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Joint Statement by the London 11 Countries

The core group of the Friends of Syrian People – including Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Situation in South Sudan

The United States is deeply disturbed that government and anti-government forces in South Sudan continue to violate the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, have failed to enter into an inclusive, political... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the Russian Federation on the Yaroshenko Case

Thank you very much Mr. Chair, and thank you to the distinguished Ambassador of the Russian Federation for clarifying and raising these concerns. To be clear, I don’t believe that... Read More

Ответ Российской Федерации по делу Ярошенко

Большое спасибо, господин председатель, и благодарю уважаемого посла Российской Федерации за разъяснение вопроса и выражение озабоченности. Хотел бы четко заявить, что я уверен, что не говорил – у меня есть запись того, что я сказал, – и я уверен, что не говорил, что не существует обязательств ОБСЕ, связанных с задержанием или условиями содержания под стражей. Но я сказал, что это консульский вопрос, и что мы его активно обсуждаем с Российской Федерацией по консульским каналам, которые являются уместными в данном случае. Уточню еще один момент: г-н Ярошенко, насколько мне известно, не дал разрешение правительству США публично раскрывать или обсуждать различные конкретные аспекты его дела. Мы никогда не обсуждаем детали консульского вопроса без получения на то разрешения от человека. Не знаю, какие разрешения он дал правительству в отношении раскрытия специфики его дела, но, насколько я знаю, наше правительство не имеет подобного разрешения. Напомню всем, о каком деле идет речь: Константин Ярошенко был приговорен к 20 годам лишения свободы за сговор с целью ввоза в Соединенные Штаты кокаина стоимостью более 100 миллионов долларов. Хотел бы напомнить вам, что я сказал на прошлой неделе: Соединенные Штаты – без обсуждения специфики вопроса – привержены выполнению своих обязательств в соответствии с международным правом и национальным законодательством в плане надлежащего обращения с лицами, задержанными или заключенными в системе уголовного правосудия, и это включает в себя предоставление адекватной медицинской помощи. Так что я могу здесь вновь повторить эту приверженность без обсуждения каких-либо деталей его конкретного заболевания. Благодарю вас, господин председатель. Read More

Meeting With American University of Central Asia Students

Assistant Secretary Biswal: Let me start by saying how much I’ve looked forward to this all day. I think this is such a tremendous opportunity to be able to not... Read More

Testimony: Ambassador Power on Appropriations for State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs

House Subcommittee on Appropriations for State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Thank you so much Madam Chairwoman, Ranking Member Lowey, Congressmen; thank you for the invitation to testify. I am... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Upcoming Afghan Elections

This is a pivotal moment after more than a decade of sacrifice and struggle. When millions of Afghan men and women go to the polls on April 5 to choose... Read More

United States Concern Over Events in Rakhine State

The United States remains deeply concerned by the humanitarian crisis in Burma's Rakhine State. Violent mob attacks on United Nations and nongovernmental organization offices worsened an already troubling situation stemming... Read More

The Courage of Atefa: Afghan Women Learn to be Candidates

It’s hard to imagine someone more optimistic about her country’s future, more determined to be on the front lines of social change, than Atefa, whose last name is being withheld... Read More

NATO Addresses the Crisis in Ukraine

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. On April 1, Secretary of State John Kerry attended the North Atlantic... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Ukraine

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. The President welcomes today’s congressional action to finalize an assistance package for... Read More

Secretary Kerry Press Availability at NATO

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good evening to everybody. This obviously could not be a more important time for NATO allies to come together and to reaffirm our commitment to each other,... Read More

Remarks at L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University

Thank you, Rector Sydykov, for the kind introduction. It is a pleasure to address all of you today, and an honor to be here at the prestigious Eurasian National University... Read More

U.S. Poverty-Fighting Agency Affirms Strong Anti-Corruption Focus

The U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) board of directors, at its quarterly meeting March 26, affirmed the global anti-poverty agency’s commitment to collaborate with experts, data scientists and other U.S.... Read More

‘No Decisions About Ukraine Without Ukraine,’ Kerry Says

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. After meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Paris, Secretary of... Read More

Ambassador Power at Annual Women's History Month Celebration

It’s a great crowd. Thank you so much, Mr. Chairman, and greetings to all of you. It’s a huge honor for me just to share the front row for a... Read More

Secretary Kerry at a Press Availability in Paris, France

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. SECRETARY KERRY: Good evening, everybody. Thank you very much for your patience.... Read More

President Obama on Presenting the 2014 International Women of Courage Award to Dr. Maha Al Muneef

THE PRESIDENT: For the press, I just wanted to let everybody know Dr. Al Muneef was a recipient of the International Women of Courage Award that the State Department annually... Read More

Sí Se Puede: The Legacy of César Chávez

If you’re thinking about checking out a movie this weekend … well, The Grand Budapest Hotel looks good and I’ve always been a fan of The Muppets, but I hope... Read More

No Changes in U.S. Assistance to Uganda Announced Yet

We have seen several reports alleging that recent decisions by donors have directly affected services in health, agriculture, and election funding. Speaking for the United States, let us be clear;... Read More


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