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FACT SHEET: Transition and Reform in Morocco

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

2011-05-19

In this moment of profound change in the region, the United States supports Morocco’s efforts to promote ongoing democratic development through constitutional, judicial, and political reforms. In March 2011, King... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Introductory Remarks for President Obama's Speech on Events in the Middle East and North Africa, and U.S. Policy in the Region

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-05-19

SECRETARY CLINTON:  Thank you all, and welcome to the State Department.  I am delighted to be here to welcome the President as well as our colleagues from the Diplomatic Corps,... Read More

FACT SHEET: SYRIA

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

2011-05-19

We reject the Syrian government’s justification of its tactics as necessary to maintain “stability.” The Asad regime remains the source of instability as it foments violence by meeting peaceful protests... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Dunn at a Security Council Debate on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ambassador David Dunn, Acting U.S. Ambassador and Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs

2011-05-18

Thank you, Mr. President. Let me also thank the Government of France for hosting this important session on the stabilization of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thank you, Mr.... Read More

Executive Order--Blocking Property of Senior Officials of the Government of Syria

President Barack Obama

2011-05-18

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701... Read More

Text of a Letter--Blocking Property of Senior Officials of the Government of Syria

Text of a letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate

President Barack Obama

2011-05-18

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)      Pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), I hereby report that I have issued an Executive... Read More

Concern Over Human Rights Abuses in Iran

Press Statement

Acting Deputy Spokesman Mark C. Toner

2011-05-18

The United States is deeply concerned that Iran continues to deny its citizens and other persons within Iran their human rights. Judicial cases, trials, and sentences continue to proceed without... Read More

U.S. Engagement and Recent Visits to Sudan

Special Briefing

Special Envoy for Sudan Princeton Lyman, and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah

2011-05-18

 Good morning, everyone. Welcome to the Department of State. I’m very happy to have with us today, Special Envoy to Sudan Princeton Lyman, Ambassador Princeton Lyman, and the USAID Administrator... Read More

Press briefing by Senior Administration Officials to Preview Economic Components of the President's Speech on Events in the Middle East and North Africa

Via conference call, Senior Administration Officials speaking on background

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-05-18

MR. VIETOR:  Thanks, everybody, for getting on.  We wanted to do a quick call to preview a portion of the President’s speech tomorrow.        First, the housekeeping.  This is... Read More

Administration Priorities for Europe in the 112th Congress

Statement before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Philip H. Gordon

2011-05-18

Chairman Shaheen, Ranking Member Barrasso, Members of the Committee: Watching the wave of democracy protests in the Arab world reminds us inevitably of the last time dictatorships across an entire... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks With New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully

2011-05-17

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a real pleasure for me to welcome Foreign Minister McCully to the State Department and to return, in some small measure, the wonderful hospitality... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan After Bilateral Meeting

The White House Oval Office

President Barack Obama and His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

2011-05-17

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, it is a great pleasure to welcome once again my good friend King Abdullah to the White House.  The United States and Jordan have had a longstanding... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks With European Union High Representative for Foreign Policy Catherine Ashton After Their Meeting

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and European Union High Representative for Foreign Policy Catherine Ashton

2011-05-17

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, it is such a pleasure for me to welcome back to the State Department High Representative Cathy Ashton. The United States and the European Union are partners... Read More

Launching the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace

The White House Blog

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard A. Schmidt

2011-05-17

Today, I am proud to announce the United States’ first, comprehensive International Strategy for Cyberspace (pdf). The International Strategy is a historic policy document for the 21st Century — one... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Release of President Obama Administration's International Strategy for Cyberspace

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-05-17

Click here for the State.gov video of Secretary Clinton's Remarks Click here to view the International Strategy for Cyberspace Click here to view the Fact Sheet on the International Strategy... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-05-17

In every part of the world, men and women are persecuted and attacked because of who they are or whom they love. Homophobia, transphobia and the brutal hostility associated with... Read More

Message from the President regarding the annual renewal of the national emergency with respect to Burma

TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE

President Barack Obama

2011-05-16

Dear Mr. Speaker:    (Dear Mr. President:) Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of... Read More

Notice from the President regarding the annual renewal of the national emergency with respect to Burma

President Barack Obama

2011-05-16

CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO BURMA      On May 20, 1997, the President issued Executive Order 13047, certifying to the Congress under section 570(b) of the Foreign... Read More

Mark Toner on the Conviction of Belarusian Presidential Candidate Andrey Sannikau

Acting Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner

2011-05-14

The United States condemns the May 14 conviction of presidential candidate Andrey Sannikau and other democratic activists in Belarus. We consider the five presidential candidates -- Uladzimir Nyaklyaeu, Andrey Sannikau,... Read More

Special Envoy Hannah Rosenthal Honors the Work of Father Patrick Desbois

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal with Father Patrick Desbois

2011-05-12

On Thursday, May 12, 2011, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal recognized the work of Father Patrick Desbois, President of the Yahad-In Unum Association of France, with... Read More



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