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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

FACT SHEET: Tunisian Transition and U.S. Support

With our 200-year long relationship with Tunisia as a solid foundation, the United States is committed to working with the people and government of Tunisia to lay the groundwork for... Read More

Statement on ICTR Judgment Against Four Senior Rwandan Officers

This week, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted and sentenced four senior Rwandan security officials for their role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide that killed over 800,000 Tutsis... Read More

FACT SHEET: Assistance to Egypt

The U.S. Government will support Egypt and the Egyptian people with their needs for economic recovery, free and fair elections, and overall stability.  In the short-term, our assistance efforts will... Read More

FACT SHEET: Transition and Reform in Libya

The United States supports the Libyan people’s desire for legitimate reforms and a peaceful political transition.  Unfortunately, the Qadhafi regime has responded to the people’s democratic aspirations with repression and... Read More

FACT SHEET: "A Moment of Opportunity" in the Middle East and North Africa

“So we face an historic opportunity. We have embraced the chance to show that America values the dignity of the street vendor in Tunisia more than the raw power of... Read More

Charge d’Affaires Fuller: Statement on Freedom of the Media in Belarus

The United States condemns the May 14 conviction of presidential candidate Andrey Sannikau and other democratic activists in Belarus. We consider the presidential candidates and other activists, who are being... Read More

Moment of Opportunity: American Diplomacy in the Middle East & North Africa

Word cloud of President Obama's speech titled: Moment of Opportunity: American Diplomacy in the Middle East THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Please,... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview With Katie Couric of CBS News

QUESTION:  In Syria, Secretary Clinton, the government crackdown has killed an estimated 700 people in the last two months.  What took so long for the Administration to put these new... Read More

FACT SHEET: Transition and Reform in Morocco

In this moment of profound change in the region, the United States supports Morocco’s efforts to promote ongoing democratic development through constitutional, judicial, and political reforms. In March 2011, King... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Introductory Remarks for President Obama's Speech on Events in the Middle East and North Africa, and U.S. Policy in the Region

SECRETARY CLINTON:  Thank you all, and welcome to the State Department.  I am delighted to be here to welcome the President as well as our colleagues from the Diplomatic Corps,... Read More


We reject the Syrian government’s justification of its tactics as necessary to maintain “stability.” The Asad regime remains the source of instability as it foments violence by meeting peaceful protests... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Dunn at a Security Council Debate on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Thank you, Mr. President. Let me also thank the Government of France for hosting this important session on the stabilization of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thank you, Mr.... Read More

Executive Order--Blocking Property of Senior Officials of the Government of 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

Text of a Letter--Blocking Property of Senior Officials of the Government of Syria

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)      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

Concern Over Human Rights Abuses in Iran

The United States is deeply concerned that Iran continues to deny its citizens and other persons within Iran their human rights. Judicial cases, trials, and sentences continue to proceed without... Read More

U.S. Engagement and Recent Visits to Sudan

 Good morning, everyone. Welcome to the Department of State. I’m very happy to have with us today, Special Envoy to Sudan Princeton Lyman, Ambassador Princeton Lyman, and the USAID Administrator... Read More


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