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Kenya's Counterterrorism Efforts

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 4:35 pm | U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Government is firmly committed to supporting Kenya's efforts to defeat al-Shabaab and to ensure security of all of its citizens. We are disappointed, however, by the very limited time allowed for debate and consultation on the 2014 Security Laws (Amendment) ... More >>

Condemning Cyber-Attack by North Korea

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 11:22 am | U.S. Department of State

The United States condemns North Korea for the cyber-attack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment and the unacceptable threats against movie theatres and moviegoers. These actions are a brazen attempt by an isolated regime to suppress free speech ... More >>

Terrorist Designations of Ajand Misr and Ibrahim al-Rubaysh

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 11:21 am | U.S. Department of State

The Department of State has designated the Egyptian Ajnad Misr group, and Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, an al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) senior leader, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists ... More >>

Briefing on Changes in U.S. Policy Toward Cuba

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:27 pm | U.S. Department of State

Special Briefing Roberta S. Jacobson Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Press Briefing Room Washington, DC December 18, 2014 More >>

Announcement of Cuba Policy Changes

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:25 pm | U.S. Department of State

I was a seventeen year old kid watching on a black and white television set when I first heard an American President talk of Cuba as an "imprisoned island.” More >>

The United States Condemns the Attack in Yemen

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:24 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States strongly condemns yesterday’s bomb attack in Radaa, Yemen, which killed dozens, including at least 15 girls who were riding in their school bus. We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the victims of this terrorist attack. ... More >>

Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:23 pm | U.S. Department of State

Presidential Task Force Issues Recommendations to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud More >>

Elections in Haiti

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:21 pm | U.S. Department of State

As Haiti’s political leaders work to resolve the issue of delayed elections, the United States supports the right of the Haitian people to go to the polls to determine their future. Elections are essential for Haiti’s democratic development and for ... More >>

Arson Attack on Human Rights Group in Chechnya

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:18 pm | U.S. Department of State

We are extremely concerned by reports of arson at the Grozny offices of the Joint Mobile Group and the threats directed against human rights defenders, including Igor Kalyapin, head of the Russian NGO Committee Against Torture. More >>

On Arrests of Journalists in Turkey

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:14 pm | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 14, 2014 More >>

Remarks with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:18 am | U.S. Department of State

MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Good morning, everyone. Welcome. We are going to listen to the statements by the President of the Republic Juan Manuel Santos Calderon and the Secretary of State of the United States of America Mr. John Kerry. Mr. President. More >>

Remarks on Climate Change at COP-20

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11:17 am | U.S. Department of State

SECRETARY KERRY: Todd, thank you very, very much. Thank you all for being here. Thank you very much, and it’s a privilege for me to be able to share a few words here on what is, by necessity, a quick trip, and I apologize for that, and I am grateful ... More >>

Government Formation in Kosovo

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 3:14 pm | U.S. Department of State

We congratulate Kosovo on the constitution of its Assembly and formation of its government -- the first democratic transition of political authority resulting from free and fair elections in all of Kosovo’s territory. This coalition government, and the ... More >>

Compensation Fund for Holocaust Victims Deported from France

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:59 pm | U.S. Department of State

Joint Statement on the Establishment of a Compensation Fund for Holocaust Victims Deported from France More >>

Remarks at the To Walk the Earth in Safety Event

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:58 pm | U.S. Department of State

Puneet, thank you very, very much. That’s a lot of years you and I have been journeying together. And as Puneet said, I did get to know him pretty well when he worked on the Hill for then-Senator Joe Biden and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and ... More >>

U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:56 pm | U.S. Department of State

To Walk the Earth in Safety: New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction More >>

Clear Land Mines off the Earth

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:55 pm | U.S. Department of State

Earlier this year, a 10-year-old boy was collecting scrap metal in Bosnia when he stepped on a land mine, which killed him instantly. The mine was planted during a war of which the boy had no memory. Days later, a man met a similar fate only a few ... More >>

Charges in Iran Against U.S. Citizen Jason Rezaian

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:53 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States is deeply disappointed and concerned by reports that the Iranian judiciary has charged Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian with unspecified charges, and that the judge denied his request to be released on bail. We are also distressed ... More >>

Death of Luke Somers

Sunday, 7 December 2014, 11:35 am | U.S. Department of State

The murder of Luke Somers by his captors during a rescue operation is a reminder of the brutality of the terrorists of Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). They have again demonstrated their cruelty and their disdain for human life, freedom, ... More >>

Assistant Secretary of State Travels to Chicago

Saturday, 6 December 2014, 12:24 pm | U.S. Department of State

Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Sheba Crocker will travel to Chicago on December 7-8 to represent the Department of State at events marking the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Civil ... More >>

 

 

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