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Ambassador Rice Calls for More UN Action to Resolve the Crisis in Syria

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

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

2011-08-10

Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Assistant Secretary-General Fernandez-Taranco, for your briefing. Mr. President, we face a grave and growing threat to international peace and security in Syria today.... Read More

FACT SHEET: President Obama Directs New Steps to Prevent Mass Atrocities and Impose Consequences on Serious Human Rights Violators

White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-08-04

“The United States is committed to working with our allies, and to strengthening our own internal capabilities, in order to ensure that the United States and the international community are... Read More

Presidential Proclamation--Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Participate in Serious Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Violations and Other Abuses

A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

President Barack Obama

2011-08-04

The United States enduring commitment to respect for human rights and humanitarian law requires that its Government be able to ensure that the United States does not become a safe... Read More

Presidential Study Directive on Mass Atrocities

PRESIDENTIAL STUDY DIRECTIVE/PSD-10 - MEMORANDUM:

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-08-04

THE VICE PRESIDENT THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF... Read More

Preventing Mass Atrocities and Serious Human Rights Violations

Press Statement

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-08-04

Preventing mass atrocities and serious human rights violations is both a powerful moral imperative and a compelling strategic interest for the United States. The new interagency Atrocities Prevention Board announced... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Rice on Steps Directed by President Obama to Prevent Mass Atrocities

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

2011-08-04

Today, President Obama directed a thorough review to strengthen our national capacity to prevent mass atrocities. Crucially, the President will establish a new Atrocities Prevention Board with the authority and ... Read More

Ambassador Verveer's Remarks at the International Women's Economic Summit "Peace Through Business" Graduation Ceremony

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer

2011-08-04

Thank you for that warm introduction. It is an honor and humbling to be here today with so many who are not content to simply dream of a better world,... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird After Their Meeting

Treaty Room, Washington D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird

2011-08-04

SECRETARY CLINTON: Hello, good afternoon, everyone. It’s a real pleasure to welcome Minister Baird here in his new capacity as the foreign minister. I’ve had the opportunity to meet with... Read More

Ambassador Ford's Interview with Christiane Amanpour of ABC’s This Week

Aired on August 7, 2011

Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford with Christiane Amanpour of ABC’s This Week

2011-08-04

QUESTION:  And this morning, news that Asad’s forces are trampling another Syrian town.  The best response the world has come up with so far is a United Nations statement condemning... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rice on the Security Council Presidential Statement on Syria

Via Conference Call

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

2011-08-03

Click here for the United Nations Security Council Presidential Statement on the Situation in Syria Moderator: Ambassador Rice is on the line. Go ahead Ambassador. Ambassador Rice: Thank you. This... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner's Remarks at Afhad Women’s University “Civil Society and U.S. Foreign Policy”

Khartoum, Sudan

Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Michael H. Posner

2011-08-03

I wish all of you a happy and blessed Ramadan. At this time of self-reflection and renewal, I am especially pleased to be invited here.  I wanted to come to Afhad... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks After Meeting With Syrian Activists

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-08-02

I met today with a small group of U.S.-based Syrian activists and members of the Syrian-American community to express our profound sympathy for all Syrian victims of the Assad regime’s... Read More

Church Bombing in Kirkuk, Iraq

U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

2011-08-02

We deplore the attack today outside the Holy Family Church in Kirkuk and extend our condolences to the victims’ families and loved ones. Attacks like this, which target religious minorities,... Read More

U.S. Representative to the Transitional National Council Chris Stevens on Libya

Special Briefing

United States Envoy to Libya Chris Stevens and Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

2011-08-02

MR. TONER: Hey. Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to the State Department. It’s our good fortune today to have with us Chris Stevens, a man you’ve heard a lot about over... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Continuing Violence in Syria

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-08-01

The Syrian regime's violent assault on civilians continued today, even as Ramadan began, highlighting again the brutality and viciousness of the Assad regime. Yesterday, President Obama said that President Assad... Read More

Statement by the President on the Violence in Syria

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-07-31

I am appalled by the Syrian government’s use of violence and brutality against its own people. The reports out of Hama are horrifying and demonstrate the true character of the... Read More

Statement by Ambassador DiCarlo on the Role of UNAMID in Darfur

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

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

2011-07-29

Mr. President, The United States supports the peacekeepers of UNAMID who continue to play a critical role in the safety and security of the people of Darfur. We are extremely... Read More

U.S. Policy and the OSCE: Making Good on Our Commitments in the Human Dimension

Testimony before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael H. Posner

2011-07-28

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Distinguished Members of the Commission: I appreciate your calling this timely hearing on the work of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as... Read More

U.S. Foreign Policy and the OSCE: From Astana to Vilnius

Testimony before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Philip H. Gordon

2011-07-28

As prepared Chairman Smith, Co-Chairman Cardin, Members of the Commission: Thank you very much for inviting me here today to discuss our agenda for the OSCE. Let me also take... Read More

U.S. Human Rights Policy toward Iran and Syria

Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia

Assistant Secretary Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Michael H. Posner and Assistant Secretary Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Jeffery Feltman

2011-07-27

Chairman Chabot, Ranking Member Ackerman, Distinguished Members of the Committee: thank you for inviting us to appear before you today to discuss the Iranian and Syrian governments’ continuing and worsening... Read More



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