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Secretary Kerry on Proof of Syria's Use of Chemical Weapons

U.S. Department of State - Washignton, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-19

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. QUESTION: Good afternoon. SECRETARY KERRY: Sorry to keep you waiting. We ran over with our friends from China. QUESTION: (Off-mike.) SECRETARY KERRY: Beg your pardon? ... Read More

U.S. Visit to Kawrgowsk Refugee Camp in Iraq

U.S. Consulate in Erbil - U.S. Department of State

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq, Brett McGurk

2013-09-19

During his September 18 visit to the Kawrgowsk refugee camp near Erbil, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq Brett McGurk outlined continued U.S. assistance in supporting Syrian refugees, noting... Read More

Interactive Dialogue with the Human Rights Council's Advisory Committee

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Kim D’Auria Vazira

2013-09-18

Thank you Mister President. The United States welcomes this opportunity to address the role of the Advisory Committee. We recognize that the Advisory Committee has offered constructive advice at times,... Read More

Release of Political Prisoners in Iran

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-09-18

We welcome today’s reports that the Iranian Government has released several prisoners of conscience, including human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. President Rouhani pledged repeatedly during his campaign to restore and... Read More

U.S. on the Second Round of Voting in Maldivian Presidential Elections

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-09-18

The first round of the Maldivian presidential elections on September 7 was widely hailed as a success and represented a victory for the democratic process in Maldives. The Commonwealth, United... Read More

U.S. Statement: Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-09-17

Interactive Dialogue with the Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the DPRK (Mr. Michael KIRBY) Mr. President: The United States commends the Commission of Inquiry, under... Read More

U.S. Highlights Countries of Concern to the Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-09-17

Item 4: General Debate on Human Rights Situations Requiring Council Attention AS DELIVERED Mr. President, The United States remains deeply concerned about deplorable human rights situations, especially in but not... Read More

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 24

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-09-17

U.S. Statement On Opening Day Of 24th Session Of Human Rights Council - September 9, 2013 UN Human Rights Council 24th Session - photos and videos at U.S. Embassy Geneva ... Read More

Ambassador Power at a General Assembly Session on the Sellstrom Report

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power

2013-09-17

68th Session of the UN General Assembly Thank you, Mr. President, for convening this important session on the first day of the 68th Session of the General Assembly, and thank... Read More

Ambassador Power on UN Report on Chemical Weapons in Syria

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power

2013-09-16

The Council heard this morning from the Secretary General on the findings of Dr. Sellstrom and his team of chemical weapons experts. Before I say anything else, let me do... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice on the UN Report on Chemical Weapons Use

The White House

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice

2013-09-16

We welcome the report made public today by the United Nations mission established by Secretary-General Ban to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria. The U.N. report adds even... Read More

U.S. Statement: Presentation of Report by UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria

HRC 24th Session

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-09-16

Thank you, Mr. President. We welcome the report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria and thank the commission for its extremely important work. For more than two years,... Read More

Secretary Kerry and UK, French Foreign Ministers on Syria

Quai d'Orsay - Paris, France

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-16

FOREIGN MINISTER FABIUS: (Via interpreter) (In progress) discuss the situation in Syria as well as the decisions to be taken over the next few days. And further to that meeting... Read More

Civil Society in Action for Human Rights

Reception on the Occasion of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) Program - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-09-16

Thank you all for joining us tonight for this reception on the occasion of the World Federation of United Nations Associations’ program “Civil Society in Action for Human Rights” which... Read More

Framework for the Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons

US Department of State- Washington, D.C.

Office of the Spokesperson

2013-09-14

Taking into account the decision of the Syrian Arab Republic to accede to the Chemical Weapons Convention and the commitment of the Syrian authorities to provisionally apply the Convention prior... Read More

Secretary Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Post Meeting Press Remarks

Intercontinental Hotel- Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

2013-09-14

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, thank you very much for your patience, not just this morning, but over the last couple of days. We’re very appreciative and particularly grateful to Sergey Lavrov,... Read More

President Obama on U.S.-Russian Agreement on Framework for Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons

The White House Office of the Press Secretary- Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama

2013-09-14

I welcome the progress made between the United States and Russia through our talks in Geneva, which represents an important, concrete step toward the goal of moving Syria's chemical weapons... Read More

Backround Briefing by Senior Officials on Framework for Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons

Geneva, Switzerland

Senior State Department Officials

2013-09-14

MODERATOR: Hi, everyone. So we have a group of experts here. So this is, of course, on background for attribution to senior State Department officials. They’ll do just a brief... Read More

Secretary Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, and UN Special Envoy Brahimi Joint Statements After Trilat

UN Offices - Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State John Kerry; Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; and UN Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi

2013-09-13

SECRETARY KERRY: Let me just say to everybody that we will not – we will each make a very brief statement. We’ll not be taking questions at this time. And... Read More

Freedom of Assembly and Association is Inextricably Linked to Other Fundamental Freedoms

Human Rights Council 24th Session Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-09-13

Item 3: General Debate As Delivered Thank you, Mr. President. It is with great pride that the United States once again lends its support to the resolution on the freedoms... Read More



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