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Secretary Kerry Speaks With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov About the Situation in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke by telephone this morning with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about the situation in Ukraine.  Secretary Kerry expressed the United States Government's strong support... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture

Thank you, Mayor Garcetti, for your very kind words and for welcoming me to Los Angeles. I did my homework on you before coming to your town. And I came... Read More

Secretary Kerry on UN Security Council Resolution on Syria

This could be a hinge-point in the tortured three years of a Syria crisis bereft of hope. This overdue resolution, if fully implemented, will ensure humanitarian aid reaches people in... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Ukraine

The United States is closely monitoring developments in Ukraine. We have consistently advocated a de-escalation of violence, constitutional change, a coalition government, and early elections, and today’s developments could move... Read More

Former Guatemalan Special Forces Officer Sentenced for Covering Up Involvement in 1982 Massacre

A former Guatemalan Special Forces officer was sentenced on February 10 to serve 10 years in prison for covering up his involvement in a 1982 massacre at Dos Erres, Guatemala. ... Read More

U.S. Concern over the Bolotnaya Verdicts

On May 6, 2012, thousands of Russians – teachers, students, scientists, athletes, pensioners – took to the streets of Moscow to demand fair elections and government accountability. Today, a Russian... Read More

President Obama's Meeting with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

The President met this morning at the White House with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama.  The President reiterated his strong support for the preservation of Tibet’s unique religious, cultural,... Read More

Statement by the White House Press Secretary on Ukraine

The United States welcomes the agreement signed today between Ukrainian President Yanukovych and Opposition leaders. The agreement, facilitated by Foreign Ministers Fabius, Sikorski, and Steinmeier and witnessed by Russia, is... Read More

U.S. Condemns in Strongest Possible Terms Fighting Outside UN Mission in South Sudan

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the fighting between the Government of South Sudan and opposition forces outside the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound in... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the Situation in Venezuela

I am watching with increasing concern the situation in Venezuela. Despite calls from that country’s democratic opposition and the international community, the Venezuelan government has confronted peaceful protestors with force... Read More

U.S. on Signing of the Agreement in Ukraine

Special Briefing on the Situation in Ukraine MODERATOR: Thank you, and thank you, everyone, for joining us this afternoon on this call. Our speaker this afternoon will be , but... Read More

Statement by the White House Press Secretary on Ukraine

We are outraged by the images of Ukrainian security forces firing automatic weapons on their own people. We urge President Yanukovych to immediately withdraw his security forces from downtown Kyiv... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Recent Protests in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The United States would like to draw attention to the recent protests which have taken place across many cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina since early February. As we have previously... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to Report by Head of the OSCE Mission in Montenegro

The United States welcomes Ambassador Janina Hrebičkova to the Permanent Council for the first time in her role as Head of the OSCE Mission in Montenegro.  You bring strong leadership... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Internet Freedom in Turkey

The United States wishes to express its concern about the enactment by Turkey this week of a new law tightening government controls over Internet freedom. We echo the concerns of... Read More

Ambassador Baer on NGO Legislation Affecting Civil Society in Azerbaijan

The United States joins others in noting with grave concern the adoption of recent amendments to several laws in Azerbaijan affecting NGO registration, fines, and funding. These amendments further restrict... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The United States extends a warm welcome to High Commissioner António Guterres. The broader OSCE region, including participating States and Partners for Cooperation, grapples with significant challenges related to refugees,... Read More

Background Briefing on the Situation in Ukraine

MODERATOR: Thank you, everyone, for joining us today on this call and for your patience with the change in time. Again, a reminder that this call is going to be... Read More

Ambassador Baer on New Barriers to Free Expression in Russia

The United States first of all commends the Chairmanship for its focus on freedom of the media in 2014. We similarly continue to support the work of the OSCE Representative... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Situation in Ukraine

It’s with anger and anguish that we have watched renewed violence on the streets of Kyiv today destroy more lives and rip apart more families. The people of Ukraine deserve... Read More



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