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Church Bombing in Kirkuk, Iraq

U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

2011-08-02

We deplore the attack today outside the Holy Family Church in Kirkuk and extend our condolences to the victims’ families and loved ones. Attacks like this, which target religious minorities,... Read More

U.S. Representative to the Transitional National Council Chris Stevens on Libya

Special Briefing

United States Envoy to Libya Chris Stevens and Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

2011-08-02

MR. TONER: Hey. Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to the State Department. It’s our good fortune today to have with us Chris Stevens, a man you’ve heard a lot about over... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Continuing Violence in Syria

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-08-01

The Syrian regime's violent assault on civilians continued today, even as Ramadan began, highlighting again the brutality and viciousness of the Assad regime. Yesterday, President Obama said that President Assad... Read More

Statement by the President on the Violence in Syria

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-07-31

I am appalled by the Syrian government’s use of violence and brutality against its own people. The reports out of Hama are horrifying and demonstrate the true character of the... Read More

Statement by Ambassador DiCarlo on the Role of UNAMID in Darfur

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY

Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2011-07-29

Mr. President, The United States supports the peacekeepers of UNAMID who continue to play a critical role in the safety and security of the people of Darfur. We are extremely... Read More

U.S. Policy and the OSCE: Making Good on Our Commitments in the Human Dimension

Testimony before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael H. Posner

2011-07-28

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Distinguished Members of the Commission: I appreciate your calling this timely hearing on the work of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as... Read More

U.S. Foreign Policy and the OSCE: From Astana to Vilnius

Testimony before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

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

2011-07-28

As prepared Chairman Smith, Co-Chairman Cardin, Members of the Commission: Thank you very much for inviting me here today to discuss our agenda for the OSCE. Let me also take... Read More

U.S. Human Rights Policy toward Iran and Syria

Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia

Assistant Secretary Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Michael H. Posner and Assistant Secretary Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Jeffery Feltman

2011-07-27

Chairman Chabot, Ranking Member Ackerman, Distinguished Members of the Committee: thank you for inviting us to appear before you today to discuss the Iranian and Syrian governments’ continuing and worsening... Read More

Remarks at the USAID Panel on Business and Human Rights at the National Press Club

National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Section Chief for Business and Human Rights Melike Yetken

2011-07-27

I want to thank USAID for sponsoring today’s conversation on Business and Human Rights which I believe to be a critical human rights issue in this day and age. I... Read More

Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia on Eastern European Democracy

Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Europe and Eurasia Subcommittee

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Thomas O. Melia

2011-07-26

As prepared for delivery. Thank you, Chairman Burton, Ranking Member Meeks, and Members of the Committee. I appreciate the opportunity to speak to you today about the state of human... Read More

Return of Father Nguyen Van Ly to Prison

Father Ly has spent over 16 years in prison.

Department of State Acting Deputy Spokesperson Heide Bronke Fulton

2011-07-26

We are concerned by the Government of Vietnam’s decision to return long-time human rights defender Father Nguyen Van Ly to prison on July 25. We urge the Government of Vietnam... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on Principles for Prosperity in the Asia Pacific

Shangri-La, Hong Kong

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-07-25

Thank you very much, Mr. Chipman, and thanks to all of you for being here today. I also wish to acknowledge and thank Mr. Ronnie Chan, chairman of the Asia... Read More

U.S. Condemns Ongoing Violence in Syria

Press Statement

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

2011-07-25

The United States condemns the ongoing violence in Syria, particularly the brutality practiced by the Syrian Government against its own citizens – peaceful protestors and bystanders alike. On July 23,... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Rice on the United Nations Economic and Social Council Decision to Grant Consultative Status to Three NGOs

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice

2011-07-25

The United States applauds today’s decisions at the United Nations Economic and Social Council to overturn the Committee on NGOs and grant consultative status to three organizations: the International Foundation... Read More

Presidential Proclamation--Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-07-25

Generations of Americans with disabilities have improved our country in countless ways. Refusing to accept the world as it was, they have torn down the barriers that prohibited them from... Read More

Secretary Clintons' Remarks With Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa After Their Meeting

Ayodhya Hotel, Bali, Indonesia

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa

2011-07-24

FOREIGN MINISTER NATALEGAWA: A very good afternoon, dear colleagues from the media. (In Indonesian.) I would like to begin once again by welcoming and expressing our appreciation to Secretary Clinton,... Read More

Remarks at the ASEAN Regional Entrepreneur Summit

Regional Entrepreneurship Summit, Bali, Indonesia

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Indonesian Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu

2011-07-23

TRADE MINISTER PANGESTU: We have heard some exciting news that, for instance, Google is evaluating coming to Indonesia, and Facebook, who came to Indonesia a few weeks ago, may also... Read More

Ambassador Rice on the Situation in Southern Kordofan

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice

2011-07-22

The United States is deeply concerned about alarming and credible allegations of violence committed by Sudan Armed Forces and aligned groups in Southern Kordofan. These include acts of extreme cruelty... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Arrest of Goran Hadzic

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-07-21

The United States welcomes the arrest of Goran Hadzic by Serbian authorities. We commend President Tadic, the Serbian security services, and all others who worked to finally bring Hadzic to... Read More

U.S. Condemns Violent Disruption of Protests in Malawi

Acting Deputy Spokesperson Heidi Bronke Fulton

2011-07-21

The United States strongly condemns the use of force by Malawian authorities on July 20 to prevent peaceful demonstrations, as well as the ban imposed on all private radio stations... Read More



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