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Deputy Spokesperson Toner on the Burning of a Mosque in West Bank

The United States condemns the burning and vandalizing of a mosque in the West Bank village of Al-Mughayyir today.  This attack is the latest of several such acts of violence... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner's Remarks to the U.S. - Russia Civil Society Working Group

Co-Chairman Surkov, Co-Chairman McFaul, distinguished fellow participants in the Civil Society Working Group (CSWG): Welcome to you all. It is a pleasure to see many of you again and to... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel in an Exchange of Toasts

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good evening. Guten abend. Michelle and I are honored to welcome you as we host Chancellor Merkel, Professor Sauer, and the German delegation for the first official visit... Read More

Ambassador Rice's Remarks at a Security Council Briefing on its Mission to Africa

Thank you very much, Mr. President. On behalf of Ambassador Churkin, with whom I co-led the trip to Sudan, I would like to make the following report. Unfortunately, the situation... Read More

Ambassador DiCarlo's Remarks At an Open Security Council Debate On the International Criminal Tribunals For the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda

Presidents Robinson and Byron, Prosecutors Brammertz and Jallow, thank you very much for your briefings today. Judge Khan, congratulations on your appointment. And Judge Byron, thank you for your valuable... Read More

The International Community Needs To Stay Focused on Bosnia and Herzegovina

The arrest on May 26 of Ratko Mladic, the fugitive former Bosnian-Serb Army Commander, brings at last the prospect of justice for the victims of the genocide at Srebrenica 16... Read More

Under Secretary Burns' Remarks at the 41st OAS General Assembly

Let me begin by thanking Secretary General Insulza, President Funes, and Foreign Minister Martinez for their superb efforts in organizing and hosting this 41st General Assembly of the Organization of... Read More

Deputy Spokesperson Toner on Shutdown of the Internet in Syria

We are deeply concerned by reports that Internet service has been shut down across much of Syria, as have some mobile communication networks. We condemn any effort to suppress the... Read More

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Dr. Suzan D. Johnson Cook

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook Suzan D. Johnson Cook was sworn in as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom on May 16, 2011. Prior... Read More

Message on the Twenty-Second Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Friday will mark twenty-two years since the violent suppression of protests in and around Tiananmen Square on June 3-4, 1989. The United States joins others in the international community in... Read More

Statement by Deputy Spokesperson Toner on the Sri Lanka Defense Symposium

Remarks earlier this week by the U.S. Embassy’s Defense Attaché at a conference in Colombo reflected his personal opinions.  They do not reflect the policy of the United States Government. ... Read More

UN Security Council Presidential Statement on Sudan

The Security Council expresses grave concern about the ongoing violence and rapidly deteriorating situation in Abyei since the Council addressed the issue in its May 22 Press Statement, in which... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Violence in Yemen

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the senseless acts of violence today in Yemen, including the attack against the Presidential Palace compound in Sana’a as well as other... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg After Their Meeting

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning, everyone, and it’s a particular pleasure for me to welcome the foreign minister back to Washington. I’ve had the opportunity of working with Minister Schwarzenberg in... Read More

Charge d’Affaires Fuller's Statement on Arrest of Ratko Mladic

The United States also welcomes the arrest of Ratko Mladic by Serbian security services a week ago today. We commend President Tadic, the Government of Serbia, its security services, and... Read More

Response to Ambassador Alexandre Keltchewsky, Head of OSCE Center in Astana

The United States extends a warm welcome to Ambassador Keltchewsky; Ambassador, thank you for your thorough report. The last year has been momentous for the Center and for Kazakhstan. You... Read More

Charge d’Affaires Fuller's Statement on the Continuing Situation in Belarus

I would like to call the attention of participating States to the statement made by President Obama on May 27 condemning the conviction and sentencing of opposition presidential candidates Uladzimir... Read More

Chargé d’Affaires Fuller's Statement on Recent Protests in Georgia

The United States deeply regrets the loss of life and the injuries to others on May 26, after demonstrators in Tbilisi chose not to end or relocate their protest after... Read More

Charge d’Affaires Fuller's Statement on Concern about Freedom of Assembly in Russia

We note with continued concern that in Moscow on Saturday, May 28, a peaceful demonstration of Russians advocating for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, joined by... Read More

Implementation of the North Korean Human Rights Act

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, Representative Berman, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today on the implementation of the North Korean Human Rights Act. The United States... Read More


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