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The Way Forward in Afghanistan

These have been encouraging days for Afghanistan's future. We've witnessed a first round of free elections where millions of Afghans made their voices heard, in what promises to be the... Read More

Ambassador DiCarlo at the UN Security Council Meeting on Kosovo

Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Special Representative Zarif, for your briefing. I’d like to welcome President Jahjaga and President Nikolic, their first time before this council. Thank you... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2155 for the Renewal of the UN Mission in South Sudan

Today, the Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution that not only renews the mandate for the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), but focuses the mission on the core... Read More

Assistant Secretary Nuland Interview for the Charlie Rose Show With David Remnick

QUESTION: Thank you Victoria Nuland for being here with us. ASSISTANT SECRETARY NULAND: Thank you, David, for having me. QUESTION: So tell me. There was this election in Ukraine, and... Read More

Keeping the Stars and Stripes Company

When I arrived in Prague over three years ago, I knew that as U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, and the son of a Czechoslovak Holocaust survivor, I had a... Read More

Secretary Kerry on 2014 Presidential Elections in Ukraine

The United States congratulates the people of Ukraine and the Ukrainian government for their historic elections on May 25th. Ukrainians united to express their political will freely and to choose... Read More

U.S. Congratulates People of Ukraine on Historic Elections

The people of Ukraine held historic presidential elections on May 25, 2014. Today, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe issued a preliminary report, calling the elections "largely in... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the New Indian Government

President Obama congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the new Indian government on their swearing-in today. As the President and Prime Minister agreed in their call after the... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Detained U.S. Citizen Amir Hekmati

On this Memorial Day, we honor brave Americans who gave their lives for the notion that someone else's freedom is connected to our own. But this Memorial Day also marks... Read More

U.S. on Tripartite Elections in Malawi

The United States is closely monitoring the situation in Malawi following the tripartite elections. We join the African Union and the international community in calling for calm as the Malawi... Read More

President Obama on Elections in Ukraine

On behalf of all Americans, I congratulate the people of Ukraine for making their voices heard by voting in their presidential election today. Despite provocations and violence, millions of Ukrainians... Read More

Elections in Ukraine

Ukraine held presidential elections on Sunday, May 25, 2014. In a statement on the elections, President Barack Obama said: "On behalf of all Americans, I congratulate the people of Ukraine... Read More

President Obama to the Troops at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Bagram! (Applause.) Well, I know it's a little late, but I was in the neighborhood and thought I'd stop by. (Applause.) First of all, I want everybody... Read More

Cancellation of U.S.-Thailand Engagements

In response to the military coup in Thailand, we continue to review our military and other assistance and engagements, consistent with U.S. law. In addition to our previously announced suspension... Read More

Joint Statement on Libya

Below is the text of a joint statement by the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. BEGIN TEXT: Libya is at a crossroads. On... Read More

Joint Statement on the Occasion of the 2014 Annual U.S.-Poland Democracy Dialogue

The text of the following statement was released by the governments of Poland and the United States on the occasion of the 2014 Annual U.S.-Poland Democracy Dialogue. Begin Text: Senior... Read More

Ukraine: A Tale of Two Trips

In a March 18, 2014, speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his now oft-repeated claim that "nationalists, neo-Nazis, Russophobes and anti-Semites" led a coup in Ukraine that installed the current... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Coup in Thailand

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

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

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


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