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U.S. Congratulates People of Ukraine on Historic Elections

The people of Ukraine held historic presidential elections on May 25, 2014. Today, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe issued a preliminary report, calling the elections "largely in... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the New Indian Government

President Obama congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the new Indian government on their swearing-in today. As the President and Prime Minister agreed in their call after the... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Detained U.S. Citizen Amir Hekmati

On this Memorial Day, we honor brave Americans who gave their lives for the notion that someone else's freedom is connected to our own. But this Memorial Day also marks... Read More

U.S. on Tripartite Elections in Malawi

The United States is closely monitoring the situation in Malawi following the tripartite elections. We join the African Union and the international community in calling for calm as the Malawi... Read More

President Obama on Elections in Ukraine

On behalf of all Americans, I congratulate the people of Ukraine for making their voices heard by voting in their presidential election today. Despite provocations and violence, millions of Ukrainians... Read More

Elections in Ukraine

Ukraine held presidential elections on Sunday, May 25, 2014. In a statement on the elections, President Barack Obama said: "On behalf of all Americans, I congratulate the people of Ukraine... Read More

President Obama to the Troops at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Bagram! (Applause.) Well, I know it's a little late, but I was in the neighborhood and thought I'd stop by. (Applause.) First of all, I want everybody... Read More

Cancellation of U.S.-Thailand Engagements

In response to the military coup in Thailand, we continue to review our military and other assistance and engagements, consistent with U.S. law. In addition to our previously announced suspension... Read More

Joint Statement on Libya

Below is the text of a joint statement by the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. BEGIN TEXT: Libya is at a crossroads. On... Read More

Joint Statement on the Occasion of the 2014 Annual U.S.-Poland Democracy Dialogue

The text of the following statement was released by the governments of Poland and the United States on the occasion of the 2014 Annual U.S.-Poland Democracy Dialogue. Begin Text: Senior... Read More

Ukraine: A Tale of Two Trips

In a March 18, 2014, speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his now oft-repeated claim that "nationalists, neo-Nazis, Russophobes and anti-Semites" led a coup in Ukraine that installed the current... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Coup in Thailand

I am disappointed by the decision of the Thai military to suspend the constitution and take control of the government after a long period of political turmoil, and there is... Read More

Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Power on the Security Council Vote on Syria

Thank you. Today is about accountability for crimes so extensive, so deadly, that they have few equals in modern history. Today is about accountability for Syria. But it is also... Read More

Ambassador Power on Security Council Action to Sanction Boko Haram

Today, the Security Council took an important step in support of the government of Nigeria’s efforts to defeat Boko Haram and hold its murderous leadership accountable for atrocities. By adding... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Presidential Elections in Guinea-Bissau

The United States congratulates the people of Guinea-Bissau on the successful completion of peaceful and orderly presidential elections on May 18, and president-elect José Mário Vaz on his victory. The... Read More

Ambassador Power at the White House's Harvey Milk Forever Stamp Dedication

Totally humbled to be among you. I look out at the audience and you are the people who have worked to create so much progress. I’m truly, truly moved to... Read More

The Community of Democracies Support for Eastern European Democracies in Transition

MODERATOR: So, a reminder this is an on-the-record briefing with Dr. Tomicah Tillemann, who is the Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies. I see all... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Terrorist Attacks in Nigeria

The U.S Government strongly condemns the multiple bomb blasts in the city of Jos yesterday, as well as the bombing in the Sabon-Gari neighborhood of the city of Kano on... Read More

In Celebration of IDAHOT - U.S. Embassy Rangoon

In celebration of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (#IDAHOT) on May 17, the U.S. Embassy hosted an LGBT awareness event organized by the local LGBT network Colors Rainbow... Read More

Vice President Biden to Romanian Civil Society Groups and Students

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Mr. President, we may be listening to a future president. I don't know. (Laughter.) I want to thank you, Mr. Prime Minister. It was a pleasure having... Read More


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