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World Humanitarian Day

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 10:43 am | U.S. Department of State

Today we salute the unsung heroes who venture out to some of the most dangerous places on earth and risk their lives to save others. More >>

Exploring U.S - Pacific Trade and Investment Opportunities

Sunday, 23 August 2015, 10:42 am | U.S. Department of State

Strengthening trade and investment capacity in Pacific Island nations for a more vibrant and robust economic partnership with the United States will be the focus of the “Pacific Islands-U.S. Regional Workshop on Trade, Investment, and Private ... More >>

U.S. Condemns Murder of Niladri Chattopadhyay

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 5:03 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States condemns the cowardly murder of writer/blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay in Bangladesh. We offer our condolences to his family and our support to the Bangladeshi people. This heinous act once again underscores the need to work together to counter ... More >>

Iran: Death Sentence of Mohammad Ali Taheri

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 5:02 pm | U.S. Department of State

We are deeply concerned by reports that a Revolutionary Court in Iran has sentenced to death Mohammad Ali Taheri, the Iranian founder of a spiritual movement, on the charge of “corruption on earth.” We also are disturbed that a number of the movement’s ... More >>

ISIL Kidnappings in Homs, Syria

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 5:01 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States strongly condemns ISIL’s kidnapping this week of a reported 230 innocent civilians, including women and children, in the central Syrian province of Homs. ISIL’s attacks have also resulted in the displacement of an estimated ... More >>

Condolences on the Passing of Prime Minister Edward Natapei

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 11:41 am | U.S. Department of State

I was saddened to learn of the passing of the Honorable former Prime Minister Edward Natapei this week. Vanuatu lost a distinguished statesman who will be dearly missed. More >>

One Year Anniversary of the Shootdown of MH17

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 12:09 pm | U.S. Department of State

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine one year ago, taking the lives of 298 innocent people from 11 countries on July 17, 2014. Our thoughts remain with those who perished, and we join with their friends, families, and loved ... More >>

United States Condemns Al Shabaab Attacks in Mogadishu

Monday, 13 July 2015, 8:40 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States strongly condemns al-Shabaab’s terrorist attacks against the Siyad Hotel, Weheliye Hotel, and an African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) position in Mogadishu, yesterday. More >>

Statement on Cuba

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 11:19 am | U.S. Department of State

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you for your patience. In Washington a few moments ago, President Obama announced that we had reached an agreement to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba and that we ... More >>

Concern about the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 11:18 am | U.S. Department of State

The United States is deeply concerned about the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, which the United Nations yesterday designated as a Level 3 crisis, its most severe category. More >>

Government of Jordan Issues $1.5 Billion in Bonds

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 7:50 pm | U.S. Department of State

Today, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan closed on its offering of a total $1.5 billion in sovereign bonds guaranteed by the United States of America. These guarantees are part of a broader U.S. commitment to support Jordanian stability, security, and economic ... More >>

Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 1:04 pm | U.S. Department of State

Nearly twenty years ago in the United States Senate, I voted against the Defense of Marriage Act for a simple reason: No law should deny the right of gay and lesbian Americans to marry the person they love. Today, by making marriage equality the law ... More >>

U.S. Condemns Boko Haram Attacks in Niger

Sunday, 21 June 2015, 12:17 pm | U.S. Department of State

We condemn the attacks by Boko Haram in Lamana, Boulamare, and Goumao, Niger, that killed approximately 40 villagers, including women and children. We offer our condolences to the Government of Niger and the families and loved ones of those who lost their ... More >>

June 15 Terrorist Attacks in Chad and Nigeria

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 4:36 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States condemns in the strongest terms Monday's terrorist attacks in the Chadian capital of N’Djamena and in Nigeria. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the innocent victims who were killed in the attack. ... More >>

Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council Annual Gala

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 11:16 am | U.S. Department of State

Remarks Antony J. Blinken Deputy Secretary of State Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC June 15, 2015 More >>

Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Sunday, 14 June 2015, 11:03 am | U.S. Department of State

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate Queen Elizabeth II and the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as you celebrate Her Majesty’s Birthday on June 13. More >>

World Oceans Day

Monday, 8 June 2015, 7:56 am | U.S. Department of State

World Oceans Day, June 8, reminds of us the importance of our oceans and maintaining their health. As we continue working and developing on and near the water, we cannot forget the impacts on our ocean – and we need to work vigilantly to protect it. More >>

United States - New Zealand Strategic Dialogue

Saturday, 6 June 2015, 12:22 pm | U.S. Department of State

United States Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Mr. Daniel Russel and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary Mr. Brook Barrington met in Washington on May 29, 2015 to co-chair the fifth United States – New Zealand ... More >>

U.S. Condemns Violence in Burundi

Sunday, 31 May 2015, 11:41 am | U.S. Department of State

The United States strongly condemns the May 29 grenade attack in Bujumbura, and the continued violence in Burundi. We are deeply concerned that the recent grenade attacks, violence perpetrated by the ruling party Imbonerakure youth militia, and continued ... More >>

The United States Commends China for Ivory Commitments

Saturday, 30 May 2015, 11:30 am | U.S. Department of State

The United States commends the Government of the People’s Republic of China for destroying over 600 kilograms of ivory in Beijing today and for its commitment to eventually halt the commercial processing and sale of ivory and its products. More >>

 

 

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