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Victoria Nuland on the Two-Year Anniversary of the House Arrests of Iranian Opposition Leaders

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

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2013-02-15

Two years ago today, the Iranian regime put former presidential candidates and opposition leaders Mehdi Karroubi, Mir Hossein Mousavi, and his wife, women’s rights activist Zahra Rahnavard, under house arrest... Read More

Secretary Kerry at Agency for International Development Headquarters

Ronald Reagan Building - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-02-15

Thank you very much. Thank you. So I just said to Raj, you had to remind me of Red Sox travails. Eighty-six years, well, we got over that. Now, today... Read More

On Internet Freedom at the Closing Plenary of the OSCE Internet 2013 Conference

Vienna, Austria

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Daniel Baer

2013-02-15

AS DELIVERED I am pleased to join you in addressing a defining challenge of the 21st century: upholding Internet Freedom. I commend the RFOM for convening this Conference and note... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on the EU Statement Concerning the Case of Warren Lee Hill

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 Ian Kelly

2013-02-14

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. As we have consistently noted, international law does not prohibit the death penalty or otherwise require imposition of a moratorium on executions with a... Read More

Ambassador Kelly's Response to the Address by Secretary General of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation H.E. Mr. Victor Tvircun

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 Ian Kelly

2013-02-14

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States welcomes the Secretary General of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, Ambassador Victor Tvircun, to the Permanent Council, and we thank... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Statement on Arrests of Activists in Azerbaijan

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 Ian Kelly

2013-02-14

Thank You, Mr. Chairman. We have seen reports that two Azerbaijani political activists have been detained and charged in connection with demonstrations on January 23-24 in the town of Ismayilli. ... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on LGBT Harassment and Political Prisoners in Belarus

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 Ian Kelly

2013-02-14

The Belarusian MFA issued a report last week critical of the human rights performance of 25 countries, including the United States. The delegation of Belarus cited this report at the... Read More

Key Excerpts from Secretary Kerry’s First Week

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-02-14

I am proud to take on this job because I want to work for peace – (applause) – and because the values and the ideals of our nation are really... Read More

One Billion Rising

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

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

2013-02-14

About the Author: Ambassador Luis CdeBaca serves as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State and directs the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Today all... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Situation in Maldives

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

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2013-02-14

The United States is concerned about ongoing events in Male. We urge all sides to remain calm, reject the use of violence, and avoid rhetoric that could increase tensions. Former... Read More

TechWomen Collaborate, Code, and Connect in Jordan

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cultural and Professional Exchanges, Lee Satterfield

2013-02-14

Lee Satterfield serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cultural and Professional Exchanges in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Last week in Jordan 50 women from Algeria,... Read More

The Crisis in Mali: U.S. Interests and the International Response

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

Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of African Affairs, Johnnie Carson

2013-02-14

Thank you very much Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel, and Members of the Committee for the chance to testify before you on this important topic. The evolving crisis in Mali... Read More

A Diverse and Socially Inclusive America Needs to Share Its Story

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Under Secretary, Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Tara D. Sonenshine

2013-02-12

About the Author: Tara D. Sonenshine serves as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Diversity is our strength, and everyone, including persons with disabilities, has important... Read More

Terrorist Attack on Camp Hurriya in Iraq

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

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2013-02-11

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the vicious and senseless terrorist attack that took place this morning at Camp Hurriya killing 6 people and injuring dozens more. We... Read More

State Department Contributes $171 Million to Help Refugees

Washington, D.C.

U.S Department of State

2013-02-11

The United States is pleased to announce an initial contribution of over $171 million toward the 2013 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This year’s initial... Read More

Finding a Lasting Solution to Instability in The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Brookings Institution - Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Johnnie Carson

2013-02-11

ASSISTANT SECRETARY CARSON: Good afternoon, everyone in a very, very crowded audience. I want to, first of all, thank Dr. Kimenyi for his warm introduction, and also the Brookings Institution... Read More

Breaking Down the Numbers of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

2013-02-10

Caroline Raclin is a Special Assistant in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) at the U.S. Department of State. She traveled with a joint State Department-USAID delegation to... Read More

The World Refugee Crisis

Atlanta, Georgia

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2013-02-09

Thank you, for that kind introduction. And thank you to the Young Leaders of the World Affairs Council for your invitation to join you. And thank you for devoting your... Read More

Progress on Political Prisoners in Burma

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

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2013-02-08

The United States welcomes the Burmese Government’s announcement that it has authorized the formation of a Committee on Political Prisoners comprised of government officials, civil society actors, and political parties... Read More

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM: Working Together To End a Devastating Practice

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Melanne Verveer

2013-02-07

Melanne Verveer serves as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues. On February 6, 2013, in observance of the tenth anniversary of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation,... Read More



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