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U.S. Calls Attention to Human Rights Situations of Concern in Human Rights Council General Debate

The brutal, persistent attacks of the Syrian regime against its own people continue to warrant our attention.  It is well documented that government forces have escalated violence, perpetrating outrageous targeted... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Donahoe on Renewal of Commission of Inquiry on Syria by Human Rights Council

Thank you, Madame President. The United States thanks the Commission of Inquiry for its continued diligent and critical work during the past year responding to the grave and escalating situation... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton and Libyan Ambassador Aujali at Reception Marking Eid ul-Fitr

Good evening, and although I am many weeks overdue in saying it: Eid Mubarak. No matter how belated we are honoring Eid and the end of Ramadan, this is a... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on Deaths of U.S. Security Personnel in Benghazi

The attack on our diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya on Tuesday claimed the lives of four Americans. Yesterday, I spoke about two: Ambassador Chris Stevens and Information Management Officer Sean... Read More

Civil Society Activists, Human Rights Defenders and Media Play Crucial Role in Advancing Human Rights

Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America at the Human Rights Council 21st Session Thank you, Madame President. The United States is delighted to have the opportunity... Read More

Remarks from Assistant Secretary Brimmer on U.N. Peacekeeping Operations in Africa

House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, Distinguished Members of the Committee; First of all, Thank you for convening this hearing on United Nations peacekeeping... Read More

Press Conference with Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia Pre-elections in Georgia

MELIA: Thank you again for coming out this afternoon. I bring greetings from President Obama and Secretary Clinton to the people of Georgia.  They have sent to Georgia this week... Read More

Remarks from Deputy National Security Advisor McDonough at International Religious Freedom Conference

AS PREPARED Good evening.  Your Eminence, Cardinal McCarrick, thank you for your very kind introduction.  Even more, thank you for your leadership as one of our nation’s most eloquent voices... Read More

Remarks from Ambassador Rice at the Holocaust Memorial Museum Risa K. Lambert Luncheon

Ambassador Rice: Thank you very much, Mike. Thank you all so much for having me. Josh, thank you for that very kind introduction. I’d like to come to your question... Read More

Secretary Clinton and Moroccan Foreign Minister Al-Othmani at the Opening Plenary of the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning.  Well, let me welcome our friends and colleagues from Morocco here to the Benjamin Franklin Room on the eighth floor of the State Department for this... Read More

Secretary Clinton Comments on Violence in Libya, Egypt and Yemen

The following is an excerpt from Secretary State Hillary Rodham's remarks with Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad-Eddine Al-Othmani at the Opening Plenary of the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue President Obama: Remarks by President... Read More

Freedom Online Conference Launches Digital Defenders Partnership

On September 6-7, Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Michael Posner, led the U.S. delegation to Nairobi, Kenya for the Freedom Online conference. This event was the follow-up... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview with CBS News in Russia

QUESTION: Madam Secretary, thank you for making time at the end of a very long trip. Rebuilding the relationship with Russia has been a prime focus of the Obama Administration’s... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on the election of a New Somali President

Statement on the Election of New Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud I want to congratulate President Hassan Sheikh and the Somali people on yesterday’s election. I commend former President Sheikh... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on the Attack in Benghazi

I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our... Read More

Statement by President Obama on the Attack in Benghazi

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Remarks from Secretary Clinton On the Deaths of American Personnel in Benghazi, Libya

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Statement by Ambassador Rice on the Death of Americans in Benghazi, Libya

President Obama: Remarks by President Obama on the Deaths of U.S. Embassy Staff in Libya Statement by President Obama on the Attack in Benghazi Secretary Clinton: Remarks from Secretary Clinton... Read More

Remarks by President Obama on the Deaths of U.S. Embassy Staff in Libya

  President Obama: Statement by President Obama on the Attack in Benghazi Secretary Clinton: Remarks from Secretary Clinton On the Deaths of American Personnel in Benghazi, Libya Statement by Secretary... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rice at UNICEF Board Meeting

(AS DELIVERED) Thank you so much, Mr. President, and members of the Bureau. I wanted to be here in particular to thank you for your hard work and commitment to... Read More



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