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An Update From Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week in Russia

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

U.S. Senior Official for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Atul Keshap

2012-09-07

This week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will join leaders from 20 other economies in Vladivostok, Russia, to advance efforts to liberalize trade and investment across the vibrant Asia Pacific region... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in Timor-Leste

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-07

On September 6, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first Secretary of State to visit Dili, where she helped celebrate the 10th anniversary of Timor-Leste as an independent,... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Kelly on the Situation in Tajikistan

Vienna, Austria

Representative to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-09-07

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States recalls its statement of July 26 about violence in the Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Region of Tajikistan. We note that the situation is calmer, but... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Kelly on Freedom of Expression in Belarus

Vienna, Austria

Representative to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-09-07

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States is deeply concerned about the continued deterioration of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in Belarus, particularly in light of upcoming elections.... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Kelly on Rule of Law for Political Activists in Russia

Vienna, Austria

Representative to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-09-07

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States is concerned about both the conviction on aggravated hooliganism charges and the disproportionately harsh sentences handed down August 17 by a Moscow court... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Macedonia's National Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-07

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Macedonia as you celebrate your Independence Day... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rice at the United Nations Security Council Stakeout

New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Susan E. Rice

2012-09-07

AS DELIVERED Ambassador Rice: Good afternoon everyone. We just, as you know, heard an update from Special Envoy Haile Menkerios on the implementation of Resolution 2046 regarding Sudan and South Sudan.... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Burk at the UN on the Observance of the International Day Against Nuclear Tests

New York, N.Y.

Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, Ambassador Susan F. Burk

2012-09-07

AS DELIVERED Good Morning. To begin, I would like to thank our organizers, Ambassador Al-Nasser and the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan, for bringing us together on this day to address a... Read More

Statement by the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance Director Bartolini at the Syria Humanitarian Forum

Geneva, Switzerland

Director of the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, Mark Bartolini

2012-09-07

Thank you to the United Nations, the European Union, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for hosting this event.  Since we began these meetings, the humanitarian situation has continued to... Read More

The State Department on the Delisting of Communist Party of Nepal

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2012-09-07

Delisting of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) The Department of State has revoked the designation of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (CPN(M)) and its aliases as a Specially... Read More

Secretary Clinton at Launch of U.S.-Brunei English Language Project

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-07

Inaugural Launch of the U.S.-Brunei English Language Enrichment Project for ASEAN Good morning. Selamat Hari Raya. (Laughter.) I love this custom you have to provide gracious hospitality. Some people have... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns on U.S.-Russian Trade Relations

Washington, D.C.

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns

2012-09-07

The Economic and Strategic Case for Extending PNTR to Russia Thank you. It’s an honor to be here with Under Secretary Sanchez at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It’s an... Read More

Fact Sheet on U.S.–Russia Visa Agreement

U.S. Department of State

2012-09-07

Historic Visa Agreement between the United States and the Russian Federation Enters Into Force September 9 An historic U.S. - Russia visa agreement will enter into force on September 9,... Read More

Remarks by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary McCarthy on Infrastructure's Role in Arab Spring

Washington, D.C.

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Deborah A. McCarthy

2012-09-07

Economic Rebalance: The Role of Infrastructure in the Success of the Arab Spring Before I begin, I would like to thank Dr. John Duke Anthony and the National Council on... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Report to Congress on the Haqqani Network

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-07

Today, I have sent a report to Congress saying that the Haqqani Network meets the statutory criteria of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) for designation as a Foreign Terrorist... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Andorra's National Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-07

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Andorra as you celebrate Our Lady of... Read More

Statement by Acting Deputy Spokesperson Ventrell on Upcoming Presidential Election in Somalia

Washington, D.C.

State Department Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell

2012-09-07

September 10 will be a historic day for Somalia as its Parliament chooses a new President. This is a time for Parliament to act with courage, determination, and integrity in... Read More

Statement by Assistant Secretary of State Michael H. Posner on his visit to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda

Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Michael H. Posner

2012-09-06

I am very pleased to be back in Uganda.  I first came to know this country in 1974 when I wrote a report on human rights violations under Idi Amin. ... Read More

In Niger, Hope for Ending Hunger

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome, David J. Lane

2012-09-06

David J. Lane serves as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome. I have just returned from a thought-provoking visit to Niger, one of the largest countries in the... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in China

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-06

In Beijing September 4-5, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with senior Chinese leaders. During remarks with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Secretary Clinton said: "...I am pleased to... Read More



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