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FACT SHEET: U.S.-Polish Efforts to Advance Democracy Worldwide

Advancing democracy is the oldest of the three pillars (democracy, economic, security) of our bilateral relationship.  Poland and the United States have strong traditions of supporting democracy and human rights... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Tusk of Poland in Joint Press Conference in Warsaw, Poland

PRIME MINISTER TUSK:  (As translated.)  Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, before the visit of President Barack Obama, I learned that Ralph Waldo Emerson was your favorite American thinker.  And certainly... Read More

Statement by the President on the Recent Convictions of Political Prisoners in Belarus

I strongly condemn the conviction and sentencing of opposition presidential candidates Uladzimir Nyaklyaeu, Andrey Sannikau, Vital Rymasheuski, Mikalay Statkevich, and Dzmitry Us in Belarus.  The United States considers these candidates... Read More

Statement by Deputy Spokesman Toner on the Arrest of Bernard Munyagishari

The United States commends the May 25 arrest of Bernard Munyagishari in Kitchanga, North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Munyagishari is alleged to have recruited, trained, and led... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner's Remarks to Russian Human Rights Activists visiting Washington

Welcome to you all. It is good to see several old friends and as well as to meet new colleagues in our common efforts to advance human rights and the... Read More

Statement by Deputy Spokesman Toner on Armenia: General Amnesty

The United States welcomes the prisoner amnesty granted by Armenian President Sargsian and declared by the Armenian Parliament, and is pleased to see the quick release of those detained in... Read More

Azerbaijan: Release of Eynulla Fatullayev

The United States welcomes the release by the government of Azerbaijan of imprisoned journalist Eynulla Fatullayev.  We monitored Mr. Fatullayev’s case closely and called for a transparent legal process consistent... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Arrest of Ratko Mladic

The United States welcomes the arrest of Ratko Mladic by Serbian security services earlier today. We commend President Tadic, the Government of Serbia, its security services and all those who... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the OECD On Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

SECRETARY CLINTON: Next, we turn to the OECD New Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. For over 35 years, these guidelines have occupied a unique space within the world of corporate social... Read More

Ambassador Rice on the Arrest of Ratko Mladic

The arrest today of Ratko Mladic is a victory for all people of conscience. The evidence of Mladic's deliberate cruelty and appalling disrespect for the rules of war and basic... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at UNESCO Global Partnership for Girls' and Women's Education

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much, Director General, for that introduction, but more than that, for your leadership of this very important international institution. You are here in a large... Read More

Statement by the President on the Arrest of Ratko Mladic

Fifteen years ago, Ratko Mladic ordered the systematic execution of some 8,000 unarmed men and boys in Srebrenica.  Today, he is behind bars.  I applaud President Tadic and the Government... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Elections for the Commission on Population and Development

The United States is deeply disappointed that the United Nations Economic and Social Council voted today to renew Iran’s longstanding membership on the Commission on Population and Development. We vigorously... Read More

OECD Chair's Summary of the 2011 Anniversary OECD Ministerial Council Meeting

On the occasion of the 2011 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM), Leaders and Ministers assembled under the Chairmanship of the United States of America and the Vice-Chairmanship of Germany to... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the OECD Session on Development and Gender

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning, and let me tell you what a pleasure it is for me to be with all of you today as we chart a new way forward... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on Russia's Membership in the Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions

Thank you very much. It is now time for us to turn to some of the business that will be conducted. And I’m delighted to represent the United States as... Read More

Ambassador Verveer's Remarks to the OECD Ministerial Session on Development and Gender

As we mark the OECD's 50th anniversary, we are rightly focused on addressing today's challenges to ensure a future based on smart economic policies, inclusive and sustainable growth and effective... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom in Joint Press Conference in London, United Kingdom

PRIME MINISTER CAMERON:  Thank you, and apologies for keeping you waiting.  It’s a pleasure to welcome President Obama here today.       We've just been having a barbecue in the gardens... Read More

Seven Companies Sanctioned Under the Amended Iran Sanctions Act

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has decided to impose sanctions on seven companies under the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) of 1996, as amended by the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability,... Read More

Deputy Secretary Steinberg briefs the press on Iran sanctions

Click here for State.gov video of Deputy Secretary Steinberg's briefing. MS. FULTON: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Department of State. Today we have Deputy Secretary of... Read More


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