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Ambassador Baer on Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

Thank you, Mr. Chair. First, we are deeply concerned by the hostage taking by separatist forces of fifteen monitors of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission. We are relieved that eleven... Read More

Ten Things You Need to Know About U.S. Support for Internet Freedom

By 2016 there will be 3 billion Internet users globally – almost half the world’s population. If the Internet were a country, it would be the largest in the world. ... Read More

Remarks on the Legacy of Tiananmen Square and Honoring Liu Xiaobo and Xu Zhiyong

Honoring Liu Xiaobo and Xu Zhiyong and Commemorating the Tiananmen Square 25th Anniversary Thank you, Chairman Frost, for that kind introduction. And thank you to Carl Gershman and the National... Read More

Preview of the 44th General Assembly of the Organization of American States

ASSISTANT SECRETARY JACOBSON: Thank you so much. Let me start off by saying – first of all, thanking the Foreign Press Center. They’re always gracious hosts and we’re grateful for... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Commencement for the Harvard Kennedy School

Thank you, Dean Ellwood. It is a huge honor to be among you here in the cold today – particularly with the chance to pay tribute to the 2014 MPP,... Read More

President Obama Remarks at U.S. Military Academy Commencement Ceremony

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. And thank you, General Caslen, for that introduction. To General Trainor, General Clarke, the faculty and staff at West... Read More

Background Conference Call on the President's Commencement Address at West Point

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: I’ll just say a few things and then take your questions. So in the President’s speech today he was focused on defining, as we come out of... Read More

Our Outrage Must Be a Call to Action

http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2014/05/28/our-outrage-must-be-call-action The world has been transfixed and horrified by the brutality of a group of extremists toward nearly 300 schoolgirls and unnamed others in northeastern Nigeria. The plight of these... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview with Chris Cuomo of CNN New Day

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thank you very much for taking the opportunity. SECRETARY KERRY: Good to be with you, Chris. Happy to be here. QUESTION: Rather than just review what is... Read More

Ten Takeaways From President Obama's Speech at West Point

In his commencement address to the graduating class at the United States Military Academy at West Point today, President Obama laid out his vision of America’s leadership on the global stage. ... Read More

Ambassador DiCarlo on UN Security Council Debate on Ukraine

Thank you Mr. President, and thank you, Under Secretary General Feltman, for your comments today and for your engagement on the Ukrainian issue, including your trips to Ukraine. Mr. President,... Read More

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President-elect Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine

President Obama called President-elect Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine today to congratulate him on his victory and offer the full support of the United States as he seeks to unify and... Read More

The Way Forward in Afghanistan

These have been encouraging days for Afghanistan's future. We've witnessed a first round of free elections where millions of Afghans made their voices heard, in what promises to be the... Read More

Ambassador DiCarlo at the UN Security Council Meeting on Kosovo

Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Special Representative Zarif, for your briefing. I’d like to welcome President Jahjaga and President Nikolic, their first time before this council. Thank you... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2155 for the Renewal of the UN Mission in South Sudan

Today, the Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution that not only renews the mandate for the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), but focuses the mission on the core... Read More

Assistant Secretary Nuland Interview for the Charlie Rose Show With David Remnick

QUESTION: Thank you Victoria Nuland for being here with us. ASSISTANT SECRETARY NULAND: Thank you, David, for having me. QUESTION: So tell me. There was this election in Ukraine, and... Read More

Keeping the Stars and Stripes Company

When I arrived in Prague over three years ago, I knew that as U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, and the son of a Czechoslovak Holocaust survivor, I had a... Read More

Secretary Kerry on 2014 Presidential Elections in Ukraine

The United States congratulates the people of Ukraine and the Ukrainian government for their historic elections on May 25th. Ukrainians united to express their political will freely and to choose... Read More

U.S. Congratulates People of Ukraine on Historic Elections

The people of Ukraine held historic presidential elections on May 25, 2014. Today, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe issued a preliminary report, calling the elections "largely in... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the New Indian Government

President Obama congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the new Indian government on their swearing-in today. As the President and Prime Minister agreed in their call after the... Read More


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