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U.S. Condemns Religious Persecution by ISIL

2014-07-18

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the systematic persecution of ethnic and religious minorities by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). We are... Read More

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

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-07-18

QUESTION: Secretary Kerry, welcome back to Meet the Press. SECRETARY KERRY: I’m glad to be with you, David. Thank you. QUESTION: The President demanded absolute cooperation from Russia, from the... Read More

Zone 9 Bloggers Charged by Ethiopian Court for Terrorism

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-07-18

The United States is deeply concerned by the Ethiopian Federal High Court’s July 18 decision to press charges against six bloggers and three independent journalists under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. We... Read More

President Obama on Ukraine

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-07-18

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. Yesterday, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 took off from Amsterdam and was shot down over Ukraine near the Russian border. Nearly 300 innocent lives were... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

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

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

2014-07-18

Thank you, Mr. President. Yesterday, we were all shocked by the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. All 298 people aboard – 283 passengers and 15 crew – were killed.... Read More

President Obama Proclamation on Captive Nations Week, 2014

The White House - Washington, D.C.

President Obama

2014-07-18

AS DELIVERED: As the grip of the Cold War tightened, America pledged our solidarity to every nation held captive behind the Iron Curtain and every individual who refused to accept... Read More

Seven Summits Women from Nepal Bring Attention to Women and Girls Empowerment

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

Office of the Spokesperson

2014-07-17

Secretary of State John Kerry met on Wednesday with seven women mountain climbers from Nepal who are visiting Washington, DC and Los Angeles from July 16 to 23 to promote... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-07-17

Thank you, Mr. Chairperson. The United States continues to strongly condemn Russia’s ongoing support for armed separatists in eastern Ukraine. While Ukraine continues its efforts to build a peaceful, unified,... Read More

President Obama on Foreign Policy

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-07-16

THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  I want to briefly discuss the important actions we’re taking today in support of Ukraine.  Before I do, I want to take a few minutes... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki Statement on Anniversary of Nataliya Estemirova’s Murder

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

Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2014-07-15

AS DELIVERED: Fifth Anniversary of Human Rights Activist Nataliya Estemirova’s Murder Nataliya Estemirova bravely and tirelessly sought to expose horrible human rights violations in Chechnya. Five years ago on July... Read More

Looking for Inclusive Solutions in South Sudan

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

Deputy Assistant Secretary Steven Feldstein

2014-07-15

South Sudan marked its third year of independence on July 9, but this year there seemed little for the people of South Sudan to celebrate. I was just in South... Read More

Ambassador Dunn at a UN Security Council Briefing on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

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

Acting U.S. Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs, Ambassador David Dunn

2014-07-15

Thank you, Mr. President, for convening today’s sessions, and thank you, Ambassadors Drobnjak and Patriota, for your briefings. I also would like to thank the Permanent Mission of Croatia for... Read More

Remarks on Afghanistan Elections

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

Senior Administration Official

2014-07-14

As Delivered MODERATOR: Good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us. Today we have to talk to us about Afghanistan elections. I’m going to turn the call over to him. ... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki Statement on Cuban Activist Detentions

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

Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2014-07-14

On Sunday Cuban authorities rounded up and detained over one hundred courageous members of the Damas de Blanco as they sought to peacefully commemorate the loss of life on the... Read More

Facts on Ukraine’s Efforts for Peace, Russia’s Support of Conflict

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

Office of the Spokesperson

2014-07-14

FACT SHEET Russia’s Continuing Support for Armed Separatists in Ukraine and Ukraine’s Efforts Toward Peace, Unity, and Stability The United States’ goal throughout the crisis in Ukraine has been to... Read More

President Obama’s Remarks at Annual White House Iftar

The White House - Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama

2014-07-14

AS PRESENTED: THE PRESIDENT: Good evening everyone and welcome to the White House. Every year, our Iftar is a chance to join in fellowship with friends, old and new, and... Read More

Ambassador Power Explanation of Vote after a Security Council Vote on a Resolution on Syria

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

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

2014-07-14

Thank you Mr. President. As we sit here today, nearly 11 million Syrians are struggling to survive the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. I met with some of them... Read More

19th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-07-11

This day is about more than keeping alive the memory of the 8,000 men and boys who were savagely murdered in Srebrenica on July 11, 1995. It is about recommitting... Read More

Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons – Pride 2014

U.S. Department of State

2014-07-11

Ambassador Baer on Istanbul Pride Parade - 7/10/14 Remarks by President Obama at Pride Month Celebration - 6/30/14 Ambassador Power At The "Stonewall At 45" Commemoration - 6/26/14 Fact Sheet:... Read More

Ambassador Bear Response to Report by the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission, Ambassador Ertuǧrul Apakan

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-07-10

The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Apakan back to the Permanent Council and thanks him for his thorough report on a Mission that is a primary focus of all delegations... Read More



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