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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

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

Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Macedonia, Paul D. Wohlers

2013-09-06

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

Office of the Press Secretary - The White House

Press Secretary, Jay Carney

2013-09-05

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

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Deputy Chief of Mission Gary Robbins

2013-09-05

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

USOSCE Response to the Report by the Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Ambassador Jean-Claude Schlumberger

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Deputy Chief of Mission Gary Robbins

2013-09-05

AS DELIVERED The United States joins in welcoming Ambassador Schlumberger to the Permanent Council and we thank him for his comprehensive report. A tremendous amount of progress has occurred since... Read More

USOSCE Response to the Report by the Chairs of the Security Committee, the Economic and Environmental Committee, and the Human Dimension Committee

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Deputy Chief of Mission Gary Robbins

2013-09-05

AS DELIVERED We too welcome to the Permanent Council the three committee chairs, and thank them for their hard work since their last report to the Permanent Council. We thank... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Security Council Stakeout on Syria, Russia

U.S. Mission to the United Nations

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

2013-09-05

Good afternoon. It's great to be here. As part of the United States’ ongoing consultations with international partners, allies, and the broader international community, today the U.S. Mission hosted a... Read More



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