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Seven Companies Sanctioned Under the Amended Iran Sanctions Act

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has decided to impose sanctions on seven companies under the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) of 1996, as amended by the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability,... Read More

Deputy Secretary Steinberg briefs the press on Iran sanctions

Click here for State.gov video of Deputy Secretary Steinberg's briefing. MS. FULTON: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Department of State. Today we have Deputy Secretary of... Read More

Companies Reducing Energy-Related Business with Iran

The U.S. Government engages foreign companies and governments, to explain our policy objectives regarding Iran and the relationship between those objectives and our laws – including the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions... Read More

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

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


Secretary Clinton: Remarks With British Foreign Secretary William Hague

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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