On Tuesday, September 4, 2013 Ambassador Mitchell met with seven of the eight Burmese religious and community leaders who recently returned from a three-week U.S. Department of State-sponsored study tour... Read More
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Thank you, Ambassador Klemm.
I am honored to join Deputy Secretary Burns and to represent my colleagues in the Bureau... Read More
SECRETARY KERRY: Well, Mr. Chairman, members of the committee, Ranking Member Corker, thank you very, very much for having us here today. We look forward to this opportunity to be... Read More
THE PRESIDENT: I want to thank the leaders of both parties for being here today to discuss what is a very serious issue facing the United States. And the fact... Read More
For over a century, we've set aside a day to honor the contributions of workers. The cookouts, shopping sales, and parades are end of summer American rituals. But the significance... Read More
On behalf of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, I condemn yesterday's violence at Camp Ashraf in which numerous people were injured and as many as 47 people killed.... Read More
The United States strongly condemns the terrible events that took place at Camp Ashraf today, which according to various reports resulted in the deaths of and injuries to numerous camp... Read More
The United States Government assesses with high confidence that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013. We further assess that... Read More
President Obama has spent many days now consulting with Congress and talking with leaders around the world about the situation in Syria. And last night, the President asked all of... Read More
Today is the International Day of the Disappeared, a day to draw attention to the fate of people detained and imprisoned in conditions unknown to their loved ones. Forced disappearances... Read More
The United States commends Ghana’s commitment to a peaceful resolution of the 2012 presidential election dispute through a legal process, which culminated in today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the results... Read More
The year was 1963. I was a first grader in New York City and the country was electrified. Buses were being chartered by the hundreds for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther... Read More
President Obama, myself, and his entire national security team invested significant energy into thinking through the right person to serve as the President's new Special Envoy for Sudan and South... Read More
Today I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador Donald Booth as the new U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. Ambassador Booth is one of America’s most... Read More
Thank you, Craig. I am very grateful for that kind introduction and this chance to reflect on the work of the Obama Administration over the past four-plus years... Read More
THE PRESIDENT: To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much; to President Clinton; President Carter; Vice President Biden and Jill; fellow Americans.
Five decades ago today, Americans... Read More
The United States respectfully asks the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to work cooperatively with us in our efforts to help U.S. citizens Robert Levinson, Amir Hekmati, and... Read More
Uzra Zeya, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, is leading a delegation to Brussels August 27-29, for annual human rights consultations between... Read More
Thank you, Hope, for the introduction and for including me in this event. It is an honor to be sharing the platform with Leymah Gbowee, winner of the Nobel Peace... Read More
Well, for the last several days President Obama and his entire national security team have been reviewing the situation in Syria, and today I want to provide an update on... Read More