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Statement by Ambassador John Beyrle on the murder of Natalya Estemirova

Ambassador John Beyrle


Yesterday, Russia lost one of its most remarkable citizens, Natalya Estemirova.  I was shocked and saddened to learn of her murder and my heart goes out to her family and... Read More

Russia: Killing of Human Rights Activist Natalya Estemirova

Spokesman Ian Kelly


The United States is deeply saddened by reports of the abduction and murder of respected human rights activist Natalya Estemirova.  We call upon the Russian government to bring those responsible... Read More

Ambassador Margaret Scobey: Roundtable on President Obama’s Speech The Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University

Ambassasdor Margaret Scobey


Thank you so much for your kind introduction Dr. El Mahdey. It’s a great honor, not only to have the President of Cairo University, Dr. Hossam Kamel, but also Vice... Read More

Remarks by the President at Parallel Civil Society Summit


5:38 P.M. (Local) THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Well, good afternoon. Dobryy Den'. I apologize that I think I'm running late and I'm leaving early. (Laughter.) This is a good reason... Read More

Transcript of President Obama's Interview with Novaya Gazeta

President Barack Obama


1. Do you agree with the opinion expressed by many Russian and European politicians that the United States is primarily responsible for the economic difficulties that their countries are now... Read More

Ambassador Margaret Scobey at Egypt’s International Economic Forum and Yale World Fellows Conference

Ambassador Margaret Scobey


Thank you very much for your kind introduction, Mr. Swelam. I’m glad to be here with all of you today at the International Economic Forum and Yale World Fellows program. ... Read More

Strengthening the Transatlantic Alliance: An Overview of the Obama Administration's Policies in Europe

Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon


Chairman Wexler, Congressman Gallegly, members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today about Administration policies and priorities in Europe and strategies to further strengthen... Read More

2009 World Day Against Child Labor

Spokesman Ian Kelly


Today, we join with others in the international community to highlight the continued and urgent need to combat exploitative child labor around the world, with a special emphasis on addressing... Read More

Hilda L. Solis: ILAB event on Combating Child Labor Among Girls

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis


Good morning. It is a pleasure to be here with all of you today. I want to say a special welcome to Senator Tom Harkin, a long time champion on... Read More

President Barack Obama: A New Beginning

President Barack Obama


Watch the video: President Obama speaks in Cairo: A New Beginning PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you very much. Good afternoon. I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo,... Read More

Remarks With Visiting Egyptian Democracy Activists Before Their Meeting

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, I am so honored to receive this group here at the State Department. This is a group of young men and women from Egypt who are committed... Read More

Press Availability With Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


Benjamin Franklin Room Washington, DC May 27, 2009 SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon. We just had a very good working lunch with the foreign minister, General Suleiman, and the delegation from... Read More

President Obama's Remarks on National Security

President Barack Obama


In this address at the National Archives, President Obama outlined his Administration’s approach to national security.  The President emphasized that holding true to America’s fundamental values is essential to national... Read More

Remarks by President Obama on National Security

National Archives, Washington, DC

President Barack Obama


THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. Please be seated. Thank you all for being here. Let me just acknowledge the presence of some of my outstanding Cabinet members and advisors. We've... Read More

Election of the United States to the Human Rights Council

Ian Kelly, Department Spokesman


Today the United Nations General Assembly elected the United States to a three-year term on the UN Human Rights Council.  The promotion and protection of human rights is a fundamental... Read More

Congressman Trent Franks Calls for Change in Status Quo in Egypt

Representative Trent Franks


Calls on Egyptian Government to Address Human Rights Problems May 7, 2009 - Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-02), a member of the Executive Committee on the Congressional Human Rights Commission, gave... Read More

Press Conference with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates at Cairo, Egypt

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates


Press Conference with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates at Cairo, Egypt SEC. GATES: Good afternoon. It was good to be in Egypt again. I'd like to start by thanking President... Read More

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates After Meeting with President Mubarak

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates


SEC. GATES: Good afternoon. It was good to be in Egypt again. I'd like to start by thanking President Mubarak, the Egyptian government, and the Egyptian people for their gracious... Read More

World Press Freedom Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


The United States is proud to join the international community in celebrating World Press Freedom Day and the contributions that journalists make to advancing human dignity, liberty, and prosperity. We... Read More


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