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Assistant Secretary Malinowski on the Release of the 2013 Report on International Religious Freedom

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Tom Malinowski

2014-07-28

ASSISTANT SECRETARY MALINOWSKI: Thanks, everyone. Sorry I’m not the Secretary. (Laughter.) So let me just pick up where the Secretary left off and talk a little bit about the report... Read More

President Obama Announces Key Administration Post, Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-07-28

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post: Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein – Ambassador at Large for International... Read More

Ambassador Power on the DPRK Sanctions Committee's Actions in Response to the Chong Chon Gang Incident

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

2014-07-28

On July 2013, Panama seized arms aboard the vessel Chong Chon Gang that were en route from Cuba to North Korea, one of the most serious violations of the UN... Read More

President Obama in Town Hall with the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Omni Shoreham Hotel - Washington, D.C.

2014-07-28

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! (Applause.) Hello, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Everybody, please have a seat. Have a seat. We're just getting started here. Well, hello,... Read More

U.S. Embassy Condemns Killing of Civilians in Ghor Province, Afghanistan

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Embassy Kabul - Kabul, Afghanistan

2014-07-27

We condemn, in the strongest terms, the mass killing of civilians in Ghor province on Friday. The attackers targeted civilians who were traveling to and from Kabul, including women, children,... Read More

President Obama on the Occasion of Eid-al-Fitr 2014

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-07-27

As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. This last month has been a... Read More

Readout of Secretary Kerry's Call With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

U.S. Department of State

DipNote blog

2014-07-27

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about the situation in Ukraine. According to a senior State Department official: "During a phone call this... Read More

Release of the International Religious Freedom Report

Now Available: 2013 International Religious Freedom Report

Office of the Spokesperson - U.S. Department of State

2014-07-26

“Today, America embraces people of all faiths and of no faith. We are Christians and Jews, Muslims and Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs, atheists and agnostics. Our religious diversity enriches our... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Meriam Ishag and Family

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-07-25

Around the world, supporters of religious freedom celebrate the arrival of Meriam Ishag and her family in Rome. I am grateful to the Government of Italy for its role in... Read More

Fact Sheet: Visit of President Perez Molina of Guatemala, President Hernandez of Honduras, and President Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-07-25

On July 25, the President and Vice President hosted Presidents Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, and Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador to discuss how... Read More

President Obama after meeting with Central American Presidents

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-07-25

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I want to thank very much, President Molina, President Hernández and President Sánchez Cerén for being here today. Our nations share extraordinary ties of culture, of family,... Read More

Readout of the Vice President's Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Office of the Vice President

The White House

2014-07-25

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the Ukrainian domestic political situation, access for international investigators to the MH-17 crash site, and Russia’s continued supply... Read More

U.S. Congratulates Iraqis on the Election of the President

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-07-24

The United States congratulates the Iraqi people on the election of their new president, Fuad Masum. By taking this crucial step, the Council of Representatives has demonstrated its commitment to... Read More

Central African Republic: Signature of a Cessation of Hostilities Agreement

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-07-24

The United States welcomes the decision by all parties to end the violence in the Central African Republic. On July 23, the parties signed a “Cessation of Hostilities Agreement” to... Read More

Ambassador Power on Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag

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

2014-07-24

On May 15, a Sudanese court sentenced Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag to be hanged to death for not denouncing Christianity. She was held in Omdurman Federal Women’s Prison with her... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Cease-fire Agreement for the Central African Republic

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

2014-07-24

I welcome the announcement of a cease-fire agreement for the Central African Republic between ex-Seleka, anti-Balaka, and other armed groups that was signed July 23 in Brazzaville in the presence... Read More

Testimony: Modern Day Slavery and What We Buy

Statement Before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

Ambassador-at-Large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Luis CdeBac

2014-07-24

Thank you, Representative and Members of the Commission and entirely. Tom Lantos was a leading light in getting the Trafficking Victims Protection Bill passed and it was such an example... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to Russian Federation on Crash of MH17 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

2014-07-24

I just wanted to respond to a couple of points raised by our distinguished Russian colleague. First, he said, “We will not engage in our own accusations or assessments.” So... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the Detention of Ukrainian Journalist Anton Skiba

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

2014-07-24

The United States is deeply concerned by the detention of Ukrainian journalist Anton Skiba, after he was reportedly kidnapped two days ago outside a hotel in Donetsk by Russian-supported separatists.... Read More

Ambassador Baer Interpretative Statement on the Adoption of an Extension of the SMM Mandate

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

2014-07-24

In connection with the decision to extend the mandate of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, the United States would like to make the following interpretative statement under paragraph... Read More



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