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Key U.S Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 28th Session

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 12:46 pm | U.S. Department of State

The outcomes of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust U.S. engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work with countries from all regions to address urgent human rights ... More >>

Diplomatic security: Large interagency operation in Florida

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 8:08 am | U.S. Department of State

Passport and visa fraud are federal felonies that often enable other crimes such as terrorism, drug trafficking, and money laundering. Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) special agents all over the world lead criminal investigations into passport ... More >>

Charles Rivkin travels to Republic of Korea and Japan

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 8:02 am | U.S. Department of State

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Republic of Korea and Japan More >>

Rewards for information leading to two cybercriminals

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:46 pm | U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Rewards Program is offering multi-million dollar rewards for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of two alleged Russian cyber criminals identified during a far-reaching ... More >>

Joint Statement on the National Dialogue in Sudan

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 6:22 pm | U.S. Department of State

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway. More >>

Crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in Southern France

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 6:15 pm | U.S. Department of State

We are saddened by the news that Germanwings flight 9525 crashed in southern France on its way from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the 150 people on board. We are reviewing whether ... More >>

Greek National Day

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 9:23 pm | U.S. Department of State

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Greece on the 194th anniversary of your independence. More >>

Remarks With Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 8:21 pm | U.S. Department of State

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good morning, everybody. On behalf of President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the entire Administration and my fellow secretaries, we are very, very pleased to welcome Dr. Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan, and ... More >>

USA and UAE Space Agency on bilateral space cooperation

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 4:36 pm | U.S. Department of State

Joint Announcement by the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency on Bilateral Space Cooperation More >>

John Kerry on the passing of President Rouhani's mother

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 4:22 pm | U.S. Department of State

We extend our deepest condolences to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Hassan Rouhani and his family on the passing of his mother, Mrs. Sakineh Peivandi. Such a loss is especially hard coming on the eve of Nowruz, traditionally a time ... More >>

Establishment of the Counter-ISIL Finance Group in Rome

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 11:37 am | U.S. Department of State

Co-led by Italy, Saudi Arabia, and the United States, Coalition Members Agree on Action Plan to Combat ISIL’s Financial Networks More >>

Tunisia National Day

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 11:20 am | U.S. Department of State

As we join all Tunisians in celebrating this year’s National Day, this is a moment to reflect on the extraordinary steps Tunisia has taken during the last year to move from a period of transition to the consolidation of its democracy. More >>

Recent Violence in Yemen

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 11:18 am | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Jeff Rathke Director, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Press Relations Washington, DC March 20, 2015 More >>

Message to the Iranian People on Nowruz

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 11:16 am | U.S. Department of State

It is my distinct pleasure to join President Obama in wishing a joyous and healthy Nowruz to all who celebrate around the world, throughout Asia and the Caucasus, to the Persian Gulf region, and to everyone celebrating here in the United States. More >>

On the Occasion of the Republic of Namibia's National Day

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 11:15 am | U.S. Department of State

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the citizens of Namibia as they celebrate 25 years of independence on March 21. More >>

Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use in Sarmin, Syria

Friday, 20 March 2015, 4:17 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States is deeply disturbed by reports that the Assad regime used chlorine as a weapon again, this time on March 16 in an attack on the town of Sarmin. We are looking very closely into this matter and considering next steps. While we cannot ... More >>

Stabilizing Iraqi Territories

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 4:15 pm | U.S. Department of State

It is good to be back in Baghdad and to see so many familiar faces. I want to thank the Prime Minister and COMSEC for hosting us today. I also want to thank the Iraqi deputy ministers, Dr. Hamid, Dr. Turki, German Charge Milan Simandl and leaders who ... More >>

Signing of the U.S.-Mexico Memorandum of Understanding

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 4:13 pm | U.S. Department of State

Joint Statement on the Signing of the U.S.-Mexico Memorandum of Understanding on Internships More >>

One Year Later - Russia's Occupation of Crimea

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 4:12 pm | U.S. Department of State

On this one year anniversary of the sham “referendum” in Crimea, held in clear violation of Ukrainian law and the Ukrainian constitution, the United States reiterates its condemnation of a vote that was not voluntary, transparent, or democratic. We ... More >>

U.S Action Plan to Combat Illegal Fishing

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 4:11 pm | U.S. Department of State

Presidential Task Force Releases Action Plan to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud More >>

 

 

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