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President Obama on the Situation in Ukraine and Gaza

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. I want to make a brief statement about the tragedy in Ukraine. Before I do, though, I want to note that Secretary Kerry has departed... Read More

President Obama at Signing of Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Discrimination

THE PRESIDENT: Welcome to the White House, everybody. I know I'm a little late. But that's okay because we've got some big business to do here. Many of you have... Read More

Executive Order -- Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity

EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - FURTHER AMENDMENTS TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 11478, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY By... Read More

Ambassador Power Explanation of Vote after a Vote on Security Council Resolution 2166 on the Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine

Today’s resolution calls for a full, thorough and independent investigation into the horrific downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. When 298 civilians are killed, we agree that we must stop... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With Bob Schieffer of CBS's Face the Nation

QUESTION: The Secretary of State John Kerry joins us now from Boston. Mr. Secretary, thank you so much, and I want to start with a bottom-line question: Do we have... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With Candy Crowley of CNN's State of the Union

QUESTION: Joining us now to discuss all these issues is the Secretary of State, John Kerry, who’s in Boston. Secretary Kerry, welcome back to Fox News Sunday. SECRETARY KERRY: Thank... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday

QUESTION: Joining us now to discuss all these issues is the Secretary of State, John Kerry, who’s in Boston. Secretary Kerry, welcome back to Fox News Sunday. SECRETARY KERRY: Thank... Read More

Lack of Access at Crash Site of MH17

We are deeply concerned by the Russia-backed separatists’ refusal to allow OSCE monitors safe and unfettered access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Yesterday, the monitors were... Read More

U.S. Condemns Religious Persecution by ISIL

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the systematic persecution of ethnic and religious minorities by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). We are... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With David Gregory of NBC's Meet the Press Interview With David Gregory of NBC's Meet the Press

QUESTION: Secretary Kerry, welcome back to Meet the Press. SECRETARY KERRY: I’m glad to be with you, David. Thank you. QUESTION: The President demanded absolute cooperation from Russia, from the... Read More

Zone 9 Bloggers Charged by Ethiopian Court for Terrorism

The United States is deeply concerned by the Ethiopian Federal High Court’s July 18 decision to press charges against six bloggers and three independent journalists under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. We... Read More

President Obama on Ukraine

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. Yesterday, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 took off from Amsterdam and was shot down over Ukraine near the Russian border. Nearly 300 innocent lives were... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

Thank you, Mr. President. Yesterday, we were all shocked by the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. All 298 people aboard – 283 passengers and 15 crew – were killed.... Read More

President Obama Proclamation on Captive Nations Week, 2014

AS DELIVERED: As the grip of the Cold War tightened, America pledged our solidarity to every nation held captive behind the Iron Curtain and every individual who refused to accept... Read More

Ambassador Baer on on the Tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Thank you, Mr. Chair. We gather here today sick with sadness. We ache for the families of the 298 victims who have lost their lives. We mourn with the families... Read More

Seven Summits Women from Nepal Bring Attention to Women and Girls Empowerment

Secretary of State John Kerry met on Wednesday with seven women mountain climbers from Nepal who are visiting Washington, DC and Los Angeles from July 16 to 23 to promote... Read More

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

Thank you, Mr. Chairperson. The United States continues to strongly condemn Russia’s ongoing support for armed separatists in eastern Ukraine. While Ukraine continues its efforts to build a peaceful, unified,... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the Detention of Ukrainian Helicopter Pilot Nadia Savchenko

We too have seen the reports of the detention of Ukrainian helicopter pilot Nadia Savchenko, who has been missing since mid-June and who turned up in a Russian jail, having... Read More

Ambassador Baer Right of Reply to the Russian Federation on the Situation in Ukraine

Thank you, Mr. Chairperson. We’ve just heard again a recitation of a fictional account of what’s transpired in the last few months. I’ve expressed regret before that it seems we... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the 15th Anniversary of the Murders of Bytyqi Brothers

Mr. Chairperson, I wish to note for the Permanent Council that this month marks the 15th anniversary of the murders of three American citizens by Interior Ministry forces in... Read More



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