04-06

Eighteen years after the Rwandan genocide, we pause to reflect with horror and sadness on the 100 days in 1994 when 800,000 people lost their lives. The specter of this... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice At the Security Council Stakeout

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

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

2012-04-05

Reporter: Madame President, I would like to get your reaction to a statement that was made earlier by the spokesman for Special Envoy Kofi Annan who reported that there were... Read More

Increase in U.S. Funding to Drought Relief in the Horn of Africa

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

2012-04-05

The United States continues to be deeply concerned by the humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa, and particularly the hard-hit Somali population. Despite the end of famine conditions in... Read More

Assassination Attempt Against Samir Geagea

Acting Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

2012-04-05

The United States condemns in the strongest terms what appears to be an assassination attempt targeting Lebanese politician Samir Geagea, the leader of the Lebanese Forces party, on April 4.... Read More

Era of Open: An Opportunity and Imperative

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

2012-04-05

Good governance means more than regular elections. It also means active citizens; a free press; an independent judiciary and legislature; and transparent and responsive institutions that are accountable to all... Read More

Increase in U.S. Funding to Drought Relief in the Horn of Africa

United States Mission Geneva

2012-04-05

The United States continues to be deeply concerned by the humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa, and particularly the hard-hit Somali population. Despite the end of famine conditions in... Read More

Remarks delivered by Ambassador Betty King at the GIS Conference

Geneva, Switzerland

Representative of the United States to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations, Ambassador Betty King

2012-04-04

Good morning Assistant Secretary General Lopes, Director Pisano, distinguished guests, colleagues, and friends. Let me begin by thanking both UNITAR and the American company Esri for organizing this event. I... Read More

Secretary Hillary Clinton on Recognizing and Supporting Burma’s Democratic Reforms

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-04-04

SECRETARY CLINTON: From the beginning of this Administration, we have pursued a policy of engagement to support human rights and reform in Burma. We knew that the challenges were great,... Read More

Secretary Clinton with Kosovan Prime Minister Hashim Thaci

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-04-04

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good afternoon, everyone. It’s a great pleasure for me to welcome Prime Minister Thaci back to Washington and here to the State Department. The prime minister has... Read More

Background Briefing on Burma

U.S. Department of State, Senior Administration Officials

2012-04-04

MODERATOR: Hi everyone. It’s . Thanks for joining us this afternoon. This afternoon’s call is on background. We have as well as and from here on out they’ll be known... Read More

Syria Accountability Clearinghouse

United States Mission Geneva, Office of the Spokesperson

2012-04-03

Recognizing that perpetrators of gross violations of human rights in Syria must be held to account, and that the Syrian people will lead the way, the United States will work... Read More

The Political and Security Situation in Mali

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-04-03

We remain deeply concerned about the ongoing political crisis in Mali. Mali’s territorial integrity is at stake and its political institutions will be further weakened if Captain Amadou Sanogo and... Read More

Ambassador Susan E. Rice in Response to a Question Submitted on Twitter

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

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

2012-04-03

AMBASSADOR RICE: So the question that we received – Mark, would you read it again? MODERATOR: One more time, this is from @freeppl. Why are you not acting swiftly towards... Read More

Statement by NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor on Sudan

NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor

2012-04-03

Today, the President authorized the use of up to $26 million from the Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund to respond to the unexpected and urgent needs resulting from the... Read More

Senegal National Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-04-03

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Senegal as you celebrate the 52nd anniversary... Read More

U.S. Imposes Visa Restrictions on Malian Mutineers

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

2012-04-03

The Department of State today imposed restrictions on travel to the United States on persons and the immediate family of persons who block Mali’s return to civilian rule and a... Read More

Statement by the White House Press Secretary on the Elections in Burma

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-04-02

We congratulate the people of Burma on their participation in the electoral process, and Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy on their strong showing in the... Read More



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