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Secretary Clinton: With Wyatt Andrews of CBS

QUESTION: Thanks for your time this afternoon. In this whole debate about the Libyan no-fly zone and who participates, you several times expressed a sense of urgency, certainly about the... Read More

Secretary Clinton: With Steve Inskeep of NPR

QUESTION: Okay, we’ll jump right into it. Again, I’ll try not to take up too much of your time. Before I ask about Egypt, I’m obliged to ask you about... Read More

Secretary Clinton: With Kim Ghattas of BBC

QUESTION: Thank you for speaking to the BBC, Madam Secretary. I want to ask you first about the UN resolution that is being tabled at the UN in New York... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Interview With Shahira Amin of Nile TV

QUESTION: American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it’s such an honor to meet you, and thank you for giving me this opportunity to host you on Egyptian television. SECRETARY CLINTON:... Read More

Internet Freedom in the 21st Cenutry

Just over a year ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a global commitment to Internet Freedom. Based on the universal human rights framework, Internet Freedom – or as... Read More

Op-ed by Vice President Biden in the International Herald Tribune: The Next Steps in the U.S.-Russia Reset

The Next Steps In the U.S.-Russia Reset International Herald Tribune By Joseph R. Biden Jr. When we came into office two years ago, our relationship with Russia had reached a... Read More

U.S. Calls Attention to Serious Human Rights Situations Around the World

General Debate on Human Rights Situations Requiring Council Attention Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America Human Rights Council 16th Session Thank you, Mr. President. This session... Read More

Special Rapporteur’s Report Paints Grim Picture of the Continuing Human Rights Tragedy in Burma

UN Human Rights Council 16th Session Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Burma Statement by the Delegation of the United States Delivered by Margaret Wang Thank... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe: Human Rights Situation in Côte d’Ivoire is “Grave and Deteriorating”

At the 16th Session of the Human Rights Council on Follow-up to the Human Rights Council 14th Special Session –Côte d’Ivoire Geneva, Switzerland Thank you, Mr. President. The United States... Read More

Ambassador Robert King: U.S. Urges Continued UN Focus on Human Rights Situation in North Korea

Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK( (Mr. Marzuki DARUSMAN) 16th Session of the U.N. Human Rights Council The United... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe Calls Attention to Serious Human Rights Situations Around the World

Thank you, Mr. President. This session of the Human Rights Council comes as citizens across the Middle East have taken to the streets to demand change. We urge all governments... Read More

Phlip Crowley: Statement of Ongoing Situation in Yemen

The United States is deeply concerned by continuing reports of deaths and injuries at demonstrations throughout Yemen in the past week. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and... Read More

Philip Crowley: Statement on Sentencing of Alan Gross

Philip J. Crowley Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC We deplore this ruling. Alan Gross is a dedicated international development worker who has devoted his life to helping... Read More

Vice President Joe Biden: Remarks in Chisinau, Moldova

The White House Office of the Vice President Opera House Square Chisinau, Moldova 2:15 P.M. (Local) THE VICE PRESIDENT: Mr. Prime Minister, Mrs. Filat, and most importantly, Tina, your daughter... Read More

President Obama: Following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan

The White House Office of the Press Secretary News Conference by the President South Court Auditorium Please note the correction to the transcript below. THE PRESIDENT: The answer to your... Read More

Marilyn Wyatt: A Day for the Women of Pakistan – and the World

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day this week, it is important opportunity to recognize that women globally have made significant gains. And it is also time... Read More

Office of the Spokesman Fact Sheet: Humanitarian Response to Violence in Libya

U.S. Government Announces $17 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance; Total Now $47 Million The United States continues to be a leader in supporting the work of international agencies in the... Read More

National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes: Briefing on Libya and the Middle East

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 10, 2011 Via Conference Call 2:48 P.M. EST MR. VIETOR: Thank you very much, everybody, for getting on.... Read More

Morocco: Announcement by King Mohammed VI

Press Statement Office of the Spokesman Washington, DC The United States welcomes the announcement by King Mohammed VI outlining his pledge to ongoing democratic development through constitutional, judicial and political... Read More

Vice President Biden's Remarks at Moscow State University

Moscow, Russia 5:33 P.M. (Local) THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Andy. Rector, thank you. It’s an honor to be here at Moscow State University. And I want to thank the... Read More


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