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Secretary Kerry on Coup in Thailand

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-05-22

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

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-05-22

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

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-05-22

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

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-05-22

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

The White House

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-05-22

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

The Washington Foreign Press Center - Washington, D.C.

Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies, Tomicah S. Tillemann

2014-05-22

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

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-05-21

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

U.S. Embassy Rangoon - Rangoon, Burma

U.S. Department of State

2014-05-21

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

Cotroceni Palace - Bucharest, Romania

Vice President Joe Biden

2014-05-21

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

Remarks by Vice President Biden and Romanian President Băsescu in a Joint Press Statement

Victoria Palace - Bucharest, Romania

Vice President Joe Biden; Romanian President Băsescu

2014-05-21

PRIME MINISTER PONTA: (As interpreted) Good day. We are very glad and honored to have the visit of Mr. Vice President Joe Biden here in Bucharest and at the headquarters... Read More

The Ukrainian Evolution

DipNote blog

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Rick Stengel

2014-05-21

On Sunday, Ukrainians will go to the polls to vote for a new president. But that simple statement does not reckon with the significance of this election. The May 25... Read More

Boko Haram: The Growing Threat to Schoolgirls in Nigeria and Beyond

Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Washington, D.C.

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Dr. Sarah Sewall

2014-05-21

Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to discuss Nigeria’s struggle against Boko Haram, one of the most lethal terrorist groups in... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Indian Elections and Formation of New Government

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-05-20

I offer my congratulations to the Bharatiya Janata Party on their resounding victory in India’s historic national election, and to Narendra Modi on his election as Prime Minister of India. ... Read More

Additional Sanctions Under the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-05-20

Today the State Department, in concert with the Treasury Department, submitted to Congress a list of persons who have been sanctioned under the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act.... Read More

Magnitsky Sanctions Designations

Office of Foreign Assets Control

U.S. Department of Treasury

2014-05-20

Specially Designated Nationals List The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List: ALISOV, Igor Borisovich; DOB 11 Mar 1968 (individual) . GAUS, Alexandra Viktorovna (a.k.a. GAUSS, Alexandra); DOB... Read More

Presidential Determination -- South Sudan

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-05-19

May 19, 2014 Presidential Determination No. 2014-09 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Relating to South Sudan By the authority vested in me... Read More

Behind Putin's Cynicism and Hypocrisy

DipNote blog

Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Malinowski

2014-05-18

You can usually figure what Russian President Vladimir Putin is doing and why by noting the actions and values he falsely projects onto others. Over the past several weeks, for... Read More

Empowering Cambodia’s Youth Benefits Everyone

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, William E. Todd

2014-05-18

Just a few weeks ago, U.S. President Barack Obama held a Town Hall with youth from ASEAN member nations as part of his Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. I was... Read More

Ambassador Power Remarks for the University of Vermont Commencement

Burlington, VT

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-05-18

(Applause) President Sullivan, trustees, faculty, alumni, parents and especially the incredible members of the class of 2014 – Good morning and Hallelujah! (Applause) I am most honored to be among... Read More

Syrian Media Activists and Journalists Remain Steadfast

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2014-05-17

In Syria, the conflict has entered into its fourth year. Since March 2011, Bashar al-Asad has refused to heed the call of the Syrian people to step aside. He has... Read More



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