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Assistant Secretary Carson on Nigeria One Year After Elections

As Prepared A year ago today, Nigerians began casting ballots in the first of what would be four days of voting for legislators, governors, and a president. Tensions were high.... Read More

Secretary Clinton on International Roma Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I want to send best wishes to all Roma as they mark International Roma Day. Today we celebrate... Read More

Statement by NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor on Malawi

The United States extends its condolences to the people of Malawi and the family of President Bingu wa Mutharika following his recent passing, and we welcome today’s announcement that Vice... Read More

Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner Political Transition in Yemen

The United States welcomes President Abdo Rabo Mansour Hadi's announcement of civilian and military personnel transfers as part of the ongoing political transition in Yemen. The changes signify the National... Read More

Iran: Behind the Electronic Curtain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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



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