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Background Conference Call on the President's Commencement Address at West Point

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-05-28

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: I’ll just say a few things and then take your questions. So in the President’s speech today he was focused on defining, as we come out of... Read More

Our Outrage Must Be a Call to Action

DipNote blog

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Catherine Russell

2014-05-28

http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2014/05/28/our-outrage-must-be-call-action The world has been transfixed and horrified by the brutality of a group of extremists toward nearly 300 schoolgirls and unnamed others in northeastern Nigeria. The plight of these... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview with Chris Cuomo of CNN New Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-05-28

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thank you very much for taking the opportunity. SECRETARY KERRY: Good to be with you, Chris. Happy to be here. QUESTION: Rather than just review what is... Read More

Ten Takeaways From President Obama's Speech at West Point

DipNote blog

Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Doug Frantz

2014-05-28

In his commencement address to the graduating class at the United States Military Academy at West Point today, President Obama laid out his vision of America’s leadership on the global stage. ... Read More

Ambassador DiCarlo on UN Security Council Debate on Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2014-05-28

Thank you Mr. President, and thank you, Under Secretary General Feltman, for your comments today and for your engagement on the Ukrainian issue, including your trips to Ukraine. Mr. President,... Read More

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President-elect Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-05-27

President Obama called President-elect Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine today to congratulate him on his victory and offer the full support of the United States as he seeks to unify and... Read More

The Way Forward in Afghanistan

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-05-27

These have been encouraging days for Afghanistan's future. We've witnessed a first round of free elections where millions of Afghans made their voices heard, in what promises to be the... Read More

Ambassador DiCarlo at the UN Security Council Meeting on Kosovo

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2014-05-27

Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Special Representative Zarif, for your briefing. I’d like to welcome President Jahjaga and President Nikolic, their first time before this council. Thank you... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2155 for the Renewal of the UN Mission in South Sudan

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-05-27

Today, the Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution that not only renews the mandate for the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), but focuses the mission on the core... Read More

Assistant Secretary Nuland Interview for the Charlie Rose Show With David Remnick

U.S. Department of State

Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland

2014-05-27

QUESTION: Thank you Victoria Nuland for being here with us. ASSISTANT SECRETARY NULAND: Thank you, David, for having me. QUESTION: So tell me. There was this election in Ukraine, and... Read More

Keeping the Stars and Stripes Company

U.S. Embassy in Prague - Prague, Czech Republic

U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Norman L. Eisen

2014-05-27

When I arrived in Prague over three years ago, I knew that as U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, and the son of a Czechoslovak Holocaust survivor, I had a... Read More

Secretary Kerry on 2014 Presidential Elections in Ukraine

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-05-26

The United States congratulates the people of Ukraine and the Ukrainian government for their historic elections on May 25th. Ukrainians united to express their political will freely and to choose... Read More

U.S. Congratulates People of Ukraine on Historic Elections

DipNote blog

2014-05-26

The people of Ukraine held historic presidential elections on May 25, 2014. Today, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe issued a preliminary report, calling the elections "largely in... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the New Indian Government

The White House

2014-05-26

President Obama congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the new Indian government on their swearing-in today. As the President and Prime Minister agreed in their call after the... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Detained U.S. Citizen Amir Hekmati

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-05-26

On this Memorial Day, we honor brave Americans who gave their lives for the notion that someone else's freedom is connected to our own. But this Memorial Day also marks... Read More

U.S. on Tripartite Elections in Malawi

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-05-26

The United States is closely monitoring the situation in Malawi following the tripartite elections. We join the African Union and the international community in calling for calm as the Malawi... Read More

President Obama on Elections in Ukraine

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-05-25

On behalf of all Americans, I congratulate the people of Ukraine for making their voices heard by voting in their presidential election today. Despite provocations and violence, millions of Ukrainians... Read More

Elections in Ukraine

DipNote blog

2014-05-25

Ukraine held presidential elections on Sunday, May 25, 2014. In a statement on the elections, President Barack Obama said: "On behalf of all Americans, I congratulate the people of Ukraine... Read More

President Obama to the Troops at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan

Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan

2014-05-25

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Bagram! (Applause.) Well, I know it's a little late, but I was in the neighborhood and thought I'd stop by. (Applause.) First of all, I want everybody... Read More

Cancellation of U.S.-Thailand Engagements

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-05-24

In response to the military coup in Thailand, we continue to review our military and other assistance and engagements, consistent with U.S. law. In addition to our previously announced suspension... Read More



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