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Press briefing by Senior Administration Officials to Preview Economic Components of the President's Speech on Events in the Middle East and North Africa

MR. VIETOR:  Thanks, everybody, for getting on.  We wanted to do a quick call to preview a portion of the President’s speech tomorrow.        First, the housekeeping.  This is... Read More

Administration Priorities for Europe in the 112th Congress

Chairman Shaheen, Ranking Member Barrasso, Members of the Committee: Watching the wave of democracy protests in the Arab world reminds us inevitably of the last time dictatorships across an entire... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks With New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a real pleasure for me to welcome Foreign Minister McCully to the State Department and to return, in some small measure, the wonderful hospitality... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan After Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, it is a great pleasure to welcome once again my good friend King Abdullah to the White House.  The United States and Jordan have had a longstanding... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks With European Union High Representative for Foreign Policy Catherine Ashton After Their Meeting

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, it is such a pleasure for me to welcome back to the State Department High Representative Cathy Ashton. The United States and the European Union are partners... Read More

Launching the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace

Today, I am proud to announce the United States’ first, comprehensive International Strategy for Cyberspace (pdf). The International Strategy is a historic policy document for the 21st Century — one... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Release of President Obama Administration's International Strategy for Cyberspace

Click here for the State.gov video of Secretary Clinton's Remarks Click here to view the International Strategy for Cyberspace Click here to view the Fact Sheet on the International Strategy... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

In every part of the world, men and women are persecuted and attacked because of who they are or whom they love. Homophobia, transphobia and the brutal hostility associated with... Read More

Message from the President regarding the annual renewal of the national emergency with respect to Burma

Dear Mr. Speaker:    (Dear Mr. President:) Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of... Read More

Notice from the President regarding the annual renewal of the national emergency with respect to Burma

CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO BURMA      On May 20, 1997, the President issued Executive Order 13047, certifying to the Congress under section 570(b) of the Foreign... Read More

Mark Toner on the Conviction of Belarusian Presidential Candidate Andrey Sannikau

The United States condemns the May 14 conviction of presidential candidate Andrey Sannikau and other democratic activists in Belarus. We consider the five presidential candidates -- Uladzimir Nyaklyaeu, Andrey Sannikau,... Read More

Special Envoy Hannah Rosenthal Honors the Work of Father Patrick Desbois

On Thursday, May 12, 2011, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal recognized the work of Father Patrick Desbois, President of the Yahad-In Unum Association of France, with... Read More

Carol Fuller: Statement on Freedom of Assembly in Armenia

The United States joins the EU in noting the recent granting of access -- for the first time in three years -- to Freedom Square for opposition rallies.  We hope... Read More

Deputy Secretary Steinberg: Assessing the Situation in Libya

Click here for State.gov video of Deputy Secretary Steinberg's Remarks. I thank the Chairman and Senator Lugar for inviting me today. I appreciate this chance to update the committee on... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Danish Foreign Minister Lene Espersen After their Meeting

FOREIGN MINISTER ESPERSEN: Welcome to all of you. Before we take on the Arctic agenda this afternoon, we’ve just had the opportunity to briefly touch base on some of the... Read More

Deputy Spokesman Toner on Violence in Yemen

The United States is deeply concerned by recent violence throughout Yemen, and joins European Union High Representative Ashton in strongly condemning these troubling actions. We call on the Yemeni security... Read More

Human Rights and Democratic Reform in Iran

Click here for video of U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Affairs testimony. Click here for a .PDF of Assistant Secretary Posner... Read More

Ambassador Rice: Remarks at the Security Council Stakeout on Syria

Ambassador Rice: Good afternoon, everyone. I just wanted to comment briefly on the decision taken today by Syria to withdrawal its candidacy for the Human Rights Council. We believe that... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the 41st Washington Conference on the Americas

Well, thank you very much and welcome to the State Department for this very important meeting of the Council of the Americas. I want to thank you, John, for the... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview With Hu Shuli and Huang Shan of Caixin Media Company

SECRETARY CLINTON: Hello, this is Hillary Clinton. QUESTION: Hello. Good morning, Secretary Clinton. This is Hu Shuli, Editor-in-Chief of Caixin Media. Thank you so much for giving me the precious... Read More


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