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Spokesperson Psaki on Relocation of Remaining Individuals from Camp Ashraf to Camp Hurriya in Iraq

The United States welcomes today’s safe arrival at Camp Hurriya of the remaining 42 individuals from the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) who had been residing at Camp Ashraf. These individuals were survivors... Read More

Russian Civil Society Leaders Inspire

Despite a packed G-20 schedule filled with meetings on economic issues and the situation in Syria, President Obama also took the time while in St. Petersburg to meet with representatives... Read More

U.S. Gravely Concerned About the Dire Situation of Children in Syria

Following the Oral Presentation of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict The United States thanks Special Representative Zerrougi for her statement and for her... Read More

Secretary Kerry Testimony on Proposed Authorization to Use Military Force in Syria

Chairman McKeon, Ranking Member Smith, and distinguished members of the committee, I’m privileged to be here this morning with Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey, and we are all of... Read More

Secretary Kerry Weighing the U.S. Response in Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participated in a Google+ Hangout hosted by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Lara Setrakian, founder of the digital news site Syria Deeply,... Read More

Ambassador Daniel Baer Swearing In Ceremony for his Appointment to the OSCE

Click above images to enlarge and scroll through photo album. Thank you very much, Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya—the very best part about the last four years here at State has... Read More

U.S. Statement On Opening Day of 24th Session Of Human Rights Council

Item 2: General Debate Thank you, Mr.  President. The United States commends the High Commissioner for Human Rights and her office for their important work to safeguard human rights around... Read More

Joint Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Bahrain

Switzerland read the following joint statement on the opening day of the 24th Session of the Human Rights Council on behalf of 47 co-sponsoring countries including the United States. Mr.... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice on Syria

As Prepared Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you, Anne-Marie, for your kind words and for the invitation to be here today.  And thank you for your principled leadership—both in government, where... Read More

U.S. on Presidential Elections in Maldives

We congratulate the Maldivian people on concluding the first round of their presidential election on September 7. The very high voter turnout showed the strong commitment of the people of... Read More

Secretary Kerry and French Foreign Minister Fabius on Syria

FOREIGN MINISTER FABIUS: (Via interpreter) — Kerry. I would like to commend both your energy and your ability to convince as well as your very reliable judgment or point of... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Government Assistance to Syria

The United States supports the Syrian people’s aspirations for a democratic, inclusive, and unified post-Asad Syria. The Asad regime, reinforced by Hezbollah and Iranian fighters, has turned the full force... Read More

A Yes Vote of Conscience for the World's Red Line

I'm sometimes asked how, as someone who testified 42 years ago against the Vietnam War in which I had fought, I could testify in favor of action to hold the... Read More

Ambassador Power on Syria at the Center for American Progress

AS DELIVERED Good afternoon. I’m very glad to be back in Washington this afternoon, and among so many friends here at the Center for American Progress. As you know, my... Read More

Joint Statement on Syria at the G20 Summit in Russia

The Leaders and Representatives of Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States of America made the following statement... Read More

U.S. on Situation at Camp Ashraf in Iraq

We are continuing to follow with urgency the situation at Camp Ashraf in Iraq. The United States reiterates its condemnation of the horrific attack that took place on September 1... Read More

President Obama Addressing Civil Society Leaders in St. Petersburg, Russia

I just want to say thank you to all the participants in this roundtable. This is an incredible and very diverse group of civil society leaders. And this is something... Read More

Ambassador Wohler Op-ed, Free Media: The Cornerstone of Democracy

The global media landscape is undergoing more rapid and extreme change now than at any other time in modern history, with technological advances and the forces of globalization altering how... Read More

White House on Senate Committee Action on Syria

This afternoon, on a bipartisan basis, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution authorizing U.S. military action in Syria. We commend the Senate for moving swiftly and for working... Read More

USOSCE Response to the Report of Major General M. Torres, Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for Article IV of Annex 1B of the Dayton Peace Accords

The United States warmly welcomes Major General Torres to the Permanent Council, and thanks him both for his excellent stewardship over Article IV and for his detailed presentation today. We... Read More


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