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The U.S. and the United Nations Human Rights Council: Principled Engagement

Remarks at the Heritage Foundation, Washington D.C.

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs Suzanne Nossel

2011-05-24

Thanks so much for convening this discussion. It is valuable to have the chance to have dialogue with some of the most thoughtful interlocutors on this issue here in town... Read More

Executive Order Concerning Further Sanctions on Iran

White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-05-23

- - - - - - - AUTHORIZING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CERTAIN SANCTIONS SET FORTH IN THE IRAN SANCTIONS ACT OF 1996, AS AMENDED By the authority vested in me... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Remarks With British Foreign Secretary William Hague

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and British Foreign Secretary William Hague

2011-05-23

Click here for State.gov video of Secretary Clinton's remarks with Foreign Secretary Hague. FOREIGN SECRETARY HAGUE: (In progress.) -- this time in foreign affairs. No one works more tirelessly for... Read More

Ambassador Lyman: Briefing to the Press on Violence in Abyei

Special Envoy for Sudan Princeton Lyman

2011-05-23

MS. FULTON: Good afternoon, and welcome to the State Department. Today, it’s our great pleasure to have with us again Ambassador Princeton Lyman, our special ambassador to the –for Sudan... Read More

Message to the Congress Concerning Further Sanctions on Iran

White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-05-23

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), I hereby report that I have issued an Executive... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Ongoing Situation in Yemen

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-05-22

The United States is deeply disappointed by President Saleh’s continued refusal to sign the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) initiative. He is turning his back on his commitments and disregarding the... Read More

Statement by the White House Press Secretary on Sudan

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-05-21

The United States condemns the offensive operations being undertaken by the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) in and around Abyei town and today’s Presidential decree dissolving the Abyei Administration.  While the... Read More

Changes to Visa Validity for Iranian Student Applicants in F, J, and M Visa Categories

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

2011-05-20

As of May 20, 2011, qualified Iranian applicants for visas in the F, J, and M categories for non-sensitive, non-technical fields of study and research and their dependents will be... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on Changes to Iranian Student Visa Validity

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-05-20

Text also available in Persian (Farsi) A video message is available here: http://video.state.gov/en/video/952172201001 I am very pleased to announce a big step forward in the Obama Administration’s support of the... Read More

Charge d’Affaires Fuller: Statement on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

United States Mission to the OSCE

United States Mission to the OSCE, Chargé d’Affaires to the Permanent Council, Carol Fuller

2011-05-19

May 17th marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. This day is set aside to promote respect for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex persons worldwide... Read More

FACT SHEET: Strengthening Iraq

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

2011-05-19

Since 2003, the United States has been an active partner to help Iraqis strengthen their democracy, build civil society, improve security, and re-integrate fully into the regional and global community... Read More

FACT SHEET: Jordan

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

2011-05-19

The United States and Jordan have a long standing partnership and Jordan has been a regional leader on political and economic reform. Recognizing Jordan’s important role in the Middle East,... Read More

FACT SHEET: U.S. Support for Democratic Reform in Bahrain

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

2011-05-19

The State Department has a long history of supporting reform efforts in Bahrain, through direct diplomatic engagement and projects of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI).  During the past eight... Read More

FACT SHEET: Holding Iran Accountable

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

2011-05-19

President Obama remains committed to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and has successfully built an international coalition to hold Iran accountable on its illicit nuclear program. With our P5+1... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Release of Journalists in Libya

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-05-19

The United States welcomes the release of the foreign journalists in Libya, including two U.S. citizens, and thanks all of the governments and individuals who worked on behalf of our... Read More

FACT SHEET: Transition and Reform in Yemen

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

2011-05-19

The United States seeks to promote democracy, human rights, civil society, and economic development in Yemen through an orderly, peaceful transition that is responsive to the aspirations of the Yemeni... Read More

Charge d’Affaires Fuller: Statement on Freedom of Expression in Azerbaijan

United States Mission to the OSCE

United States Mission to the OSCE, Chargé d’Affaires to the Permanent Council, Carol Fuller

2011-05-19

The United States remains concerned about restrictions on the right of freedom of expression in Azerbaijan. Today we note with concern the May 18 conviction of youth activist Bakhtiyar Hajiyev,... Read More

FACT SHEET: Tunisian Transition and U.S. Support

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

2011-05-19

With our 200-year long relationship with Tunisia as a solid foundation, the United States is committed to working with the people and government of Tunisia to lay the groundwork for... Read More

Statement on ICTR Judgment Against Four Senior Rwandan Officers

Acting Deputy Spokesman Mark C. Toner

2011-05-19

This week, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted and sentenced four senior Rwandan security officials for their role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide that killed over 800,000 Tutsis... Read More

FACT SHEET: Assistance to Egypt

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

2011-05-19

The U.S. Government will support Egypt and the Egyptian people with their needs for economic recovery, free and fair elections, and overall stability.  In the short-term, our assistance efforts will... Read More



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