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Statement by President Obama on Yemen’s Transition to President Abdo Rabo Mansour Hadi

President Barack Obama

2012-02-25

Just over one year ago, thousands of men and women gathered in city squares across Yemen to demand a government that was responsive to their democratic aspirations. The determination and... Read More

Secretary Clinton Following Her Meeting with Tunisian President Marzouki

Presidential Palace, Tunis, Tunisia

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-02-25

SECRETARY CLINTON: I just had an excellent meeting with the president, the foreign minister, and other officials of the Tunisian Government. And I think the message is one that I... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at Civil Society Roundtable

Chief of Mission Residence, Algiers, Algeria

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-02-25

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, thank you, Ambassador, for inviting us into your home for this very important meeting. I am honored to meet with leaders from Algeria’s civil society who are... Read More

Secretary of State Clinton's Intervention at the Friends of the Syrian People Meeting

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State

2012-02-24

SECRETARY CLINTON: I want to thank Tunisia for hosting this meeting today and I salute the Arab League for its leadership throughout this crisis. I want to particularly applaud the... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Syria

The international community agreed to take a number of concrete steps that will help begin providing humanitarian relief to the Syrian people, increase the pressure on Assad and those around him, and prepare for the democratic transition.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-02-24

Press availability in Tunis, Tunisia SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good evening, everyone. Good evening. It’s been a very, very long and productive day. And I want to commend, once again, the... Read More

First Meeting of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People

Chairman's Conclusions of the International Conference of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People

2012-02-24

1. The first meeting of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People (“the Friends’ Group”), was held in Tunis on 24 February 2012, with the participation of more than... Read More

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Fitzpatrick Urges Action on Justice and Human Rights in Honduras

U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Fitzpatrick

2012-02-24

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Fitzpatrick Urges Action on Justice and Human Rights in HondurasTranslation:Español Deputy Assistant Secretary Fitzpatrick, Ambassador Kubiske, and other U.S. officials talked with journalists and... Read More

Press Availability on the Meeting of the Friends of the Syrian People

Tunis, Tunisia

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-02-24

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good evening, everyone. Good evening. It’s been a very, very, long and productive day. And I want to commend, once again, the Government of Tunisia, in particular... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton at the London Conference on Somalia

Lancaster House, London, United Kingdom

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-02-23

SECRETARY CLINTON: (In progress) al-Shabaab’s remaining financial lifelines. One of the reasons that they apparently agreed to join with al-Qaida is because they think they will obtain more funding from... Read More

Presidential Elections in Senegal

Office of the Press Secretary, The White House

2012-02-23

As Senegal’s citizens go to the polls on February 26, we call on Senegalese authorities to uphold internationally-recognized electoral standards to ensure that these elections reflect the will of the... Read More

Strengthening the Fight against Modern Slavery: USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Initiative

Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Department of State

2012-02-23

USAID has crafted a new Agency-wide policy to combat trafficking in persons. Drawing on best practices from the last decade, the new policy provides guidance on pursuing more effective, efficient,... Read More

White House Statement on the Case of Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

White House, Washington, D.C.

Office of the Press Secretary, the White House

2012-02-23

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms reports that Iranian authorities’ reaffirmed a death sentence for Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani for the sole reason of his refusal to... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador DeLaurentis at a Security Council Meeting on Timor

UN Security Council, New York, New York

The U.S. Ambassador and Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs, Jeffrey DeLaurentis

2012-02-23

Thank you, Mr. President. I would like to welcome President Jose Ramos-Horta to the Council. The United States deeply appreciates your passionate advocacy of human rights and democracy around the... Read More

State Department Statement on the Execution Order for Iranian Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

State Department, Washington, D.C.

Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner

2012-02-23

The United States is deeply concerned by reports that a provincial court has renewed the execution order for Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. Mr. Nadarkhani is facing a death sentence on... Read More

Press Availability with Secretary Clinton on February 22, 20 12

Foreign Commonwealth Office, London, United Kingdom

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-02-23

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good evening. And I want to begin by thanking the prime minister and the foreign secretary for hosting us. This has been a busy and quite substantive... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador DiCarlo At an Open Debate in the Security Council on Women and Peace and Security

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

2012-02-23

Thank you, Mr. President, for your presence here today and for organizing this open debate. I'd also like to thank Special Representative Wallström and Under-Secretary-General Ladsous for their comprehensive briefings,... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Rice on the Second Report of the Syria Commission of Inquiry

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

2012-02-23

The United States welcomes the second report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria and notes its indictment of the Assad regime’s comprehensive campaign of violence against the... Read More

Remarks by Dr. Rajiv Shah at the Combating Trafficking in Persons Policy Launch

Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator

2012-02-23

I am very pleased to have this opportunity to meet with you-to gain the benefit of your collective experiences in counter trafficking and share the focus behind our new policy. ... Read More

Remarks by Donald Steinberg Deputy Administrator, USAID to Bush Institute Egyptian Fellows

For the region will never reach its potential when more than half its population is prevented from achieving their potential.

2012-02-23

It's a great honor to be able to welcome the first group of Bush Institute Egyptian Fellows to Washington. You bring with you a wealth of experience in the arenas... Read More

Opening remarks by Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield at NEC Lessons Learned Conference

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

2012-02-23

Good morning. It is a pleasure to be here today to help kickoff this extremely important conference. First let me start by congratulating the National Elections Commission and all its... Read More



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