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Deputy Secretary of State Burns on Bosnia-Herzegovina

William J. Burns, Deputy Secretary of State

2012-02-18

I am delighted to be in Sarajevo, and especially pleased to be here so soon after the formation of the new Council of Ministers. Yesterday, I had a very productive... Read More

Deputy Secretary of State Burns on Kosovo

William J. Burns, Deputy Secretary of State

2012-02-18

I am very happy to be in Kosovo. I am also pleased that my visit follows so closely on the celebration of your Independence Day yesterday. I want to extend... Read More

The First Anniversary of Libya’s Revolution

Office of the Press Secretary, The White House

2012-02-17

The United States congratulates Chairman Jalil, Prime Minister al-Keeb, and all the people of Libya on the first anniversary of their historic revolution. Last February, few could imagine that the... Read More

Secretary of State Clinton And European Union High Representative Ashton After Their Meeting

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, European Union's High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton

2012-02-17

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good morning everyone. It’s always a pleasure to welcome my friend and colleague, the high representative of the European Union, here to Washington. We always have a... Read More

U.N. Ambassador Rice on First Anniversary of Libya's Revolution

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

2012-02-17

Today, Americans join with Libyans around the world in marking the one-year anniversary of their historic revolution. When Muammar Qadhafi chose to meet peaceful cries for liberty with military force,... Read More

Secretary Clinton’s Address on Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Benjamin Franklin Room, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-02-16

On February 16, 2012, Secretary Clinton delivered remarks commemorating the Ninth Anniversary of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). Every government has an obligation to... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Kelly at the OSCE on LGBT Legislation in Russia

The Permanent Council to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

The United States Representative to the OSCE, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-02-16

We remain concerned by proposed local legislation in Russia that would severely restrict freedoms of expression and assembly for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, and indeed all Russians.... Read More

Ambassador Kelly’s Response to Belarus on Internet Freedom in U.S.

The Permanent Council to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

The United States Representative to the OSCE, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-02-16

We wish to thank the distinguished Permanent Representative of Belarus for raising the issue of Internet freedom in the United States. Debate and exchange of views are important elements of... Read More

Briefing by Ambassador-at-Large Verveer on the Negative Effects of Female Genital Mutilation

The Washington Foreign Press Center, Washington, D.C.

Ambassador-At-Large For Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer, Imam Magid of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (Adams Center) and President of The Islamic Society of North America (Isna), and Molly Melching of The NGO Tostan

2012-02-16

AMBASSADOR VERVEER: Welcome to each and every one of you. We have gathered here this morning to discuss a very serious issue. It is one that touches many parts of... Read More

Camp Ashraf

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-02-16

The United States continues to pursue a peaceful, humane solution to the untenable situation at Camp Ashraf. The critical next step is the voluntary movement of the first group of... Read More

Sanctions on Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-02-16

Today the United States Government took three separate sanctions actions against Iran’s primary intelligence agency, the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS). MOIS was designated for its involvement in the... Read More

The UN General Assembly Resolution on Syria

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

2012-02-16

Today, the UN General Assembly sent a clear message to the people of Syria: the world is with you. An overwhelming majority of UN member states have backed the plan... Read More

United States Commits Support to the Community of Democracies Tunisia Task Force

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2012-02-14

Officials from the United States and more than twenty countries will convene in Tunis, Tunisia on February 9-10 for the inaugural meeting of the Community of Democracies Tunisia Task Force. ... Read More

Statement on the Ongoing Electoral Process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Victoria Nuland, Spokesperson

2012-02-14

The United States continues to closely monitor the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the hundreds of legal disputes against some legislative election results. We urge... Read More

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



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