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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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