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Secretary Clinton Discusses Violence in Burma's Rakhine State

The United States continues to be deeply concerned about reports of ongoing ethnic and sectarian violence in western Burma’s Rakhine State and urges all parties to exercise restraint and immediately... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on Reports of Ongoing Violence in Burma's Rakhine State

We are deeply concerned by reports of ongoing violence in Burma’s Rakhine State. We are monitoring the situation and urge an immediate halt to violent attacks. We also encourage the... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Syria - Remarks to Press at the United Nations Security Council

Ambassador Rice: Good evening. You’ve heard from a number of colleagues. And you’ll hear from more, so let me be brief and say that we had what was a very... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good morning.  I told Mike as I walked in this is a standing-room-only crowd here.  I love that.  Well, welcome.  It is a real pleasure to have... Read More

Secretary Clinton and UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY CLINTON: It is an honor to welcome here to the State Department the Joint Special Envoy, former Secretary General, friend and colleague Kofi Annan to continue the discussions that... Read More

Deputy Secretary William Burns on U.S. Human Rights Policy in the Past 35 Years

Thank you, Mike, for organizing this important look back on these three transformational periods in U.S. foreign policy. At a moment when our values and interests are so deeply entwined,... Read More

Secretary Clinton On Portugal's National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Portugal as you celebrate your National Day... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Lesotho's Elections

The United States congratulates Prime Minister Motsoahae Thomas Thabane on his inauguration. We look forward to working with the Prime Minister and all members of parliament to continue strengthening our... Read More

Secretary Clinton Video Remarks for "Pride Month"

I am honored to join you to celebrate the fundamental freedoms that all human beings deserve – no matter who they are or whom they love. This month, and every... Read More

Secretary Clinton and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu After Their Meeting

MODERATOR: (In Turkish.) We will now begin the award ceremony. United States ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone will officiate. AMBASSADOR RICCIARDONE: Thank you very much. Our country owes a great... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Syria

The United States strongly condemns the outrageous targeted killings of civilians including women and children in Al-Qubeir in Hama province as reported by multiple credible sources. This, coupled with the... Read More

UPR 13th Session - Intervention for South Africa

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 13th Session page. The United States warmly welcomes Deputy Justice Minister Andres Nel of South Africa... Read More

Ambassador DiCarlo on Syria- Remarks at the General Assembly Session

Mr. President, the United States is horrified by the Assad regime's persistence in its bloody campaign against the Syrian people. As if these acts themselves were not reprehensible enough, the... Read More

Ambassador DeLaurentis on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Thank you, Mr. President. Tribunal Presidents Meron and Joensen, Prosecutors Brammertz and Jallow, thank you very much for your briefings today and your continued service. Congratulations, President Joensen, on your... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Humanitarian Aid Reaching Syria and Neighboring Countries

The United States is pursuing every avenue to provide humanitarian relief to those affected by the violence in Syria and is engaged in focused diplomatic efforts to secure full and... Read More

Friends of the Syrian People Sanctions Working Group

Recent events, including the killings at Houla, have exposed the Asad regime’s determination to continue waging war on the Syrian people. The international community cannot sit idly by, and we... Read More

Secretary Clinton with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov

FOREIGN MINISTER MAMMADYAROV: Welcome for those who are from the foreign press to Azerbaijan. I am really happy to greet Secretary of State Madam Hillary Clinton to Azerbaijan precisely on... Read More

Assistant Secretary Richard's Recent Trip to Geneva, Iraq, and Jordan

Dear colleagues and friends, I write to share with you a description of my first trip as Assistant Secretary. First stop was Geneva to participate in an international conference on... Read More

Ambassador Mozena at the Bangladesh Garment Manufactures Export

(Begin text) Mr. Md. Shafiul Islam, President, BGMEA Mr. Ghulam Hussain, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce Respected Former Presidents and Vice Presidents of BGMEA Members of the BGMEA Board of Directors ... Read More

Deputy Spokesperson Toner on the Situation in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

The United States is concerned by the continued mutiny of officers and soldiers formerly integrated into the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and now operating... Read More


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