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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

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


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