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Remarks by Vice President Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi at the State Department Luncheon

Vice President Joe Biden, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping

2012-02-14

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Well, thank you all for being here. And it’s an honor to welcome Vice President Xi, along with the entire Chinese delegation. I told Vice President Xi,... Read More

President’s Budget Request Reflects Strong Commitment on Global AIDS

The U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Eric Goosby

2012-02-13

Ambassador Eric Goosby serves as the United States Global AIDS Coordinator. Today, the Obama Administration issued the President's budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2013. It demonstrates that the United... Read More

Readout of the President's Call with Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-02-13

The President and Prime Minister Cameron spoke by telephone today, continuing their frequent consultations on a range of global issues. The President and Prime Minister discussed the situation in Syria,... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo at a UN General Assembly Meeting on Syria

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

2012-02-13

Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, High Commissioner Pillay, both for your briefing and for all the work you and your office are doing to highlight the plight of... Read More

U.S. Seeks Genuine Reconciliation and Strengthened Democratic Institutions in Sri Lanka

Under Secretary Maria Otero, Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr

2012-02-13

Under Secretary Otero: Thank you. Good afternoon. I’m pleased to be here in Colombo for the first time. I’ve had serious and productive meetings with the government of Sri Lanka... Read More

White House Briefing on Visit of Chinese Vice President Xi

White House, Washington, D.C.

White House Office of the Press Secretary

2012-02-11

PRESS BRIEFING BY DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR BEN RHODES; NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR TO THE VICE PRESIDENT ANTONY BLINKEN; DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR MICHAEL FROMAN; AND SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR ASIAN AFFAIRS... Read More

Syria: "The Violence is not Equal"

U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert S. Ford

2012-02-11

Robert S. Ford serves as U.S. Ambassador to Syria. Editor's Note: This entry appeared first on the U.S. Embassy Syria Facebook page. You can find additional satellite imagery of Syrian... Read More

A Note by Ambassador Robert Ford on Recent Events in Syria

U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford

2012-02-10

Robert S. Ford serves as U.S. Ambassador to Syria. Note: This entry appeared first on the U.S. Embassy Syria Facebook page.You can find additional satellite imagery of Syrian military movements... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Monti of Italy after Bilateral Meeting

White House, Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister of Italy Mario Monti

2012-02-10

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, hello, everybody. Benvenuto. I want to welcome Prime Minister Monti to the White House for his first visit. I had the opportunity to congratulate him after he... Read More

Press Briefing by Assistant Secretary of State Michael H. Posner in Bahrain

Manama, Bahrain

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

2012-02-09

This is my fourth visit to Bahrain in the last 14 months, and I welcome the opportunity to be here. Bahrain is an important partner of the United States. We... Read More

Press Briefing by Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner in Bahrain

Manama, Bahrain

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

2012-02-09

This is my fourth visit to Bahrain in the last 14 months, and I welcome the opportunity to be here. Bahrain is an important partner of the United States. We... Read More

Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting on Human Rights and Reform in China

Washington, DC

White House Office of the Press Secretary

2012-02-09

The Vice President and senior Administration officials met yesterday with four experts and advocates on human rights and legal reform in China: Dr. Xiaorong Li, Professor Benjamin Liebman, Mr. Kenneth... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton And Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata

Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata

2012-02-09

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good afternoon. And we are delighted to be welcoming the prime minister to the White House this afternoon for his meetings with President Obama and the foreign... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on Russia Anti-LGBT Legislation

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-02-09

QUESTION: What is the State Department’s response to reports stating the St. Petersburg city authorities have placed a ban on the reading, discussion or dissemination of anything relating to LGBT... Read More

Special Representative Shailor on Inequality and the Lost Generation

Washington, DC

Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Barbara Shailor

2012-02-09

Barbara Shailor serves as Special Representative for International Labor Affairs. Recent events at the start of 2012 offer a glimpse of the struggles that lay ahead, both in the United... Read More

Ambassador Kelly at OSCE on Freedom of Expression in Kazakhstan

The Permanent Council to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

The United States Representative to the OSCE, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-02-09

The United States wishes to express concern about recent developments in Kazakhstan on freedom of expression. The United States follows with great interest the implementation of Kazakhstan’s new law on... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Human Rights Violations in Belarus

United States Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

The United States Representative to the OSCE, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-02-09

United States Mission to the OSCE Statement on the Final Human Rights Assessment of the Events of 19 December 2010 in Minsk, Belarus The United States remains deeply concerned about... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Russian Tax Evasion Case Against Sergei Magnitskiy

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-02-09

QUESTION: What is the State Department’s response to reported plans by Russian police to resubmit for trial a criminal tax evasion case against Sergei Magnitskiy? ANSWER: Pursuing criminal charges against... Read More

Supporting Peace, Prosperity, and Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa

Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.

Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Neal S. Wolin

2012-02-09

Neil Woiln is the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Two years ago, President Obama announced that the United States would broaden its engagement in the Middle East and North Africa,... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo at a UN Security Council Meeting on Kosovo

United Nations Security Council, New York, New York

Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2012-02-08

Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, ASG Mulet for your briefing and Special Representative Zarif for participating today. I also welcome Foreign Minister Hoxhaj and Foreign Minister Jeremic back to... Read More



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