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The Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration Connects Through Social Media

Dear Friends and Colleagues: As you know, the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) has tried hard in recent years to strengthen our communication efforts – to give interested... Read More

Presidential Memorandum--Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to Libya and Cote d'Ivoire

Presidential Determination                                      No.      2011-11            MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE  SUBJECT:       Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to Libya and Côte d'Ivoire By the authority vested in... Read More

Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia at the Conference on Journalists' Safety in the OSCE Region

Thank you, Dunja, for the warm welcome and for all the work that your office and our Lithuanian hosts have put into making this conference a reality. I am grateful... Read More

Deputy Spokesperson Toner on Escalating Violence in the Southern Kordofan State of Sudan

The United States is deeply troubled by reports of violent clashes between military units in Southern Kordofan state in Sudan. Such violent acts not only result in the loss of... Read More

Readout of the President’s Meeting With His Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain

The President met today and had a productive discussion with His Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, following the Crown Prince’s meeting with National Security Advisor... Read More

Deputy Spokesperson Toner on the Burning of a Mosque in West Bank

The United States condemns the burning and vandalizing of a mosque in the West Bank village of Al-Mughayyir today.  This attack is the latest of several such acts of violence... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner's Remarks to the U.S. - Russia Civil Society Working Group

Co-Chairman Surkov, Co-Chairman McFaul, distinguished fellow participants in the Civil Society Working Group (CSWG): Welcome to you all. It is a pleasure to see many of you again and to... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel in an Exchange of Toasts

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good evening. Guten abend. Michelle and I are honored to welcome you as we host Chancellor Merkel, Professor Sauer, and the German delegation for the first official visit... Read More

Ambassador Rice's Remarks at a Security Council Briefing on its Mission to Africa

Thank you very much, Mr. President. On behalf of Ambassador Churkin, with whom I co-led the trip to Sudan, I would like to make the following report. Unfortunately, the situation... Read More

Ambassador DiCarlo's Remarks At an Open Security Council Debate On the International Criminal Tribunals For the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda

Presidents Robinson and Byron, Prosecutors Brammertz and Jallow, thank you very much for your briefings today. Judge Khan, congratulations on your appointment. And Judge Byron, thank you for your valuable... Read More

The International Community Needs To Stay Focused on Bosnia and Herzegovina

The arrest on May 26 of Ratko Mladic, the fugitive former Bosnian-Serb Army Commander, brings at last the prospect of justice for the victims of the genocide at Srebrenica 16... Read More

Under Secretary Burns' Remarks at the 41st OAS General Assembly

Let me begin by thanking Secretary General Insulza, President Funes, and Foreign Minister Martinez for their superb efforts in organizing and hosting this 41st General Assembly of the Organization of... Read More

Deputy Spokesperson Toner on Shutdown of the Internet in Syria

We are deeply concerned by reports that Internet service has been shut down across much of Syria, as have some mobile communication networks. We condemn any effort to suppress the... Read More

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Dr. Suzan D. Johnson Cook

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook Suzan D. Johnson Cook was sworn in as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom on May 16, 2011. Prior... Read More

Message on the Twenty-Second Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Friday will mark twenty-two years since the violent suppression of protests in and around Tiananmen Square on June 3-4, 1989. The United States joins others in the international community in... Read More

Statement by Deputy Spokesperson Toner on the Sri Lanka Defense Symposium

Remarks earlier this week by the U.S. Embassy’s Defense Attaché at a conference in Colombo reflected his personal opinions.  They do not reflect the policy of the United States Government. ... Read More

UN Security Council Presidential Statement on Sudan

The Security Council expresses grave concern about the ongoing violence and rapidly deteriorating situation in Abyei since the Council addressed the issue in its May 22 Press Statement, in which... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Violence in Yemen

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the senseless acts of violence today in Yemen, including the attack against the Presidential Palace compound in Sana’a as well as other... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg After Their Meeting

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning, everyone, and it’s a particular pleasure for me to welcome the foreign minister back to Washington. I’ve had the opportunity of working with Minister Schwarzenberg in... Read More

Charge d’Affaires Fuller's Statement on Arrest of Ratko Mladic

The United States also welcomes the arrest of Ratko Mladic by Serbian security services a week ago today. We commend President Tadic, the Government of Serbia, its security services, and... Read More


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