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Secretary Clinton's Interview With Belinda Luscombe of Time Magazine

SECRETARY CLINTON: Hi, this is Hillary Clinton. MS. ROBERTS: Hello, Madam Secretary. It’s Julia. SECRETARY CLINTON: Hi, Julia. How are you? MS. ROBERTS: How are you? SECRETARY CLINTON: I am... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Syrian Human Rights Abuses

Today, the President signed an Executive Order imposing sanctions against senior Syrian officials and other Syrian and Iranian government entities responsible for human rights abuses, including the use of violence... Read More

Message and Notice from the President on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Syria

Dear Mr. Speaker:    (Dear Mr. President:) Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency, unless, prior to the anniversary... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Human Rights Council's Special Session on Syria

Today the UN Human Rights Council took urgent action to shine a light on the deteriorating human rights situation in Syria and condemn the continued human rights abuses by the... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Donahoe Following the Adoption by the Human Rights Councilof a Resolution on the Current Human Rights Situation in Syria

The Human Rights Council (HRC) today adopted a resolution establishing an urgent fact finding Mission by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to look into the escalating... Read More

Executive Order --Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to Human Rights Abuses in Syria

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701... Read More


Assistant Secretary Michael Posner on the U.S. China Human Rights DialogueClick here for the English version with press Q&A 助理国务部长迈克尔•坡斯纳 负责民主、人权和劳工事务的助理国务部长迈克尔•坡斯纳与媒体 ... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner's Remarks on the U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue

Assistant Secretary Michael Posner on the U.S. China Human Rights DialogueClick here for the Mandarin Chinese translation of Assistant Secretary Posner's remarks Assistant Secretary Posner: Good afternoon.  I want to thank... Read More

Assistant Secretary Carson on the Nigerian Elections

MS. FULTON:  Good afternoon and welcome to the Department of State.  Very pleased today to have with us Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Johnnie Carson to talk about the recent... Read More

Hannah Rosenthal: Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

 Hannah Rosenthal: Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal was sworn in as Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism on November 23, 2009. Sparked by the... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council Briefing on Syria

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. I would like to thank Under-Secretary-General Pascoe for his briefing on the deteriorating situation in Syria. The United States condemns in the strongest possible... Read More

Human Rights Council to Hold Special Session on Syria – Statement by Ambassador Donahoe

The United States, working with countries from all regions of the world, initiated a Special Session of the Human Rights Council on Syria to address egregious human rights violations currently... Read More

Gene Cretz: Special Briefing on the Political Situation in Libya

Click here for State.gov video of the special briefing held by Ambassador Cretz. MS. FULTON: Good afternoon, and welcome to the Department of State. I’m very pleased today to introduce... Read More

Briefing on Recent Developments in the Middle East and Other Issues

MR. SULLIVAN: Hi, guys. My name is Jake Sullivan. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m the director of policy planning here at the State Department and also... Read More

Mark Toner: Continued Crackdown on Uganda's "Walk-to-Work" Protests

We are troubled by the tragic loss of life and injuries at the hands of Uganda's security forces during the recent "walk-to-work" protests, as well as the continued detention of... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Release of the UN Panel of Experts' Report on Sri Lanka

The United States welcomes today’s public release of the UN Panel of Experts’ report on Sri Lanka. We appreciate the detailed and extensive work of the panel and believe it... Read More

Reuben Brigety and Mark Bartolini: Current U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Efforts in Libya

MS. FULTON: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you for joining us for our special press briefing today. We have with us Mark Bartolini, who is the director of the Office of... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Statement on the Situation on Thailand-Cambodia Border

The United States remains deeply concerned about clashes between security forces along the Thailand-Cambodia border. We strongly urge both sides to exercise restraint, refrain from provocative acts, and immediately take... Read More

Statement by the President on Armenian Remembrance Day

We solemnly remember the horrific events that took place ninety-six years ago, resulting in one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.  In 1915, 1.5 million Armenians were massacred... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Developments in Yemen

The United States supports a peaceful transfer of power in Yemen that is responsive to the aspirations of the Yemeni people. We applaud the announcements by the Yemeni Government and... Read More


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