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U.S. Priorities at the 68th UN General Assembly

Georgetown University

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Dean Pittman

2013-09-12

Thank you Professor Arend for that kind introduction and to the University, the Mortara Center, and the School of Foreign Service for so graciously hosting this morning’s conversation. I would... Read More

Secretary Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov on Syria

Geneva,Switzerland

Secretary of State John Kerry; Russian Foreign Minister SergeyLavrov

2013-09-12

FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV: (Via interpreter) (In progress) – delegations that accompany us. Of course, we would like you to have unbiased ideas about what we are going to do. But... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe Meets with Bahraini Delegation on the Sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-09-11

The United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva notes its deep disappointment and concern over gross factual inaccuracies presented in Bahraini press following U.S. Ambassador to the Human... Read More

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

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2013-09-11

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

DipNote blog

U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Michael McFaul

2013-09-11

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

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland 

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

2013-09-10

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

House Armed Services Committee - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-10

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

Google+ Hangout Interview

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-10

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

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

Ambassador Daniel Baer

2013-09-10

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

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland 

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

2013-09-09

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

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland 

2013-09-09

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

The New America Foundation

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice

2013-09-09

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

U.S. Department of State

Marie Harf, Deputy Spokesperson

2013-09-07

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

Quai d’Orsay, Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Paris, France

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry; French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius

2013-09-07

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

U.S. Department of State

Office of the Spokesperson

2013-09-07

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

U.S. Department of State

DipNote blog

2013-09-06

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

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

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

2013-09-06

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 use of chemical weapons anywhere diminishes the security of people everywhere."

Office of the Press Secretary - The White House

2013-09-06

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

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-09-06

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

White House Office of the Press Secretary - St. Petersburg, Russia

President Barack Obama

2013-09-06

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



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