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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


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

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Mr. President:) Pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), I hereby report that I have issued an Executive... Read More

Trafficking of Persons in Africa

MODERATOR: I would like to welcome everybody here to the Washington Foreign Press Center and our guests joining us via DVC. We are in a on-the-record roundtable to talk about... Read More

Ambassador Power at a Security Council Meeting on the Central African Region

Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Special Representative Moussa for your briefing and for all your efforts on behalf of peace in the Central African region. Today marks a... Read More

Ambassador Baer Heralds Blistering OSCE Human Rights Report

Assessment details violent groups from Russia active in Ukraine’s east, human rights violations in Crimea PRESS RELEASE May 12, 2014 Ambassador Daniel Baer, the U.S. envoy to the Organization for... Read More

President Obama and President Mujica of Uruguay Before Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I want to welcome President Mujica and his delegation to the Oval Office. I have had the pleasure on several occasions of having discussions with President Mujica, and... Read More

President Obama on the Conclusion of Indian Elections

I congratulate the people of India on concluding their national elections today. India has set an example for the world in holding the largest democratic election in history, a vibrant... Read More

On the Illegal Referenda in Eastern Ukraine

On May 10, 2014, State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki issued the following statement on the illegal referenda in eastern Ukraine: "As the United States has said, the referenda being planned... Read More

Under Secretary Sewall Discusses Reform Efforts, Inter-communal Violence, and Child Soldiers

Yangon – During her May 7-10 visit to Yangon, Naypyitaw, Meikhtila, and Mandalay, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall met with senior government... Read More

Freedom Online Coalition Conference in Estonia

Last week we led a delegation which included representatives from our offices and the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs’ Office of International Communications and Information Policy that had the... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Thank you Dr. Davis. Dean Charney, Professors, special guests, friends, siblings, parents, stepparents, and -- above all -- members of the class of 2014. Good Morning. It’s a great honor... Read More


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