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Friends of Syria Core Group (London 11) Communique

Office of the Spokesperson - Washington, D.C.

2014-05-15

Following is the text of the communique agreed upon by the Ministers of the London 11 countries at a meeting held in London on May 15, 2014. Begin text: We... Read More

Secretary Kerry Press Availability in London

Foreign Commonwealth Office - London, U.K.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-05-15

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. First of all, let me just thank Foreign Secretary William Hague for his terrific hosting today, convening all of us together to be able to... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to Russian Federation on the Situation in Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Bae

2014-05-15

I'm sorry that our distinguished colleague, the Russian Ambassador, has left, because I wanted to answer some of the issues that he raised, but I trust that his delegation will... Read More

USOSCE on Continuing Pressure on Civil Society in Azerbaijan

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Political Counselor, Christopher Robinson

2014-05-15

We listened carefully last week to Azerbaijan’s response to concerns raised by the European Union about the arrest, investigations, and sentencing of civil society activists, and must express our dissatisfaction... Read More

NSC Spokesperson on the Sentencing of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag in Sudan

The White House

NSC Spokesperson, Caitlin Hayden

2014-05-15

Today in Sudan, Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag was sentenced to be flogged for adultery and to be hanged to death for apostasy because she married a Christian man. We strongly... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Net Neutrality

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-05-15

The President has made clear since he was a candidate that he strongly supports net neutrality and an open Internet. As he has said, the Internet’s incredible equality – of... Read More

#BringBackOurGirls: Addressing the Growing Threat of Boko Haram

Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on African Affairs

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Robert P. Jackson

2014-05-15

Chairman Coons, Ranking Member Flake, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to update you about U.S. efforts to address the chilling threat that Boko Haram represents... Read More

Notice -- Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Burma

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-05-15

On May 20, 1997, the President issued Executive Order 13047, certifying to the Congress under section 570(b) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1997 (Public... Read More

Letter -- Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Burma

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-05-15

TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE May 15, 2014 Dear Mr. Speaker: (Mr. President:) Section 202(d)... Read More

Sweden and US Fight Homophobia Together

U.S. Embassy Stockholm - Stockholm, Sweden

U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, Mark Brzezinski

2014-05-15

Many of you may know the story of Matthew Shepard a 21-year-old American university student who was beaten, tortured and left to die for one reason -- he was gay.... Read More

Fact Sheet: Boko Haram and U.S. Counterterrorism Assistance to Nigeria

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2014-05-14

“The kidnapping of hundreds of children by Boko Haram is an unconscionable crime, and we will do everything possible to support the Nigerian Government to return these young women to... Read More

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with Croatian President Ivo Josipović

Office of the Vice President

The White House

2014-05-14

Vice President Biden met today with Croatian President Ivo Josipović. Vice President Biden praised Croatia for its reforms over the past ten years that led to Croatia joining the European... Read More

Background Briefing on the Situation in West Africa

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Senior State Department Official Via Teleconference

2014-05-14

MODERATOR: Good afternoon. Thanks so very much for joining us today. We are going to open up with very brief remarks by hereafter will be referred to as Senior State... Read More

Religion and Diplomacy: A Transatlantic Dialogue

Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

Pricipal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2014-05-14

Good morning. It is a pleasure and honor to be with you today. I want to thank The Brookings Institution, William Galston, E.J. Dionne, and Peter Mandaville for this opportunity... Read More

LiveAtState: U.S. Commitment to sub-Saharan Africa

Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield

2014-05-14

MS. JENSEN: Hi, welcome to LiveAtState, the State Department’s interactive web chat platform for engaging international media. I am delighted to welcome those of you joining us from around the... Read More

USUN at a Security Council Meeting on Libya

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

Minister Counselor for Legal Affairs, Mark Simonoff

2014-05-13

Thank you, Mr. President. Let me begin by thanking Prosecutor Bensouda for her informative briefing on Libya and especially for her contributions to ending impunity for the most serious crimes... Read More

Under Secretary of State Sewall Meets Nigerian Officials in Abuja

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall

2014-05-13

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Aminu Wali, Minister of Defense Aliyu Gusau, other senior Nigerian... Read More

Readout of National Security Advisor Rice's Meeting with Syrian Opposition Coalition President Ahmad Jarba

The White House

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice

2014-05-13

This afternoon, President Obama joined National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s meeting with Syrian Opposition Coalition President Ahmad Jarba and the Coalition delegation.  President Obama and Ambassador Rice reaffirmed that Bashar... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the Central African Republic

The White House

White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney

2014-05-13

In late 2012, armed groups began a rebellion that sparked a period of devastating instability, lawlessness, and anarchy in the Central African Republic (CAR) that led to the overthrow of... Read More

Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to London

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Senior State Department Official Via Teleconference

2014-05-13

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL TWO: Hi, good afternoon, everyone. Thanks for joining us. So we are going to be – this call is to preview the Secretary’s trip to London,... Read More



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