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Independence Day for South Sudan

Originally Appeared in the Washington Post

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-07-09

This weekend, in Juba, South Sudan, Africa’s 54th nation was born. Millions of people are celebrating a new national identity and new national promise. Like on our own July Independence... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe's Letter to U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2011-07-08

The following is the text of a July 8, 2011 letter from Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay. Dear Madame High Commissioner, ... Read More

Holding Iranian Human Rights Abusers Accountable

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-07-08

Today, the United States and the United Kingdom imposed visa restrictions on officials of the Government of Iran and other individuals who have participated in human rights abuses in Iran.... Read More

FACT SHEET: U.S. Support to Peace and Security in South Sudan

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

2011-07-08

The United States has been deeply engaged in Sudan, having led international efforts to broker the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended decades of civil war between the country’s north... Read More

Under Secretary Burns: U.S.-EU Unfinished Business in the Balkans

Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William J. Burns

2011-07-08

As prepared for delivery President Josipovic, Prime Minister Kosor, honored guests, thank you for inviting me to speak in the wonderful city of Dubrovnik. I am very pleased to be... Read More

Cuba: Alan Gross Appeal to Cuban Supreme Court

Question Taken at the July 8, 2011 Daily Press Briefing

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

2011-07-08

Question: Can you confirm that the Government of Cuba has scheduled an appeal on July 22 for Alan Gross? What is the US reaction? Answer: Alan Gross was sentenced to... Read More

Briefing on Sudan

Delegation to travel to Juba, South Sudan.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice; State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland; Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs Johnnie Carson; USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg

2011-07-07

MS. NULAND: Good morning, everybody. As you know, this Saturday, July 9th, the Republic of South Sudan will celebrate a ceremony to mark its independence, culminating a six-year peace process.... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe's Statement on Special Rapporteur Falk

Ambassador Donahoe Calls for the Resignation of Special Rapporteur Falk

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2011-07-07

I am repulsed by the recent cartoon posting to the personal blog written by Richard Falk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on “the situation of human rights in the Palestinian... Read More

Conversations With America: Open Government Partnership

Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero; Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of Public Affairs Cheryl Benton; and Warren Krafchik, Director of the International Budget Partnership (IBP)

2011-07-07

MS. BENTON: Hello, and welcome to the U.S. Department of State. This is Conversations with America, a discussion between a top State Department official and an NGO leader, where you... Read More

Ambassador Barton Remarks on Education at ECOSOC Ministerial

Ambassador Rick Barton

2011-07-07

Thank you, Mr. President. Your excellencies: The United States believes everyone benefits when we invest in education. Education transforms individual lives: empowering people to pursue their dreams of a better... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Persecution of Religious Minorities in Iran

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-07-06

We are dismayed over reports that the Iranian courts are requiring Youcef Nadarkhani to recant his Christian faith or face the death penalty for apostasy – a charge based on... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on Reports of Mass Rapes in Democratic Republic of the Congo

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-07-06

The United States government is gravely disturbed about the mass rapes that occurred between June 10 to 12 in a remote area of South Kivu province in the eastern Democratic... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on North-South Negotiations on Sudan

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-07-06

The United States is encouraged by the July 4 meeting between Sudanese President Bashir and First Vice President Kiir at the Extraordinary Session of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development on... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at Closing Luncheon for TechWomen Initiative

Benjamin Franklin Room, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-07-06

Thank you. Thank you all very much. Thank you. (Applause.) Well, this is such an exciting day for all of us here at the State Department who have been working... Read More

Statement by Press Secretary Carney on Bahrain

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

2011-07-06

President Obama welcomes the launch of the National Dialogue in Bahrain, which represents an important moment of promise for the people of Bahrain. The United States commends King Hamad bin... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on The Ongoing Situation in Syria

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-07-05

The United States remains deeply concerned by the ongoing attacks against peaceful protestors at the hands of the Syrian government. The government of Syria claims it is interested in a... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on Elections in Thailand

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-07-02

We congratulate the people of the Kingdom of Thailand, our long-time friend and ally, for their robust participation in the July 3rd parliamentary elections. The choice of who will lead... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on the Constitutional Referendum in Morocco

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-07-02

The United States welcomes Morocco’s July 1 constitutional referendum. We support the Moroccan people and leaders in their efforts to strengthen the rule of law, raise human rights standards, promote... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview With Rita Miliute of Lithuanian National TV

Embassy Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with Rita Miliute of Lithuanian National TV

2011-07-01

QUESTION: Secretary Clinton, former First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt only allowed female reporters to her press conferences, forcing – so editors to hire women.  Do such... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite After their Meeting

Presidential Palace, Vilnius, Lithuania

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite

2011-07-01

MODERATOR: (In progress) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  First, statements by the President and Secretary of State.  Later, two questions.  I advise the President of Lithuania to begin (inaudible). ... Read More



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