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Concern Over Increasing Infringements on Freedom of Assembly in Swaziland

U.S. Embassy Mbabane, Swaziland

2012-04-17

The United States government is deeply concerned about increasing infringements on freedom of assembly, as evidenced by the recent actions taken by Swazi security forces to prevent peaceful citizens from... Read More

On the Release of Political Prisoners in Belarus

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

Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner

2012-04-16

The United States notes the release of former Belarusian presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau and his campaign manager Zmitser Bandarenka. This, coupled with previous releases, represents a significant step. We urge... Read More

President Obama at the Summit of the Americas Opening Plenary, April 14, 2012

Summit of the Americas, Cartagena, Colombia

President Barack Obama

2012-04-14

As Prepared for Delivery – Thank you, President Santos, for welcoming us here today and for your leadership in bringing our nations together. Thank you to you, Foreign Minister Holguin... Read More

Military Violence in Guinea-Bissau

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

Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner

2012-04-14

We strongly condemn the attempt by certain elements of the military to forcibly seize power and undermine the legitimate civilian leadership of Guinea-Bissau. We regret that they have chosen to... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Syria and the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2042

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, New York

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

2012-04-14

AS DELIVERED Ambassador Rice: Good afternoon. I’ll begin with a few remarks in my capacity as president of the Security Council. After more than a year of sustained violence and... Read More

Ambassador Rice's Explanation of the Resolution 2042 Vote at UN Security Council regarding Syria

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, New York

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

2012-04-14

AS DELIVERED After more than a year of brutal violence inflicted by the Government of Syria on its own people, after close to 10,000 deaths, after driving almost 45,000 Syrians... Read More

Conviction of Former Acting Defense Minister Ivashchenko

U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

2012-04-13

With respect to the conviction of former Acting Defense Minister Ivashchenko, we are deeply disappointed in this latest example of selective justice in Ukraine and call for his release, particularly... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton at the Summit of the Americas Civil Society Meeting

Summit of the Americas Civil Society Meeting, Cartagena, Colombia

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-04-13

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon. It is wonderful to be here for this social forum, and I want to thank President Santos for that excellent speech that covered so many of... Read More

Secretary Clinton at the Summit of the Americas Civil Society Meeting

Summit of the Americas, Cartagena, Colombia

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-04-13

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon. It is wonderful to be here for this social forum, and I want to thank President Santos for that excellent speech that covered so many of... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Human Trafficking

Video Remarks for the Yale Human Trafficking Conference, New Haven, Connecticut

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-04-13

Later this year, we will mark the 150th anniversary of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, and as we remember the sad history of slavery in the United States and honor those... Read More

G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting Chair's Statement

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

2012-04-12

Following is the text of the G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting Chair's Statement: Begin text: G8 Foreign Ministers met in Washington, D.C., on April 11-12, 2012, to exchange views and coordinate... Read More

State Department Contributes an Additional $482.05 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

United States Mission Geneva, Office of the Spokesperson

2012-04-12

The United States is pleased to announce a second contribution of $482.05 million toward the 2012 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The United States’ initial... Read More

Interim President of Mali Sworn-In

U.S. Department of State

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-04-12

The United States welcomes the April 12 inauguration of Diouncounda Traore as interim President of Mali to head a transition government tasked with organizing elections. We commend the leadership of... Read More

Deputy Attorney General Cole at the Yale Law School Human Trafficking Symposium

Yale Law School Human Trafficking Symposium, New Haven, Connecticut

Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole

2012-04-12

Thank you, David , for that introduction. Thank you Yale Law School, the Trade of Innocents team, the United States Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for organizing... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland On the Increased Military Attacks Between Sudan and South Sudan

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-04-11

The United States is deeply disturbed by the escalating hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan and condemns offensive military action by either side. We condemn South Sudan’s military involvement in... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rice at the Security Council Stakeout on Sudan and South Sudan, Burma, Syria

New York, New York

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

2012-04-11

Ambassador Rice: I will, in my capacity of President of the Council, give you a readout of the two sessions we had this morning. The first related to Sudan and... Read More

On the Situation in Bahrain

White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-04-11

The United States continues to be deeply concerned about the situation in Bahrain, and we urge all parties to reject violence in all its forms. We condemn the violence directed... Read More

On the Death of Labor Activist Aminul Islam

U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Dan Mozena

2012-04-11

We are profoundly saddened by the death of Aminul Islam, a dedicated labor activist working for the Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity (BCWS) and the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers... Read More

Ceremony Marking the Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide

New York, New York

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

2012-04-11

Ambassador Gasana, Mr. President of the General Assembly, Madame Deputy Secretary-General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, The United Nations was established in the shadow of a genocide. It suffered an enormous... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Iraq and Syria at the United Nations Security Council

Remarks to the Press

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

2012-04-10

Ambassador Rice: Good afternoon. I will first read out the discussion we had this morning in consultations on Iraq and then turn to the topic of Syria. The Security Council... Read More



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