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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

Response to Ambassador Alexandre Keltchewsky, Head of OSCE Center in Astana

The United States extends a warm welcome to Ambassador Keltchewsky; Ambassador, thank you for your thorough report. The last year has been momentous for the Center and for Kazakhstan. You... Read More

Charge d’Affaires Fuller's Statement on the Continuing Situation in Belarus

I would like to call the attention of participating States to the statement made by President Obama on May 27 condemning the conviction and sentencing of opposition presidential candidates Uladzimir... Read More

Chargé d’Affaires Fuller's Statement on Recent Protests in Georgia

The United States deeply regrets the loss of life and the injuries to others on May 26, after demonstrators in Tbilisi chose not to end or relocate their protest after... Read More

Charge d’Affaires Fuller's Statement on Concern about Freedom of Assembly in Russia

We note with continued concern that in Moscow on Saturday, May 28, a peaceful demonstration of Russians advocating for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, joined by... Read More

Implementation of the North Korean Human Rights Act

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, Representative Berman, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today on the implementation of the North Korean Human Rights Act. The United States... Read More

Deputy Assistant Secretary Yun's testimony on the Block Burmese JADE Act and Recent Policy Developments

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Berman, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today. I am pleased to have the opportunity to discuss the central aspects of... Read More

Deputy Assistant Secretary Baer on the Status of the Tibetan Policy Act

Thank you, Madam Chairwoman and members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, for inviting me today. It’s my pleasure to be able to testify today on religious freedom, democracy and... Read More

The Swearing-In of Suzan Johnson Cook, Ambassador-at-Large for Int'l Religious Freedom

      SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, this day has been a long time coming – (applause) – which makes it only sweeter for all of us who are gathered here.... Read More

A New Public-Private Partnership With the MAC AIDS Fund to Combat Gender-Based Violence in South Africa

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, everyone. Please come back here, come right in to the Treaty Room, all our friends from MAC and our friends from the building and our... Read More

Assistant Secretary Valenzuela's Remarks on the Decision To Readmit Honduras Into the Organization of American States

MR. TONER: Good afternoon. Actually, we have a special guest with us to lead off the briefing. Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela has come down to talk... Read More

The Killing of Iranian Activist Haleh Sahabi at Her Father's Funeral

We condemn the killing of Iranian activist Haleh Sahabi in the strongest possible terms. Eyewitness and reliable accounts of Haleh Sahabi's death yesterday at her father's funeral in Iran are... Read More

Secretary Clinton Receives the 2011 George C. Marshall Foundation Award

SECRETARY CLINTON:  Thank you all very much.  I have a little bit of a Mark Twain kind of feeling that I’ve been attending my own funeral.  (Laughter.)  I am quite... Read More

FACT SHEET: U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (AGOA Forum) 2011

The 2011 U.S.-sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (“AGOA Forum”) will take place on June 9-10, 2011, in Lusaka, Zambia. The theme is “Enhanced Trade through Increased Competitiveness, Value... Read More


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