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

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

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

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

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

Carol Fuller: Statement on Freedom of Assembly in Armenia

The United States joins the EU in noting the recent granting of access -- for the first time in three years -- to Freedom Square for opposition rallies.  We hope... Read More

Deputy Secretary Steinberg: Assessing the Situation in Libya

Click here for State.gov video of Deputy Secretary Steinberg's Remarks. I thank the Chairman and Senator Lugar for inviting me today. I appreciate this chance to update the committee on... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Danish Foreign Minister Lene Espersen After their Meeting

FOREIGN MINISTER ESPERSEN: Welcome to all of you. Before we take on the Arctic agenda this afternoon, we’ve just had the opportunity to briefly touch base on some of the... Read More

Deputy Spokesman Toner on Violence in Yemen

The United States is deeply concerned by recent violence throughout Yemen, and joins European Union High Representative Ashton in strongly condemning these troubling actions. We call on the Yemeni security... Read More

Human Rights and Democratic Reform in Iran

Click here for video of U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Affairs testimony. Click here for a .PDF of Assistant Secretary Posner... Read More

Ambassador Rice: Remarks at the Security Council Stakeout on Syria

Ambassador Rice: Good afternoon, everyone. I just wanted to comment briefly on the decision taken today by Syria to withdrawal its candidacy for the Human Rights Council. We believe that... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the 41st Washington Conference on the Americas

Well, thank you very much and welcome to the State Department for this very important meeting of the Council of the Americas. I want to thank you, John, for the... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview With Hu Shuli and Huang Shan of Caixin Media Company

SECRETARY CLINTON: Hello, this is Hillary Clinton. QUESTION: Hello. Good morning, Secretary Clinton. This is Hu Shuli, Editor-in-Chief of Caixin Media. Thank you so much for giving me the precious... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Remarks for NIH Cookstove Workshop

 Click here for State.gov video of Secretary Clinton's remarks. I am delighted to send greetings to each of you here tonight. I especially want to thank Francis Collins of the... Read More

2011 Hours Against Hate Campaign Q&A at the Foreign Press Center

MODERATOR: Welcome to the Washington Foreign Press Center. Thank you so much for joining us today. We’re very pleased to have with us today Hannah Rosenthal, who is the special... Read More

مایکل پُزنر پیرامون وضعیت حقوق بشر درایران

Click here for full length, English language video of U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Affairs testimony. Click here for an English... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview With Anthony Yuen of Phoenix TV

QUESTION: Madam, the annual dialogue is over, so what can you tell us what we accomplished this time? SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, Mr. Yuen, let me start by expressing deep appreciation... Read More

Remarks at the Conclusion of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue With China

  MR. TONER: First question goes to Matt Pennington of the Associated Press. QUESTION: Secretary Clinton, do you think the events of the recent months in the Middle East should... Read More

Joint Closing Remarks for the Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Click here for State.gov video of the closing remarks. SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon. I want to begin by thanking our Chinese colleagues, led by Vice Premier Wang and State Councilor... Read More

Readout of the President's Meeting with the Co-Chairs of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

The President and the U.S. delegation met today in the Oval Office with China’s Special Representatives to the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor... Read More

Under Secretary Otero: Transforming Public Security in the Americas

Thank you, and good morning. It’s a pleasure to be with you. I want to thank George Washington University and its partners for organizing and hosting this important conference. As... Read More



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