The United States strongly condemns the increasing violence on the streets of Kyiv, which has led to casualties and the shooting deaths of two protesters. We urge all sides to... Read More
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Folks, let me start off by telling you why I’ve never had a doubt about joining this man on the ticket and why I’m so proud of... Read More
The United States welcomes the selection of Catherine Samba-Panza as Transitional President in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). As C.A.R.'s first woman head of state since the country’s independence, and... Read More
The United States strongly condemns increasing violence in Bangkok that has resulted in deaths and injuries. We urge Thai authorities to investigate these attacks and bring those responsible to justice.... Read More
This is a courageous vote in the interests of all the Syrian people who have suffered so horribly under the brutality of the Assad regime and a civil war without... Read More
Egypt's turbulent experiment in participatory democracy the last three years has reminded us all that it's not one vote that determines a democracy, it's all the steps that follow. It's... Read More
We are deeply concerned by reports that Beijing police have taken into custody prominent economics professor Ilham Tohti on January 15, together with at least six of his students.
The... Read More
Thank you very much, Professor Zhu.
I am so pleased to be back at Renmin University before my tenure as United States Ambassador to China ends. Some of my most... Read More
THE PRESIDENT: At the dawn of our Republic, a small, secret surveillance committee borne out of the “The Sons of Liberty” was established in Boston. And the group’s members included... Read More
FACT SHEET: Review of U.S. Signals Intelligence
In the latter half of 2013 and early 2014, the United States Government undertook a broad-ranging and unprecedented review of our signals intelligence... Read More
The United States warmly welcomes you, President Burkhalter, to the Permanent Council as our Chairman-in-Office for 2014. We thank you for the presentation of your priorities, for your... Read More
The United States joins the Government of Kosovo and our international partners in condemning last night’s murder of Dimitrije Janicijevic, former mayoral candidate and newly elected municipal assembly member in... Read More
Today the United States announced a $2 million contribution to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to provide emergency assistance to vulnerable Ethiopian migrant returnees from Saudi Arabia.
The Ethiopian... Read More
In 1786, the Virginia General Assembly affirmed an ideal that has long been central to the American journey. The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, penned by Thomas Jefferson, declared religious... Read More
The United States expresses its deep concern that the Ukrainian Rada pushed through several controversial measures today without adhering to proper procedures. Some of these measures will restrict the right... Read More
Good morning, everybody. Good afternoon. And let me just say that I know you’d like to ask some questions, and unfortunately I have to go straight from here over to... Read More
The Department of State condemns the brutal killing of transgender teenager Joseph Sanchez in Belize on January 12. We send our condolences to Joseph’s friends and family and the entire... Read More
Religious freedom is a founding principle of the United States, its promise so essential to the American spirit that it was enshrined in the very first amendment to our constitution.... Read More
MS. DAWSON: Greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Africa Regional Media Hub. I would like to welcome our callers who have dialed in from across Africa and... Read More
On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, as part of its series of workshops on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the State Department hosted a workshop on government... Read More