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Courageously Fighting Violence Against Women in India

Laxmi was 16 when someone threw acid on her face while she waited at a bus stop in New Delhi, India. Her attacker was a 32-year-old man, Naim Khan, who... Read More

Secretary Lew on Economic Assistance to Ukraine

We have been working closely with international partners to develop an assistance package that will help the Ukrainian government implement the reforms needed to restore financial stability and return to... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ukraine and its Effort to Engage in Direct Dialogue under the Vienna Document

Thank you to both the Chair of the FSC and to the Swiss Chairmanship for convening this meeting. I join others in appreciating the timeliness of responding to the current... Read More

Ambassador Baer Reply to the Russian Federation: This Forum is For Hard Truths, Not Big Lies

The distinguished delegate of the Russian Federation gave us much to react to. Certainly I can agree with his statement that the hypocrisy on display today is almost unprecedented. This... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Christians Under Threat in Syria

The United States deplores continued threats against Christians and other minorities in Syria, who are increasingly targeted by extremists. Last week in Raqqa, the Islamic State of Iraq and the... Read More

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom and First Lady Michelle Obama Honor 10 Women of Courage

On March 4, Deputy Secretary Higginbottom will present 10 extraordinary women from 10 countries with the 2014 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. First Lady Michelle Obama will... Read More

Ambassador Power at a UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

Thank you Madam President. Listening to the representative of Russia, one might think that Moscow had just become the rapid response arm of the Office of the High Commissioner for... Read More

Response by Ambassador Power to Russian Ambassador Churkin's Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

Thank you, Madam President. In response to my Russian colleague’s comments, I’d just like to make a couple points. First, I’d like to address his point about to the legitimacy... Read More

Assistant Secretary Nuland Statement at OSCE Special Meeting on Ukraine

Thank you Madam Chair. My thanks to Ambassador Guldimann for being here, to the Ambassador for Ukraine, and to all the chairs of the OSCE institutions. There should be no... Read More

Assistant Secretary Nuland Response to Russia's Statement, Counters 'Parallel Reality' Presented

Because Ambassador Kelin’s remarks were intermittently addressed to us, I thought it best to respond immediately to the parallel reality that was presented here to the situation that the vast... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With George Stephanopoulos of ABC's This Week

QUESTION: We are joined now by Secretary of State John Kerry. Mr. Secretary, thanks for joining us this morning. We’ve got these reports now – Russian forces surrounding Ukrainian military... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With Bob Schieffer of CBS's Face The Nation

QUESTION: We are joined now by Secretary of State John Kerry who is in Boston this morning. Mr. Secretary, thank you for being here. The Ukrainian prime minister says this... Read More

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


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