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Excerpt from December 29 Press Briefing by State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland on Raiding of NGOs in Egypt

The United States is deeply concerned that Egyptian judicial and police officials raided the offices of a number of nongovernmental organizations today, including the National Democratic Institute and the International... Read More

Regime Violence in Syria

We condemn the Syrian military's escalation of violence in Homs, Daraa and other cities prior to the deployment of the Arab League monitors. We have seen horrific pictures of indiscriminate... Read More

Statement by the Acting Spokesperson on the Cuban Prisoner Release Announcement

We have seen reports that the Council of State of Cuba has announced the release of 2,900 prisoners and Alan Gross is not among them. If this is correct, we... Read More

Statement by the Spokesperson on the Violence in Damascus

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the bombings today in Damascus. We extend our sympathies to the families of the victims. There is no justification for terrorism of... Read More

Ambassador Killion Condemns Anti-Semitic Publication and calls on UNESCO to Block Funding

On December 22, the U.S. Mission to UNESCO contacted the Organization’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, to express its grave concern over press reports regarding the Palestinian youth educational magazine, Zayzafuna, and... Read More

Ambassador Susan E. Rice on Libya and Syria at UN Security Council Media Stakeout

Note: This transcript is edited to include only remarks by U.S. Permanent Representative Susan E. Rice. She was joined at this United Nations Security Council media stakeout by the Permanent... Read More

White House Statement on Syria

The United States continues to believe that the only way to bring about the change that the Syrian people deserve is for Bashar al-Assad to leave power. The words of... Read More

Ethiopian Court’s Conviction of Two Swedish Journalists

The United States notes with concern an Ethiopian court’s recent conviction of two Swedish journalists on a terrorism-related charge, in which the verdict appears to equate reporting about terrorism with... Read More

Supreme Court Decision Confirming Results of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Presidential Election

The United States is deeply disappointed by the Democratic Republic of the Congo Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the electoral commission’s provisional results without fully evaluating widespread reports of irregularities. ... Read More

Milestones in the Tunisian Transition

The United States congratulates the people of Tunisia for achieving another critical step in their transition in selecting three key leadership positions: Speaker of the Constituent Assembly, President of the... Read More

Statement by the President on Hanukkah

Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Hanukkah around the world. This Hanukkah season we remember the powerful story of a band of believers who rose... Read More

Transcript: Secretary Clinton on Women, Peace, and Security

See also: Video and Additional Resources Thank you. Well, it is wonderful to be back at Georgetown to give all of the students an excuse not to keep studying for... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Women, Peace, and Security - Video and Additional Resources

On December 19, at Georgetown University, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton discussed new efforts across the U.S. government to support women's participation in peace and security, including plans to... Read More

Executive Order -- Instituting a National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

Executive Order -- Instituting a National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United... Read More

Labor Migration: The Nexus of Foreign Policy and the Free Market

Barbara Shailor serves as Special Representative for International Labor Affairs. Since 2000, the international community has set aside December 18 to recognize the contributions of migrants to our communities. Please... Read More

Statement of President Obama on the death of Vaclav Havel

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing today of Vaclav Havel, a playwright and prisoner of conscience who became President of Czechoslovakia and of the Czech Republic. Having... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on Reports of Violence in Egypt

I am deeply concerned about the continuing reports of violence in Egypt. I urge Egyptian security forces to respect and protect the universal rights of all Egyptians, including the rights... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on the Passing of Vaclav Havel

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Vaclav Havel, the Czech Republic’s first democratically elected president and leader of the Velvet Revolution. His death is a loss... Read More

Concerns About Human Rights in Belarus on the Anniversary of the December 19, 2010 Crackdown

The following is a joint statement issued by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton. Begin Text: Today we remember the one year anniversary of... Read More

Keynote Address by Secretary Clinton at the International Crisis Group's "In Pursuit of Peace" Award Dinner

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. (Applause.) Oh, my goodness. Well, if it ever were a secret. (Laughter.) Thank you, Marc, and thanks to all of you for being part of this... Read More


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