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Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in Timor-Leste

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

State Department Welcomes 2012 TechWomen to San Francisco

Lee Satterfield serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Professional and Cultural Exchanges in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Yesterday, the 2012 class of TechWomen arrived in San Francisco to participate... Read More



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