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Oversight of U.S. Policy Towards Burma

Chairman Manzullo, Ranking Member Faleomavaega and distinguished Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify before the Committee today on the important issue of our policy towards... Read More

The Verdict in the Charles Taylor Trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone

The United States welcomes the issuance of the judgment by the Special Court for Sierra Leone, convicting Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, of war crimes and crimes against... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Darfur, Syria, and the African Union

Ambassador Rice: Good afternoon. Let me share with you a summary of our discussions on Darfur in consultations before I take your questions. Following Under-Secretary-General Ladsous’s briefing in the open... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the Verdict in the Charles Taylor Trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone

The United States applauds today’s verdict of the Special Court for Sierra Leone in the case of Charles Taylor. The conviction of Mr. Taylor for war crimes and crimes against... Read More

Department of State, USAID Officials on U.S. Humanitarian Aid to Syria

ON-THE-RECORD BRIEFING Kelly Clements, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration And Christa Capozzola, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development ... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Sudan and South Sudan, and Syria

What a full day. I have a press statement to read and then I will provide a readout of our discussions on Sudan and South Sudan, as well as on... Read More

UN Security Council Press Statement on the Attack on UNAMID

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on an African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) patrol in West Darfur on 20 April,... Read More

On Violence in Bahrain, State Department Spokesperson Nuland

We are deeply concerned about the increase in violence in Bahrain, including the recent death of a protester, as well as the explosion last night that injured four policemen, two... Read More

U.S. Policy Toward Burma

Mr. Chairman, Mr. Faleomavaega, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you very much for inviting me here today to testify about U.S. policy toward Burma and the remarkable developments that... Read More

Assistant Secretary Jacobson at House Hearing on Western Hemisphere

Chairman Mack, Ranking Member Engel, Members of the Committee, it is an honor and privilege to be here today. I am genuinely pleased to be able to speak with you... Read More

Identifying the Trend: the Changing Face of Anti-Semitism and Implications for Europe and Sweden

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for welcoming me here today. I would like to thank the Institute of Security and Development Policy for hosting this forum on the Changing Face... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Syria and Afghanistan with Austrailian Foreign Minister

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, everyone. It is certainly a great pleasure for me to welcome Foreign Minister Carr here to Washington. It is always an incredibly important discussion between ourselves... Read More

President Obama on Armenian Remembrance Day

Today, we commemorate the Meds Yeghern, one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.  In doing so, we honor the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who were brutally... Read More

Attorney General Holder on Human Trafficking

Thank you, Stephanie .  It is a privilege to be with you – and to be among so many friends, colleagues, and critical partners.  I want to thank you and... Read More

Countering the Lord's Resistance Army

Good morning Chairman Coons, Ranking Member Isakson, and members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for inviting me to speak with you today. For over two decades, the Lord's Resistance... Read More

Assistant Secretary Brimmer on U.S.-Israel Multilateral Cooperation

I want to thank Brian Siegel and the American Jewish Committee of Greater Miami and Broward for hosting me and opening your doors again for me to discuss multilateral cooperation... Read More

On the Attack on South Sudan by Sudan

The United States strongly condemns Sudan’s military incursion into South Sudan yesterday and calls for the immediate cessation of hostilities and the withdrawal of all Sudanese armed militia from South... Read More

President Obama on "Never Again" at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

See additional resources below THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everyone. It is a great honor to be with you here today. Of course, it is a truly humbling moment to be... Read More

Women In Development

Today’s event on “Women in Development” offers another important moment to highlight the important role of women in development and economic growth. Too many women around the world are marginalized.... Read More

President Obama on Blocking the Property and Suspending Entry into the United States of Certain Persons with Respect to Grave Human Rights Abuses by the Governments of Iran and Syria via Information Technology

Letter -- Blocking the Property and Suspending Entry into the United States of Certain Persons with Respect to Grave Human Rights Abuses by the Governments of Iran and Syria via... Read More


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