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Secretary Kerry Press Availability in London

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. First of all, let me just thank Foreign Secretary William Hague for his terrific hosting today, convening all of us together to be able to... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to Russian Federation on the Situation in Ukraine

I'm sorry that our distinguished colleague, the Russian Ambassador, has left, because I wanted to answer some of the issues that he raised, but I trust that his delegation will... Read More

USOSCE on Continuing Pressure on Civil Society in Azerbaijan

We listened carefully last week to Azerbaijan’s response to concerns raised by the European Union about the arrest, investigations, and sentencing of civil society activists, and must express our dissatisfaction... Read More

NSC Spokesperson on the Sentencing of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag in Sudan

Today in Sudan, Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag was sentenced to be flogged for adultery and to be hanged to death for apostasy because she married a Christian man. We strongly... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Net Neutrality

The President has made clear since he was a candidate that he strongly supports net neutrality and an open Internet. As he has said, the Internet’s incredible equality – of... Read More

#BringBackOurGirls: Addressing the Growing Threat of Boko Haram

Chairman Coons, Ranking Member Flake, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to update you about U.S. efforts to address the chilling threat that Boko Haram represents... Read More

Notice -- 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 Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1997 (Public... Read More

Letter -- Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Burma

TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE May 15, 2014 Dear Mr. Speaker: (Mr. President:) Section 202(d)... Read More

Sweden and US Fight Homophobia Together

Many of you may know the story of Matthew Shepard a 21-year-old American university student who was beaten, tortured and left to die for one reason -- he was gay.... Read More

Fact Sheet: Boko Haram and U.S. Counterterrorism Assistance to Nigeria

“The kidnapping of hundreds of children by Boko Haram is an unconscionable crime, and we will do everything possible to support the Nigerian Government to return these young women to... Read More

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with Croatian President Ivo Josipović

Vice President Biden met today with Croatian President Ivo Josipović. Vice President Biden praised Croatia for its reforms over the past ten years that led to Croatia joining the European... Read More

Background Briefing on the Situation in West Africa

MODERATOR: Good afternoon. Thanks so very much for joining us today. We are going to open up with very brief remarks by hereafter will be referred to as Senior State... Read More

Religion and Diplomacy: A Transatlantic Dialogue

Good morning. It is a pleasure and honor to be with you today. I want to thank The Brookings Institution, William Galston, E.J. Dionne, and Peter Mandaville for this opportunity... Read More

LiveAtState: U.S. Commitment to sub-Saharan Africa

MS. JENSEN: Hi, welcome to LiveAtState, the State Department’s interactive web chat platform for engaging international media. I am delighted to welcome those of you joining us from around the... Read More

USUN at a Security Council Meeting on Libya

Thank you, Mr. President. Let me begin by thanking Prosecutor Bensouda for her informative briefing on Libya and especially for her contributions to ending impunity for the most serious crimes... Read More

Under Secretary of State Sewall Meets Nigerian Officials in Abuja

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Aminu Wali, Minister of Defense Aliyu Gusau, other senior Nigerian... Read More

Readout of National Security Advisor Rice's Meeting with Syrian Opposition Coalition President Ahmad Jarba

This afternoon, President Obama joined National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s meeting with Syrian Opposition Coalition President Ahmad Jarba and the Coalition delegation.  President Obama and Ambassador Rice reaffirmed that Bashar... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the Central African Republic

In late 2012, armed groups began a rebellion that sparked a period of devastating instability, lawlessness, and anarchy in the Central African Republic (CAR) that led to the overthrow of... Read More

Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to London

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL TWO: Hi, good afternoon, everyone. Thanks for joining us. So we are going to be – this call is to preview the Secretary’s trip to London,... Read More

Executive Order -- Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Central African Republic

EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - BLOCKING PROPERTY OF CERTAIN PERSONS CONTRIBUTING TO THE CONFLICT IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC By the authority vested in me as... Read More



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