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Secretary Kerry Interview With David Gregory of NBC's Meet the Press

QUESTION: I’m now joined by the Secretary of State John Kerry. Mr. Secretary, welcome back to Meet the Press. SECRETARY KERRY: Glad to be with you. Thank you, David. QUESTION:... Read More

U.S. Briefing on the Situation in Ukraine

Special Briefing with Senior Administration Officials Via Teleconference MODERATOR: Good afternoon and thank you, everyone, for joining us today. Before we get started, I just want to remind you that... Read More

U.S. Calls for OSCE Observers to be Sent Immediately to Ukraine

s prepared for delivery by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer to the Extraordinary Preparatory Committee Meeting] Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Thank you for calling this meeting today. The current crisis is... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Situation in Ukraine

The United States condemns the Russian Federation's invasion and occupation of Ukrainian territory, and its violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity in full contravention of Russia’s obligations under the... Read More

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Putin on Ukraine

President Obama spoke for 90 minutes this afternoon with President Putin of Russia about the situation in Ukraine. President Obama expressed his deep concern over Russia’s clear violation of Ukrainian... Read More

Readout of Secretary Kerry’s Call with Ugandan President Museveni

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Ugandan President Museveni yesterday via phone. Secretary Kerry expressed the United States’ deep disappointment in the Ugandan Government’s decision to enact the Anti-Homosexuality... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Violence in Thailand

We are deeply concerned by the ongoing politically-motivated violence in Thailand. As allies and close friends of the Thai people, we are profoundly saddened by the deaths and injuries that... Read More

A Critical Moment for Ukraine

The United States has been clear that the Ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future and that we stand for the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and democratic future... Read More

Fact Sheet: 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports View this fact sheet as a PDF. On February 27, 2014, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2013 Country... Read More

Secretary Kerry to Host Fourth Round of the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue

Secretary Kerry will host the fourth round of working group meetings as part of the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue on February 28. Delegations from the two countries will have discussions... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the Release of the Annual Country Report on Human Rights

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports Well, good morning, everybody. Excuse me. I’ve got a little allergies this morning, I think. I’m delighted... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Syria Regime Actions Against Delegates to the Geneva Talks

The United States is outraged by reports that the Assad regime has arrested family members of the Syrian Opposition Coalition delegation to the Geneva II peace talks, designated delegates as... Read More

Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya’s On-the-Record Briefing for the 2013 Human Rights Report

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports Click above images to enlarge and scroll through photo album. ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY ZEYA: Thank you, Mr.... Read More

The 2013 Human Rights Reports: Documenting the Enduring Pursuit of Human Dignity

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports This morning, Secretary Kerry released the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013. Each year,... Read More

Foreign Press Center Briefing on Release of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports 3:00 P.M. THE WASHINGTON FOREIGN PRESS CENTER, WASHINGTON, D.C. MODERATOR: We are extremely pleased to welcome to... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Russian Military Exercise

I know that this has been raised by the Russian Federation already themselves as well as by several other delegations; given the relevance to the Forum for Security Cooperation of... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Turkmenistan's Engagement with Human Rights in the OSCE

The United States warmly welcomes Foreign Minister Meredov back to the Permanent Council. Mr. Minister, thank you for joining us today for this discussion and for sharing your ideas. Your presence... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks

Commissioner Muižnieks, we warmly welcome you to the Permanent Council and thank you for your presentation, particularly the detail that you went into on a variety of cases. The exchange... Read More

Ambassador Baer Expresses U.S. Disappointment Over Bolotnaya Verdicts and Detentions

The United States joins the European Union in expressing its deep disappointment at the sentences handed down by a Moscow court in the cases of eight individuals arrested after the... Read More

Ambassador Baer Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to the People of Ukraine

The United States continues to monitor events in Ukraine – and obviously they are changing, as our Ukrainian colleague knows, hourly – particularly during this critical period of transition. We... Read More


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