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President Obama on Elections in Tunisia

Today, less than a year after they inspired the world, the Tunisian people took an important step forward. I congratulate the millions of Tunisians who voted in the first democratic... Read More

Secretary Clinton with Tajik Women, Youth, and Civil Society

Secretary Clinton meets with Tajik women in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on October 22, 2011 (State Department photo) SECRETARY CLINTON:  Thank you.  Please let me tell you how excited I am to... Read More

President Obama on the Death of Muammar Qaddafi

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Today, the government of Libya announced the death of Muammar Qaddafi. This marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of... Read More

Charles Hornbostel on OSCE Field Presences

(Remarks as delivered at the OSCE Economic and Environmental Dimension Implementation Meeting, Session 4: Field Presences) Thank you, Mr. Coordinator. You and your team deserve to feel a sense of... Read More

Assistant Secretary Camuñez on Good Governance in the OSCE Region

(Remarks as prepared for delivery at the OSCE Economic and Environmental Dimension Implementation Meeting, Session 3: Good Governance) The United States has viewed with keen interest the evolving discussions in recent years... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Joint Statement With Maltese Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi After Their Meeting

PRIME MINISTER GONZI: Good morning. Thank you for joining us for this press statement. Once again, Excellency, Madam Secretary of State, it’s a pleasure to have you here and to... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril

SECRETARY CLINTON: (In progress) on the soil of a free Libya. And on behalf of the American people I congratulate all Libyans. It is a great privilege to see a... Read More

Secretary Clinton at a Town Hall Meeting With Youth and Civil Society

SECRETARY CLINTON:I know that more than 30 years ago students from this university came to this very spot to engage in historic protests, and their voices were crushed by the... Read More

Deputy Spokesperson Toner on the Interim Report of the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran

We welcome the first interim report by the UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in Iran, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, and take note of his assessment regarding the Iranian government’s “pattern... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril

PRIME MINISTER JIBRIL: (Via interpreter) In the name of God, most compassionate, most merciful, it is with great delight that we are honored to meet the U.S. Secretary of State,... Read More

Assistant Secretary Camuñez' Opening Remarks at the OSCE Economic and Environmenatl Dimension Implementation Meeting

(Remarks as prepared for delivery at the Opening Session of the OSCE Economic and Environmental Dimension Implementation Meeting) On behalf of the United States, I would like to thank the... Read More

Special Representative Mitchell's Briefing on Burma

MS. FULTON: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Department of State. Today we have a special guest with us, our special representative and policy coordinator for Burma,... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on Death of the Damas de Blanco Founder Laura Pollán

We are deeply saddened by the death of the founder of the Damas de Blanco, Laura Pollan. She was a courageous human rights defender who fought valiantly on behalf of... Read More

Statement by Press Secretary Carney on the Death of Laura Pollán

The President's thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and colleagues of Laura Pollán, the founder of Las Damas de Blanco, who passed away Friday in Havana. Pollán and... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Support to Regional Efforts to Counter the Lord’s Resistance Army

In May 2010, President Obama signed into law the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, which reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to support regional partners’ efforts to end the atrocities... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on Countering The Lord's Resistance Army

The United States condemns the continued atrocities and abductions committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) across central Africa. We remain committed to supporting our regional partners’ efforts to mitigate... Read More

The Democratic Republic of the Congo and African Democracy Trends

Thank you. It’s a pleasure to be here this morning. I want to thank Tony, and Brookings, for inviting me, and for hosting this important discussion. I just returned from... Read More

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Robbins on the Geneva Discussions on Georgia

Statement to the OSCE Permanent Council The United States continues to support the Geneva Discussions as an important forum for improving security and humanitarian conditions in Georgia. We urge all... Read More

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Robbins on the Sentencing of Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in Ukraine

The United States is deeply disappointed with the conviction and sentencing of former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko through a politically motivated prosecution. The charges against Mrs. Tymoshenko and... Read More

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Robbins on Violence in Egypt

The United States is deeply concerned about the violence in Egypt that has led to a tragic loss of life among demonstrators and security forces. We express our condolences to... Read More


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