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Presidential Proclamation -- Captive Nations Week, 2012

When President Dwight D. Eisenhower first proclaimed Captive Nations Week amidst an escalating Cold War, he affirmed that "the citizens of the United States are linked by bonds of family... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Israel, Egypt, and Syria During her July Trip to Jerusalem

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good evening, everyone. I’m sorry to keep you so late, but it’s been a very busy and active, productive day here in Jerusalem. I’m happy to be... Read More

Secretary Clinton with Egyptian Women Leaders during her July Visit

Well, first let me say how pleased I am to have this opportunity to visit with some longtime acquaintances and people I’ve known and people that I’ve met recently, and... Read More

Secretary Clinton at the Second Friends of the Lower Mekong Ministerial on July 14

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you so much for being here for the Friends of the Lower Mekong meeting, and let me begin by thanking our host, the Government of Cambodia. Deputy... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Ethiopian Court’s Sentencing of Eskinder Nega in a Anti-Terrorism Trial on July 14

The United States remains deeply concerned about the trial, conviction, and sentencing of Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega, as well as seven political opposition figures, under the country's Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. The... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns After a July 14 Meeting With Libyan Prime Minister Elkeib

Good morning. It’s a pleasure to be in Tripoli. And it’s a pleasure to meet again with the Prime Minister, and with other Libyan leaders at this extraordinary moment. One... Read More

Fact Sheet: Asia-Pacific Strategic Engagement Initiative

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the Asia-Pacific Strategic Engagement Initiative (APSEI) on July 12 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. APSEI is a new integrated assistance framework that engages on... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Occasion of France'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 France as you celebrate Bastille Day this... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Labor Issues at the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy Dialogue

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much, Minister Phavi, for that introduction and also for describing the results of what has been, by all reports, an excellent meeting. And I thank... Read More

Secretary Clinton's at the Fifth Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial on July 13

SECRETARY CLINTON: (In progress.) The United States is proud of the work we are doing together in the LMI. It is a key component of our ongoing cooperation with ASEAN... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Assad Regime Massacre in Traymseh on July 13

I was deeply saddened and outraged to learn of reports of yet another massacre committed by the Syrian regime that has claimed the lives of over 200 men, women, and... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns' July 13 Question & Answer Session in Beirut, Lebanon

Q: Is the U.S. Administration looking into establishing a safe zone in north Lebanon following Senator McCain’s call last week? Burns: My understanding is that Senator McCain was not talking... Read More

Women Workers Labor Roundtable in Cambodia

Prior to her remarks on the importance of rights for women and workers at the Lower Mekong Initiative Women's Gender Equality and Empowerment Dialogue on Friday, July 13, Secretary of... Read More

Ambassador Kelly's July 12 Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Belarus

The United States continues to be gravely concerned about serious violations by Belarus of its OSCE commitments on respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law. While... Read More

White House National Security Council Spokesperson Vietor's July 11 Statement on Mali

Today, the President authorized the use of up to $10 million from the Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund to respond to the unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs... Read More

Ambassador Kelly's July 12 Response to the EU statement on the Death Penalty in the United States

We are aware of the European Union’s continuing concern regarding the use of the death penalty in some jurisdictions in the United States. As we have consistently noted, international law... Read More

Ambassador Kelly's July 12 Statement on Russian Legislation on NGOs

Just last week, the United States took the floor to note with concern Russia’s proposed legislation requiring domestic non-governmental organizations (or NGOs) accepting foreign contributions and engaging in quote: “political... Read More

Ambassador Kelly's July 12 Response to the Address by Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) High Commissioner for National Minorities

The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Knut Vollebaek back to the Permanent Council and thanks him for his report. We look forward to the release of the guidelines to promote... Read More

Joint Statement on the Asia-Pacific Region by the U.S. and European Union

U.S.-EU Statement on the Asia-Pacific Region Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton met in Phnom Penh... Read More

Clinton Remarks at Meeting with Korean, Japanese Foreign Ministers

Thank you very much, Mr. Kim. And it’s a great pleasure to meet with my colleagues and friends, Foreign Minister Kim and Foreign Minister Gemba. I thank Foreign Minister Kim... Read More


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