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Department of State Formal Protest of the Decision by the Government of Bahrain to Expel Assistant Secretary Malinowski from Bahrain

On-the-Record from Jen Psaki, Spokesperson: Department of State Formal Protest of the Decision by the Government of Bahrain to Expel Assistant Secretary Malinowski from Bahrain The following update can be... Read More

Ambassador Baer to OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Astrid Thors

High Commissioner, we thank you for your presence, for your report, and for your ongoing work on conflict prevention at the earliest possible stage. Your work is akin to a... Read More

Ambassador Baer to the Address by Frans Timmermans, Foreign Minister of the Netherlands

The United States extends a warm welcome to Foreign Minister Timmermans. Thank you for taking the time to speak with us today, Mr. Foreign Minister, and thank you for your... Read More

Appointment of Staffan de Mistura as UN Special Envoy for Syria

The United States welcomes the decision by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to appoint Staffan de Mistura as the new UN Special Envoy for Syria. Special Envoy de Mistura is... Read More

The U.S. Contributes Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Crisis in South Sudan

Today, Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard announced nearly $22 million in additional humanitarian assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia,... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the Passing of Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze

I offer my deepest condolences on the passing of former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze. As foreign minister of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, Shevardnadze played an instrumental role with... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Istanbul Pride Parade

We are pleased to note that on Sunday, June 29, thousands peacefully participated in the Istanbul Pride Parade, marking the end of 10 days of successful LGBT pride events that... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the Attack on Andrei Yurov

The United States condemns the attack on human rights defender Andrei Yurov in Voronezh, Russia on July 1. We understand Mr. Yurov was attacked outside his office by two men... Read More

Ambassador Baer Congratulations to Kyrgyz NGO Spravedlivost for winning the 2014 Max van der Stoel Award

The United States congratulates Kyrgyzstan’s Spravedlivost for winning this year’s Max van der Stoel Award. Based in Jalalabad, Spravedlivost is a leader in fostering interethnic reconciliation since the events of... Read More

White House on the 10th Anniversary of the Murder of American Journalist Paul Klebnikov

Today, the United States remembers Forbes journalist and editor Paul Klebnikov, who was murdered 10 years ago in Moscow and whose killers have never been brought to justice. Paul’s reporting... Read More

Election of Syrian Opposition Coalition President

The United States welcomes the July 9 election of Syrian Opposition Coalition President Hadi al Bahra. We look forward to working with him and to continuing to build our partnership... Read More

Fact Sheet on the Democratic Republic of the Congo Executive Order

President Obama today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) that amends E.O. 13413 of October 27, 2006, to take additional steps in light of the continued threat to the peace,... Read More

Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Murder of American Journalist Paul Klebnikov

Ten years ago today, an American journalist was shot and killed as he left his Moscow office. Paul Klebnikov did more than write about politics and business in Russia. He... Read More

Migration Talks with Cuba

On Wednesday, July 9, U.S. and Cuban officials met in Washington to discuss the implementation of the 1994 and 1995 U.S.-Cuba Migration Accords. These talks are held semi-annually. The U.S.... Read More

Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Interview With Jamaluddin Mosawi of BBC

BBC: Mr. Abdullah has talked with Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry has talked as well. Do you know what was said in these talks? Ambassador Dobbins: In both cases, the... Read More

Testimony: Combating Forced Labor and Modern-Day Slavery in East Asia and the Pacific

Chairman Cardin, Ranking Member Rubio, Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today on human trafficking in the Asia-Pacific region. It is a privilege to stand... Read More

U.S. Concerns Regarding Sri Lankan NGO Freedom of Expression

The United States is concerned by reports that the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defense has ordered registered Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups to cease their media engagements and... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Mozena on the Occasion of the One-Year Anniversary of the Sustainability Compact in Bangladesh

In the wake of the horrific Rana Plaza tragedy of April 24, 2013, Bangladesh and the world had no choice but to act to improve workers’ rights, safety, and working... Read More

Executive Order -- Regarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Executive Order -- Regarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - TAKING ADDITIONAL STEPS TO ADDRESS THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO... Read More

Spokeperson Psaki on Afghan Elections

The United States reaffirms its support for a sovereign, unified, and democratic Afghanistan and for the Afghan election process. We have seen today’s announcement of preliminary results and note that... Read More



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